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.
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.
Pimples can sometimes appear unexpectedly and catch you unprepared. To get rid of a pimple quickly, put a dab of toothpaste on it. Leave the toothpaste on your skin for ten minutes or so. This will help dry up your pimple and make it disappear.
Because of all the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners it is actually recommended to not shampoo and condition every day, especially multiple times daily. To maintain hair condition and not damage it, most beauticians recommend shampooing and conditioning every other day at maximum. This prevents you from damaging your hair with all the chemicals in it.
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.
If you have overly round eyes, you can elongate them by adjusting your eyeliner application. The outer two-thirds of your lower and upper lash lines should be lined with a dark brown liner. The two lines should meet at the outer corner of each eye. Finally, apply two coats of mascara to your outer upper lashes.
Even the most skilled makeup artist sometimes has difficulty applying lipstick neatly. After you have applied it, use a cleanup brush that has been dipped in powder to place the powder all along the lip outline. Next, use a disposable wedge sponge to blot away any excess powder that may be left.
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.
To heal facial blemishes overnight, wash your face well and dab on a little pure tea tree oil before bed. You can also use tea tree oil full strength during the day or mix it with aloe vera gel for a light, natural, healing daytime moisturizer that tones and firms your skin.
Avoid refined foods as part of your daily beauty routine. Refined foods take away most of the nutrients that would naturally be found in a food. Often times the good things are replaced by chemicals and fortifiers. Your overall health will vastly improve, not just your skin, nails, and hair.
To reduce red tones in your skin, use a green based concealer. Because green and red are opposite from each other on the color wheel, the green tones in the concealer will cancel out any red tones in your skin. However, keep in mind that you only need to use a very small amount of concealer to counteract the red. If you use too much you can wind up looking green instead.
Unless your skin is perfect, use matte blush instead of a shimmery blush. Blushes with shimmer often accentuate pimples, scars, bumps and moles so they are much more noticeable. Matte blushes, on the other hand, can camouflage blemishes, helping to give you the look of radiant, flawless skin.
Rosewater and cucumbers can be used to treat dark circles under the eyes. These have cooling properties that lighten skin affected by dark circles. Try dipping a piece of cotton in rosewater or cucumber juice, and apply it under your eyes for fifteen minutes.
To give more definition to your eyes apply mascara. If you only have a few minutes, you can apply mascara to highlight your eyes, and look like you have spent more time than you really have getting ready. Adding eye color will only take a few moments, and really completes your look.
Eyeshadows can be tricky for eyes over 40. Metallic, glittery shadows are beautiful, but eyelid skin develops tiny folds which are, unfortunately, accentuated by those gorgeous metallic colors. On the other hand, some matte shadows look too flat and dry, and do not flatter the eye either. Instead, look for shadows that are neither matte nor metallic: “quietly lustrous” should be the goal.
Is your face tired looking? Does it need some radiance? With just the swirl of a brush you can instantly brighten up your skin. Illuminating powder is an amazing product that will wake up your skin. Apply it to your face, on the cheekbones, temples, on the chin and under your eye brows. You can wear this alone or over foundation.
After waxing any part of your skin, it is important that you do not take a hot bath or shower right away. This can cause irritation because waxing leaves your pores wide open. Try waiting at least an hour before being exposed to any type of hot water at all.
Use coffee ground to smooth your hands. Don’t throw out old coffee grounds. Save them in a bag in your fridge. Twice a week, before moisturizing your hands, use a teaspoon of the coffee grounds and rub your hands together. Wash your hands, then apply lotion as you normally would.
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.