I remember one of the first times I’d shaved my legs, I stupidly didn’t use shaving foam, or water and ended up cutting my legs to shreds, ouch. I thought I was going to bleed to death in my bathroom
5. Your natural hair colour is best.
I still remember my dads face when I came downstairs after dying my naturally white blonde hair, jet black. (Sorry dad, sorry hair!) Through my teenage years I also dyed my hair lilac, blue, pink, red! After many trips to the hairdressers to get my hair back to blonde, I learnt my lesson for sure!
6. Your acne won’t last forever (I promise!)
It’s something I don’t mention these days, as I don’t like to remind myself of how horrific my skin used to be from age 13. My whole face was literally covered in large painful sore like spots! My doctor was useless and said ‘its something you’re just going to have to live with’ – wrong. I’ve thought about doing a whole blog post on all the things myself (and my parents) tried and how I eventually became acne free, I’m just not sure if I’m brave enough to post the photos of how bad my acne was, you’d never tell these days, I barely get a single spot!
7. Just because you don’t like your skin, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look after it.
Due to feeling so horrific about my skin, I was so scared of using ‘normal’ products like cleansers and moisturisers on it that might make my acne even worse, my skin was red raw and very painful. Covering my face in layers and layers of thick foundation didn’t help at all.
8. Sunbeds are NEVER okay.
Choose fake tan, every single time. Even though I’d only used sun beds a few times, I still regret it so much. I was told by friends it would dry my oily skin out and help clear my acne as well as giving me a tan, which seemed appealing during my teenage years. Never go on them, it’s always better to fake it.
9. Say No, to the bob.
For the last time, you do not want a ‘bob’ it will only end in tears
like the last two times Do not trust the hairdresser, they are not only cutting the teeny, tiny ends off, they will take a good chunk off the length every time. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
10. Be confident!
See past your imperfections, learn to notice them a little less and love them a little more, besides you pay much more attention to them than anyone else does anyways. You’ll learn this in the long run.