If you’re a parent whose daughter is getting ready for her quinceañera, you’re already aware of how much this event means to her. And of course, an important part of the equation is that she wants to look her best—and this goes much beyond finding that perfect dress. But when you’re looking for a pre-quinceañera beauty regimen, you need to keep in mind that her needs are different than the needs of an adult. So what can you do to bring out your teen’s true beauty?
- Get serious about acne control.
On a regular basis, keeping acne at bay is usually minor enough to put in the hands of a drug store product or two. But when your daughter’s one and only quinceañera is on the horizon, she’ll want to be certain she’ll have a clear complexion for that day (and for all the photos she’ll be able to enjoy for decades to come). That’s a reason to step things up a notch. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we offer a variety of acne treatments for patients of all ages, and we can tailor a treatment plan and recommended products to your teen’s specific needs.
- If you want to invest in laser hair removal, start early.
Many people use a special event as an opportunity to get laser hair removal. On top of giving you long-term hair reduction (such as for the underarms, a popular area for younger women and teen girls), the few hairs that may persist in the treated area will be finer and will grow more slowly, making them far lower-maintenance and easier to shave away intermittently. But a full laser hair removal cycle usually takes at least five months (five appointments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart), so getting your daughter’s treatments started early can leave her with smoother skin before the big day. But if the quinceañera is already less than five months away, don’t worry—you’ll see improvement with each session, so your daughter can at least see some amount of results if she can get in a few sessions.
- Keep your daughter out of the tanning beds.
This tip is useful both for your daughter’s quinceañera look and for her long-term health as well. Getting a tan the old-fashioned way (either by laying out in the sun or by using a tanning bed) can lead to premature aging as well as skin cancer, not to mention that your daughter will risk having an uncomfortable and unattractive sunburn on her big day. Instead, if she wants a darker tone, try alternatives like airbrush tanning. Unlike a typical spray tan, our organic airbrush tan is applied by hand by a trained professional, and the brand we use at Laser Lights is actually all-natural as well, so it doesn’t use dyes or other artificial chemicals.
- Give her a last-minute dose of brightening.
As a soon-to-be fifteen-year-old, your daughter doesn’t need the potentially lengthy facial rejuvenation process that women go through before their weddings or other major events to reduce signs of aging. But if she wants a little something to just brighten up and even out her complexion, SilkPeel® microdermabrasion treatments can be the perfect solution. As a gentle, deep-cleansing treatment, SilkPeel® can be performed just a day or two before the event in order to liven up your daughter’s complexion as well as to keep acne under control.
A quinceañera is such an important and memorable moment in a young girl’s life, and as a parent, you want it to be a time when your daughter truly feels beautiful and special. And planning ahead for an effective and age-appropriate beauty regimen can help you make that happen. To start planning for your daughter’s big day and discuss what our aestheticians would recommend for her specific needs, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. And, for more skin care tips for all ages, join Laser Lights on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.