The art of beauty is so much more than just simply “putting your face on.” It takes a great deal of skill, attention to detail, and accuracy to really make those products work for your body the way they should. The tips below can help you improve your beauty skills.
Never skip exfoliation when it comes to facial care. Exfoliating your face takes off the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the smoother, healthier skin underneath. If your facial skin is especially dry, you can exfoliate a few times a week. This will give your face a fresh, radiant glow and will prevent your pores from becoming blocked by oils and dead skin cells.
Apply a few tablespoons of sweet almond oil to your warm bath for a relaxing treat that will leave even the roughest, driest skin feeling supple and soft. You can also apply it sparingly to extremely dry and damaged hair – but only on the inch or so above the ends.
To draw attention to beautiful green or hazel eyes, utilize colors that will highlight the flecks of green and gold in your eyes. Some examples of colors that enhance are light brown, shimmery lavender and silvery pewter.
If you have fine lines around your eyes, mouth, and forehead, you should look for cosmetics with light-reflecting particles. These products, which are just more matte than shimmery, can reflect light in a way that appears to make the fine lines simply disappear. You can use this trick all over your face, or just in your laugh lines.
Use a face mask at least once a week. Depending on which one you choose, this will help remove impurities from your face. A mud or clay mask is best for removing impurities. You will see results immediately. Once you find a mask you like, you should stick with it.
It does not matter how tired or pressed for time you may be, you should never skip your cleansing rituals. Drier skin benefits from thick, creamy cleansers, whereas oily skin benefits most from cleansing balms, washes, or bars. All skin types can be dulled by buildup of makeup, sweat, and dead skin cells.
Even the most skilled makeup artist sometimes has difficulty applying lipstick neatly. After you have applied it, use a cleanup brush that has been dipped in powder to place the powder all along the lip outline. Next, use a disposable wedge sponge to blot away any excess powder that may be left.
Go on a detox diet once a month to maximize your beauty routine. You may not realize how many toxins are building up in your body on a daily basis. If you do not remove them regularly, they just sit in your body, and may later negatively affect your health.
Look downward in the mirror when you apply shadow to your eyes. You should not apply direct pressure to your eyelids. Make it easy to apply your shadow right on the first attempt by lowering your gaze and then applying your makeup. Apply your shadow carefully, and you will not need to stretch your lid.
Try curry leaf chutney to prevent the development of grey hair. This is because curry leaves contribute to the health of your hair pigments. One teaspoon is all you really need.
Use Vaseline on the outer edges of your eyes to make a shield. This will act as a waterproof barrier and will keep your makeup on around your eyes. This is especially good to use if you find your eyes are watery because of wind or any other factor.
For an inexpensive, spa-like facial just lean yourself over a bowl of steaming hot water! Cover or wrap up your hair, fill any container with really hot water and allow the steam to open and clear your pores! It is soothing and stimulating and very cost effective. Follow up with cold water to close and refresh pores, then add moisturizer!
Many women like to use concealer under their foundation. If you’ve run out of concealer, or can’t find it, look inside the cap of your foundation. Liquid and lotion foundations tend to collect and thicken inside the cap and will work well in a pinch as an emergency concealer.
Don’t smoke if you want to achieve true beauty. Smoking leads to wrinkles and aged skin. It can also cause yellow teeth and sallow skin. Quitting smoking, or not starting in the first place, can help to keep you young and vibrant looking. Consider this before lighting up.
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.
Be sure to apply moisturizer to your face before you apply your foundation. It will stop your makeup from streaking and give you a more natural look once your makeup is applied. Be sure to go below your jaw line so you do not have the dreaded makeup lines that occur.
Don’t follow every beauty fad. Every fad will not be right for you. Stick with what you know looks good on you and when you do attempt to follow a new fad, incorporate it one step at a time instead of going all out. This will give you a fresher, more timeless look.
When picking out a bronzer to use on your face, go with a shade that is only two shades darker than your skin color. By picking out a color that is too dark, your skin is going to look too unnatural. The best color for those with fair or light skin is a honey-color.
The art of beauty is one that can be enjoyed by everyone, but only those very serious into it will try to perfect their perfect beauty techniques every chance that they get. Now with more beauty knowledge to add to your “bag of tricks,” you can easily become great at it too.