While it’s never a good idea for your daughter to spend all of her time and energy on her looks, a good beauty regime can go a long way in helping the prevention of acne, as well as other beauty dilemmas that many teens can face.
 
Skin type
Before your daughter even considers buying any foundation, she needs to figure out exactly what skin type she has. If your teen has an oily skin type, make sure she stays away from thick foundation and focus on water based ones instead and if possible, stick to powder based ones. If your daughter has dry skin, she will need to moisturise her skin before applying any make-up. Sensitive skin is essential to detect, as your daughter could a have a severe allergic reaction to some of the chemicals in make-up products.
 
Cleansing routine
Whether your daughter chooses to wear make-up or not, it’s still a good idea that your daughter has a good cleansing routine. It’s a good idea that your daughter has both a morning and evening ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturising her skin. Not only will this stop the build-up of acne but will ensure her skin will stay protected in the long run, especially if the said moisturiser has some sun protection.  
 
Hair type
Like skin types, your daughter will need to find products that will suit her individual hair type. While it’s recommended that most teenagers should shower every two days, it again can depend on entirely on your daughter. If she partakes in sports she may need to shower more than others. Oily hair types will require more showers and more effort than other hair types. It’s always a good idea to purchase some dry shampoo as it's quick and easy to use, but will also enable your teen to have more fun when it comes to styling her hair.
 
Natural
If your daughter is insistent on wearing make-up, encourage her to go for the natural look. When looking for suitable foundation for her skin type, make sure you also find the right foundation that matches her skin colour as well. If it’s too pale or too dark it will be obvious that your daughter is wearing the wrong make-up for her and of course it will not look flattering. If you're unsure, book an appointment with a make-up artist. They will know what make-up will best suit your daughter, but will also give great tips on how your daughter can highlight their best facial attributes.

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