Beauty is mostly just a good way to describe taking care of yourself. If you are taking care of your body, your skin and your mind, you can’t help but be a beautiful person, and project that to the world. This article gives you some practical ideas of how to do that.
Disposable mascara wands, which are often known by makeup artists as “spoolies”, are a cheap and effective tool for your makeup kit. These tiny brushes are useful to break up clumps in the lashes and brush off excess mascara without spoiling your makeup. In a pinch, they can also be used to groom your eyebrows. They should be disposed after each use.
Red eyes make you look tired and worn out. Carry a bottle of eye drops in your purse and reapply as needed throughout the day. At home, keep a bottle of eye drops in the refrigerator to refresh your eyes when you get home from a day in a dry, air conditioned office.
Cracked heels and dry, flaking feet are very unattractive, especially in sandals. To combat this problem, right before you go to bed, soak your feet in a warm water bath for ten minutes, coat them with petroleum jelly and then cover them with a thick pair of socks to lock in the moisture. In no time, you’ll have soft feet.
Use heat-activated shampoos, conditioners and styling products when using heated tools, like flat and curling irons. Applying intense heat to the hair on a regular basis can lead to damage, especially if you have a long hair style. Using heat-activated products will not only protect your hair from the heat, they also help to keep your hair soft and shiny.
Prolong your foundation by adding a moisturizer into the bottle. Additional benefits to doing so include more SPF for your face, as well as a natural glow.
Use eye drops to liven up your face. Tired eyes can bring down your whole look. Keep a small bottle of eye drops in your bag and use them periodically, especially when sitting in front of your computer. They will not only freshen up your eyes, but make them sparkle too.
Believe it or not, teabags can actually be a great way to fix a torn fingernail. First, remove the leaves from the bag. Next, cut a small piece of the woven teabag approximately the size of the damaged nail. Secure the piece of teabag over the nail and paint the entire nail with a coat of clear polish.
To prevent buildup on your hair, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. Over time, residue from styling products and conditioner can build up on your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. Using a clarifying shampoo at least once a week can remove this buildup, leaving your hair shiny, bouncy and full of life.
Make your skin more beautiful by eating fruit. If you have a sweet tooth, and satiate it with sugar, you can quickly see it on your skin. You can feed your sweet tooth, and your skin, by eating sweet fruit in place of anything sugary. When you do this, your skin won’t be the only beneficiary.
Many makeup artists use pink to distract attention from any problems that appear on the face. This can help take away from puffy eyes or blemishes.
You need to apply a moisturizing eye cream each night in order to keep the delicate skin around the eyes from drying out. By keeping your eye area moisturized and healthy, you will be able to avoid dark circles, fine lines, and formation of wrinkles.
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.
When you put on your lipstick put your finger in your mouth and make a ‘O’ and pull it out. This will prevent lipstick from getting onto your teeth.
If you have found a shampoo and conditioner that work well for you, then you should stick with them even if the brands may be different. It is best to choose those that have the same style intentions, however, such as getting both products for curl enhancers, color enhancers, etc., as the ingredients will be similar.
A proven solution to dead skin buildup is to use a pumice stone in the shower. The skin is much softer when it absorbs moisture from the shower so it will come off easier. Do not use a razor to remove dead skin, this causes more skin to grow back in the areas which it was removed.
A way to keep your eye shadow from creasing, as much oil as possible must be eliminated from your eyelids. It is easy to do by using a pressed powder or and eye shadow base before applying the color. These help absorb any oils on the eyelids and keep the eye shadow from creasing.
Try using neck stretches and good posture for a great looking neck. A healthy neck is as important as a healthy face. Do not treat the neck area the same as the face because both of them age differently. Over time the tendons in the neck shrink and the thin skin does not respond in the same way as the skin of the face does to peels and lasers.
Use wool pads that you have dampened and stored in the fridge to help you refresh your eyes. It has the same effect as what cold cucumbers or tea bags but is a bit easier to do when you are on a tight schedule. You are really going to love the results.
Being beautiful is nothing more than being the kind of person who knows that they need to take care of themselves. As this article has pointed out, most beauty tips and secrets are really about pampering your body and your mind so that the inner beauty that you already have can shine through.