Resorting to products from the chemist may end in disaster and ultimately you will have to visit a salon to put everything right, at greater expense than if you had gone there in the first place. Never correct your colour by yourself, as it will only compound the problem, but visit a salon and get professional advice.


Just like advertising, social media teaches children that they should look and live a certain way. If many adults can not see past this façade, how can kids be expected to? This pressure can cause considerable anxiety, and we know that the images young girls see on social media can contribute to eating disorders and other issues. I think that makes it even more important for us to embrace ourselves as we are lumps and bumps and all and show this reality on social media, so our children can see that it is okay to look something other than ‘perfect’ and airbrushed. That, in fact, those perfect lives and perfect bodies they often see just aren not real. Sharing photos via phones and online is second nature to teenagers these days. It is important to talk to your children about the implications of sharing private or revealing photos and the potential impact it could have on them not just now, but in the future, as once something is out there in the digital realm, it can come back to haunt you at any time. You might also like to limit the amount of time your children spend on social media. I implemented a rule in our household that phones are to be left outside the bedroom when we go to bed. And that applies to the adults in the house, too! We have stuck to this with varying success ourselves, but we ensure our youngest never has her phone in her room at night. The Netsafe website has some really great tips for ensuring your kids are using the internet in a makeupy and safe way, as well as advice on online bullying, security, online scams and more.

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