Many people look to the media for beauty advice. This is an unhealthy view of the world and doesn’t represent reality whatsoever. You have to define beauty yourself. The advice in this article will make your trek through the world of beauty easier.
Exfoliate skin thoroughly prior to applying fake tan. By doing this, you will smooth your skin and remove dead skin cells laying on your skin. This will allow your artificial tan to look great and will also even it out. It will also look more real and last longer for you.
Occasionally, a pimple or other skin blemish can affect our appearance. If you are an unfortunate victim of this, try putting some toothpaste on the site. Let the toothpaste sit on the pimple for ten minutes or so. You’ll find the pimple has both dried out and become less red in appearance.
Coral or rose colored blush can make a square face look less angular, with a softer overall appearance. Use your finger to apply cream blush to your cheeks on the apples, then gently fan the blush toward your temples.
When your skin loses its tan becoming pale in winter, a rosier tone can be attained by adding a pink or gold tone product to facial makeup. You can achieve a radiant, glowing effect by using a cosmetic sponge to distribute the product to the cheek bones and brow bones. Stop there; any more and you will just look shiny.
Apply eye shadow to seal in eyeliner. When you are making up your eyes, apply your liner before your eye shadow. Then, when applying the shadow, slightly dampen a cotton swab and add some eye shadow. Smooth this over the liner and you will find it lasts much longer.
Apply cream to your eyes every night. The skin around your eyes is delicate, and not as thick as the skin elsewhere on your face. This makes the skin around your eyes more prone to be lined and dry. Keeping the skin moist is a simple solution to that beauty problem.
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.
Use conditioner on your legs. The very same conditioners you use to treat your tresses can be used to replace your shaving creams. Conditioners are cheaper and have more staying power than your usual creams. You also can save shower time by not having to fumble with more than one product.
Beauty is in the details, so you may have to spend a little bit of time on the small things that are often overlooked. This could mean using a good exfoliant in the shower or learning the correct way to shave your face or your legs. These small things add up to a much better you.
Keep petroleum jelly on hand for a variety of beauty tricks. Use it for removing eye make-up, it is gentle and effective. Use it as an intensive dry skin treatment. Use petroleum jelly in place of lip gloss for healthy soft lips. It is widely available and cost effective.
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.
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.
If you want that shiny look on your legs, but don’t want a greasy feel to them, just use your regular lotion, and gloss it up a little by adding a small drop of baby oil. This will give you luster and softness, without the resulting greasiness of the baby oil alone.
If you have woken up with splotchy, irritated or puffy skin, then look to tea bags for a cure. No, not for drinking in this case, but to dab on the problem areas. Use a tea bag of green tea that has been steeped for a minute or two and cooled. You then dab it on your face, and let the natural antioxidants in the tea reduce the inflammation.
If you have your favorite perfume that you wish you could have the lotion to match, but just don’t want to have to pay the price for it, then make your own. All you need do is add a few drops of your favorite fragrance into any lotion that is scent-free. You can then rub it in and enjoy the resulting scent for the rest of your day.
Having sunglasses may not always be a good thing, because it could either ruin or help beauty. Whether or not to wear sunglasses is an individual decision. Consider things like “Can I live without these?” “, are just a few questions to ask.
Set your own beauty standards. Don’t look to movies and TV to tell you what is beautiful. Beauty should be based on you. Use the advice below to enhance the good looks you already have. The only person you really need to please is yourself.