May is National Teen Self Esteem Month and is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of teens feeling confident about themselves. Self-esteem has a huge effect on both their phys...
May is National Teen Self Esteem Month and is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of teens feeling confident about themselves. Self-esteem has a huge effect on both their physical and mental well-being.
The teenage years are a notoriously difficult time for a lot of young people, and it vital we support and nurture the young people in our lives – family, friends, clients, and the next generation of clients.
Self-esteem is easily damaged and can be difficult to repair, so with the added complication of being a teenager it is understandable that teenagers can be fragile.
Now is a key time to establish good skincare routines with the physical, hormonal, and emotional changes going on inside their minds and bodies. It’s a great feeling to be able to help them look good on the outside and feel happier and more confident on the inside.
Teenagers today have so many factors to contend with, whether this be the added pressures of social changes, new relationships, education expectations such as exams or peer pressure. As well as other standards laid upon them by the media, society and even their own parents.
Social Media and platforms like TikTok and Instagram can promote unhealthy and unrealistic standards of beauty and as industry professionals we can reassure young people that healthy is beautiful and equip them with tools and self-confidence to protect their mental health.
There are many ways that we can engage in a more positive way with teenagers, and they may respond more effectively to particular expertise and knowledge, for example beauty therapists, nail technicians or hairdressers who can help them realise and achieve their beauty and self-care goals.
There are some simple ways in which we can help to promote positive self-esteem:
• Lead by example
• Avoid negative self-talk and criticism.
• Ensure you open lines of communication.
• Build a relationship based on trust.
• Guide and advise. Encouraging own decision making (within reasonable parameters).
• Give them space where needed.
• Listen and take an interest in their developing lives.
Many businesses and organisations offer their services as a way of supporting teens. You could promote a teen pamper package to help with the stresses of exams or provide age-appropriate products and skincare routines to help them on their journey towards their long-term beauty goals.
At Professional Beauty Direct we insure you to provide treatments deemed suitable for young people with written parental consent and in line with policy terms and conditions. If you would like a quote please contact our friendly, helpful team on 0345 605 8670 or use our quote and buy system at www.professionalbeautydirect.co.uk to take out instant cover online.