How To Become A Perfect Girl
Are You Perfect?
- Shower at least once a day. You don't have to wash your hair once a day (more on that later), but you should clean your body that often. Already had your daily shower, but you got sweaty working out/walking home/going to your job? Shower again.
- Wash your hair at least every other day. How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type. If it tends to be coarse and dry, you can probably get away with washing every other day (and it will actually look better than it would if you washed every day). If it's thin and silky, though, you might want to stick to washing every day.
- Brush, floss and use mouthwash. Do all three twice a day, and you'll have a clean and appealing mouth.
- Deodorize. Put a deodorant (or combination deodorant-antiperspirant) under your armpits as soon as you get up in the morning, and reapply as necessary. If you still struggle with sweating, look for an extra-strength or clinical-level deodorant.
- Take care of your nails. Treat yourself to a mini mani-pedi at least once a week when you get out of the shower. Clean under all 20 fingernails and toenails, and trim them down. For extra fun, throw on a coat of nail polish.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN!
- Cleanse. Use a cleanser that's appropriate for your skin type twice a day.
- Tone (optional). If you tend to have oily skin, you can use a toner to remove excess oil after washing. Start out only using it at night, and ramp up to twice a day if you need more help.
- Moisturize. Apply lotion to your skin twice a day, before putting on makeup. If you tend to have oily skin, choose something light or gel-based; if you're dry, you'll need a heavier cream.
- Stay clear of acne. You can use treatments containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to combat pimples on your own. If that's not working, consider seeing a dermatologist. What ever you do, do not try to pop zits! That can scar your face and lead to more zits! And when you do pop or poke them they get red! Makeup can work to cover them up in case of acne emergency, but makeup clogs pores and not only makes them HUGE when your older, and makeup is very unhealthy..
- Protect your skin from sun damage. If you're going to be outside for more than 15 minutes, put some sunscreen on any exposed skin. (You'll be thankful in 30 years, when your tanned friends have wrinkles but your skin is still supple and firm.)
GET THOSE HAIRS IN CONTROL!
- Plucking. This is the best and most common way to groom your eyebrows on your own. If you're not sure where to pluck, consider having your brows professionally shaped the first time. After that, you can do maintenance on your own by simply removing the small regrowth.
- Shaving. Shaving is the cheapest and most common way of removing armpit and leg hair. Make sure your razor is sharp, and spread either shaving cream or hair conditioner over the area you're shaving — not only will it help you keep track of your progress, it helps you avoid cuts.
- Waxing. Waxing yourself can lead to disaster, but visiting a professional can be an efficient way to manage hair growth if you have the money. Make sure the esthetician you choose follows strict health and safety standards.
- Keep your hair brushed or combed, trim split ends every 6 to 8 weeks, and try not to go overboard on styling products such as gel and hairspray.
- Check out How to Do Simple and Cute Hairstyles for some more specific ideas.
PUT ON THE MAKEUP!
Apply makeup . Not everyone chooses to wear makeup, but it can be used to enhance your natural beauty. Here are some basic guidelines:
- Wear a foundation that's as light as possible. Foundation should cover imperfections without completely hiding your skin. Start with a sheer powder and, if that's not working, move up to a matte liquid.
- Lighten under-eye circles. If you tend to get dark purple marks under your eyes (whether it's because of allergies or sleep deprivation), you can apply concealerto make the skin look lighter.
- Apply eye makeup. You can go small and stick to some light eyeshadow, or go all-out with eyeshadow, liner and mascara.
- Use blush to make your cheeks glow. Pick a shade that's close to what your cheeks look like when you blush naturally, and use a light hand — a little goes a long way here.
- Wear lipstick or lip gloss. For everyday wear, choose a color that's only a shade or two darker than your natural lip. For special occasions, try something that's close to the color of the inside of your lips.
PLEASE SMELL GOOD!
Smell amazing. Being generally clean will already help you smell good, but you can take it a step further. Use scented soaps and moisturizers, and try a few spritzes of perfume in the morning.
- Figure out what works on you. Something that smells great on your friend might not work on your skin — everyone's chemistry is slightly different.
- Get samples. Some websites will sell small perfume samples at a discounted price, or you can go to a department store and spray samples on pieces of paper. Try a few to figure out what you like.
- Buy a few classic pieces. Straight-leg jeans, white button-up shirts, a good sweater, and a nice pair of boots are all basic pieces that can go with a lot of different outfits.
- Don't be a slave to trends. Fads come and go, so resist the urge to buy something outrageous just because it's "in" right now. Odds are, it'll be out before you get your money's worth from it.
- Don't overdo the accessories. Follow the old adage: Remove one item before you leave the house.
- Make sure you always have clean laundry. Your outfit might be full of great pieces, but it'll fall flat if your clothes are dirty. Set up a laundry schedule so that you're never scrambling for clean clothes in the morning.
- Don't let rude or impolite people get to you. You don't deserve to have to listen to them. Stand up for yourself politely and quietly without seeming rude or arrogant yourself. Show them you're better than that by ignoring them or acting as if it doesn't bother you. Most importantly, never bad mouth anyone in public, you never know who may overhear you. With a little splash of bad luck, you'll say it right under the nose of a teacher and get in trouble.
- Respect other's opinions, dreams, views and interests. If your friend supports a football team that you hate, don't say that you hate it. Try not to talk about football. Steer the conversation round to somewhere else.
- Be approachable. Connecting with someone on a personal level makes you stand out from everyone else. Don't be too scared to talk about your business and get him to talk about his, it makes you closer and he'll appreciate it. Guys often act as if they have no feelings and are just tough, but they are just as complex as us girls are.
- Make people feel welcome. Try not to say, "Oh no, I haven't the time." Even if you're in a hurry, stop, smile and ask them what they need. That person will respect and like you, and if you do it to everyone, people's faces will light up when they see you. Trust me, all girls reading this; it's a lovely feeling to be wanted and accepted.
- Be ready to share a joke and laugh with someone else, even if it is your deadliest enemy who cracked the joke.
- Part of physically taking care of yourself is being healthy and fit. This does not mean you need to have a thigh gap or washboard abs, it simply means you need to be healthy for your body type. Try running a mile every day, playing a sport, adopting a workout routine, or visiting the gym. if you don't have the time or money for these, try to look up five minute workouts and practice them every day. Not only will this keep you looking great in your body shape, it will improve your happiness and confidence too.
- People will appreciate someone who they can easily ask to spend quality time with, rather than someone who is moody and difficult to talk to. If someone offers you something or asks you to do something with them, don't go, "Oh no, I can't. Sorry," and rush off - they will think you do not want to spend time with them. If you're just going to loll around at home when you could be out with a friend, go for the latter. If you really cannot make it, explain it as politely as you can. At the end offer to do it another time - it will make you seem gentle, reachable, polite and willing to make it up to someone when you disappoint them.
- If anybody offers criticism, don't take it to heart but do take it on board. Don't let it get you down.
- Be gentle. If a smaller child comes up to you and asks to join in your game, welcome them! Small children will love you! Also be kind to animals and pets, and share other's views.
- Work on some of your flaws. To be perfect you need to be almost flawless everyday!