Every New Year starts with many resolutions and promises made by individuals. Everyone seems quite ambitious and aims to achieve, what they have aspired in the past year. Mostly women are determined to bring a new gorgeous look accompanied by a perfect shaped body.
These targets sound quite difficult to meet, but few tips and tricks can help you a lot in changing your overall personality. For a perfect 2015, we have focused on the basic dos and don’ts which require minimum effort, yielding a greater effect.
1- Freeze Your Eyeliner
Liquid eye liner tends to crumble while putting on. This makes it a very tough job, to apply liner smoothly. Many beauticians recommend keeping eye liner 10 minutes in freezer, prior its use. Your liner will work smoothly throughout the day.
2- Shave With Conditioner
Conditioner is meant to soften the hair and make them smooth and shiny. It deeply nourishes the skin and moisturizes it evenly. If you don’t have shaving cream, then using conditioner will be the best option. If you have a bottle of conditioner in your bathroom that doesn’t suit your hair, then I guess you have got a right trick to use it effectively.
3- Rinse Hair With Beer Or Vinegar
Beer and vinegar holds the property to lock moisture in the hair. Rinse your hair with beer or vinegar and leave it for 5 minutes. Wait for 5 minutes now again rinse with cold water. Cold water will add extra shine to your hair.
4- Turn Up The Heat
Heat up your curler with hair dryer for few seconds. Now curl your lashes with it, you will feel a noticeable change in the performance of your curler. Your lashes will be curlier than ever.
5- Use Ice Cubes To Keep Fat, Acne And Wrinkles At Bay
If you have acne, break-outs, open pores or you feel fine lines have started to appear on your skin, them, don’t worry you can deal with all of them with a very simple and easily available ingredient at your home. ICE! Yes it is! Rubbing an ice-cube before going to bed controls the break-outs and prevents wrinkles from forming soon.
6- Make Your Manicure Last.. And Last
“Before applying nail polish, wipe nails with an acetone-based cleanser.” Said Essie Weingarten, the founder of Essie Cosmetics. Cleaning your nails thoroughly before apply nail polish will extend your manicure results.
7- Soothe Your Stomach.. And Your Face
Pepto-Bismol is normally used as a stomach soother, but it can be used as a facial mask as well. The formula contains elements that are found in most of the facial products. It can soothe skin, if applied to face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with fresh water
8- Apply Sunscreen Daily
“Wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. Even when it’s cloudy.” recommends the American Academy of Dermatology. UV rays are present throughout the day. They can cause sunburn and skin cancer as well. Apply a sunscreen 15 minutes prior moving out. Re-apply it after every few hours. Many dermatologists recommend applying it before swimming as well.
9- Don’t Neglect Your Elbows
Every time you bath, pay special attention to your elbows, knees and belly button. Many people forget them due to which these are the darkest parts of our body. Scrub them twice a week and massage bio-oil on it. You will notice a visible difference in the complexion.
10- Lighten your tresses With Chamomile Tea And Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is best known for its bleaching properties. If you want to lighten your traces than mix chamomile tea and lemon juice in equal quantities. Rinse your hair with it after you finish your bath. This will lighten your hair and make them shinier. For more effect, dry your hair in sunlight. UV rays lighten your hair color.
11- De-Puff Your Eyes With Raw Potatoes
Have your ever noticed, why potato turns black when exposed to open air? It’s rich with iron and nutrients that nourishes skin and gives an instant fairness. For puffy eyes or dark circles, cut a potato in slices and place it on your eyes. Lie down and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
12- Maximize The Lifespan Of Your Blow Out
Experts recommend washing hair twice a week. If you have a blow out, then the chances of weighing down hair is most. Heat opens the pores of your scalp, which produces oil. To avoid this, use a dry shampoo to remove the excessive oil produced (the only reason for weighing down).
13- Contouring Creates Dimension
No need to go for Botox or fillers to get a chiseled celebrity-like face. Proper contouring of nose cheeks and jawline creates dimensions and prominent looking features. Your face is three dimensional, so don’t use a single color. It will only make your face look pale and flat. Try using highlighters for the areas which catches more light.
14- Say Goodbye To Makeup Sponges
Sponges are ever thirsty monsters which absorbs liquid foundation every time your apply makeup. This causes waste of foundation and also produces bacteria in it. Why use such a product which only causes loss? Replace your sponge with foundation brushes. These brushes make application easy, don’t absorb your foundation and are easily washed.
15- Avoid Overly Rosy Cheeks
Overly applied blush doesn’t give a natural look on your face (better say makes you look like a clown). Try to give a light blush two inch away from your nose. Always focus on the apples of your cheeks when applying blush. Pinch on the cheeks to find out the color that will give a natural look.
16- Keep Misbehaving Brows In Check
Don’t dump your old tooth brush! It still holds good for you. Tooth brushes can be used for taming your eyebrows. Spritz hair spray on the bristles of tooth brush or old mascara wand and brush it through your brows. They will behave properly throughout the day.
17- Applying False Lashes
Add false lashes to make your ones look fuller and thicker. It requires easy and tricky steps. Just need a packet of false lashes, glue, Q-tip and tweezers. Start with loosening the lash band. Apply a thin coat of glue with Q-tip and wait for few seconds. Now with the help of tweezers, hold the lashes tightly and place it in the center of the lid, close to the lash line. Now fix it with your finger tip. Give it a final touch with a mascara coat.
18- Toothpaste Zaps Pimples
Zits are very painful and ugly looking creatures that appear on your face from nowhere. We all hate them especially when you have any upcoming especial occasion.
Don’t panic! A pea-sized tooth paste can save your day. Apply it on your face before going to bed. This will draw out all the impurities from clogged pores and reduce the swelling and redness. Use tooth pastes that contain baking soda, gel based toothpaste are completely useless for this trick. Repeat this step till it’s gone completely.
19- Blot Away Excess Oil
Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. Dealing with oily skin is a very tough job as anything you try can make more mess. Many women use powder to cover their glossy, shiny skin. This powder blocks the pores and creates black heads and break-outs. Before this oily skin, ruins your beauty, a simple blotting paper can save your day!
Use blotting paper to wipe-off the excessive oil from your skin. This trick will make your skin look dewy in few seconds.
20- No Makeup Remover? Try Lotion Instead
Remove your makeup as soon as you return or before going to bed, as leaving makeup on skin causes break-out. If you are out of makeup remover, then a simple baby lotion can do this job. Baby lotion works best for removing eye-liners.
21- Create Fuller Lips
In the days, where all your favorite super stars are having lip surgery to make them fuller, you will definitely dislike your thin, pursed lips.
Use a neutral lip pencil to make them look fuller, fill them with your favorite lip stick. For adding a pout, apply gloss on the center of your lips, when you are done!
22- Lashes For Miles
Long lashes lose curl after few hours. Over curling your lashes may lead to lash breakage. Curl your lashes before and after applying a thin coat of mascara, for long lasting curls. Don’t put extra pressure while curling. Heating your curler can also help you a lot.
23- Don’t Pop It
Zits are like pimples or boils that appear on your skin and causes inflammation and itchiness. Never pop them with your nails or by pinching them as it will spread the bacteria all over your face and hands, and will allow more zits to appear on your skin. The easiest way to get rid of them is to allow them to dry naturally or if you need them to disappear quickly then use a pea sized amount of tooth paste on it and leave it overnight. You will see a noticeable change in the size of zit.
24- Stop Your Hair Color From Fading
Coloring your hair too frequently can damage your hair texture. To avoid frequent recoloring, the only thing you can do is prevent the present color from fading. There are many shampoos in market that helps you protect your color from fading. You can also use a deep conditioning treatment at home one every two weeks. Avoiding excessive ironing and blow drying is another way to prevent it from fading.
25- Use A Flat Iron To Straighten your hair
Irons are used to remove creases from the cloths by providing heat to it. The same function is performed by our straightener. If you don’t have a straightener or you don’t have time to straighten every strand then you can flat your hair with your regular iron. It straightens hair instantly and gives the same shine as a straightener does.
26- Exfoliate Your Lips
Beautiful smile is loved by everyone but if it is worn on cracked or chapped lips then it loses its beauty and charm. The experts at The Beauty Department suggest exfoliating lips once a week. Mix sugar and lemon juice to make a nice scrub and rub it on your lips. Wipe your lips with tissue and enjoy your soft, smooth and pouty lips.
27- Microwave Lotion
Heat your lotion for 10 seconds in microwave, allow it to settle down for a minute and then apply it on your overall body. This lotion will bring the same comfort and result as you get in a spa. It is the cheapest and convenient way of getting spa at your place.
28- Exfoliate Daily
Dead skin cells block the pores, prevents the growth of new cells and makes your skin double shaded. Exfoliating skin helps in removing dead cells, helps it to rejuvenate and makes skin look healthy and shiny. Many exfoliating products are available in markets but if you want something natural and healthy for your skin then oatmeal and honey mask is the best way to exfoliate your skin.
29- Know Your Shade
Foundations are available in different shades and textures. You need to be clear about your skin type to choose from either liquid foundation or dry one. Once you have selected texture of your foundation it’s the time to choose the right shade. The simple way is to try foundation under your jawline and check it in natural sunlight. Remember the foundations containing SPF’s are used during day time and protects against UV rays but if you are going at any occasion where you will be captured then avoid using it as it causes screening effect.
30- Use of Old Mascara Wands
Mascara wands are very useful even after the tube is discarded. It can be used to comb brows as its small and fine bristles tame the brow hair properly. You can also use it for other home purposes like unclogging your sinks and cleaning of small complicated items.
31- Wear Pantyhose Or Tights
If you need to wear short skirt and you are rushing out of time then the best possible solution is to wear pantyhose or tights. This will make your legs look firm and hide the unwanted hair and blemishes. Try to play with colors and use patterned pair of tights to make your appearance livelier.
32- Tweezing Tips
Never play with tweezers as it can cause boil to appear on your skin and can also promote inward growth of hair. Always wash the area with warm water and then pluck your hair in the direction of hair growth.
33- Camouflage Grey Hair
Some people say, “Grey hair is Platinum highlight”, some say, “Gray hair is a sign of wisdom.” But whatever we say, Gray hair is a sign of aging. Mascara is a perfect choice for shading darker hair and blonde hair can be dusted using bronzing powder.
34- Cut Back On Pedicures
Clean and moisturize your feet on regular basis. Pumice stone is good for scrubbing feet and should be used during every shower. Regular scrubbing keeps feet clean and healthy. You can also try the magical Listerine Foot Soak recipe to get rid of toenail fungus and cracked feet. Make sure to apply a foot cream after your leave the shower, it moisturizes and softens the skin.
35- Use Dry Shampoo
Washing hair with shampoo regularly can damage hair, instead of washing hair; you can use dry shampoo as it absorbs the oil from your scalp and makes your tresses look fresh and clean. Try washing your hair near the scalp when taking regular shower.
36- Sleep on Silk or Satan pillows
Sleeping on cotton pillows causes hair damage. Replace your pillow case with Silk or Satan ones. Your hair fall will be reduced to half. Change your pillow cases today and you will see a noticeable change within a month.
37- Don’t Pump Your Mascara
The experts at Beauty Is My Duty forbade, pumping mascara tube with its wand (quickly moving it in and out) as it only creates air bubbles which causes mascara to dry quickly.
38- Apply Bronzer Evenly
Take equal quantity of bronzer (Self-tanning lotion) and moisturizer and mix them with your finger. Now apply it on your face, the way you apply your regular moisturizer. This will ensure the proper application of bronzer on your face.
39- Use Oil As A Cleanser
Mother Nature has created sebum glands in our body which are responsible for producing oil in the skin. These glands are stimulated when our skin gets dry or sometimes over-cleansing stimulates these glands. Using oil to cleanse your face or as a makeup remover can stop these glands to produce oil further and will pose an opposite effect on your skin.
40- Maintain hygiene
If you have acne or breakouts than try washing your pillow cases frequently. This will not reduce the acne but prevent it from spreading further. Try washing your pillow cases with anti-bacterial detergents to sterilize them.
41- Moisturize Properly
Apply pea size amount of moisturizer after every rinse instead of slathering your face with moisturizer at a time. It takes at least 15 minutes for the skin to completely absorb it. Susan Evans, a dermatologist, recommends,” the best way to apply face cream is to blend a dime-sized amount on your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead instead of moisturizing heavily.”
42- Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Every time you apply makeup on your face, you use brushes, sponges of puffs to blend in the products. Reuse of these tools can cause allergy or infection, as the residue contains bacteria which are harmful for our skin. Makeup tool kit should be washed after every couple of weeks, with cleaner products easily available from drug stores or if you need a cheaper solution than you can use your regular shampoo and conditioner to deeply wash them. You will feel a noticeable difference in the application of makeup with clean brushes.
43- Treat Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hair or razor bumps causes redness, itching, inflammation and severe irritation. Witch hazel is known for its healing properties, if applied to skin can give instant relief from the pain. Products containing Azulene can also soothe and relieve the pain. Mixture of sugar and virgin olive oil can be applied to affected area as sugar exfoliates the skin and olive oil heals it. (Don’t pluck the ingrown hair with tweezers as it promotes the further growth.)
44- Towel Dry The Right Way
Rubbing hair with towel makes them frizzy and causes split ends. Before leaving the shower, squeeze excess water from the hair with your hands and then wrap them loosely. Pat dry hair with towel to absorb the remaining moisture.
45- Consult A Doctor Before Taking Supplements
Shinny Hair, glowing skin and strong nails reflects health of a body, but to be healthy, we need Vitamins and minerals as we know that vitamins and minerals are essential for proper growth and functioning of body. Sometimes our body has deficiency and need supplements to overcome it, but these supplements’ should not be taken without doctor’s prescription. Right supplement in required quantity should be taken for a healthier life.
46- Remove Nail Polish Without Remover
Applying nail polish properly is an art, but removing it without a nail polish remover is a trick. Yes it is! You just need to apply a single top coat and instantly wipe it off with a cotton ball.
47- Perfume Basics
Always spray perfume on wrists, knees, at the base of throat and behind ear lobes. The reason is, these points remain moist due to perspiration and emits fragrance continuously due to evaporation. And remember not to overload your body with lot of spray, just few sprays on the selects points will be enough for the day.
48- A Top Coat Is A Must
To make nail polish stay longer without chipping, a top coat is applied. But if you want to make it last longer than apply a second top coat soon after the first one is dry.
49- Clarify Your Hair
Long use of hair products damage them. Even after washing with regular shampoo, residues continue the damage. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week prevents from damage and other scalp issues.
50- Smile A lot
Smile is the easiest effort you can make to look beautiful, so wear it every day.
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