Anyone can stand to look better. When you are starting out, all the different options of brushes can be scary. What do you need to know to get the most of your beauty routine? Pay close attention to the following tips to find out.
You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.
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.
If you are looking for some individualized attention from a cosmetics salesperson, visit the mall or department store during the early morning or daytime during the week. If you go on the weekend, your consultant will not be able to give you a thorough assessment and unhurried cosmetics application.
To determine whether you have cool or warm skin tones, check out the veins on the inside of your wrist. If you have cool skin, the veins will appear bluish in color. If you have warm skin, they will have a greenish tint instead. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, such as blue and purple, whereas warm skin tones, look best in warm colors like red, yellow and orange.
Use shimmer lightly and only apply in the areas that will be hit by light. When used correctly, it causes a look of brightness. When you use highlighter, put it on your brows, nose, and cheekbones; then set with loose powder.
Do you get scratches or chips on your nails after painting them? Apply a top coat. This will keep your nails looking great for up to a week. Be aware that a top coat is not the same thing as clear nail polish. Buy a top coat instead of a clear nail polish.
Avoid commercial “body butters” that contain chemicals, dyes and additives. All natural walnut oil or peanut oil make wonderful all-over body moisturizers. They are very inexpensive and are scent free. If you want scent, you can add the essential oil of your choice. After your bath, slather walnut or peanut oil on lavishly. Wrap up in an old terry-cloth robe and curl up with a good book or a movie while your moisture treatment soaks in.
Pat moisturizer into your skin instead of rubbing it. Most people rub their moisturizer into their skin. This can actually disperse the moisturizer to different parts of your skin or even remove most of it entirely. Try patting it over your skin instead. Your skin will absorb it more evenly.
If you have time for nothing else, focus on your eyebrows. Sometimes you might not have time to do your makeup. This is fine. However, if you still want to pull a look together, try focusing on your eyebrows. Shape them, brush them and be sure to fill them in. Eyebrows are often the focus of your face.
People who have fair skin and hair need a little extra tinting to bring out definition. The best is to use eyebrow tinting, this will bring out the color of your eyebrows as well as add an extra pop to your eyes. Sometimes the subtle little things can make the most difference.
To brighten your skin, try making homemade face masks. Face masks can typically be made from things you have around your house and will give your skin a lovely, natural glow. Look for mask recipes with ingredients like tomato juice, sandlewood powder, or oatmeal. All of these things are great for your face!
To give yourself an instant facelift, just apply a streak of blush along the top of your cheeks. The color will draw the eye upward, giving your face a tighter, more youthful appearance. If you have pale skin, you’ll get the best effect from a pale pink. Those with darker skin should select rosy shades.
Hand lotion can be a great fix for a bad hair day! In the cold of winter when static has you looking electric, rub a small amount of lotion on your hands and gently pat your hair down. In the humid summer, do the same on the ends of your hair to tame frizz!
If your skin looks like it could use a wake-up, try this idea. Use a hot, damp washcloth (with a few drops of your favorite essential oil on it, or plain is fine too) and press it gently against your face for a minute. Finish with a splash of very cold water. The heat will improve your facial circulation and open your pores, while the cold water will tighten your skin and wake you up generally.
If you suffer from chronic, dry skin, you may want to see a dermatologist and get a microdermabrasion facial peel. Microdermabrasions are able to improve skin’s functioning and appearance in a very short amount of time. One treatment will help your skin to feel smoother and will improve your skin’s elasticity. Although one treatment helps, for the best results you should schedule at least 6 treatments.
Now you can understand how a beauty routine can be so enjoyable. Experience a sense of renewal as you recreate your new image. Become a beauty pro by applying all the tips from this article!