Tips to prep teens for summer, back to school

Teens’ summer social calendars are often filled with events – dates, dances, concerts, performances, dinners and family outings like weddings and vacations – that will create lasting memories and are looked forward to with excitement. What is there not to enjoy about getting all dolled up and having a good time with your friends and family, after all?

However, there’s a lot of advanced planning that goes into looking your best and feeling confident, such as finding the right outfit, gathering a group if necessary, making sure your hair and teeth are in perfect condition and prepping acne-prone skin. These advance planning tips can help make your preparation stress free so you can enjoy those summer events and first days of school without a care in the world.

Pick the Perfect Attire. Selecting your outfit is one of the most fun yet stressful parts of planning for any occasion. There are endless colors and styles to choose from, so it’s best to visit several shops to try on different looks and browse online for inspiration. Then add details, such as jewelry, that accent your style to complete the ensemble.

Get Glowing Skin. Acne is always difficult to deal with and can pop up at the most unwanted times. To help teens plan ahead, OXY acne medication launched a 28-Day Challenge to provide accurate and realistic tools to clear acne-prone skin through a personalized, dermatologist-approved skin care regimen. The free smartphone app features daily tips and alerts along with the ability to take pictures throughout to track progress. More information about the challenge and app can be found at

Figure Out the Logistics. Decide who to go with and build a group, if you choose, to have dinner with before the event and hang out with afterward. Once your group is set, begin planning the more intricate details, such as transportation, dinner reservations and what you want to do after the event is over.

Whiten Your Smile. Your teeth are delicate and important, so take your time in using whitening strips or a whitening kit to brighten your smile. Or, if you’d rather not deal with a drawn out process or time is of the essence, try to schedule an appointment to have your teeth professionally whitened.

Take Care of Your Hair. If you’re planning on getting your hair cut or styled prior to the occasion, make sure to make an appointment in advance. If not, you can find inspiration for DIY hairstyles online and practice the looks by yourself or with a friend.

Now that you have a plan in place and all of your preparation has paid off, relax and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.


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