Having beautiful, glowing, young-looking, and healthy skin is a must if you want to have a long, thriving career as a teen model. With naturally lovely skin, you will immediately catch the eye of top modeling agents and brand representatives. Nothing will impress them more than a gorgeous face that needs little to no makeup to stand out.
Following the right skin care and beauty habits is the best way to take care of and improve one of your most valuable assets. As a teen, you don’t have to buy expensive products to maintain flawless, radiant skin. There are natural, simple ways of staying beautiful and looking at your prime all the time.
Leading modeling agencies for teens share below the top skin care and beauty tips best for teenaged models:
The best skin care and beauty tip for adolescent girls (and anyone for that matter) is to drink as much water as you can.
Drinking water prevents dryness and helps flush out all the toxins from your body. As a result, your skin will stay glow and look healthier. Additionally, water regulates blood circulation, thereby making you look more beautiful.
To get more health benefits from water, sip it liberally throughout the day. Make sure you keep a bottle in your bag so that you can take a drink anytime.
Whether you hit the gym, work out in your home, go for a run or walk every day, do it frequently every week. You need to sweat regularly to have better skin.
Breaking a sweat healthily and regularly enables the blood and nutrients to flow to the surface of your epidermis. Because of this, your skin will look younger and more resplendent.
Sweating also allows you to flush out toxins from your body and open up your pores. These will also help you maintain healthy, better-looking skin.
Your skin needs vitamins A, E, C, and other nutrients to stay healthy and radiant. You can get all these essential elements from the right foods.
Eat more fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins such as fresh fish, eggs, and lean meats so that you can get these nutrients naturally. For example, instead of buying a milkshake or Frappuccino, opt for a berry or mango smoothie.
Try to minimize your consumption of burgers, pizzas, and fried foods as well. Eating them regularly and in large amounts will affect your blood circulation. This, in turn, will cause skin puffiness, which is something that you never want to have during callbacks or an actual job.
Although you may need to do your homework, study for an exam, practice your walk for an upcoming modeling gig at night, do not make sleeping late a habit.
Lack of sleep can cause cortisol (the stress hormone) to be released. When this happens, your skin will become inflamed, which can lead to skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Additionally, it can cause sagging skin and dark circles under your eyes.
If you want to look young and healthy every day, especially when you have a job, get at least eight hours of sleep every night. You will also have more energy to go through your stint when you get enough shut-eye the night before.
Even if you are exhausted and can’t wait to jump into your bed, take several minutes to remove your makeup and cleanse your face properly.
When you don’t remove your makeup before sleeping, the residues will plug your pores and prevent your skin from breathing overnight. If this happens often, eventually, you will have dry, dull-looking skin. You will be prone to acne and pimples as well.
To properly remove makeup, wash with warm water and a gentle gel or foam cleanser with natural ingredients.
As a teen, foundations should never be part of your makeup kit. They do nothing but hide your natural beauty. You should also never use a foundation to cover up acne since it will make things worse.
If you want to cover up your blemishes, use a concealer. Once done, apply powder or a tinted moisturizer.
As an additional tip, when using a concealer, pat it over the blemishes. Never rub it since this will result in a poor finish.
Wearing makeup is fun and can make you feel prettier but keep in mind that you are young, and hence, still have delicate skin. As such, go easy when putting on makeup.
Learn how to create the no-makeup makeup look, which is perfect for teens. Use a tinted moisturizer to even up your skin tone with tinted moisturizer. Next, lightly apply cream pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Brush your brows into place using a brow brush with gel. Use only light mascara or skip it altogether. Lastly, for your lips, apply subtle pink or nude lip gloss.
A great smile is an essential part of your overall beauty. Because of this, it is vital that you take care of your teeth and lips.
Practice good oral hygiene every day. This means brushing twice and flossing once daily. Cut down your intake of sugary and dark-colored foods and beverages so that you will always have sparkling white teeth and a dazzling smile.
Taking care of your lips is crucial as well. Use a lip scrub to exfoliate them at least once a week. Apply coconut oil or petroleum jelly daily to keep them moisturized.
Finally, although your young skin may be at its finest health and elasticity, it is more prone to irritation. As such, you need to be careful about choosing which beauty and skin care products to use.
When shopping for makeup, pick ones that have organic ingredients and have passed dermatological tests. If you notice that a product is causing irritation or acne, even if it is natural, ditch it immediately and try another one.
If you want to treat some skin issues, try using natural, homemade remedies first. Use lemon slices or raw garlic as anti-bacterial treatments for pimples and acne. Place used tea bags over your eyes to rejuvenate them.
In case you need a toning mask, combine egg white and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes then wash with water.
Following these tips, even beyond your teenage years, will allow you to maintain your healthy, beautiful skin. And this will help you greatly in your modeling career.
About the Author:
Adam Jacobs is the Managing Director of Bubblegum Casting, the longest running agency specialising in babies, children and teen talent in Australia. Bubblegum Casting works with some of Australia’s biggest brands, media properties and agencies to secure talented children to work in Television, Film and Modelling roles.