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.
Place some moisturizer in a small sample jar or in an empty lip gloss container. You can put this small jar anywhere you go! Use a dab of moisturizer to freshen up when your skin feels dry.
Keep eye drops on you at all times. Keep them in your purse, desk or both. This will help your eyes glisten through the day and make you not look so tired. Looking at a computer all day can also make your eyes red and keeping eye drops around will help that.
New products called mattifying lotions are perfect for any makeup kit because they can be applied anywhere on the face that appears slick from excessive oils. These lotions often have a creamy or heavy gel consistency and can be applied without a mirror; it also provides a smooth foundation upon which your makeup can be applied.
Make sure that you are not allergic to your fake eyelashes. You should test the glue on your arm to see if you have an allergic reaction. Cover the area that you have applied the test glue.
Vitamin E is like the Swiss army knife of skin care. There are many ways to use this healing vitamin. It is helpful in making your skin soft. Get a lotion that contains vitamin E for your nails if you tend to break them easily.
For smooth, streak-free results, exfoliate your skin before applying self-tanner. Dead, dry skin can cause self-tanner to absorb unevenly. This can result in streaks, splotches and areas of color that are darker than they should be. You can eliminate this problem by exfoliating your skin before you apply self-tanner. By removing dead skin cells, exfoliating can help ensure that yourself tanner absorbs evenly and gives you a beautiful, streak-free glow.
Do you find your nails get easily chipped and scratched once they are painted? Using a top coat can help you avoid this. Just remember that a top coat is not the same as regular clear nail polish. Make sure you get a true top coat, not simply clear polish.
If your hair is greasy or oily, an easy way to fix this if you don’t have time to wash it, is to use a bronzer compact or baby powder. Brunettes should carry bronzer compact and add to extra oily hair, and blondes should do the same with baby powder. This will temporarily hide your unwashed hair.
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.
Always apply a heat protectant spray to your hair before using a curling iron, flat iron or hair dryer. Heat can damage your hair, leaving it brittle, dry and full of split ends. Just like their name implies, heat protectant sprays coat your hair to protect it from the heat. This allows it to stay smooth, sleek and shiny no matter how you choose to style your hair.
You could create your own mouthwash at home using a mixture of peppermint oil and purified water. Add a single drop of peppermint oil for each ounce of water used. Start by boiling the water, then decant the oil into a heat-resistant glass container. Add the boiling water. Use a clean cloth to cover the container and let it cool. Pour this into a container, such as a bottle, with an air-tight lid. Your mouthwash is ready for use!
When you want the added beauty of curled lashes, and do not want to hassle with getting them to set, try this: before you use the curler, apply a thin coat of mascara to your lashes. Then while your lashes are still wet, use the curler. Doing this will allow you to curl your eyelashes faster and easier.
Curry leaf chutney is something you can eat to avoid getting grey hairs. This chutney has properties that product pigments for your hair color. You will need to eat a teaspoon daily to see results.
If you like powdered mineral products but they mess with your skin, get a product that has no bismuth oxychloride. This ingredient is a common culprit that often causes irritation, but many brands do not use this pigment.
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.
If you have grey hair dyed dark, and your roots are beginning to show, try putting the same color mascara as your dyed hair. If your hair is dyed a lighter color such as blond, spray some hairspray on the roots and use a bit of bronze or gold-colored eyeshadow. Or, you can try one of the root color-combs available at local beauty supply stores.
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.