If you're a teenage girl, you know how tough this time of your life can be. One of the things you're probably very concerned about is your appearance. The fact that one in three magazine articles in some of the most popular teen girl magazines focus on appearance doesn't help much. If there are specific things you don't like about your looks, then take heart. There are some things that can help you improve your looks. Here are three simple things you can do.

Acne Treatments

If you suffer with acne, you're not alone. Eight out of ten teens has acne (even some adults have it too). Whether you have blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples, none of them are very pretty. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to control your acne. If you want to go the more natural route, here are some things you can try:

  • Eliminate toxins by avoiding processed foods
  • Keep your skin nice and clean but don't wash it or scrub it too much
  • As tempting as it may be, don't squeeze or pop pimples

If you have tried everything but nothing seems to work, a trip to the dermatologist might be in order. They might be able to prescribe acne treatments or recommend an over-the-counter product. For more information, contact a business such as Associated Skin Care Specialists.


If you are unhappy about your appearance because of the way your teeth look, you're in good company here as well. Seventy five percent of kids and teens start to have problems after their adult teeth have grown in. While wearing braces can help to correct things like crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites, most teens feel very self-conscious about having to wear them.

Nowadays, however, you don't necessarily have to have a mouth full of metal as there are more options than ever when it comes to braces. Getting those crooked teeth fixed will require some patience, but in the end having braces will help to give you a beautiful smile.

Lose Weight

One-third of children and adolescents are considered overweight or obese. If you want to improve both your appearance and your health, losing weight can accomplish both. Not only will you look better, but also you'll feel better too. If you want to lose weight, here are some things you can try:

  • Eat less sweets
  • Drink less soda and other sugary drinks (or cut them out altogether)
  • Pass on the fast food
  • Become more active

If you simply don't know where to start when it comes to trying to lose a few pounds, having your mom or dad make an appointment with your pediatrician can be helpful.