14 May 2013

Skin Care Tips We Can Instil In Our Daughters At A Young Age

With many of us on the quest for eternal beauty, facelifts and other age-defying procedures are becoming increasingly popular. Surgery can certainly help to turn back the clock, but there are other things the younger generation can do before it gets to that stage.

Here are five simple skincare tips we can instil in our daughters:

Apply sun cream

People who spend a long time in the sun are often thought to have a leathery, withered complexion. As up to 80 per cent of lasting sun damage is thought to occur before the age of 18, it’s important to cover your kids in sun cream and protect them during the hottest part of the day. This will prevent them from burning and ensure their skin stays youthful for as long as possible.

Rock the natural look

It’s normal for girls to dabble with makeup, but try to convince them to go au naturel as often as possible. Many cosmetics contain a wealth of chemicals that can disturb the natural PH of the skin, so it’s worth looking for organic products or avoiding them altogether. If she does want to wear makeup daily, advise her to remove it before she goes to sleep to let her skin breathe.

Moisturise frequently

Moisturising on a regular basis can help keep the skin soft, smooth and supple. It can also stimulate circulation and result in a healthy, vibrant glow, so encourage your daughter to apply cream regularly. There are a wide range of products on the market at present, so it’s worth speaking to a doctor or dermatologist to find the right one –particularly if she has any allergies.


There’s no need to scrub delicate skin too hard, but a gentle exfoliation once a week can help combat spots and acne. A natural abrasive such as salt or sugar will help remove dead skin cells, or you could buy a sweet-smelling product from your nearest beauty store. Get your daughter to apply the product in small concentric circles from her feet upwards and she’ll be on to a winner.

Be careful with hair removal

Hair removal is a big part of a young girl’s life, particularly as she reaches puberty. To save her from getting cuts from razors and tearing her skin while waxing give her as much advice as possible (you’ve probably made all the mistakes in the book) and steer her towards the best products. Simply doing this slowly and not rushing the process can make a big difference, so try to give advice without molly coddling her too much – she’ll soon learn.

There are many skin care tips you can give you daughter, but these are some of the best.


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