Saturday, March 11, 2023

Beauty Advice for Teens

Ponds beauty consultant Mary Stuyvesant gives adolescent girls some solid advice about health in the 1940s. Much of it holds up today, except that part about "you will be pretty, you will be popular" at the end. I would tell those girls that they are all beautiful. That beauty will shine through if you are kind, confident, friendly, and have something to offer. As far as being popular, that's not nearly as important as cultivating some close friends. Making friends is easy when you stop obsessing on yourself and start making other people feel worthy  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How true, Miss C.

While physical beauty may initially attract a guy, your personality and other "internal beauty" will keep the guy attracted.