When you think of beauty, do you just see it as something that makes your commute take much longer? If so, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Beauty is so much more than that and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
Always use a daily lotion on your face. Whether your skin is naturally dry, greasy or somewhere in between, it is important to use a moisturizer daily. Make sure you use a moisturizer that doubles as sunscreen.
Gently brush your lips with a soft toothbrush. This will help you remove dead skin cells from your lips and make them soft. You should then apply Vaseline or another type of lip balm to moisturize your lips and keep them soft. You can do this every day or every other day.
Keep a moisturizer on hand to keep your skin looking fresh. Especially when it’s cold out, skin can break and that isn’t too attractive. Keeping skin moisturized at all times stops dryness and thus, cracking.
Try using some coconut oil instead of brand name moisturizers for the face. Coconut oils sink into the skin easily, hydrate thoroughly and minimize wrinkling and other imperfections. It also adds benefits by eliminating the symptoms of acne, eczema and psoriasis because it has natural bacteria fighting elements and is a natural fungicide.
Drinking water each day is the cheapest, most natural way that you can clear up your skin. Water can help flush toxins and wastes out of the body. Not only is it good for your skin, it is good for your health as well.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on a fancy deep conditioning mask. There are many recipes you can make at home that include foods filled with nutrients that are great for your hair. A great one includes mashed strawberries and enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable paste. Leave it in your wet hair for 10 minutes and rinse.
Apply cream to your eyes every night. The skin around your eyes is delicate, and not as thick as the skin elsewhere on your face. This makes the skin around your eyes more prone to be lined and dry. Keeping the skin moist is a simple solution to that beauty problem.
Substitute aloe gel for expensive moisturizers, witch hazel for costly toners and pure castile soap with a clean cloth for those high priced cleansers. Natural products are much better for your skin. If you need a little more moisture than aloe provides, add a small drop of vitamin E oil. For a medicated feel, some healing tea tree oil can also be added.
Many makeup artists use pink to distract attention from any problems that appear on the face. Puffy red eyes and acne will be less noticeable.
Using a fake tanning lotion can make your skin appear more beautiful without getting any of the harmful rays from sunbathing or tanning. Make sure to shave or wax any hair that you don’t want on your body before applying any type of tanning lotion at least 24 hours ahead of time.
To help your lip gloss last longer, apply lip liner first. Fill in your whole lip with the liner before putting on your gloss. With the liner applied, the gloss will have something to stick to, which will help it stay on all day long. For the best effect, use a liner close to the natural color of your lip.
Regularly wash all your cosmetic brushes and tools to prevent breakouts and keep colors as brilliant as they were the day you bought the items. Fill up the sink in your bathroom and wash them in warm water with baby soap. Leave them in the open air to dry on a rack or sitting bristles up in a basket. By washing your brushes, you remove any residual makeup and prevent acne-causing bacteria from growing.
You’ve heard it’s important to exfoliate, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive loofah bath mitts or scrubs. Any drugstore, grocery store, or dollar store sells inexpensive kitchen sponge/scrubbers (where the rough side is green and the sponge side is yellow). These sponges work great for body exfoliation – but please don’t use the green side on your face.
If you regularly use hot tools on your hair, make sure you allow your hair to have a break from them every few days. Considerable damage can be caused by blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons, so allow your hair to air dry once or twice each week so it can recover.
If dandruff has you flaked out, try an aspirin! Crush up an aspirin, combine it well into your regular shampoo and use as usual for a cheaper and more effective remedy than expensive dandruff treatments! The beneficial properties in painkilling ingredients actually work to calm your dry scalp and finally offer you relief from annoying and unattractive dandruff!
Layering eye makeup is an effect that will make eyes look bigger. Apply primer, followed by foundation and powder. Select a highlighting shadow and apply it around the corners of the eyes for more effect. Use an eyeliner pencil and smudge in an upward motion. This will help your eyes look big and beautiful.
After reading through all of that, do you still see beauty in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more and that they are very simple things that you can add to your commute to help improve your appearance? It’s really not hard work and hours of getting ready. It’s, basically, whatever you make it.