Beauty can mean different things to different people. There is no need to avoid trying to enhance the outside, even though real beauty comes from within. Take some time to pamper yourself, and look your best using the tips below.
Lightly spray your face with a hydrating mist to make your makeup last longer. The mist will help set your makeup, keep it looking fresh and give you that just done makeup look for hours. This is great for keeping your makeup in place for those long days at work or nights out with friends.
Using color to emphasize your eyes is an age old trick that women use with the application of eye shadow. If you have hazel or green eyes, apply color that brings out the best in your eyes. Some great highlight colors are silver, lavender and purple.
Use a deep conditioner at least once a week for extra soft and healthy hair. Pick one day of the week to take a bath and read a magazine or listen to music while the deep conditioner soaks into your hair before rinsing. Many hair product lines include a matching deep conditioner.
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.
If you have an overly pale appearance this can be due to iron deficiency. Take a daily iron supplement or eat a spoonful of iron-rich manuka honey. This will help you look healthier and give your skin a natural glow.
A good resource in the bathtub is your average kitchen sponge. Buy large quantity bulk packages of sponges to save you some green.
To get the best results when bronzing your face, apply the bronzer only to your face’s higher planes. Apply the bronzer to your cheekbones, at the top of your nose and at the top corners of your forehead. This will give you a natural glow that will help illuminate your best features.
To get super shiny hair, try giving your hair some deep conditioning! After washing your hair, squeeze out all excess water and apply a healthy dollop of conditioner to your hair, focusing on your hairline, the nape of the hair, and the ends. Apply a shower cap and let the conditioner soak in 10 minutes before you rinse it out. You’ll have gorgeous silky hair when it dries!
If you are dancing in a club and start to sweat, an excellent way to remove it is simply using toilet paper. The texture of cheap toilet paper provides the best oil absorption. Just swipe off a square and press firmly to the oily areas on your face and presto, instant gorgeous!
If your hair is extremely fine in texture, don’t use a daily conditioner. Actually, applying conditioner one or two times per week is more than enough. 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.
If you find that your feet are dry and scaly looking and feeling, try using a petroleum jelly product to treat them. Apply a generous amount on your feet and cover them with thick socks at night before you go to bed. Your feet will absorb the moisture out of the petroleum jelly and will quickly look and feel much better.
Massaging Vaseline into your cuticles will help your hands in many ways. It will make the skin much more hydrated and it will also encourage your nails to grow a bit quicker. Do this once a week every week and you are sure to see a big difference in the appearance of your hands and nails.
Open the pores on your face by steaming your face often. It can be done quite easily by filling a bowl with hot water and holding your face over the bowl with a towel over your head. It will open the pores, draw out deep dirt and debris and make your skin glow. Splash your face with cold water directly after to close the pores back up.
Lip liner is frequently used by women to give shape and definition to their lips. Please, please don’t make the mistake of using lip liner to “draw” your lips on, completely independent of your actual lip shape. You are far better off using lip liner to define your lip’s natural shape, filling in with lipstick. An artificial lip line is clownish, unsubtle, and unflattering. If your lips are thin, stick with a fresh color that’s not too bright – a berry tone, for example.
Don’t think you need to cut off your hair every time you’re bored with its style. Sometimes it’s easy to lack imagination when faced with hair that has outgrown its former style. One easy trick to try is to part it in different ways. You may be shocked how much you like it.
A natural treasure in beauty treatments is simple coconut oil. Natural coconut oils fight the aging process as antioxidants that you can apply directly to your skin without any residue being left behind. It can also be used as an exfoliant when mixed with a little sugar and gently massaged into the skin.
It is true inner beauty should be the answer when asked what beauty is. That being said, you will be more beautiful and feel better if you work on your appearance. You can always make strides in making your physical beauty match your inner confidence, and with luck this article has helped you move closer to this.