Almost every woman – and more than one man – has a well-established personal beauty regimen. There is so much useful advice available in the field that the odds are very good that a few quick tips can significantly improve the effectiveness of a beauty routine. Here are some tips:
Use coffee ground to smooth your hands. Don’t throw out old coffee grounds. Save them in a bag in your fridge. Twice a week, before moisturizing your hands, use a teaspoon of the coffee grounds and rub your hands together. Wash your hands, then apply lotion as you normally would.
A great way to accentuate the upper lash line and not create an overly spidery fringe is to apply a strip of the false lashes that are used for your lower lashes. Apply from corner to corner and because they are shorter than usual falsies, they will thicken the lash line and not cause excessive elongation.
If you break your favorite eye shadow, repair it instead of throwing it out. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the shadow tray and break up the shadow into a powder using a butter knife over the plastic. Then, saturate the shadow with rubbing alcohol, place a tissue over the shadow, and top it with a coin. Press down as hard as you can to re-compact the broken shadow. The alcohol will evaporate, leaving you with a shadow that’s as good as new.
Sometimes, when coloring your hair, you may find that the color you chose simply isn’t strong or intense enough for your liking. You can solve this problem by purchasing a second box of color, mixing half the product with shampoo, and reapplying it to just-colored hair. Let it sit for only 5-10 minutes before rinsing and you will find the color intensified.
Drink enough water. Every cell in your body needs water to function; in fact, the human body is 60 to 70% water. If you aren’t drinking your eight to ten glasses of clean water daily, you are putting yourself at risk for dry, flaky skin as well as lifeless hair and brittle nails. Drink up and look your best.
Have your eyebrows professionally waxed or trimmed. Eyebrows are often overlooked, but they can shape the face like nothing else. Look through magazines and find eyebrow shapes that you think will suit you, and give them to a professional so they have an idea of what you’re looking for. You’ll find that your eyebrows look neater and your face looks more striking.
When you don’t have time to wash your hair, you can use a dry shampoo to perk up your limping locks. Use a round brush when you blow-dry your roots to create volume. The dry shampoo and the natural oils in your hair will work together to produce a thickening effect.
The processes, techniques and products that make up a personalized beauty regimen need not be expensive or time-consuming. Even though satisfactory beauty results depend on hard work, working smarter can save a lot of time. Tips like the ones above might be valuable keys to getting better results with less effort.