- Apply makeup subtly and only on appropriate occasions. As a preteen, wearing large amounts of makeup can look tacky, so remember that less is more. A little lip gloss in a soft color and maybe a little swipe of mascara once in a while is generally all you need.
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day! It will make your skin nice smooth, and rich.
Use items such as acne-free lotion to remove acne.
Shower 4-5 days a week at a minimum. Wash your face everyday to keep acne away, and to keep your face clean.
Wear cute clothing that isn’t too revealing. You can shop at stores like Ralph Lauren, Tilly’s, and Abercrombie and Fitch. If you cannot afford these however, shop at stores like Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Charlotte Russe. If you are too young for those, go to places like JCPenny, or Kohls, or Justice. Even Target will do.
Be nice. Being a good preteen is not just about being pretty and fashionable, but having respect for others and yourself. You must have good values in life to even try to attempt all of this. No calling names, cursing or saying anything rude. Even if someone is mean to you, they might become nicer someday, and they will be happy that you were always nice to them. You don’t have to like everyone, just be polite and respect them.
Try to get good grades, even if it means staying after school for extra help or assigning yourself extra homework.
Always listen to your parents. Being “sassy” is not cool, it just makes you look like a brat.
Go with your friends and just have a blast, if no one asks you out to the school dance. And who knows, a boy might see you and ask you to dance with him!
Be original. When you start middle school, you will see a bunch of kids who seem to act similar, dress similar, like similar things, and be clique-ish. Don’t try to fit into one of their stereotypes, it makes you boring, un-original, and like a “poser.”
- Don’t forget who you are! Everybody is different and nobody is the same. Wearing the same clothes or being an identical twin doesn’t mean you’re just like the person you look like. You’re all different, and be happy with who you are.