We all have our own ways of doing things. We love experimenting, whether it is the way we dress or the food we eat. Especially, there are a range of experiments and diy’s in the world of beauty.
Did you know?
Ancient Egyptian women were the first to wear make-up. They created the first make-up by using lead ore and copper.
Beauty is how we present and express ourselves in terms of our attire and makeup. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, but due to many factors, such as, increase in pollution, our day to day chores out of our homes and others. It has become essential to take good care of our body, skin and face. Maintenance of our beauty is very important.
So, we bring you a list of beauty tips and advice from beauty professionals, from head to toe –
So Let’s Start with Your Hair
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No more damaging hair color
Who doesn’t love hair colour! Once in a while we all have thought of coloring our hair, isn’t it? Hair colors can be damaging. Use a protective treatment with your hair color to avoid hair damage. It resists hair frizziness and strengthens hair.
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Humidifier for your hair
Hair humidifier keeps hair frizz-free, smooth and easy to detangle. It makes your hair softer and easily manageable.
Give your hair some cotton love
Using a cotton fabric like a cotton t-shirt for drying hair helps – lessen frizziness, less tangling and preserves hair moisture.
Faster hair growth
Hair products that have a good proportion of biotin and vitamin B speedens hair growth.
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If your scalp is healthy, your hair is healthy!
Good quality and healthy scalp promotes good hair growth. Therefore for beautiful healthy hair, focus on the scalp. Use scalp serums and oil on hair routinely. It helps in nourishment of the hair and gives healthy hair. Many experts have sworn by the benefits of warm oil on the scalp. It relaxes the scalp, provides healthy nourishment and prevents the scalp from drying out.
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Moving on to the Face
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Shaving facial hair?
When you are shaving facial hair, move the shaver towards the direction of hair growth. This will reduce the accident of any cuts. This will make the process a lot easier.
Face oil is a great replacement of face highlighter (if you don’t wish to use one). It acts as a good primer that helps to hold the makeup in place. It does not dry out the skin and helps in moisture retention. It helps in easy and even makeup application.
How to hydrate matte lipsticks yet keep them matte!
Matte lipsticks tend to dry out and for those who have dry lips it is indeed a concerning problem! Thus, use a lip balm or a lip scrub before using a matte lipstick. They help to maintain the lips moisture and provide the needed hydration.
Follow a lip care routine religiously to get rid of dry lips and have smooth, plump lips all year round.
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Matte lipstick touch-ups rule
It is advised that in case of matte lipstick touch-up, always remove the first layer of matte lipstick and then apply a new one. Why?
Because if you apply layers after layers on a matte lipstick, the lips will appear flaky and dry, especially when you pout!
Don’t let pollution harm your face
The dust and pollution outside can have a detrimental effect on your face skin. Therefore, rejuvenate your skin, time and again with products that are rich in vitamin c and antioxidants.
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Lip liners before lipsticks
You may have heard this before!
Always use a lip liner before applying any lipstick. Whether it is matte, creamy or liquid. Lip liners help to keep the lipstick in place, i.e., it prevents lipstick bleeding. Lip liners are also quite helpful to shape your lips and to accentuate the lip area.
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To avoid getting a cut crease eyeshadow look, the first step is to get rid of the excess oil. How?
Use an eyeshadow base or any good quality pressed powder and then apply your choice of eyeshadow colour.
For a more re-defined and uplift eyebrows resort to pale shades.
Lift up those cheekbones
To uplift your cheekbones, in a natural way, use light blush dust powder. That will help plump your cheekbones and give them extra lift.
Many of you worry about face hollows, isn’t it? Experts suggest that you shift to the option of highlighting, then plainly shading them.
Coordinate color concealer to colored skin blemishes
Always be mindful about choosing the right concealer colour to conceal your skin blemishes. For example, face skin’s redness can be concealed, very effectively with a green coloured concealer. Also, lavender coloured concealers used to hide yellow tinted skin. Therefore study the colour of your skin blemishes and then use a colored concealer, accordingly.
Wide eyes – even eyeliner application
While applying your eyeliner, keep your eyes wide open. That will help to make an even line. Additionally, to create any eye makeup that needs an extended lash line, use your eyeliner to make dashes. Then connect the dashes, to form the line. The application is easy and reduces any chance of mishaps.
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Conceal blemishes – Foundation or concealer?
Use a concealer for concealing your skin imperfections. Too much of a foundation to do the same job will make your face appear cakey.
Make-up application basic thumb rule
One thumb rule of applying makeup is to move from thin to thick layers.
Maintain the right pH balance of face with a face toner
Toner helps to maintain the right pH level of your skin. Due to exfoliation, scrubbing and daily cleansers used on your face, the skin tends to fluctuate a little from its natural pH balance. Now, we cannot do without a make-up routine that involves face cleansers and moisturizers! Therefore, toner comes to the rescue, to provide the right pH balance of your skin. Toners also help in refreshing the makeup now and again. Spray or mist your face with a toner, then dab with a tissue paper and finally, dust with any loose powder.
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Serum can be found for specific causes – anti-ageing serum, dark spot control serum etc. They help to treat the right problems and give healthy skin.
Red or pink cream blush for immediate face makeup brightening
Use a red or pink cream blush to immediately brighten a dull appearance. The overtones of red or pink cream blush can be used on cheeks and then set with a loose compact powder, to attain a bright and beautiful face on-the-go.
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Cleanse & moisturize twice a day
Cleanse and moisturize your face twice a day. One, after the morning shower, when you start your day. Two, at the end of the day, before going to a good night’s sleep. Therefore, use a moisturizer that is suitable for day and night use.
Know your skin type before using a face cleanser. Why?
Because, ideally for oily skin beauties, cleansers with salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide. Similarly, for dry skin and matured skin, use creamy or milk based cleanser. Particularly, for those of you who are dealing with brown spots, face cleanser infused with Alpha hydroxy acid is beneficial.
Dab dab dab (not what you think!)
From setting your makeup in place, to drying your face after washing it, always dab and never rub.
Never resort to excessive face scrubbing or exfoliation! Once a week exfoliation is desirable and good for your skin. Too much of it will lead to excessive breakouts, make your skin appear dull and flaky.
Double cleansing routine
Professional beauty artists often swear by the concept of double cleansing. The first step is to use a cleaning oil aur makeup cleanser to remove makeup. The second step thereafter using a face wash or a face cleanser for full cleaning.
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Did you know about eye creams on lips but…
Eye creams that are rich in moisture but without firming aspect, can be used on lips. It makes your lips uber smooth. Provides hydration and softens them. But be aware of those eye creams that are used for firming! Those aren’t suitable for the given reason.
Play with makeup, on the most loved feature of your face
Play more with the feature on your face, that gets more compliments. Learn to experiment with different styles. Highlight that feature more, in different ways and use it to accentuate the overall makeup look
Let’s Discuss Nails Now
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Wish to dry your nail polish faster, on a tight schedule?
This is what the experts say – as soon as you wear your nail polish, submerge your nails in ice cold water. This will quicken the drying process.
Olive oil for nail arts? What!
Coating your nails with olive oil helps at the end process of nail art. Olive oil functions as an easy base, to remove excess nail polish around the nails.
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Filing your nails is as important as a pedicure or a manicure. To keep your nails in shape, protect them from breaking or chipping, file them now-and-then (as needed).
Wear a glove or follow this tip to get rid of tinted makeup sprays from nails
Always wash your nails or wipe them clean after using any tinted makeup spray. Or, after using a dry shampoo. The best precaution is to wear gloves and carry out these activities. But, if you didn’t, remove the color from your nails before asap. Thereafter, it will become too difficult to remove them.
Self tanning gone wrong?
Get rid of any orangey color, caused by self tanning. Whether, on your face or body. Use a cotton swab (on face) or a damp paper towel (on body or face) to wipe out the excess color.
Alpha hydroxy lotion in winters
Hot showers during winter is relaxing and kind of a mandatory routine. Before stepping out, pat dry your body and use an alpha hydroxy lotion. That will help moisturize the skin effectively.
What happens if you don’t – during winters skin tends to get dry. As for those beauties, who already have dry skin, it can get even drier. After a hot shower, when skin comes in immediate contact with the cool dry air it starts to become more rough and dull.
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Meditation and exercise
Improved blood circulation helps in achieving a glowing, healthy and lively skin. Exercise more, meditate more and cleanse your body and mind of impurities. Exercise helps in sweating. When you sweat, you are letting out all the impurities from underneath the skin. The more you sweat, the more your skin gives a natural glow.
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Drink water according to your body structure and needs. Water helps to refresh your body from the inside out. It drains impurities from inside. Makes your digestive tract function healthily, thereby, improving digestion. It cleanses your digestive tract and refreshes your body from the inside.
Waxing or shaving for oily skin beauties?
If you have oily skin for very oily skin waxing can lead to irritation and redness. Therefore, experts suggest that opt on shaving. Unlike wax strips shaving causes no pain for any kind of skin irritation.
Sunscreens and non-sunscreen products
We all know that sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Yet many use a non-sunscreen product, either before using a sunscreen or after using one.
Do not do that!
Because – when you use a non-sunscreen product after applying sunscreen on your face and body, it dilutes the content of the sunscreen. As a result, the effect of the sunscreen on your skin reduces. The barrier that it creates between your skin and harmful UV sun rays, loosens.
Rose and lavender to lessen skin inflammation
Rose and lavender have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. It can effectively calm skin inflammation.
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Olive oil is beneficial for skin. It provides the necessary nourishment and moisturization. It hydrates your skin. Keeps it soft and supple. It prevents your skin from drying away or appearing dull and worn-out.
Moisturization after waxing, shaving or epilation
Whether you shave, wax or carry out any other hair removal techniques, moisturization after hair removal is mandatory. It prevents your skin from breaking away or becoming flaky and gives the required moisture in the skin pores.
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Pumice stone is very effective in removal of dead skin cells that have built up over a prolonged time. A great tool for skin scrubbing and exfoliation. It is not harsh on skin, therefore, causes no wear and tear!
Makeup and skincare routine
A makeup routine is as essential as maintaining a healthy balanced diet. Quite similar to our food routine that consists of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in-between meals. In the same way, our skin needs a properly timed healthy skin care routine, one that must be followed religiously to incur a healthy soft glowing skin.
Makeup and skincare routine will also help you to keep your skin issues in check! It will help to keep a track of how your skin is performing over the time.
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Never use too many products
Don’t use too many products in one go. Usage of too many products together does not necessarily mean that it will achieve the right results for you. Just because one product has worked beautifully for your friend, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will work the same on your skin. Every skin is different and has different requirements!
Patience is the key
Whether you want acne free skin, a glowing skin, or you may want a smooth and supple skin.
No matter what your objective is, give your skin and yourself a substantial amount of time. Invest in the right beauty regime. Give yourself and your skin the time that it needs. The right effects will take time to appear, therefore never rush into it!
Knock on the doctor’s door
If you are experiencing any serious beauty related issue, whether any body part or skin, take help from a doctor.
For example, if you’re experiencing eye squinting, refer to a doctor, whether you may need glasses or not. Too much eye squinting can weaken the elastin in the eye area.
If you are experiencing the first signs of a serious skin issue, a doctor visit is priority.
A good night sleep is very important for or revitalization of your skin. If you do not have a good sleep your face and skin may appear dull and worn out the next morning. Therefore, overnight skincare routine is suggested by beauty professionals across the world. The night hour or the sleep hour is one of the very important phases of any beauty routine. It helps to calm your nerves and relaxes the whole body.
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A healthy diet and the right nutrition is very important to get a glowing face and skin. Incorporate more fruits, nuts and dietary fibre in your food. Provide your body with the necessary nutrition and do not opt to starve, because that will only make matters worse in the long run! Eat the right proteins and energise your body. Do not lack your body of its necessary nutrition. Eat food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential minerals.
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Be beautiful from inside, as well as on the outside. Maintenance of good health, beauty and skin care regime is utmost important. Certain rules and regulations must be followed to achieve the beauty you want to see in/on yourself. Whether it is makeup or your daily diet. They help you to keep your habits in check and also guide you towards the right beauty routine. Overall, making you look beautiful with each passing day. We would love to hear if you have any other tips that you swear by.