How to Improve Yourself Over the Summer

Ever wanted to become the perfect you over your next summer vacation? Of course! Read on.

Steps

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    Don't get too tan. Most people actually prefer a more natural (and less orange) pigment.
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    Keep your nails nice-looking. You don't have to paint them every day, but keep them clean and even. Keep toenails well-groomed and painted as well.
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    Clear up your face. Even if your skin is acne-free, cleanse with a gel cleanser each night. Follow with a moisturizer and maybe an acne gel. If you have severe acne, please go to a dermatologist! The best drugstore acne soap brands to use are Neutrogena and Clean&Clear.
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    If you want, you may now perfect your clear face using makeup. If you have perfect or nearly-perfect clear skin, foundation will make you break out so don't use it. Just pat on a good concealer, and top with sheer powder foundation to create a blank canvas to work on. Now, apply neutral eyeshadow to your lids and a highlighting shade on you browbone. Swipe on a coat of mascara, and if you want to blend some eyeliner onto eyes. Swipe on a coat of clear gloss, and you have that 'I'm naturally pretty' look.
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    Get your hair cut in a flattering shape. Try layers with side bangs or just a razor-cut layered trim. You can add highlights, but get them pretty thin so they look as natural as possible.
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    If you'd like, tone your body. You will look and feel fantastic!
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    Brush your teeth every night and every morning. Use mouthwash AND floss each morning and night. You can also use Crest Whitestrips or Aquafresh White Trays.
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    Every two days or so, you might want to shave your legs and/or armpits. If your hair isn't visible, don't start shaving yet. You can also pluck any stray eyebrow hairs. If you want to, you can shave or wax your arms, too. That's just a personal preference, though, so it's up to you. Warning: If you have removed body hair, it may appear thicker/darker as it grows back. It will then take a while to go back to normal, so make sure you would be committed to regular plucking/shaving/waxing.
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    Consider exploring new styles. There may be a style you never even thought of that you would love! Don't be afraid to try something alternative, as long as it suits you.

Things You'll Need

  • Neutral-looking makeup.
  • Daily vitamins, like One-A-Day Teen Advantage
  • Toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss.

Article Info

Categories: Back to School