Beauty is all about perception. It is a term that refers to a physical attribute of a person, place, thing, or idea. Throughout the ages, perception of the beauty of the female human form has changed to follow societal inclinations. There is truth to the statement that beauty if only skin deep, for beauty again is only the physical perception of a human being.
Steam your face. You can do this by placing your face over a hot bowl of water with a towel over your head. This will open up your pores and draw out impurities and bacteria. You should clean your face, then rinse it with cold water so you close your pores back up.
A few drops of rich sweet almond oil can be a very useful addition to your skincare routine as well as for use in emergencies. Use it on dry skin to infuse heavy duty moisture, or apply it to your cuticles to make them noticeably softer before a manicure or pedicure.
Use a deep conditioner at least once a week for extra soft and healthy hair. Pick one day of the week to take a bath and read a magazine or listen to music while the deep conditioner soaks into your hair before rinsing. Many hair product lines include a matching deep conditioner.
If you have problems keeping wild and unruly brows tamed, you can keep them under control by spraying a brow brush with a bit of hairspray or clear brow gel, then gently combing your brows into place. For added shaping, you can even use a very small dab of Vaseline.
A nice rose colored lipstick can conceal your flaws and blemishes. Not that you should apply the lipstick to the actual problem, but because the pink lipstick usually draws attention to the lips and minimizes focus on other areas. You can hide that blemish under a nice “popping” lip and a great concealer so that nobody notices.
Make sure that your blush and your lip color are in harmony. If you are using blush, it is important to make sure that it matches the color you are using for your lips. Pink should be with pink, red with red, etc. If the colors vary too greatly from one another, they will clash terribly.
If you have dry skin, or older looking skin, you need to be exfoliating on a weekly basis. You should also do this if you are applying any kind of tanning lotion. You want to exfoliate first to get the most out of the tanning lotion you are using.
When applying makeup before a photo shoot, school pictures or any other photography session, favor matte finishes over shimmery ones and make sure that you apply your makeup under natural light. Shimmery shadows, blushes, lipsticks and powders will look too shiny in a camera flash. Applying your makeup under natural light gives you the best idea of how your makeup will actually look in the photos.
When you are trying to improve the quality of your skin, one point that you can never overlook in your routine is a good exfoliation. You should do this at least twice a week and you should have a separate product for your face and your body. These will help to make your skin look younger.
To keep from getting eye bags, drink plenty of water before you go to bed. One of the leading causes of eyebags is dehydration during the night. If you still have eyebags when you wake up, rest cold, caffeinated teabags on your eyes for about 10 minutes. This will nourish your eyes and make the bags disappear.
Facials and dermatologists cost a lot of money. For an inexpensive alternative for a tightening facial mask, open up your fridge! Whisk some egg whites and lemon juice together and apply it on your skin, after five minutes rinse it off and your face will be fresh and firm. Try this before a party or date!
To reduce face puffiness in the morning, use your tongue to hold an ice cube at the roof of your mouth for a minute. The cold from the ice cube helps to reduce puffiness from the inside out. This will achieve the same result that splashing your face with ice water does.
If a nail break’s as you are leaving to go out and you don’t have time to repair it, use Super Glue. Dab a small amount of Super Glue over the tear, and paint your nail with your favorite nail polish. Your nail is repaired and you are ready to go out.
Get a professional haircut once a year. Many people try to avoid going to the salon, but the truth is that a good haircut can make a world of difference in the way you look. Experiment with a different hair color or a different length and you will feel much better about your appearance–and get a lot of compliments too.
Make sure that you apply creme to your face before powder if you have dry skin. Powder clogs the pores of people with dry skin, which could cause acne or blemishes. However, on people who have oily skin, power comes off quicker, so it is better to avoid using creme if you are going to use powder.
It is best to apply any dark circle cover up to the under eye area before your do your actual eye make up. This creates a smoother canvas for your shadow or foundation. Remember not to apply concealer too hard because this could cause skin irritations.
Everyone’s perception of beauty is different. Where one person finds beauty in frozen lakes and snow-capped mountains, another can find beauty in the barren and stark landscape of the desert. Where one woman finds chest hair on men beautiful, another may find beauty in a shaved skull. Beauty is all about the person who perceives the beauty.