To get their kids to finish their meals, some Chinese parents tease them with, “If you leave rice on your plate, you’ll marry a spotty-faced boy/girl.” My Chinese Mum grew up hearing it; I heard it a few times, too. And when my seven-year-old niece Lauren heard it recently, the little one answered, “It wouldn’t matter if he has a spotty face. He might be a very nice person.”
Best. Answer. Ever. But let’s face it, no matter what anyone else thinks or says, breakouts suck, especially for teens as they navigate The Hormonal Years. Thankfully, for most people, a little good-skin education can help minimize eruptions and save self-esteem. More than that, starting a solid routine early prolongs skin’s youthful, healthy appearance, .
Want to know more? If you’re a Toronto-area beautygeek, join Consonant and me on Tuesday March 26th (details below) to chat about young-skin needs and that early routine!
Opening photo by Patrick Demarchelier; image borrowed from Teen Vogue. Second image © Royalty-Free/Corbis.