Beauty is often judged against Hollywood starlets. This is an not a good idea, since much of what we see in the media is unrealistic. You need to figure out what beauty is to you. The following paragraphs are going to fill your mind with ideas you can use to look more beautiful.
There is scientific evidence that people tend to prefer symmetry over asymmetry. In order to appear beautiful, it is a good idea to maintain symmetry. This can apply to anything from application of makeup to trimming of facial hair. Just try and make both sides of your face look the same.
If you are light skinned or have light hair you may want to consider tinting your eyebrows. This will enhance the color of your eyebrows and will draw attention to your eyes and brows. You can tint your eyebrows by yourself and can find the the tint at most beauty stores.
Use a bit of waterproof mascara if your eyes are feeling tired. This product can open up your eyes and enhance their appearance. Always keep some mascara on you so that you can retouch your eyes throughout the day.
Make your nail polish last longer. You can make your nails look like you just had a manicure and last longer by using a base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat. This will provide your nails with a glossy look that will last for at least a few weeks.
Pale or sparse eyebrows can be quickly and easily filled in to make them appear thicker and fuller. Use a disposable mascara wand to brush on dark brown eye shadow or mascara onto the brows, then comb it through with another disposable brush to smooth out the color and remove clumps.
Never go to bed without first removing all of your makeup. Do this with warm water and a gentle washcloth, or use a makeup remover. When you have removed the make-up, apply your regular skin care product. If you don’t remove make-up, it will clog your pores and you are more likely to get acne.
If you have problems keeping wild and unruly brows tamed, you can keep them under control by spraying a brow brush with a bit of hairspray or clear brow gel, then gently combing your brows into place. For added shaping, you can even use a very small dab of Vaseline.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on a fancy deep conditioning mask. There are many recipes you can make at home that include foods filled with nutrients that are great for your hair. A great one includes mashed strawberries and enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable paste. Leave it in your wet hair for 10 minutes and rinse.
To keep feet looking beautiful, especially during the warmer, dryer summer months, try applying Vaseline to them every day. It will keep them smooth and soft. Then go get yourself a pedicure and a pair of brand new sassy sandals, and you’ll have the best looking feet of the season.
Keep rosewater in your beauty supply kit. Rosewater is a remedy with roots in antiquity. Rosewater has many uses, from soothing sunburn to helping cure allergic rashes. It is the best toner you could use on your own skin. Apply daily after cleaning to tighten skin’s appearance and remove excess oil.
Do you want clear, clean, healthy skin? Exfoliation is essential! Exfoliate your skin regularly to remove all the junk, chemicals, and dirt you expose yourself to every day. The internet has lots of great recipes for exfoliaters that clean your skin naturally and without costing you an arm and a leg, check it out!
Choose products appropriate for your skin type. When you are selecting your facial products, whether they are lotions, toners or cleansers, make sure they are appropriate for your type of skin. Using products aimed at your particular problem areas can improve skin condition dramatically. Follow this up with a weekly face mask that purifies.
Give your face a monthly beauty treatment. You do not need to go to a spa to get your skin in its best shape. You can, instead, give yourself a complete facial at home. Start with a product to exfoliate, follow with a mudpack, next apply an astringent, and finish with a deep moisturizer.
Separate products for softening, protecting, and coloring are no longer necessary! Try using a tinted moisturizer instead of a typical foundation. You can save yourself a lot of time and money buying a lightly tinted moisturizer with a sunscreen to replace the heavier old-fashioned foundations and creams.
Petroleum jelly will make your feet soft and smooth, as a long as you apply it regularly. Most of those skin softeners on the market today are quite expensive, so use a simple remedy of petroleum jelly to get those feet nice and soft in a relatively inexpensive way. Liberally applying it all over feet three to four times every week will minimize chaffing, cracking and peeling and leave you with the softest ever feeling feet.
Never ever apply a tanning lotion when you are in a hurry as this will always lead to disaster! This is one beauty item you really need to take your time with otherwise you end up looking freaky, so smooth the tanning lotion well over elbows, knees and feet and wash your hands thoroughly to avoid streaking. Use your tanning lotion well in advance of sleeping to prevent a complete botch job and well in advance of any special occasion, just in case!
Have your own idea of what beauty means and avoid focusing on what beauty is to others from magazines or television. Base your definition of beauty on your own beliefs and your perceptions of reality. Apply what you have learned here to focus on your own beauty, not a fake representation of it.