When you take time to apply proper beauty techniques and products, it really does show. It shows that you care about proper application and that you want to look your “your best.” That is very admirable. As with any other skill set, you can always add and improve. Below are some tips to help.
Make your shampoo and conditioner last longer. If you are using an expensive shampoo or conditioner that is thick, you can stretch out the amount of use you get out of it by watering it down. Be careful not to add too much water because this can ruin it.
Live in a cold, dry winter climate? Find a winter-specific conditioner for your hair to help lock in moisture and prevent that annoying static cling to EVERYTHING. Use in place of your regular conditioner as soon as you start to notice dry air and discontinue use in the spring time.
Do you want clear, clean, healthy skin? Exfoliation is essential! Exfoliate your skin regularly to remove all the junk, chemicals, and dirt you expose yourself to every day. The internet has lots of great recipes for exfoliaters that clean your skin naturally and without costing you an arm and a leg, check it out!
Change your pillowcase to make yourself more beautiful. A simple way to avoid unnecessary wrinkles is to switch your case from a cotton type to a satin or silk case. Cotton is drying and rough on skin and it known to cause wrinkles, typically, on the side of your face that you sleep on.
If your favorite color nail polish is getting empty and a bit tacky, add a few drops of nail polish remover to give it new life! You don’t have to throw away a half empty bottle of nail lacquer, just mix in a small amount of regular remover, shake well and your old polish will work like new again.
To help increase the elasticity of skin and thereby reduce the chances of stretch marks, depend on olive oil! Everyone has olive oil in the kitchen and every week you need to bring it in the bathroom and use it in place of your regular moisturizer after showering. Massage it well into your stomach, buttocks and thighs for improved skin strength and to keep those nasty stretch marks away!
If you have skin that tends to get shiny, you can do one of two things throughout the day. If you want to be fancy, you can buy a packet of face-blotting sheets. These smell wonderful and are impregnated with scented transparent powder. Or you can take a sheet of regular toilet paper and press, not rub, on the oily areas.
If you have ever woken up in the morning and discovered that areas of your face are puffy, look to your refrigerator and a cucumber. You can cut up a cucumber and massage it over your entire face using a circular upward and outward motion. The cucumber has a natural astringent to help reduce swelling.
For the most natural look when shaping your brows, avoid plucking hairs above your brows, instead removing stray hairs below your brows. Plucking hairs above your brows makes it too easy to remove too much hair, resulting in sparse brows or an unnatural “surprised” look. Step back from the mirror and check your brows as you pluck, to ensure you aren’t removing too much hair.
Before you purchase any type of organic products be sure to understand the ingredients. Many types of organic products are completely unregulated and this can lead to problems later. If you trust the source, organic products can be a great, they are slightly more expensive option for you and your family.
Having a proper diet and getting the essential nutrition your body needs is the best way to stay looking good. The right nutrition will ensure that a person is always feeling their best and that their body is getting everything it needs. Look and feel better with a healthy diet.
Do not drink, take drugs or use cigarettes. These things can age your skin and make you look older than you really are. Look at anyone who is a heavy user of these substances, and you will be motivated to avoid them as much as possible. Look for healthier ways to have fun, and you will look better because of it.
Moisturize your skin. Moisturizing your skin with lotion, moisturizer and oils keeps it supple and young-looking. The environment can wreak havoc on skin, especially in the colder climates and seasons. Skin can be dry and dull, but moisturizing nourishes and brightens skin as well as protects it from the elements.
Your eye makeup should seek to enhance your natural beauty. When you are looking to do more dramatic eye makeup, it is a good idea to keep the rest of your makeup more minimal in nature. This means take it easy with the bronzer, blush and bright lipsticks. Let your eyes do the talking.
One of the biggest beauty crimes is having caked-on foundation that is not blended correctly and creates a very obvious and noticeable two-tone contrast on the jaw line. If you want to avoid this, use a moisturizer and a primer on your skin and then apply foundation. It will blend easier, eliminate lines and you can avoid the “caked-on” look.
You have the tools, the products, and the skill set, to apply these tips in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Fabulous! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal regimen, as you are never done learning or improving. You may have even found a new “regular” or favorite for yourself.