When you think of beauty, do you just see it as something that makes your commute take much longer? If so, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Beauty is so much more than that and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
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.
Create an alcohol-free natural mouthwash with peppermint oil and purified water. Mix one drop of peppermint oil for every ounce of water. The first step is to boil the water. Then you will need to measure the peppermint drops into a vessel made of ceramic or Pyrex. Add boiling water to the pot. Use a clean cloth to cover the container and let it cool. Then decant the mixture into a bottle that has a lid which fits tightly. Now you have mouthwash!
Apply a lotion or cream containing sunscreen every day. You have to live your whole life with the same skin and it is worth the investment to protect it. You should start off each day with a coat of sunscreen before you even think of going outside. Your skin will thank you.
Change your pillowcase to make yourself more beautiful. A simple way to avoid unnecessary wrinkles is to switch your case from a cotton type to a satin or silk case. Cotton is drying and rough on skin and it known to cause wrinkles, typically, on the side of your face that you sleep on.
Exfoliating your body prior to applying tanning lotion or spending time in a tanning bed will extend the life of your tan! Since skin sheds, it’s best to do as much of it as possible before getting that great tan so you can keep the glorious glow even longer! Any natural exfoliant applied a day or two before tanning will do!
A great tip to use when tweezing your eyebrows is to use restrain. Over plucking the brows can lead to bald patches and emaciated brows where hair only grows back irregularly. If this has happened, use a brow gel which is protein-spiked to encourage healthy regrowth and brow fillers that can shade in areas that are problems.
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!
Hand lotion can be a great fix for a bad hair day! In the cold of winter when static has you looking electric, rub a small amount of lotion on your hands and gently pat your hair down. In the humid summer, do the same on the ends of your hair to tame frizz!
A proven solution to dead skin buildup is to use a pumice stone in the shower. The skin is much softer when it absorbs moisture from the shower so it will come off easier. Do not use a razor to remove dead skin, this causes more skin to grow back in the areas which it was removed.
There is a very fine yet very important line between vanity and taking care of yourself. It is important that you stay on the correct side of this line. Beauty should be a small part of your daily routine and if it is becoming an obsession then you should try to rethink your priorities.
If you suffer from ingrown hairs when shaving, try using a bit of quality moisturizing cream on your legs as soon as they’re done “ that is before your legs are fully dry. A quality moisturizing cream is rich in emollients, which means that existing hairs will grow straight outward, rather than embed in your skin.
If you are over a certain age and uncertain as to how to wear makeup in a flattering way, please take advantage of the makeup professionals at your local department store. Pick a brand that appeals to you and plunk yourself down in the chair of the most skilled-looking makeup artist. They will be happy to give you tons of free helpful advice on the best way to bring your “now” beauty out. Whether you buy their products or not is entirely up to you, but the makeover and the advice are free and yours to keep.
Even if you have greasy skin, you should apply moisturizer to it, at least, when you go to bed. Oil on your face may lead you to believe that you have an excessive amount of moisture in your skin but that is not the kind of moisture that your skin needs, in order to remain healthy.
After reading through all of that, do you still see beauty in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more and that they are very simple things that you can add to your commute to help improve your appearance? It’s really not hard work and hours of getting ready. It’s, basically, whatever you make it.