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.
Prior to applying an artificial tan, exfoliate your skin. This will help to create a smooth and more defined appearance. Tans apply more evenly this way. It will also look more real and last longer for you.
Try air drying your hair as often as you can to avoid heat damage. Hair care accessories such as curling irons, hair dryers and straightening irons will damage your hair if used daily. To dry it, use a dryer on its lowest heat setting. When you treat your hair gently, it will stay soft and supple for years to come.
Instead of simply applying lipstick directly to your lips from the tube, invest in a good lip brush. This allows you to create a more well-defined shape that does not smear or smudge around the mouth. Pucker up, then pull your finger through your lips to prevent any lipstick from smudging on your teeth.
To make small eyes appear larger, try lining your lower waterline with a white or peach colored eyeliner. By lightening the color of your waterline so it blends better with the white part of your eye, you can create the illusion that your eyes are larger and brighter than they really are.
Eat healthy food for better hair, skin, and nails. This adds credence to the phrase “beauty comes from within”. Your diet should provide you with all the essential nutrients you need on a daily basis. Eating foods that contain proteins, iron and zinc will give you healthy skin and hair.
Caffeine is a culprit in the world of beauty. Consuming caffeine can make you jittery, tired, and makes your age more readily apparent. Coffee and tea should be limited to one cup per day. Good alternatives to many usual beverages are good-quality decaf coffee and green teas.
To help increase the elasticity of skin and thereby reduce the chances of stretch marks, depend on olive oil! Everyone has olive oil in the kitchen and every week you need to bring it in the bathroom and use it in place of your regular moisturizer after showering. Massage it well into your stomach, buttocks and thighs for improved skin strength and to keep those nasty stretch marks away!
To keep your hair from tangling while you sleep, use a silk pillowcase! A silk pillowcase is gentle on your hair and will allow it to lay smoothly on the pillow as you rest. You’ll wake up with your hair looking great! If you don’t have a silk pillowcase, you can lay a silk scarf across the pillow.
If you have ever gone too far when plucking your eyebrows to where you can’t see you had any, there is a solution. You will first want to select an eyebrow pencil that blends with your brow color. Remember to fill the entire brow with the pencil and not just the bald spots using the fill, fix, feather technique.
If you are someone who likes to wear makeup everyday, have a day at least once a month where you do not wear any makeup. That way, the facial skin can breathe and stay healthy. Your skin will thank you for it!
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.
Baby powder is a great beauty product. You can use it in place of your usual powder, if you should lose it and are in a tight spot. You can also use it to absorb oil in your hair. Just put a little in your brush and comb through. Style as usual.
If you have grey hair dyed dark, and your roots are beginning to show, try putting the same color mascara as your dyed hair. If your hair is dyed a lighter color such as blond, spray some hairspray on the roots and use a bit of bronze or gold-colored eyeshadow. Or, you can try one of the root color-combs available at local beauty supply stores.
People judge you by your beauty, but no two people will judge you the same. If you are confident, healthy and take care of yourself than you are already beautiful. Do not take in negative comments from others, as these should be deflected.
Believe it or not, as you age, your skin tone will change along with your hair color. If you continue to wear foundation, be sure to check it against your actual skin color to be sure that it’s still a true match. Your skin will change in the same way that your hair changes – the melanin levels adjust – and in this way, you’ll assure a true match as your skin matures.
Color your eyebrows. You can do this with a brow pencil when you put on your makeup, or a salon can tint them with permanent dye. This will give you an alert, youthful appearance.
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.