When it comes to the life of a teenage girl, fashion is of primary concern. Whether it is in school, hanging out with friends, or going to the mall, teenage girls are surrounded by fashion. Magazines instruct on all of the various trends and television ads are overflowing with products to buy, shoes to wear, and new clothing lines. It's enough to make a teenage girl's head spin. Here are some basic fashion tips that will help ensure that every teenage girl is not only looking her best, but feeling her best as well.
First, everyone agrees that there is a strong message being sent to teenage girls that they need to be pencil thin. It is important to realize that as a teenager, you are still growing. Your body has not finished developing and your teenage years are not the time when you should be attempting any fad diets. The images that are displayed in fashion magazines have been airbrushed and every fashion model will tell you that they do not look exactly as they appear in magazines. Tyra Banks is a good example of that.
The first fashion tip to be addressed is that of your weight and body image. You must be careful not to engage in crash diets, or practices that will have a negative impact on your health. Eating right, exercising daily, and avoiding harmful substances such as tobacco, drugs, and alcohol is the primary foundation for your fashion success. Accept who you are, and learn to love the body that you are in; you will be with your body for a lifetime, lean to praise it, not punish it and you will find that your fashion will accessorize and enhance your body.
Drinking water is crucial to ensure that your fashion is a success. Having the best clothes, and most expensive shoes means little if your skin is pale, or your complexion is pallor. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to stay well hydrated. Some teenage girls mistakenly believe that if they drink too much water they will bloat and look overweight, but that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, it is due to a lack of water that teenage girls bloat. It is the body's attempt of holding on to water when it has been deprived. So if you are worried that you won't fit into your favorite pair of low riders if you drink too much water, think again.
When it comes to fashion, hair and makeup is key. During your teenage years, you may struggle with your complexion. Acne, breakouts, and combination skin are very common complaints during the teen years. Your hormones are still adjusting and going through many changes, and this unfortunately may wreak havoc on your skin. If you are struggling with your skin and trying to keep it blemish free, then you may want to see a dermatologist. There are many remedies today that will effectively treat acne and breakouts. Also, be sure not to overindulge in spicy or greasy foods as these have a negative impact on the skin. Again, drinking the recommended amount of water daily will help flush your skin and keep it clear.
If you aren't sure what hairstyle is best for you, then you should consult with a professional hair stylist. Professional stylists will give you a free consultation to discuss options such as hair color, cut, and help you choose a style that best compliments your face shape. Call ahead to schedule a consultation and make sure that it is free. When you have found the hairstyle that best suits your face, body structure, personality, and lifestyle make sure to ask your stylist to show you how to maintain the style at home.
If you have figure flaws that you are not comfortable with, you can easily camouflage those parts while accessorizing parts that you are pleased with. The key to true fashion is to find your strengths and enhance them. If it is your eyes, then wear eye makeup that enhances them and shows them off. If you have great legs, then you may prefer styles that accentuate them. Everyone has features that they are well pleased with, and learning how to accept your body, while highlighting your favorite features is key to making any fashion statement a success.