Is beauty only confined to looks or is it more than that? And can one become beautiful? How can one become beautiful? Well, we’ve compiled the bible of beauty tips for girls!
Hey there! Who doesn’t wants to look beautiful? All girls try their best to look gorgeous. And this starts right from the childhood. And when you’re in your teens, you would be already trying to take extra care of your skin. You wanna try out new products and methods to have that perfect skin.
The way you treat your skin during teens is the output you see in future. Skincare and beauty habits start as early as when you’re 13 or 14. So, it’s important to inculcate a few practices right in the beginning. This not only helps you to enhance natural beauty but also helps you to age gracefully in your later years. And most importantly, you’ll lead a good lifestyle because of these habits.
What Does Beauty Mean?
Girls and the concept of beauty are inseparable. But what does beauty exactly mean? Is it to have flawless skin? Or having the perfect features? Well, as the saying goes, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, we cannot confine beauty within standard definitions. But being beautiful is more than physical appearance. It is also a way of life, and how your personality is, how confident you are and how approachable you seem.
Of course, we need to take the right care of our skin to make it look healthy. But that’s possible only when you feel beautiful from inside. First of all, you need to accept yourself, from your skin tone to hair type to body shape, you need to get to know and love yourself.
Along with that, it’s also important to set a few essential beauty rules in your daily life, just like brushing your teeth. So, from skincare to hair to makeup and grooming, check out the ultimate beauty guide here!
Beauty Tips for Skin
Our skin goes through so much on a daily basis. From pollution to makeup to an unhealthy lifestyle to stress, everything shows on our skin. So, it’s important to take care of it. And you don’t have to spend a bomb or invest too much time for this. We have listed basic beauty tips for girls and a few terms that every girl should know. Let’s check out beauty tips for girls!
1. Make face cleansing your daily routine
Cleansing is the first step to good skin. It’s important to start cleaning your face in a routine. Know these beauty tips for face at home and try them once in two weeks to add that extra glow to your skin.
Cleanse your skin with water everyday or a couple of times a day, as required. Clean it with a mild cleanser once or twice a week. Cleansing removes all the impurities from the face and opens the pores. Natural beauty tips for teenagers include homemade remedies like cucumber, yogurt or a mixture of honey and lemon. Massage your face with either of these and then pat your face with a cloth soaked in warm water.
2. Scrub once a week or so
If you notice dead skin or blackheads then scrub your face with a mild scrub. You can use natural ones, like lemon and sugar scrub. Do not scrub too harshly; do this once a week or once in two weeks. If you feel any irritation, do not continue.
3. Refresh the skin with toner/ essence
After cleansing, using a toner or an essence is recommended by many beauty experts. A toner is used to remove excess impurities on the face, and is helpful to moisturize and refresh the skin. Natural beauty tips for girls include homemade toners like milk, rosewater or cucumber soaked in water.
Essence is extremely helpful for oily skin or acne-prone skin. After cleansing the skin’s ph level is disturbed, essence is useful to bring back the skin to normal.
4. Hydrate with moisturizer
Moisturize your skin if you stay in a place where the weather is too cold or dry. For example, I have dry skin and when I lived in Bangalore, I had to moisturize twice a day. But Chennai is humid and I don’t moisturize at all. And while moisturizing, always apply a thin layer and never overdo it as this may result in an oily face.
So, it’s important to listen to your skin needs and concentrate on that. What works for all may not work for you. So, be very specific with what you choose.
5. Try homemade facecare masks
Remember your mother or granny’s homemade skincare advise? It may sound too cliché but how much ever we hate to accept it, they work! Try homemade masks like lemon and honey, rice flour and milk or banana mask. Coconut oil massage is good for dry skin.
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6. Avoid direct, harsh sunlight
Avoid going out in the sun, especially between 12 to 4 pm. If you have to, then a sunscreen is a must. This is because the harsh sun rays are responsible for skin aging and may lead to other skin related problems in future.
7. Don’t forget personal hygiene
It’s okay to have body hair or facial hair, but if you wanna remove it, try going to a salon or you can shave, too. But avoid sensitive parts like neck, chest or back if you get bumps or rash. It’s not mandatory to remove body hair! It’s just a good feeling with smooth hands and legs. But do shave/ wax underarms for personal hygiene.
Whether you’re shaving or waxing be extra careful on sensitive areas like underarms and bikini line. Massage with ice once you’re done.
8. Use lemon peel for polished nails
While getting any service at the salon like a manicure or a pedicure, it’s always good to ask them what products they’re using and to check if you’re allergic to any of them. You can even scrub your nails using a lemon peel. This will help to soften and buff the nail naturally.
9. Avoid bleaching and harsh chemical treatments on the face
Avoid bleaching your face as it does nothing but color your facial hair and it’s too strong and irritates the skin to most of them. Also, facials should be avoided at a very young age since products and scrubs may be too harsh on soft skin. However, you can get one for a special occasion like your birthday! 🙂
So, these were a set of homemade skincare tips. Read on to know about hair and makeup tips!
Makeup Tips for Girls
Makeup is a girl’s best friend and these days, almost everyone uses it! Applying makeup is a great idea but never overdo it. At a young age, it’s important to keep your skin as natural as possible. Best beauty tips for girls include before buying any makeup product, always do a patch test because it’s possible to be allergic to any ingredient. While applying makeup, always start with a little amount and layer it on as needed. Less is more should be the key.
Always remove makeup before going to bed. Even if it’s just eyeliner or kajal, remove it with a makeup remover or coconut oil. Makeup is never a bad thing unless you completely remove it before going to bed. Be sure to remove it very gently. Rubbing may damage skin and even your eyelashes! Try a known brand and never go for a product that you’ve never heard of. Brands like Lakmé, Maybelline and Colorbar are good to start with as they’re pocket-friendly!
Beauty Tips for Hair
Hair grooming is yet another important habit. Healthy hair is key to being beautiful, just as much as skin. Here are a few hair beauty tips for girls!
1. Dry scalp and hair fall are common problems that most girls suffer from. By maintaining a good diet and hydrating well, hair fall can be minimized. But if it’s excessive, consult a doctor to know where exactly the problem lies.
2. Tackling dry scalp is like an infinite loop. The main cause of dry scalp could be harsh or excessive shampooing. This is because shampoos have parabens, they lead to dry scalp, hair loss and discoloration. Well, shampooing has become a part of our lives but there are studies that say paraben and sulfates in shampoos can lead to serious problems like cancer on a long term use.
As per, expertrain.com, “Parabens aren’t just prevalent in our skincare products, they’re in many shampoos and conditioners too, used to prolong shelf life. Methylparaben and propylparaben have been linked with cancers and can irritate your scalp, affect your hormones and even cause hair loss. Synthetic fragrance in your shampoo could be made up of almost 3,000 chemicals and could cause scalp irritation.”
Beauty Tips for Girls – Shampoos & Masks
3. Try to minimize the use of shampoo and try paraben and sulfate free shampoos or natural hair cleansers. Shilpa recommends using very diluted baking soda to clean your scalp. Or you can try a mixture of soapnut powder or reetha powder along with shikakai powder. You can use herbal hair cleansers like Body Shop’s Rainforest moisture shampoo or Patanjali’s Kesh Kanti Shikakai Cleanser. And do not oil your hair excessively as our scalp itself releases oil naturally.
4. Try homemade hair masks once in two weeks like yogurt with lemon juice. Also, comb your hair daily to keep it clean and untangled. Never use styling products when your hair is wet and try to dry your hair naturally over blowdrying.
5. Apart from grooming your hair, don’t shy away to try new haircuts and it’s okay if they turn out to be bad. It’s an experience. Hehe! If you wanna cover it up, you can tie your hair and use different colored pins to cover it up. You can flaunt your new style. Lol!
6. If you plan to color your hair, always show an image of the color to the stylist. And get it done by a professional, at least the first time. And it’s okay to discuss your needs with the stylist. Use shampoo for colored hair.
Natural Beauty Tips for Girls | Diet & Lifestyle
External products and care can only do so much for our beauty. What goes in, shows outside. Diet plays an important role in your beauty routine. Indulge into the habit of having wholesome meals. And this habit of yours will help you in future even when you have a busy life. Include all the essential nutrients and if possible, consult a nutritionist to know more about diet and wellness. Or do a small course online and educate yourself.
Also, exercise plays an important role in your overall beauty. Exercise not only helps you to stay healthy but helps improve your skin’s blood flow that helps you feel beautiful! Also, stay hydrated to flush the toxins out. Adapt to a healthy lifestyle and groom yourself well for a fine and happy life!
Last but not the least, beauty is not just in skin or hair, it’s an overall persona that includes confidence, lifestyle and personality. Being a good person makes you feel beautiful from within, and being confident helps you be less negative, which is the key to happiness. And we all know that happiness and beauty are by-products.
So, that was all about our guide to beauty tips for girls. Hope you found it useful! Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
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Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17