Are you creating your own beauty regimen for the first time? You probably don’t even know where to start. It’s no secret that creating a beauty regimen for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Below are some tips that can help to make finding techniques and products that work for you a bit smoother.
Before using a self tanner, always exfoliate. This important step ensures that any dead skin cells are removed. Your tan will look even and far more natural this way. This will also help with making it last longer and look like a real tan.
A few drops of rich sweet almond oil can be a very useful addition to your skincare routine as well as for use in emergencies. Use it on dry skin to infuse heavy duty moisture, or apply it to your cuticles to make them noticeably softer before a manicure or pedicure.
To give your medium-to long-length hair a quick boost of volume in the morning, turn your head upside down, then apply a spray-on product like mousse or serum to add volume. Aim for the roots, then scrunch your hair at the crown and sides. Turn right-side up, then use your fingers to smooth the top layer.
Prior to putting on your makeup, utilize a light moisturizer. Not only are moisturizers excellent for your skin, they help make it easier to apply your makeup evenly. Your makeup will not look blotchy if you use a moisturizer. That is a wonderful way to help makeup last and to also look fresh.
Because of all the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners it is actually recommended to not shampoo and condition every day, especially multiple times daily. To maintain hair condition and not damage it, most beauticians recommend shampooing and conditioning every other day at maximum. This prevents you from damaging your hair with all the chemicals in it.
You can camouflage an unsightly double chin by brushing on a swipe of rosy-brown powder blush along your jawline from your ears to your chin. Next, use a light, translucent powder on your natural chin and blend the entire area very well. This may take a bit of practice, but when done properly, it makes a noticeable difference.
If you have a wide face, you can make it appear less wide by applying a rosy, creamy blush only on the apples of both your cheeks. However, you should be careful to not apply it too close to your nose or extend the color out past your ears as this will make your face appear even wider.
Give yourself a quick facial at home by filling a bowl with hot water, and then steaming your face over it with a towel draped over your head. This will open your pores and help to eliminate black heads. Follow with a cold water rinse to close the pores and continue your makeup routine.
Peppermint oil and water can be combined for use as a mouthwash. For every ounce of water you use, put in one drop of the peppermint oil. Start by boiling the water and measure the oil drops into a ceramic or a Pyrex container. The next step is to add the boiling water. Use a clean cloth to cover the container while it cools. Store the solution in a bottle that has a lid that fits tightly. Now you are free to use you new, homemade, mouthwash!
If you have time for nothing else, focus on your eyebrows. Sometimes you might not have time to do your makeup. This is fine. However, if you still want to pull a look together, try focusing on your eyebrows. Shape them, brush them and be sure to fill them in. Eyebrows are often the focus of your face.
Choose your eyeshadow based on your eye color to make your eye makeup really pop. If your eyes are blue, shades of brown are the most flattering. For brown eyes, try purple shadows like lavender or plum. If your eyes are green, golden shades are very flattering, as are many shades from the brown family.
To get super shiny hair, try giving your hair some deep conditioning! After washing your hair, squeeze out all excess water and apply a healthy dollop of conditioner to your hair, focusing on your hairline, the nape of the hair, and the ends. Apply a shower cap and let the conditioner soak in 10 minutes before you rinse it out. You’ll have gorgeous silky hair when it dries!
When painting your nails, always use a good base coat. Not only does a base coat allow polish to better adhere to your nails, but it prevents your nails from becoming discolored, which is common when using darker colors. For maximum staying power, look for adhesive base coats, which dry to a somewhat tacky finish.
You’ve heard it’s important to exfoliate, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive loofah bath mitts or scrubs. Any drugstore, grocery store, or dollar store sells inexpensive kitchen sponge/scrubbers (where the rough side is green and the sponge side is yellow). These sponges work great for body exfoliation – but please don’t use the green side on your face.
You can spend big bucks on special dandruff shampoos containing salicylic acid for your dandruff and/or flaky scalp. But did you know that salicylic acid is, in fact, aspirin? So you can skip the expensive shampoos. Just take a regular uncoated aspirin or two, crush it to a powder, and mix it with your shampoo. Let it sit on your scalp for a minute and you will find it has the same result as more expensive treatments.
As you have seen, beauty regimens are not as scary as they might appear at first glance. Just think of all of the benefits they have and all of the fun techniques you can pick up along the way, along with all of the money it can save you on finding products that work with your body and budget.