Beauty is a lot more that just fixing your hair or swiping some makeup on your face. It is truly an art form. It has so many techniques and products that require a keen eye, precisions and a sharp attention to detail. Do you have what it takes? Regardless of your answer, here are some tips to help you.
Before you go tanning, exfoliate skin. This will make your skin more smooth and will get rid of any dead skin. This will allow the faux tan to appear even and streak-free. Exfoliating can also make your tan last longer and appear more natural.
Rub petroleum jelly into your cuticles every week. This stimulates the nail bed and adds moisture, which keeps your nails splitting or peeling. It softens and rejuvenates the cuticles, too. You should see results immediately.
Apply a few tablespoons of sweet almond oil to your warm bath for a relaxing treat that will leave even the roughest, driest skin feeling supple and soft. You can also apply it sparingly to extremely dry and damaged hair – but only on the inch or so above the ends.
If you are trying to enhance your hazel or green eyes, try to look for certain colors that bring out the gold flecks and the green so it almost looks like it is candlelight. Colors of choice for this are purple, light browns, and shimmery lavenders or silver.
To heal facial blemishes overnight, wash your face well and dab on a little pure tea tree oil before bed. You can also use tea tree oil full strength during the day or mix it with aloe vera gel for a light, natural, healing daytime moisturizer that tones and firms your skin.
Taking care of your hair is really important to your overall appearance, even if you’re a rugged, manly man. Always remember to use conditioner if you want to keep your hair in top-notch shape.
Many women like to use concealer under their foundation. If you’ve run out of concealer, or can’t find it, look inside the cap of your foundation. Liquid and lotion foundations tend to collect and thicken inside the cap and will work well in a pinch as an emergency concealer.
While taking care of your appearance is something that is very important for a myriad of reasons it should never be done at the expense of your personality. This means that you shouldn’t forget your social life and your other interests in an attempt to give more time to take care of your physical appearance.
If you find that your feet are dry and scaly looking and feeling, try using a petroleum jelly product to treat them. Apply a generous amount on your feet and cover them with thick socks at night before you go to bed. Your feet will absorb the moisture out of the petroleum jelly and will quickly look and feel much better.
If you have ever caught yourself peeling off nail polish because it had begun to chip, it’s possible you have done damage to your nail. When the nail polish is peeled off like this, there is a chance you are taking off a layer of the nail plate. This can cause your nail to thin out or crack. Opt for an acetone-free nail polish remover instead.
Eyeshadows can be tricky for eyes over 40. Metallic, glittery shadows are beautiful, but eyelid skin develops tiny folds which are, unfortunately, accentuated by those gorgeous metallic colors. On the other hand, some matte shadows look too flat and dry, and do not flatter the eye either. Instead, look for shadows that are neither matte nor metallic: “quietly lustrous” should be the goal.
If you have an important meeting, take special care with your perfume. Keep the scent light and airy so as not to overwhelm. You should put a small amount behind your ears and on your wrists. This will assure that you smell great when you are hugging and shaking hands at the meeting.
When it’s close to bedtime, apply your favorite base coat, a couple layers of color, and your favorite top coat to all ten nails. You can be sloppy when applying the polish. Any polish on your skin can be scraped off when you take you shower the next morning. This tip can make giving yourself a great manicure or pedicure really easy.
Crush up an aspirin and put it in your shampoo to get rid of dandruff. This will save you money on buying pricey shampoos made for dandruff. The painkilling properties in aspirin will calm your dry scalp and get rid of dandruff problems while using your favorite shampoo and conditioner.
Use wool pads that you have dampened and stored in the fridge to help you refresh your eyes. It has the same effect as what cold cucumbers or tea bags but is a bit easier to do when you are on a tight schedule. You are really going to love the results.
The mouth is the ultimate attention getter. If you wear lipstick, know that the color you wear can work for or against you. Choose a color that compliments your skin and that is “in” for the season and you will look amazing. If you want to help your lipstick last longer, apply powder over the first coat and then reapply. If you don’t wear lipstick, make sure your lips are well hydrated and you regularly use chapstick. Chapped cracked lips will detract from your appearance.
Use the ignition part of a matchbook or box if you don’t have a nail file. If you find yourself in need of a nail file, but can’t seem to find one, you can use the rough part you use to light matches on a match book as a nail file.
Now you see that beauty is a lot more than haphazardly applying products to yourself. It takes skill and an eye for pleasant aesthetics. You don’t want to look slovenly, so why not take some time to learn how to do it right? The above tips should have given you some pointers on how to do that.