I was fortunate enough to grow up with a mother who taught me how to “girl.” She filled me in on all of the basic self-care tips out there: how and when to shave, how to wash my face, how to care for my hair, how to apply makeup, how to tell if something is wrong down there, etc. This all happened so naturally for me that I often end up forgetting that there are girls (and guys) out there who weren’t as lucky – they didn’t have mothers to teach them this stuff, they didn’t even have big sisters to teach them this stuff. I’ve taken this for granted for so long that I end up feeling genuinely confused when someone doesn’t know they should be exfoliating before shaving or that they should avoid scented soaps down there.
This Ask Reddit thread reminded me of that, and I knew I had to share it with you guys. While these basic self-care tips might seem like second nature to you or me, they don’t come that easily to everyone. As much as I wish every girl out there had someone showing them the ropes on how to take care of themselves, it’s just not true. On top of that, there are lots of guys out there who feel they were born into the wrong gender, and they don’t know how to care for themselves either because no one is showing them anything. This is stuff everyone should know! Here are 10 self-care tips for girls who have no idea what they’re doing – these will change everything:
Which one of these basic self-care tips did you not know? What are your tips you want to add? Share in the comments!