Improper beauty regimens can negatively affect you, both physically and emotionally. You need to do a lot of basic research so that you don’t burn, harm, or irritate your hair, skin, or nails when trying to beautify yourself. There are some tips listed below to help you get started with a beauty regimen that is right for you.
Having your hair air dry is very helpful when trying to prevent heat damage. Your hair and scalp can suffer immensely from the heat that is applied by the hair dryer, straightening iron and curling iron. Set your dryer to its lowest setting if time is limited and you must get your hair dry. When you treat your hair gently, it will stay soft and supple for years to come.
One of the most affordable tools to include in your makeup case is the disposable triangular facial sponge. Dampen the sponge, then use it to help apply your facial makeup more smoothly. You can also use it to smooth down flaky skin patches all over the face, or even to soften makeup that appears to be caked-on.
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.
Condition your eyebrows with Vaseline every night. This will add shine to your eyebrows, and make them look better. Don’t get the petroleum jelly or oil elsewhere on your face, as this could irritate your skin.
When you file your nails, make sure you don’t file in only one direction. This can put stress on your nails and cause them to weaken, become thin and break easily.
Remember to regularly sharpen lip liners and eyeliners. This will ensure they are clean to use. Put the liner in the freezer for ten minutes, then sharpen it.
Use a brow gel to stimulate growth in sparse eye brows. Whether you have naturally sparse brows or got a little overzealous with the tweezers, a brow gel can help grow hair back. Look for one that has added protein. In the meantime, use fillers to shade the thin areas.
If the idea of applying strips of false lashes gives you cold feet, consider single lashes instead. These are considerably easier to apply and require only a small amount of eyelash glue, compared with the amount used for full lashes. Individual lashes, when placed in the outer corner of the eyes, produce a far more natural effect.
Do not forget your hands need to be pampered too. Hands are often overlooked in beauty treatments. That is why it is said, if you want to know someones age, check their hands. In addition to daily treatment with lotion or cream, you should exfoliate your hands once a week.
Put a little pop in your beauty regimen by adding some shimmery eye shadow as part of your look. Adding a little shine to your lids makes your eyes appear bright and large. The shade of shadow should be close to your skin tone. Try different shades and apply them in with different utensils until you find the right look.
If you have dry skin, or older looking skin, you need to be exfoliating on a weekly basis. You should also do this if you are applying any kind of tanning lotion. You want to exfoliate first to get the most out of the tanning lotion you are using.
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.
Beauty always starts with feeling good about yourself. If you don’t feel confident about your body or level of fitness than you must start off by getting yourself to the gym. By just using three to four hours per week of your time you will improve your physical appearance and feel more confident.
If you are over a certain age and uncertain as to how to wear makeup in a flattering way, please take advantage of the makeup professionals at your local department store. Pick a brand that appeals to you and plunk yourself down in the chair of the most skilled-looking makeup artist. They will be happy to give you tons of free helpful advice on the best way to bring your “now” beauty out. Whether you buy their products or not is entirely up to you, but the makeover and the advice are free and yours to keep.
If you are worried about looking like a raccoon after applying your eyeliner, then there are ways to prevent that. You could try using a small stiff brush to apply cream eyeliner between the roots of the lashes. You could also try a shorter pencil eyeliner that has a cone-shaped tip as this gives you more control where you want the liner to go.
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.
Have you ever had makeup smudges and want an easy way to fix them without re-doing your whole look? Then try a cotton swab and some eye-makeup remover. This way, you can precisely clean up the area you need to re-do when time doesn’t allow starting over from scratch.
Improper beauty regimens can be very troublesome, but with some practice, inspiration, and technique, you can make it work for you. It just takes research of the basics and practice to create a beauty regimen that you can easily follow and apply. Do yourself a favor, and try using the above tips to help create your own personal beauty regimen.