Today, we are bombarded with all kinds of beauty standards, and it can be difficult to sift through all the inspiration and choices we have regarding hair and makeup. This can be especially confusing for young girls, who are still trying to understand who they are and to create their own styles. So how do we address beauty and style with our daughters in a time when they are constantly surrounded by different beauty images and standards?
One of the ways to celebrate style is with fun beauty and makeup treatments you can do at home with your family. Exploring the DIY world is a great way to teach your daughter to have fun with color and beauty tricks. As daughters tend to watch their mothers for cues on everything from behavior patterns to style tips, why not start her out with a healthy mindset about do-it-yourself beauty and hair styling?
Here are some ideas to help the you get started on your DIY beauty experience:
There are plenty of DIY facials that are safe for young skin. Some of our favorites are:
- Two tbsps of oatmeal, 1 tbsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of natural applesauce – this mask acts as a great exfoliator.
- Half of a lemon and 2 tbsps of raw honey – This will moisturize and cleanse your skin at the same time.
Leave all of these masks on your face for 15-20 minutes.
If you feel comfortable coloring your daughter’s hair, this is fun to do together, or, you can have her watch you color your own. You could try semi-permanent color, which allows you to minimally change the look after 8 shampoos. Demi-permanent and permanent hair color last longer than semi-permanent, so keep this in mind if you choose one of these types of hair color. To choose a color, try our helpful Ion Color Coder, and be sure to follow our easy guide for coloring your hair at home.
Curl and Set
If a new hairstyle is up next, ION at Home has a whole host of straightening and curling irons that will give you a salon-quality look within the comfort of your own home. Experiment with your daughter to try new hairstyles, from really curly hair, to an at-home blowout, to pretty up-dos. For fast and easy curls, we recommend the Ion Titanium PRO Auto-Rotating Curling Iron. this iron is equipped with an automatic rotating system to help achieve speedy curls! There are so many things you can do with your hair without ever stepping out of your own home!
Have some fun with your daughter(s)! The time together will teach her to have fun with her looks and give her the confidence to try new things. It can also help her see unique sides of beauty at the same time.
For more tips on spending time with family, beauty tricks and DIY ideas, follow our blog for inspiration!