Beauty regimens may seem difficult and unnecessary to the average woman. Do not let the vast amount of information and disinformation overwhelm you. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you start out and stay informed without confusion.
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.
If you’re planning on going out right after work or school, then you should try to use a good sized fluffy brush, and dust a fine layer of matte powder over oily areas. Make sure that you take care of your cheeks, as this is where a lot of oil will fester.
Make your hair smell good. Spritz your favorite perfume on your hairbrush or comb and brush your hair. This will give your hair a great and lasting scent. If you notice the scent is fading, do it again. Knowing your hair smells good can make you feel better about it.
If you are going to blow dry your hair, be sure to use a heat protection spray beforehand in order to prevent damage. All major grocery stores carry this item in their beauty sections. The purpose of the product is to stop split ends occurring in the hair, and will also speed up the drying time. “Hot sprays” help moisturize hair, and even make it smell good!
Do you find that your nails become chipped and scratched after each manicure? Using a top coat can keep your nails looking good for a week. Just make sure to use a true top coat as this is different than a clear polish. Make sure you get a true top coat, not simply clear polish.
If you already have skin problems, you need to be especially careful when selecting make up to not worsen the situation. Avoid make ups with any oil in them, and sparingly use moisturizers, foundations, eye makeup, and blushes labeled oil free. Also look for non-comedogenic products, which do not encourage the closure of pores.
Apply a lotion or cream containing sunscreen every day. You have to live your whole life with the same skin and it is worth the investment to protect it. You should start off each day with a coat of sunscreen before you even think of going outside. Your skin will thank you.
When applying winged eyeliner, extend the line at the outer edge of your eye so that it follows the natural curve of your lower lash line. This helps it blend with the shape of your eye so that it looks more natural. The eyeliner should be thickest at the outer corner of your eye and then taper to a point at the tip of the wing.
Use conditioner on your legs. The very same conditioners you use to treat your tresses can be used to replace your shaving creams. Conditioners are cheaper and have more staying power than your usual creams. You also can save shower time by not having to fumble with more than one product.
If your favorite color nail polish is getting empty and a bit tacky, add a few drops of nail polish remover to give it new life! You don’t have to throw away a half empty bottle of nail lacquer, just mix in a small amount of regular remover, shake well and your old polish will work like new again.
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.
When you are filing your nails, be sure to only go in one direction. If you go back and forth you are sure to weaken the nail. The stress that this causes will damage the nail plate and make your nails more susceptible to breaking a lot more easily then they will if you go in one direction when filing.
Did you get a look at yourself in a public mirror and notice how oily your skin looks? Don’t fret. Tear off a corner of toilet paper, and dab it on your skin to soak up the oil and shine. The hard toilet paper is an excellent blotter, and you look picture perfect again.
Use steam to refresh your face. Steam releases the impurities in your pores, and you don’t need to go to a sauna. A bowl or other container of hot water and a towel are all you need; just hold your head over it and let the piping hot steam redeem your skin.
Brush your lips by placing Vaseline on a toothbrush. If you do this daily, it will improve the feel and appearance of your lips. This will help your lips to look more youthful, and your lipstick will look more polished after application. You are sure to be pleased!
To reduce puffiness in your face, splash it with cold water in the morning. This can calm your skin down and get rid of morning puffiness. You can also use an ice cube by sticking it on your tongue and holding it to the roof of your mouth. This eliminates the problem from the inside out.
Hopefully, these tips have provided you with some very valuable information, as well as given you a way to organize all of the thoughts and information you may have already had on beauty regimens. Keeping these tips in mind when you start creating your own regimen can help you one day become a beauty pro.