I was asked to participate in the #ClearlyConfident campaign, sponsored by Clearasil® at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Raising teenagers is so very different than raising elementary-aged kiddos. Once our kids hit puberty, it’s a whole new ballgame, and one that should be dealt with delicately. My oldest is 13 and a half years old, and my twin boys are approaching 12. I’ve got a tad longer with my 8 year old daughter, but I’m learning how to build confidence in teens because it’s something I’ll need to do for the next 10-12 years. Back to school time is the perfect time to build our teens up, and give them the confidence they need to crush the new school year. I’ve come up with a few important things that can boost a teenager’s confidence.
The first order of action is words of affirmation. While each teenager may have a different love language, I think they all can greatly benefit from hearing constant words of affirmation. You can never tell them too often, how proud you are of them, or how good they are doing at this whole growing up process. We all need to be built up, but definitely during those tenuous teenage years. Along with this, I’d say it’s important to also encourage the development of talents.
With puberty comes hormones and lots of body changes. That’s enough to make a teen question themselves, but there are things we can do to help. It’s a lucky teenager who doesn’t have to deal with acne of any kind, but those are few and far between. Luckily there are products that can help with acne, and this is also a good time to teach our growing kiddos about hygiene and caring for our bodies, and skin.
On your next Walgreens drugstore run, pick up Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action Daily Face Wash and teach your teen about daily face care. Clearasil® Rapid Action works fast on teen acne for clearly visible results in as little as 12 hours. This can help your teens with reduced redness and pimple size. We all know that when it comes to fighting acne and breakouts, faster is better! I’ve been instilling the importance of washing the face every night before bed, to get rid of the dirt and grime. I think the act of caring for oneself does it’s own thing to help with confidence, but getting rid of the acne does even more!
The last suggestion I have is to offer criticism with love, and to correct behavior with love. I’ve found firsthand that being gruff or losing my temper with my teen doesn’t do anything good. If I don’t offer respect, then I’m not likely to get respect in return. My teen (Kelman), is often willing to correct behavior if I’m gentle in my approach. This works well with adults too, so it’s a great practice to use all around.
To help you out with the whole acne department, Walgreens has some special promotions and a sweepstakes with Clearasil products. Through August and September, get $2.00 off IVC, on any of the Clearasil Ultra® Rapid products. I’m anxious to also have Kelman try the Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream, when he does get those uncomfortable blemishes. The Clearasil® Rapid Action Treatment Cream and Action Pads work fast on teen acne for clearly visible results in as little as 4 hours! The great thing about these products is that they keep on working throughout the day.
As we all get ready for Back-to-School, let’s help build confidence with the #ClearlyConfident Sweepstakes, through September 2, 2017. This sweepstakes will offer participants a chance to win a Walgreens gift card, the featured Clearasil® products and other fun Back-to-School essentials (US only). Instructions are at the bottom of this post.
As if that wasn’t enough, I’d like to invite you to join me in an upcoming Twitter Party, where we’ll be chatting about back-to-school, teens, and all that confidence we’re working to build. Join in the fun and you’ll have a chance to win a Clearasil® at Walgreens Back-to-School themed prize pack featuring a Walgreens gift card, the featured products and other Back-to-School essentials. No RSVP required!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.