Keep rosewater in your beauty supply kit. Rosewater is a remedy with roots in antiquity. Rosewater has many uses, from soothing sunburn to helping cure allergic rashes. It is the best toner you could use on your own skin. Apply daily after cleaning to tighten skin's appearance and remove excess oil.
Create a funky, modern nail design by using scrap booking scissors with scalloped, zig-zag or other edges. You can cut regular cellophane tape with the scissors and place them on your nails before painting to create great stripes, two-tone effects, or other interesting designs. Try using matte polishes next to glossy ones for a multi-textured effect.
Don't forget about inner beauty. You can look as good as you'd like, but it won't mean anything if you are a terrible person. Haven't you met someone who was attractive at first until you found out what kind of person they were? Work on your inner beauty as much as you work on your outer beauty and not only will it show, but you will feel better about yourself in the process.
Apply a moisturizer that is light before putting a fake tan on your skin. A fake tan will collect on spots of your skin that are dry. You should make sure you pay attention to your feet, elbows, knees and around your wrists. Apply lotion to these areas before applying a fake tanner.
A handy beauty tip is to add a little nail polish remover to your nail polish. This helps to thin the nail polish out and make it last a little longer. It is also a good technique to use when your nail polish is a little older and has started to thicken up a bit.
If you love a certain nail polish, and it starts to look a little dry or is about to run out, add a little bit of nail polish remover to the bottle. Shake it very well, and you will end up with having an easier time getting some more use out of it.
As part of your beauty routine, buy high quality makeup brushes. High quality brushes contain fine hairs, which will make your cosmetic application even. They are also soft on the skin, so you can avoid those micro scratches that can lead to wrinkles and blemishes. A high quality set will cost more, but it is well worth the investment.
Your hair color should influence which cosmetic colors look the best on you. For example, if you are a brunette, you can use a dark mahogany eyeshadow as a multitasking tool. In a pinch, it can be used to fill in sparse eyebrows, line your upper lash line, and even cover gray roots on your hairline.
Never go to the cosmetics counter for skincare application tips while your skin is irritated, bumpy, or in especially bad shape. Applying a new cosmetic product over the irritated skin can actually make the condition much worse. Wait until the condition has improved, then make the trip and set up an appointment.
Take care of your teeth. A beautiful smile can brighten your appearance just as much as a terrible smile can hurt your appearance. Make sure to have dental checkups as well as to fix any cosmetic dental problems that make you feel uncomfortable. Being happy with your smile will show on your face; it will make you look that much better.
If you have a high forehead, you can use common cosmetic products to draw attention away to your face. Using a matte, powdered bronzer or blush that is one shade deeper than your normal shade, brush the powder along your hairline beginning at your ears. Use a cosmetic sponge to blend well, then brush your hair over the hairline.
If you have sensitive skin there are certain things you should avoid doing in order to keep your skin healthy and looking its best. Do not wash your face with regular soap, do not use harsh, overly strong cosmetics, do not use facial masks that dry out the skin, avoid the use of foaming cosmetics and do not use cosmetics that contain fruit acids or alcohol.
So you like the smell of your fancy soap, and just don't have the heart to use those pretty bars in your bath or shower? Just put them in your underwear or shirt drawer to capture those scents you love. You will be smelling fresh and clean all day long.
Use cream cleansers, especially on your face. Soap can dry your skin and lead to skin that appears weathered and older. Keep your skin beautiful by using cleansers that are more like lotion and cream and less like harsh cleaner. Your skin will thank you for the change in beauty supplies.
You are very good at applying your makeup and washing it off at the end of the day. Are you as diligent when cleaning your makeup brushes? Chances are, you are not. It is advised to wash your makeup brushes at least once a month using a gentle soap such as baby shampoo. Lather them up gently, rinse, and let them air dry.
If you have run out of shaving cream and you don't want to use soap to shave your legs because of the drying effect, then use hair conditioner! Coating your legs with conditioner before shaving will soften the hair and make it easier to shave, leaving the legs feeling very soft and silky.
Brush your skin with a dry soft brush before showering to stimulate oil production and improve the health of your skin. Use a circular motion to brush, working your way up from your feet to your face; finish with a gentle cleansing warm shower and soap.
To help you to break your bad habit of biting your nails, scrape your nails (no matter how short they are) across a bar of soap before you go about your daily business. This can clean out some dirt beneath your nails. It will also give you a foul-tasting reminder the next time you chew your nails without thinking.
See, that wasn't that hard to read through. After reading through that, you ought to be a bit excited to start experimenting and trying new things. Hopefully these new things yield results that work for you. If not, try something else until you are pleased with the results. That's the best part about beauty, it has endless possibilities.