As the adage goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The main ingredient to feeling beautiful is doing whatever makes you feel the best! Read this article to get some tips on how to put your best face and body forward, and let your inner beauty show on the outside.
Using dark, waterproof mascara is a great way to draw attention to your eyes. Watch out for clumping and accidental application to the skin. A disposable mascara wand will help you separate your lashes.
Apply a few tablespoons of sweet almond oil to your warm bath for a relaxing treat that will leave even the roughest, driest skin feeling supple and soft. You can also apply it sparingly to extremely dry and damaged hair – but only on the inch or so above the ends.
If you are struggling with frizzy hair you can try putting a small amount of hand cream in your hands then running it through your hair. This will help the stray strands stick together and ultimately hold your hair together more as a cohesive whole making you look much more beautiful.
Pimples and other acne can really affect our skin and beauty. An effective home remedy for treating a pimple is to place a small dab of toothpaste on it. Don’t use the gel form – only regular toothpaste will work. Let the toothpaste dry for about 10 minutes. After gently wiping off the toothpaste, you will find that the pimple is much less noticeable.
If you’re going straight from work to a night on the town, use a fluffy brush to swoosh powder over the shiny areas of your face. Emphasize your cheekbones by sparingly applying a bit of shimmery powder to the apples of each cheek.
Using a rose or coral colored blush can help to soften your look, especially if you have a sharper square shaped face. With your fingers, add a bit of cream blush to each cheek, then blend and smooth gently upward toward you temples.
Use a skin moisturizer or highlighter with warm undertones to refresh and add color to dull skin. Apply this by using a cosmetic sponge to your cheeks and brow bones. Do not do any more than this because you will end up looking shiny.
Renew nail polish with nail polish remover. If your favorite bottle of nail polish is getting a little thick, pour a few drops of nail polish remover into the bottle and shake. It will loosen the polish and thin it out, allowing you to get a few more coats out of it.
Avoid licking your lips. When you constantly lick your lips, rather than become moist, they actually dry out. Try carrying a lip balm or gloss in your pocket or purse, and put it on anytime you feel like doing some licking. You will soon find your lips in beautiful condition.
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.
Smooth lotion over hair to reduce the static. If you find yourself out with nothing to use, grab the hand lotion you keep in your purse. Take a little bit and rub the palm of your hands together slightly, then run through your hair. This is a quick and easy fix.
It is very common to hear the phrase “real beauty comes from within” and this is very true, even when talking about external beauty. When you feel confident with yourself, it helps you to change many small factors that you may not even realize. The result of this is that you actually look more beautiful, as well.
By taking 10 minutes a week to care for your nails it will help your appearance greatly. This is especially true for men, who very often neglect their nails and cuticles. A little regular maintenance results in much-improved hands. At the very least, nails should be cleaned thoroughly; they should be moisturized; and the cuticles should be gently pushed back.
If you want the skin around your eyes to look beautiful and ageless, it is crucial that you take the necessary steps to avoid premature aging. Make sure to apply an eye gel serum, or light cream every morning. Apply your eye cream after moisturizing. Make sure you select an eye cream that contains at least an SPF8 so that you will protect against sun damage and photo-aging.
If you do not have a lot of time to spend on make up, you can still hide blemishes and dark spots. A concealer stick is a great way to cover up any spots or dark circles under your eyes. Put on powder over the concealer and you will look great by only spending a couple minutes of time.
Love the feel of waxing but hate the pain? When waxing at home, a half hour before doing the wax, apply a tooth-numbing cream to the areas that are going to be waxed. This will numb the skin temporarily and make the waxing much less painful yet will not damage or hurt your skin.
Here are a few post-waxing tips. Do not go tanning or go out in the sun for a whole day. Stay out of hot baths and showers following your waxing as well. Your pores are wide open after waxing, and hot water can cause problems. A little patience goes a long way.
Finding the right foundation color for your skin can be a trial and error process, which is not necessarily a bad thing. You want to make sure to find the color closest to your natural skin color in order to avoid streaks on your face. Also, stay away from cheaper foundations, they do not work as well.
Beauty is important to many people, and can be a great source for high self-esteem. While appearance is only one part of beauty, doing whatever makes you feel you look your best is a big step in the right direction. Remember the tips in this article to start showing your inner beauty!