I really am digging those Dove campaigns, the ones that highlight how skewed our views of our own beauty is...they are truly changing the convos about the media's emphasis on certain types of beauty and the whole myth of Hollywood's standard of beauty and all that.
It's great, but when it comes down to the "everydayness" of teaching Kiddo to have a good relationship with that mirror, a healthy idea of her own beauty and beauty in general, it comes down to me (insert a sarcastic "yay"). That's a biggie parent task, right?
I saw this collection of candid pics over at BoredPanda, of moms and daughters being happy, being themselves, just letting that inner light shine, and it made me think about what I am doing on a day-to-day basis to help Kiddo along this tricky beauty path. For some of it, it's teaching her good, healthy beauty tips. My top six:
1. Always apply sunscreen...always.
2. Always washing your face before bedtime no matter how tired you may be.
3. Trying to keep your hands off of your face (those germs and dirt on those hands can clog more pores than we think).
4. Less is more - when it comes to makeup and jewelry and any sort of things with glitter.
5. Classics are classics for a reason and are always a good option.
6. Water is your friend. Dehydration affects your skin, your body and your mind.
The other thing I'm trying on a daily basis? To show her, not tell her, how to feel beautiful. That beauty doesn't really have anything to do with what we look like. Laughing, finding a passion, conquering a problem, moving your body, choosing kindness and positive thoughts, being with people that bring out the best in us and vice versa - all of that makes someone beautiful and makes you feel beautiful.
What are your best beauty tips you want to share with your kids?