Healthy Eating As A Teen

I need to have a little rant. There aren’t many things I rant about, but this topic, I really felt I needed to.

We are told everyday what our life should be like. Whether it be something silly like how our throw cushions should be arranged to something serious like how slim we should be. This generation has a hard time trying to keep up with it all.

Sometimes it’s useful ‘advice’ – like try keeping a water bottle with you at all times, or do an Internet detox. That’s good. I like that advice. But sometimes I read stuff and it makes me SCREAM inside. Like you should be a max of 100 pounds to get a boyfriend. And not eating breakfast/lunch/dinner will make you ‘skinny’ and ‘beautiful’. No, just no.

It’s advice like this that affects teenagers A LOT. Teens are struggling anyway with working out what their future will hold. But whack some more pictures of Photoshopped beach blonde babe models and it doesn’t help, honey, it does not. That’s when eating disorders come into the equation.

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And it’s because so many teens are getting eating disorders, the minute another teen says “I’ll have the salad” parents, neighbours, friends, family start yelling “Nuh uh, what’s up with you? You don’t need to diet!”. Which is so annoying. Because sometimes all that teen is trying to do it nourish their body, grow stronger physically and mentally and you know what? Try some new food!

I am a pretty healthy girl. I love kale. And hot lemon water. And two ingredient banana pancakes (they taste like Heaven, try them out). And most people know that. But yet whenever I say, “Can I have some more salad/do you mind if we don’t have pizza?” I still FEEL the stares. Now I know these people are just caring and worried but because of this awful ‘advice’ trend going around at the moment people need to be concerned if ya girl just wants a smoothie!

This really annoys me. Because they’re are some very smart teens out there who know what they’re doing. They are HELPING THEMSELVES. And it’s freakin’ awesome. I love it. I love how some of my friends now say they love fruit. They know what Vitamin A is. They know that wholemeal is better.

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I am very appreciative of what I have, and how lucky I am. But sometimes I wish that there were more of us ‘middle group’ people. And by this I mean we’re not at either end of the spectrum. We’re not starving ourselves, neither are we eating Burger King for dinner errrrrry day.

I feel like I’ve waffled on a bit today. But there were all these thoughts just rattling around in my brain and writing it out seemed like the best option!

I’d love to know YOUR opinion on healthy eating as a teen. Tweet me, email me, or comment!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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My Year Round Skincare Routine: Perfect for Teens!

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Toodles! How’s y’all doin? I could almost be American. Ok maybe not. Anywayssss, today I’m going to show you my easy, simple and gentle skincare routine. And before you ask, my family have ALWAYS used Forever Living Products so that’s why there are so many of their products in this post! I am in no way sponsored by any brands by mentioning their products on my blog, I just simply love them! Let’s get this party started!

Morning

1. Forever Living Products Aloe Face and Hand Soap

I know some of you will be screaming at me like YOU CAN’T USE SOAP ON YOUR FACE! but chill, it’s alright! This is actually more like a cleanser. I use a pump of this in the morning to wash my face then clean it off with a disc sponge. This product is gentle and mild so is perfect for sensitive teenage skin.

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2. Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Remover

I normally only have to use this Monday morning as I only wear black mascara on the weekends. I pour a little bit on a cotton pad and wipe gently over and under my eyes to remove that beautiful ‘panda’ look. This is so gentle, I love it! I tried the Nivea daily essentials wipes and they were so drying and made my eyelashes brittle, these were definitely more moisturising and better for young skin.

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3. Forever Living Products Aloe Moisturising Lotion

This is sooooo moisturising whether your skin is dry from winter weather or from the sun in summer! I just gently apply a pea-sized amount to my face and neck, rubbing it into my skin gently. Sometimes I mix this with my next product to save time, I don’t know if that’s especially good or not so let me know whether I should carry on doing this or not.

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4. Forever Living Products Aloe SPF 30 Sunscreen

I’ve never really tried another sunscreen as this one is just perfect. I apply it all year round as it protects your skin from wind as well as sun. And obviously it does just as good of a job on your body in the summer too!

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5. Forever Living Products Aloe SPF 30 Sun Lips

This is pretty much the same as the sunscreen except for your lips! I also apply this at night as it’s such a great lip balm and leaves your lips smooth and flake-free (ew).

Night

*Most products are the same so just look at the descriptions above to find out about the products 🙂 *

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1. Simple Kind to Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes

These are perfect for removing makeup gently. I only wear a bit of mascara and eye shadow at the weekends so I don’t know if these remove foundation or whatnot. They are expensive if you use them everyday, but you can buy them in big packs of 6 from Costco for less.

2. Forever Living Products Aloe Face and Hand Soap ^^

3. Forever Living Products Aloe Moisturising Lotion ^^

4. Forever Living Products Aloe SPF 30 Sun Lips ^^

Weekly

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1. Forever Living Products Aloe Scrub

Now this does say you can use it everyday but I don’t as I don’t know how gently it will be on sensitive-ish skin and tbh, I can’t be bothered! But it is a really good product, gently exfoliating your skin to make it super smooth. P.s, don’t be put off that it looks like lumpy toothpaste! I usually use this at the weekend as that’s when I have 2-3 minutes to ‘use circular motions to exfoliate your face’!

So that is my simple skincare routine! What are your staple products? Which do you love most? Let me know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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