Although it is a wonderful idea that beauty exists in the eye of the beholder, each of us wants to look as beautiful as possible not just in our eyes, but in the eyes of others as well. As common as it seems, many people are unfamiliar with the basics of beauty. This article provides several tips that you can apply to help put on your best face.
If you need to soak up extra oil in your T-Zones, you can use blotting papers to quickly give your face a more matte appearance. These sheets often come in small, pocket-sized packets; many are offered with rice powder or in a powder-free option. The packets are very cheap and can be slipped into your purse or desk drawer.
Get an even, natural looking spray tan by investing some time preparing your skin before applying the product. For best results, don’t shave or use any other forms of hair removal the day you plan to tan. Exfoliating your skin for several days beforehand will also help you achieve streak free results.
Pick a foundation that is dermatologist approved and matches your natural skin tone well. Some foundations can clog your pores quite easily if you have sensitive skin, so find one that is oil-free as well. This will help keep your pores clear and help make your face look great and oil-free all day.
Sharpen your eyeliner pencils and lip liners often. This keeps them clean and ready to use. When they’re cold, they sharpen easier, so put them in your freezer or refrigerator for ten minutes first.
If you want to stay beautiful, keep your skin healthy, and feel good, drink lots of water! 5-8 glasses of water a day is great, and even more is always good if you can manage it. Drinking plenty of water helps with bad or dry skin and many other ailments.
To reduce red tones in your skin, use a green based concealer. Because green and red are opposite from each other on the color wheel, the green tones in the concealer will cancel out any red tones in your skin. However, keep in mind that you only need to use a very small amount of concealer to counteract the red. If you use too much you can wind up looking green instead.
Apply a lotion or cream containing sunscreen every day. You have to live your whole life with the same skin and it is worth the investment to protect it. You should start off each day with a coat of sunscreen before you even think of going outside. Your skin will thank you.
When applying mascara, wiggle the brush. Many people do not give a second thought to putting on their mascara. They might also find that their lashes are clumpy and find that they are sticking together. To avoid this, start at the bottom of your lashes with the applicator. Wiggle it all the way to the end of your lashes to keep them separated.
It is extremely important to wash cosmetic brushes on a routine basis. Fill up the sink in your bathroom and wash them in warm water with baby soap. Rinse the brushes well, and towel-dry them. By washing your brushes, you remove any residual makeup and prevent acne-causing bacteria from growing.
Hand lotion can be a great fix for a bad hair day! In the cold of winter when static has you looking electric, rub a small amount of lotion on your hands and gently pat your hair down. In the humid summer, do the same on the ends of your hair to tame frizz!
For a boost of sun protection for your everyday products, look for foundation and moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sun damage causes fine lines, wrinkles, and even skin cancer, so the extra dose of protection from products you use anyway can help keep your facial skin looking younger longer.
If you have naturally pale skin, having a healthy glow can be a problem. A lot of makeup is not required to have a great looking skin glow. For the most natural-looking results, use a glow product around the hair line, the chin, the apple areas of your cheeks and the bridge of the nose.
If you hate the problems of clumpy and matted eyelashes, try using an eyelash curler. This will make the eyelashes thick and full without using any products. When using the curler, start at the roots and only use on lashes that are clean. Over time your lashes will become fuller, thicker, and beautiful.
To make your smile look whiter, avoid orangey or yellowish lipstick shades, which can accentuate stains and other discolorations. Stick to cool pinks, blue-reds, and plummy shades, all of which help to make your teeth look whiter, since they are cooler colors. Remember that really bright shades, no matter the tone, will draw attention to your mouth–and your teeth.
Your used ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliator for hands and could not come at a better price! Instead of throwing out those coffee grounds, place them in a plastic bag once they are cool enough and pop them in the refrigerator. Once a week scoop some out onto your hands, rub them together, rinse and apply your regular moisturizer for soft hands with renewed skin!
Steer clear of using hair extensions to add volume and length to hair. These hair extensions are usually in textures and colors that will not blend properly with your hair and stick out like a sore thumb. Because the point of attachment is difficult to disguise, only use extensions when lengthening a ponytail or fattening, an up-do where it is not as noticeable and does not need to blend.
While it is important to love yourself for who you are, it can still be possible for you to look better and feel better about yourself without major changes. By applying the tips from this article, you will be able to transform yourself to better reflect on the outside the person you are on the inside.