Everyone wants to look good, even if they deny it to themselves. But sometimes, things come up that make it hard to look your best. Life gets in the way of extensive beauty routines. These tips should help you find time for beauty in your life, no matter how busy you are.
Brighten up your eyes with this natural look: apply a light, neutral-colored eye shadow to your entire upper eyelid. Look for sand, khaki, beige, or fawn colors. This will neutralize any redness on your lids, which can make you appear older and tired. Add drama by smudging a darker shade on the lids just in the crease.
If you have fine lines around your eyes, mouth, and forehead, you should look for cosmetics with light-reflecting particles. These products, which are just more matte than shimmery, can reflect light in a way that appears to make the fine lines simply disappear. You can use this trick all over your face, or just in your laugh lines.
Live in a cold, dry winter climate? Find a winter-specific conditioner for your hair to help lock in moisture and prevent that annoying static cling to EVERYTHING. Use in place of your regular conditioner as soon as you start to notice dry air and discontinue use in the spring time.
To deal with greasy or oily hair, shampoo every other day and just rinse with water on the other days. Sometimes people with oily hair try to combat the problem by over using shampoo. This removes to much oil from hair, which makes the sebaceous glands overcompensate to replace it.
For beautiful hair, add oil to your hair care routine. You can make your hair shinier, less frizzy, and mask graying by adding a few drops of oil to your hair every morning. Good oils to use are castor, rosemary, or sesame oils. All of them are cost effective and widely available.
Do your nails always get scratched and chipped after you paint them? A good top coat can help the life of your manicure. This is not the same as regular clear nail polish, so do not confuse the two. Purchase a quality top coat for this purpose.
A brush with boar bristles is useful in combating frizzy hair. Frizzy hair is a pretty common problem. Boar bristle brushes are great for frizzy hair if used while you dry wet hair. Brush the affected hair gently while pointing the dryer downward as you dry.
Paint your toenails before you go to bed. Make sure you have given your nail polish plenty of time to dry before going to bed. When you shower in the morning you can easily peel off any excess polish that you get on your toes for that perfect manicured look.
If you are a makeup addict, designate the first day of each month as a “no makeup day.” Doing this will ensure your face can breathe and remain healthy. By not wearing makeup, you will see a fresher appearance the following day!
Putting on your own nail polish can be very frustrating, especially when using your non-dominant hand. Next time, apply your normal two color coats and a topcoat in the evening (give the polish a few hours to dry before bedtime). Don’t worry too much if the polish gets on your cuticles. Then, in the morning, take a hot shower, and all the extra polish on your cuticles and skin will rub right off.
Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even-colored you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Foundations should be very light in weight.
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.
If you have ever woken up in the morning and discovered that areas of your face are puffy, look to your refrigerator and a cucumber. You can cut up a cucumber and massage it over your entire face using a circular upward and outward motion. The cucumber has a natural astringent to help reduce swelling.
Even if you have greasy skin, you should apply moisturizer to it, at least, when you go to bed. Oil on your face may lead you to believe that you have an excessive amount of moisture in your skin but that is not the kind of moisture that your skin needs, in order to remain healthy.
Keep a tube of red lipstick around. Red lipstick looks great on a wide range of skin tones and face types. It can really accent your face, and draw attention to your lips. Beware if you have a sore, or a reason you do not want people to look.
For the most natural look when shaping your brows, avoid plucking hairs above your brows, instead removing stray hairs below your brows. Plucking hairs above your brows makes it too easy to remove too much hair, resulting in sparse brows or an unnatural “surprised” look. Step back from the mirror and check your brows as you pluck, to ensure you aren’t removing too much hair.
Learning what is appropriate and what is not appropriate as far as what to wear can be a big part of beauty. While flaunting one’s assets is not a bad thing, there is the problem of not knowing how much is too much. Dressing in a manner that is too revealing can make others think poorly of you and disregard any beauty.
There is always a little time to pamper yourself and look good. Even if you can only make a few minutes of time each day for some beauty treatment, you will feel better for it. With the advice from this article, you are now better set to make the most of that time.