As the old saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Beauty is what you make of it, and what you consider to be beautiful. That being said, this article will give you some beauty secrets and tips that you can start applying to your life immediately.
Use a quality moisturizing lotion on your face. This holds true for even the oiliest or greasiest of skin. Good moisturizers should contain SPF.
Gently brush your lips with a soft toothbrush. This will help you remove dead skin cells from your lips and make them soft. You should then apply Vaseline or another type of lip balm to moisturize your lips and keep them soft. You can do this every day or every other day.
Do you have trouble with chipped or scratched nails? A top coat will keep your nails in fabulous condition for up to a week! Don’t confuse this with regular nail polish that is simply clear, as there is a tremendous difference between the two. Buy top coat, not clear polish.
Avoid licking your lips. When you constantly lick your lips, rather than become moist, they actually dry out. Try carrying a lip balm or gloss in your pocket or purse, and put it on anytime you feel like doing some licking. You will soon find your lips in beautiful condition.
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.
You should use an eye shadow that contains a shimmer. Your eyes will seem bigger and brighter thanks to the glitter and sparkle. Many eye shadows come with shimmery options. Chose colors you are comfortable wearing. Have fun trying out various application techniques and colors.
When applying eyeshadow, look downward and toward the mirror. Don’t pull on your eyelids or apply excess pressure to them. You can apply your eye shadow with accuracy the first time if you cast your eyes downward when looking in the mirror. You will be able to view your eyelid clearly without touching them.
To help your lip gloss last longer, apply lip liner first. Fill in your whole lip with the liner before putting on your gloss. With the liner applied, the gloss will have something to stick to, which will help it stay on all day long. For the best effect, use a liner close to the natural color of your lip.
When applying a liquid liner, keep your eyes open to keep the line from looking uneven. Start by applying the liner in three dashes, one in the inside corner of the eye, one in the middle and one on the corner, then go back and connect the dashes for a smooth and beautiful line.
It is very common to hear the phrase “real beauty comes from within” and this is very true, even when talking about external beauty. When you feel confident with yourself, it helps you to change many small factors that you may not even realize. The result of this is that you actually look more beautiful, as well.
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.
Eye drops can add brightness to your eyes throughout the day. The drops will prevent your eyes from becoming red and bloodshot and also help you to look more awake. Always keep this in your desk at work and follow the directions on the package.
Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even-colored you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Foundations should be very light in weight.
Open the pores on your face by steaming your face often. It can be done quite easily by filling a bowl with hot water and holding your face over the bowl with a towel over your head. It will open the pores, draw out deep dirt and debris and make your skin glow. Splash your face with cold water directly after to close the pores back up.
Make any eye shadow bend to your will. If you are bored with the shadow choices in your beauty kit, it may be time to get creative. Try using a moistened brush to apply your shadow. You will find it brighter and more interesting than it was before. Try it as an eyeliner too.
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.
Stand up straight. Standing up straight, with your shoulders back and down and your chest out, makes you look better. It gives you the appearance of having lost weight and makes you look confident. Try it in the mirror and you’ll see how much better you look when you just correct your posture.
Your beauty is an outward reflection of your inner self. Use the information, tips and secrets that you read in this article to let your inner beauty shine on your outward person for the whole world to see. You will notice a confidence that you haven’t had before.