How To Safely Allow Your Child To Experiment With Makeup

There comes a time in every parent’s life when they are forced to admit that their child has grown up. The world being as updates as it is, this happens sooner than later for many parents. If your child is showing an interest in using makeup, but you are afraid they will spoil their skin or build bad self-esteem by doing so, here are a few tips for you to keep in mind.

Help Them Understand Their Skin

As someone who has used makeup for years, we can tell with good authority that figuring out your skin type can save you a lot of money when it comes to selecting makeup, as well as saving your skin. Figuring out your skin type also helps you with apply the right makeup, as well as the techniques to applying them. Unfortunately, most of us learned this through trial and error. But if you decide to help your child with this, chances are that they’ll make lesser errors.

Highlighting Your Features Not Hiding Your Flaws 

From the very moment your child expresses an interest in makeup, try to make them understand that makeup is for highlighting their features, rather than hiding their flaws. This will help them be more confident about themselves in the future, no matter what anyone says. Remember that your child will have to go under the harsh scrutiny of social media at some point, so make sure they understand their worth before they do.

Quality Makeup Protects Young Skin

One of the prime reasons why adults hate letting their children play with makeup is because of the damage it tends to do for young skin. Fortunately, this damage can be controlled a great deal if you only use quality products with natural ingredients. Yes, it can be quite expensive but is worth the money you pay. Introduce your child to organic earth makeup, and other makeup products that are less harmful to their skin. Make sure you explain your choice to them.

What You Put On Has To Come Off

It goes without saying that makeup that has been applied needs to come off at some point of the day or the other. Make sure to stress the importance of taking off makeup thoroughly every night to them; as this is one of the prime reasons for makeup ruining young skin. Introduce them to the right methods of doing so. If they are interested in facemasks, steer them towards DIY masks with organic products, rather than the chemical filled ones more easily available to buy. If they do opt to by, make sure they know the brands, and what to look in the ingredient list. 

Youtube: The Greatest Makeup Class

We all have a bad makeup phase in life. This is generally true for when we start experimenting with makeup, regardless of whether its on color, style or even the type of makeup most suitable for our face. Thanks to the internet, and video sharing platforms like YouTube, your child is in good hands when it comes to makeup tutorials. This, of course, is if you feel you cannot teach them the basics yourself.


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