Cleanse Your Skin
Your skin is your body’s protective barrier and it is something everyone sees! Use a great cleanser that will minimize oil build-up without drying your skin.
For Christmas, Eva received the Ottilie & Lulu Everyday Protection Kit. We chose this product as O&L is formulated for tween skin, and is a gentle and effective formula filled with anti-oxidents, botanicals and vitamins.
Eva: “I really liked the towelettes because they were easy to use. However, they dried out too quickly.”
We will likely try the liquid cleanser after Eva’s experience with the towelettes; we also found some towelettes from The Honest Company, Honest™ 3-in-1 Facial Towelettes, that look promising.
My mother started telling me around the age of 10 to always apply moisturizer after washing my face. I have passed that advice along to Eva. And, with so many studies stating that the sun’s rays are getting stronger, we opt for ones with sunscreen. It is never too early to protect your skin, darlings!
After cleansing your face, pick a moisturizer that works for your skin type – dry, sensitive or combination. Ottilie and Lulu sells several – one of them containing sunscreen.
Eva: “I really like Ottilie and Lulu’s Everyday Facial Moisturizer and Sunscreen. It makes my face feel really soft.”
Of course, hip Mamas need to follow the same routine! I have used Oil of Olay® most of my life, but decided to try the Beauty Counter line (it didn’t hurt that my good friend is now a Sales Rep – see below for a special offer from her). So far, so good. Plus, they are rated very highly on the EWG Skin Deep® Cosmetics database rating system. I especially like the Dew Skin Moisturizer with SPF 20. It has a slight tint to it, which gives my skin an even tone. I combine with Neocutis Lumiere eye cream, L’Oreal® Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Oil and voila – smooth, moist, glowing skin.
Oh, and don’t forget body lotion! You should apply it right after your shower to lock in the moisture. Eva has been using Trader Joe’s Midsummer’s Night Cream. For the Hip Mamas and Teens who have a little extra $$ to invest in some great creams, I just started using Beauty Counter Body Moisturizer, and I love it! The fragrance is awesome! I do have to tell myself however that it is an indulgence given the price tag 🙂
Bat Those Eyes, Glitter Girls
Who can resist a lovely batting of the eyes? Mascara – well, you can if your parents feel you are old enough, but more on that in a future post. Why not start by curling those lovely lashes? You will be amazed at how this simple trick will make your lashes more prominent and fuller.
Keep those Lips Plump and Moist
Moist lips are a lot prettier than chapped ones! Pull out the Chapstick, or better yet, we love the Vaseline® Lip Therapy Rosy Lips, which provides a light tint along with the moisturizing benefits.
You will hear this one over and over….
And there is a good reason – IT WORKS! Get your beauty sleep, eat well, drink water and exercise. Glitter Girls, if there is one thing that you can do to enhance your overall beauty, it is to take care of your body. Your body is your temple, and you must worship it. Girls your age should be getting 9-10 hours of sleep per night, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meats, drinking nature’s best thirst quencher – WATER, and exercising. Did you know that when you feel good, you smile more? And, when you smile more, your beauty radiates from your being! Try it – not only will it brighten your day, but it will brighten the day of others too!
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Hilary and Eva
Where to Buy Recommended Products:
- Otillie and Lulu: https://www.ottilieandlulu.com/
- Beauty Counter: www.beautycounter.com/katedevlin. Click on “email me” link in top right-hand corner. Enter your information and mention “LoveGlitter Girl” in the comments to receive a FREE sample of Beautycounter’s Charcoal Face Bar. It’s great to pull out the impurities in your skin without drying it out and great to fight acne! Perfect for teens & tweens!
- Vaseline® Lip Therapy Rosy Lips available at most drugstores
- Trader Joe’s Midsummer Night’s Cream: Trader Joe’s Retail Stores; also available on Amazon (note: it is marked up on Amazon)
Credits: Thank you to Heather Jensen for her post on makeup.allwomenstalk.com for the inspiration.