Beauty is not just something you are born with. In fact, the role that genetics play in your appearance is quite small. The plain truth is that looking good is often just a matter of working hard to look your best. In this article, you can find some fresh ideas for getting great beauty results with less effort.
It’s important to exfoliate the face. Exfoliate your skin every other day to keep the top layer looking fresh and smooth. Your face will feel much smoother and oil will not build up as much.
If you need to soak up extra oil in your T-Zones, you can use blotting papers to quickly give your face a more matte appearance. These sheets often come in small, pocket-sized packets; many are offered with rice powder or in a powder-free option. The packets are very cheap and can be slipped into your purse or desk drawer.
Before putting on your favorite sandals for the summer season, take the time to moisturize your feet using Vaseline. Before bed, slather your feet with a thick layer of Vaseline and cover them with an old pair of socks. As you sleep, the Vaseline will penetrate thick, calloused skin, helping to eliminate cracks and dryness. The next morning when you remove the socks, your feet will be soft and supple so you can wear your favorite sandals with pride.
Use restraint when using shimmer, only applying it to areas that will catch the light. This will create a pleasant glowing effect. Use it on cheeks, your nose and your browse, then apply loose powder over top.
For a torn or split fingernail, use a teabag if you can’t run to the salon to fix it. First, dump the tea leaves out of the teabag. Then, cut a small patch from the teabag making sure your patch will cover the tear. Finally, place this piece on top of the tear, and paint over it with clear nail polish.
To whiten and brighten your teeth, add a little baking soda to your toothbrush once a week. Just sprinkle a little baking soda in the palm of your hand, dampen your toothbrush and press the bristles into the baking soda, add toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. Don’t do this more than once a week since baking soda can be hard on your tooth enamel if overused.
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.
If you wear your hair in a ponytail often, move the position of the ponytail around every so often to prevent hair breakage. Constant stress and friction in the same part of the hair shaft can weaken hair, but placing the elastic or rubber band in different positions prevents the same spots from being rubbed over and over.
Create a funky, modern nail design by using scrapbooking scissors with scalloped, zig-zag or other edges. You can cut regular cellophane tape with the scissors and place them on your nails before painting to create great stripes, two-tone effects, or other interesting designs. Try using matte polishes next to glossy ones for a multi-textured effect.
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.
To get the best results from your styling products, don’t apply them to soaking wet hair. The water in your hair will dilute the products, rendering them less effective. Before applying any products, remove as much excess water from your hair as you can. You’ll see a change in how your products work immediately.
Women who use makeup usually make mistakes in their choice of lipsticks. Loud colors are not always appropriate for every situation. Intense lip colors may be perfect for special occasions, but they can be overpowering for daily wear.
Massaging Vaseline into your cuticles will help your hands in many ways. It will make the skin much more hydrated and it will also encourage your nails to grow a bit quicker. Do this once a week every week and you are sure to see a big difference in the appearance of your hands and nails.
Is your face tired looking? Does it need some radiance? With just the swirl of a brush you can instantly brighten up your skin. Illuminating powder is an amazing product that will wake up your skin. Apply it to your face, on the cheekbones, temples, on the chin and under your eye brows. You can wear this alone or over foundation.
Lip liner is frequently used by women to give shape and definition to their lips. Please, please don’t make the mistake of using lip liner to “draw” your lips on, completely independent of your actual lip shape. You are far better off using lip liner to define your lip’s natural shape, filling in with lipstick. An artificial lip line is clownish, unsubtle, and unflattering. If your lips are thin, stick with a fresh color that’s not too bright – a berry tone, for example.
Once you recognize that improving your appearance is a process requiring hard work, you are going to want to make sure that your hard work gets you the best possible results. Tips like these, can help you achieve that goal and optimize the ratio of effort to impact that you get out of your beauty regimen.