Everyone has their own opinion on what beauty really is. Your inner beauty is important, but you shouldn’t ignore your outside beauty. You should pamper yourself; using these tips is a way to begin.
While the skin on your face is relatively delicate, the skin all over your body is considerably thicker. Nonetheless, it benefits greatly from exfoliation. Use a body brush with natural bristles to brush your entire body before you enter the bath or shower. This sloughs off dead skin and also increases your circulation.
Apply black or brown mascara to your lashes to brighten up your eyes and draw all attention to them. Use a mascara wand to apply it efficiently: make sure you do not leave any clumps.
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.
There are two ways to disguise blemishes and flaws on your face. First, gently apply concealer to the problem areas with a small cosmetics brush. The second method of disguising imperfections is distraction. Try wearing a warm, pink lipstick. This will draw peoples’ eyes away from any flaws you wish to conceal.
Use a misting spray to set makeup. After you are finished fully making up your face, lightly mist yourself with a sprayer. This will set your makeup, keeping it in place longer before requiring you to touch it up. This is perfect for long nights out or events such as weddings.
Always apply a heat protectant spray to your hair before using a curling iron, flat iron or hair dryer. Heat can damage your hair, leaving it brittle, dry and full of split ends. Just like their name implies, heat protectant sprays coat your hair to protect it from the heat. This allows it to stay smooth, sleek and shiny no matter how you choose to style your hair.
Avoid commercial “body butters” that contain chemicals, dyes and additives. All natural walnut oil or peanut oil make wonderful all-over body moisturizers. They are very inexpensive and are scent free. If you want scent, you can add the essential oil of your choice. After your bath, slather walnut or peanut oil on lavishly. Wrap up in an old terry-cloth robe and curl up with a good book or a movie while your moisture treatment soaks in.
Filing your nails is a wonderful way of making them look healthy. When filing, it is important to only go in one direction. Doing this will make sure that you don’t get any breakage from causing stress to your nails. You also won’t have to deal with any hang nails that can snag.
Do not condition every day if your hair is very fine. In fact, using it once or twice a week would be plenty. Conditioner can weigh down fine hair, and prevent it from being as shiny as it could be. So use conditioner sparingly if you want hair that looks bright and shiny.
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 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.
Let’s say you love your foundation color, but as your skin matures, it doesn’t moisturize like it used to. Adding some moisturizer to your regular foundation will achieve two goals: One, you will have a tinted moisturizer which will give you a sheerer more natural color. Two, your skin will be better moisturized.
Even if you have greasy skin, you should apply moisturizer to it, at least, when you go to bed. Oil on your face may lead you to believe that you have an excessive amount of moisture in your skin but that is not the kind of moisture that your skin needs, in order to remain healthy.
Never ever go to bed with your makeup on your face. This causes more damage than just ruining a good pillow case. Your pores will get extremely clogged and you will suffer many blemishes. Taking the time to wash your face each night will surely benefit you for many years.
To reduce face puffiness in the morning, use your tongue to hold an ice cube at the roof of your mouth for a minute. The cold from the ice cube helps to reduce puffiness from the inside out. This will achieve the same result that splashing your face with ice water does.
Used coffee grounds are a great way to exfoliate for your hands. Once cooled, put the coffee grounds in a plastic bag, and keep them in the refrigerator. Rub about a teaspoon of grounds a couple of times a week, then rinse, and apply hand cream as usual. Coffee grounds work in much the same way as when you exfoliate with sand-based products, and your hands will feel silky smooth.
A natural treasure in beauty treatments is simple coconut oil. This natural oil has antioxidant properties and keeps skin looking great. Combine the coconut oil with sugar to make a gentle exfoliant.
It’s true that your inner beauty is more important when it comes to “real beauty.” Having said that, it is still important to do what you can to look your best. It’s possible to make your outside beauty match the beauty you have inside.