What are your personal thoughts on beauty? Do you view everything you can on the subject and try to improve upon your own physical beauty? There are numerous resources available, such as magazines, videos, books and shows. So where do you begin with your own regimen? Try going through these tips to find your starting point.
Air dry your hair often so it doesn’t suffer from heat damage. Your hair and scalp can suffer immensely from the heat that is applied by the hair dryer, straightening iron and curling iron. When a blow dryer is a necessity, use it on the lowest setting. Doing this ensures your hair will remain soft and smooth.
If you don’t like the look of your hair curled with a curling iron, try curling it with a straightener. Simply wrap your hair around the straightener and pull it through to the ends. This produces a much more natural looking curl, although it can take a little longer to do.
Never go to the cosmetics counter for skincare application tips while your skin is irritated, bumpy, or in especially bad shape. Applying a new cosmetic product over the irritated skin can actually make the condition much worse. Wait until the condition has improved, then make the trip and set up an appointment.
To determine whether you have cool or warm skin tones, check out the veins on the inside of your wrist. If you have cool skin, the veins will appear bluish in color. If you have warm skin, they will have a greenish tint instead. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, such as blue and purple, whereas warm skin tones, look best in warm colors like red, yellow and orange.
Keep your face looking beautiful and young by investing in an appointment with a board certified dermatologist or doctor. Many spa treatments that are marketed as facials can contain unnecessary ingredients, harmful substances, and harsh applications that can easily leave your skin damaged and in worse shape than before. A dermatologist’s goal is to help you; a spa employee’s goal is to sell more products.
Use cocoa butter on stretchmarks and scars. Cocoa butter is a beauty treatment with roots in ancient times. It has long been known to normalize skin-tone, and to make your skin more resilient. Cocoa butter has a small price-tag, and is available almost anywhere you can buy lotions or creams.
To whiten and brighten your teeth, add a little baking soda to your toothbrush once a week. Just sprinkle a little baking soda in the palm of your hand, dampen your toothbrush and press the bristles into the baking soda, add toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. Don’t do this more than once a week since baking soda can be hard on your tooth enamel if overused.
Give your face a monthly beauty treatment. You do not need to go to a spa to get your skin in its best shape. You can, instead, give yourself a complete facial at home. Start with a product to exfoliate, follow with a mudpack, next apply an astringent, and finish with a deep moisturizer.
To keep your eyeliner from smudging, apply your eye shadow on top of your eyeliner using a damp cotton wool q-tip. This will help you keep your look for the entire day without your eyeliner coming off or leaving marks under your eyes. Everyone loves how they look when they first apply their eyeliner, and this will keep that look going strong.
To open up your pores and have any blemishes removed, steaming is a wonderful option. Put your face over a bowl of steaming hot water with a dry towel placed on you head. Do this as long as you can being careful not to burn yourself. When you have had enough splash your face with cold water to close the pores and make your skin more firm.
If you cry and are concerned about your mascara running, try to catch the tears with a tissue before they ruin your makeup. This will result in minimal damage to your makeup.
If you haven’t taken care of your physical appearance for a long time, don’t be scared off by the amount of work it takes to improve it. Although the initial time investment might be high it is much easier to maintain a good appearance than to initially create it.
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.
Add some gloss or color to your lips. Applying tinted lip gloss to your lips helps to give your lips a soft, finished look. If you are looking to draw more attention to your lips, add lipstick or lip stain. By adding either one of these it will help to improve your overall look.
Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even-colored you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Foundations should be very light in weight.
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.
Now that you have an idea on where to start crafting your own personal beauty regimen, are you ready to start experimenting? Are you ready to apply what you have read to your body? Can you start bettering your appearance properly and smartly? If you can, then have fun! If not, make sure you go back through the tips again.