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Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

As the season changes, so does our skin and hair. Preparing for any season takes a little TLC so your body doesn’t pay the price. Dry skin is common in the winter, but as we transcend from winter to spring, dry skin and hair tends to happen.

Signs that Your Skin and Hair Needs Moisture

Dry, peeling or breaking skin or hair is usually a good sign that you need to hydrate yourself. The best way to hydrate your skin and hair is by drinking plenty of water. Eight, eight ounces of water is needed per day. I’ve heard time and time again from people saying, ‘I can’t drink eight bottles of water per day’. Well, first off, most bottles of water are sixteen ounces, so you would only need to drink four if that was your only source. However, fruits and veggies hold a lot of water. Eating your daily servings help contribute to your daily needed water content.

Keep Clean and Balanced

When your skin is clean and hydrated, you will be able to maintain a healthier balance in skin tone. Oil or shiny spots on skin is also a sign that you need hydration. The body is genius. It knows how to try and hydrate on its own, unfortunately, it will only show up in certain areas like, the T-zone. If are part of the percentage of the population that has honest oily skin issues, check with your dermatologist for your best options. For the others, in most cases, when you try to dry out the area, it will only make the shiny areas worse. Instead, try hydrating.

Add Oils

Adding oils into your diet can help promote moisture and hydration. Nuts are a great source to maintain great health and hydration. Also, try cooking with olive oil, coconut oil or sunflower seed to nourish your body. You’ll find these benefits are helping you from the inside out. I personally like adding external oils into my daily regimen. Essential oils have plenty of healing properties. One of my favorite external oils that has multiple purposes is Argan oil. Use Argan oil on hair, skin or nails for hydration, balancing skin tone, calming inflammation, reducing wrinkles and preventing hair-breakage or skin breakouts while stimulating hair and nail growth. Greenesthetics.com offers a 100% Moroccan Argan oil as well as other cool products including their new Alightener Foam for teeth whitening while cleaning your mouth tray or an Invisalign retainer.

Exfoliate to Look Polished

Removing dead skin cells is an important part of maintaining skin health. Removing the build up can help reduce pores and remove fine lines. Also, exfoliating requires a light scrub, so you’re providing a light massage to the skin, which stimulates cells to regenerate. Exfoliate the skin on a weekly basis. Don’t just focus on your face. It’s important to scrub the whole body.

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Beating The Body Blues: Positive Changes To Boost Your Spirits

Beating The Body Blues: Positive Changes To Boost Your Spirits

You wake up each morning and stare at yourself in the mirror as you get changed for work. There are a number of things about your appearance that you wish you could change instantly. From lumpy love handles to blemished skin you’re becoming increasingly unhappy with the way you look. You need to take action and start to work on your beauty insecurities; they will never better if you sit back and complain about them. You have a handful of options at your fingertips so start exploring what might work for you and feel body beautiful again.

Easy Enhancements

If there is a certain part of your body that you have been unhappy with for a long period of time, you might want to look into ways to change it. You were born with certain features which make you unique and distinctive, but it is understandable if some of these things are making you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. If you’re serious about making a change then look into a local plastic surgeon, who will be able to advise you. Even if you just book an initial consultation to explore your options, it is worth having a look into how they could help you.

Skincare Smarts

If you’re prone to regular skin breakouts and acne, then it’s likely to be getting you down. Your face is the first thing you will inspect each morning to see how bad your skin situation and it isn’t easy when you have to stare at zits all the time. Try changing up your skin care regime and stop using products which are full of toxic chemicals. Opt for plant based organic products which are made from natural ingredients. Tea tree oil, lavender and rosehip are all amazing products to use for sensitive and spot-prone skin. Use a clay face mask once or twice a week to clear out the impurities in your pores. You will soon have brighter and fresher skin, which will make you feel more confident.

 

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Effective Exercise

You try on a bunch of clothes and you’re never quite happy with how they look on your body. You think your thighs are too thick or your bum is too wobbly; of course these are the things which make you beautiful, but you should consider targeting your problem areas with exercise. You will never be fully happy in your body, so you can’t expect perfection. All you need to do is take part in regular exercise which makes you feel good. If you enjoy the workouts you are taking part in you will soon begin to feel more energetic and positive. Exercise releases endorphins which make you feel happy, so there really is no excuse for skipping out on your next gym class.

Whether you’re looking to straighten out your nose, tighten your wrinkles or tone up your bum, make sure you start being proactive about your imperfections. You don’t need to live with these stresses and strains, just look into your various options and choose what works for you.

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Common Beauty Insecurities And How To Get Over Them For Good!

Common Beauty Insecurities And How To Get Over Them For Good!

There’s no shame in being insecure about something. In many ways, if you’re not insecure about anything, then you’re probably not human! It’s a natural way of life, we all have elements of ourselves that we don’t like. What’s more, it can take a lot to put these negative thoughts out of our mind and get over our insecurities for good. As such, every day is spent looking in the mirror and focusing on the little things that we don’t like, rather than the things we do like.

 

We all have different insecurities, but some are more common than others. Today, I’m going to look at the most prevalent beauty insecurities in modern women, and provide a bit of advice to help you get over them for good. My main hope is that this little guide can help all of you to start loving yourselves more!

 

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My Face Is Full Of Spots

So many women are insecure about their appearance because they have breakouts on their face. They think this makes them look super ugly, and they’ll try and cover the spots up as well as possible. Often, this means going overboard with foundation, which just fuels the spots and makes the breakout even worse.

 

When you have constant issues with spots, it makes you so insecure that you’ll avoid leaving the house unless it’s essential. The thing is, there are so many solutions to this problem, and you’re probably going about it the wrong way. Instead of trying to cover your spots up with loads of makeup, work on addressing the cause of them. Is it because your skin is too greasy or oily? If so, work on cleansing your pores and taking better care of your face. Also, never sleep with makeup on and always wash your face before bed! Then, apply a thin layer of makeup, and only when necessary. If you’re not going anywhere, don’t bother with makeup around the house! If all else fails, see a doctor and they can prescribe acne medication to help you out.

My Boobs Are Too Small

When it comes to insecurities on the body, your breasts are usually at the top of the list. So many girls fear that they’re unattractive because they don’t have big boobs. Once more, the media has a lot to answer for this, as we’ve constantly seen attractive women with big breasts as leading roles in films, on magazine covers, and getting most of the limelight. Needless to say, you can feel very insecure when you don’t have big breasts, and this stops you from wearing things you might like the look of – such as crop tops, bikinis, low-cut dresses, and so on.

 

The good news is there are both temporary and permanent solutions to this insecurity. If you’re super self-conscious about your breast size and would kill to make them bigger, then why don’t you? Breast augmentation is common, and you can subtly enhance the look of your breasts if you want. It’s not for everyone, and I strongly suggest you see surgery details before you go through with this. This is the permanent solution, and the temporary ones can help give your boobs the appearance of being bigger, without actually changing their size. Things like push-up bras or padding can help make your boobs look bigger and fuller. You’ll be very surprised at how much of a difference a good push up bra makes to your breasts, and this can be all you need for a little confidence boost.

My Legs Are Too Chunky

Another body insecurity most women have is with their legs. A lot of girls see their thighs as being too chunky and wobbly. They feel like they jiggle when you walk, and it can make you so insecure. Especially around the spring/summer seasons where it gets hot, and loads of people wear shorts and skirts. You feel very insecure because you see everyone’s nice legs, and you think you’re being judged for being the only person still wearing jeans.

 

The reality is, you can easily take care of this insecurity if you’re willing to put in the hard work. All you have to do is start exercising and eating right. This will help you lose body fat, which slims down your thighs. They’ll lose that ‘chunkiness’ you don’t like, and you can also tone them up by doing squats and leg workouts. In fact, I’ll leave a video down below this paragraph of a sample leg workout to help you add muscle tone and firmness. In a matter of weeks, you can transform the way your legs look and feel a lot more secure about them.

 

My Eyebrows Are Too Light

Finally, we end things off with another insecurity that’s found on your face. Having light eyebrows has become a really big issue in modern times. There seems to be a big beauty trend at the moment where good eyebrows are a must. Everyone wants nice dark brows that are shaped well and finely trimmed. If yours are too light, then it looks like you have none at all, which causes major insecurities.

 

Again, there are both permanent and temporary solutions here. The temporary one is simply drawing on your eyebrows whenever you want to go out. Once more, I’ll link a video below this paragraph that gives a few tips on how to do this and make your brows look natural. When done correctly, you’ll see the effect looks so real, and no one will guess your eyebrows are really very light. The permanent solution is to get something known as an eyebrow tattoo. Essentially, you get eyebrows tattooed on you, so they always look a lot darker. It’s not for everyone and can be quite expensive. But, if you’re really insecure and can’t bear to even walk around the house with your natural brows, then this may be your best option.

 

 

As I said earlier, I really want this guide to help everyone with these insecurities. First and foremost; don’t be ashamed if you’re insecure. Secondly; don’t be ashamed about wanting to change things about yourself. A lot of people say you should just grow to love your insecurities, but it’s not as easy as that. Some people get really badly affected by the things mentioned on this list, so doing things to change the way you look can help you love yourself for once!

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Looking Younger? It’s A Matter Of Routine

Looking Younger? It’s A Matter Of Routine

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The tensions of now and stresses of the future all form to make this one almighty ball of stress that doesn’t just impact our frame of mind, but it shows up on our face! Let’s face it, when we age, we are constantly fighting against Old Mother Time, and there aren’t enough beauty regimes out there for us to take advantage of so that we can disguise the signs of aging. But what’s the trick? It’s all about getting some good quality routines in place so you can fight the good fight…

 

Practice Facial Exercises

Have you heard about this? There are some facial exercises that have been shown to reduce the signs of aging by three years. As our face invariably sags as we get older, this is because of the fat pads underneath our skin getting thinner. And while there’s not much evidence to show that these facial exercises help scientifically, you only have to look at the before and after pictures of people who’ve tried it to see the impact!

 

Disguise The Problem Areas

Highlight your attributes, but disguise the areas that make you feel, and look, inadequate. As we get older, gravity takes its toll, and this is where a push up bra really gives you that lift! Apparently, over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. So, if you are doing your breasts a disservice, get fitted at the lingerie store to make sure that you are wearing the right size, and getting the best coverage and support.

 

Consume More Vitamins

Generally, we don’t consume enough. When it comes to looking younger, there are some essential vitamins and minerals you need. Lycopene, commonly found in tomatoes, gives your skin protection against UV rays. But also, vegetables like kale are full of vitamin k, which helps the coagulation of your blood. This will limit your bruising. In addition to this, healthy oils, such as omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish, is going to give your skin a youthful glow.

 

Drink More Water

This is the key. Lots of us don’t drink enough to hydrate our skin. If your skin looks dull and dry, this will mean more wrinkles forming. Instead, to make your skin look plumper, drink more water, and reduce the amount of dehydrating foods and drinks, such as alcohol, sugar, and salt, but also cut down on smoking. We all know that if we want to look 25 years older than we actually are, then smoking is the best way to get there quick!

 

Calm Down

To look younger, it’s about making sure that you look great on the outside, but you’ll feel great on the inside. Stress, and specifically, worrying about your looks is going to pile on the stress, which is going to add more wrinkles, and it becomes a never-ending cycle. Instead, as well as having a beauty routine, take the time to calm down. This means practicing something like mindfulness, but also learning how to manage your stress will reduce the amount of cortisol, the stress hormone, that will age you terribly.

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Natural Ways To Care For Sensitive Skin

Natural Ways To Care For Sensitive Skin

Unfortunately, some people have much more sensitive skin than others. It would be nice if we could subject our outer layers to the same kind of abuse as some without the consequences, but instead, you might end up with rashes, irritation, inflammation, and exacerbating issues like eczema. When treating sensitive skin, you have to be careful to what you put on it, as well. Here are a few changes you can make to start treating your skin a little kindlier and hopefully help it start behaving, too.

 

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Clean carefully

Sensitive skin doesn’t react only to how you treat it, but the environment you surround it in, as well. For a lot of people, most of their irritation may actually come from their home. The dust and debris that gathers are an allergen themselves and can certainly irritate the skin. But the methods by which we clean them can be just as harmful. Bleaches and many household cleaning products contain chemicals like ammonia and sodium lauryl sulphate. These might not be too harmful for the average person. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, however, you might have a much better time turning to green cleaning products. Lemon juice or vinegar can be mixed into water to create a surface cleaning solution, for instance, while baking soda and warm water can help you clean stains out from fabrics.

Treat thoughtfully

If you have a skin condition such as chronic inflammation, acne, or eczema, you want to make sure you’re taking some kind of effort to treat it. However, you may be aware that certain medications or creams that contain ingredients like steroids can end up causing your skin to thin, making it even more sensitive and prone to irritation. Dermveda.com shows some examples of alternative treatments that can be used to treat eczema, including using natural oils like coconut oil, Shea butter, or other medications like calcineurin inhibitors. When you talk to your doctor about treatments for your skin, don’t forget to bring up your ongoing skin sensitivity and see if there aren’t other medications or home treatments they might be able to suggest.

Beautify benignly

We all want to look our best, sensitive skin or no. If you’re like a lot of women, you have not just your makeup but your morning and nighttime skin care routines. But little do most know that the ingredients in so-called skin care isn’t always the healthiest. Annmariegianni.com sums up the ingredients you should start looking out for and the effects they can have that do the opposite of what those products are supposed to help with. Fragrances are one of the most notorious, using that label to cover all kinds of ingredients that can dry, age, and irritate your skin even further. Get into the habit of reading the labels for those red flag ingredients before buying skin care products.

Sensitive skin isn’t always the easiest to handle and if you start suffering serious problems with it, it’s time to visit your dermatologist. For everyday care, however, the tips above can help you keep the peace and avoid those unsightly breakouts.

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Beauty Tips We Know You’ll Love

Beauty Tips We Know You’ll Love

Beauty is just amazing, and we all have it in our own unique ways. There are some people that care about beauty and their image more, there are some people who prefer to stick with their natural beauty. Whichever one you are, we know we’ve got some tricks and tips up our sleeve that we know you’ll love. There always seems to be a certain air of competition around lately, especially due to social media. The way in which people apply makeup and look after their body is rapidly changing, all down to the different influences in the world. When going on a quest for better beauty, it is important not to lose yourself. Behind the makeup, it is important to remember you’re just like everybody else. So to help you on your beauty quest, without losing yourself, here are our best tips to help you improve your image.

 

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The one most of us are looking for tips on how to improve. Beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. When that beholder is you, it is easy to pick out all the flaws and things you hate. So the first thing you need to do if you want to truly feel beautiful is accept your flaws. Everyone has them, and nobody is perfect. Loving your body really is the first step to achieving beauty. Then you need to think of things that might be affecting your skin care. The first two are something we know a lot of you might struggle with. Firstly, you need to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. We know this can be hard with the pressure of work, socialisation etc. But the more sleep you get, the more radiant and healthy your skin is going to look. Fatigued skin dries out easily, looks pale, and just lacks the life that it gets from a good night’s sleep. They recommend around eight to nine hours sleep a night to help you stay refreshed. It isn’t just your skin that benefits from a good night sleep, your overall wellbeing does as well.

 

Next up is water. Water is one of the most amazing beauty hacks that so many people tend to ignore. Plus, you’re either one of those people who hates it, or absolutely loves it. If you know you’re someone who’s diet is full of sugary drinks, they’ve got to go. The sugars and additives within them cause breakouts, as well as weight gain. Water keeps you, and your skin hydrated, meaning you feel refreshed, and your skin is left more subtle and bouncy for longer. They recommend drinking around two litres of water a day. If you know you’re going to struggle with that, try mixing it with some sugar free squash for a bit of flavour.

 

Makeup either baffles you, you sort of get it, or you’re a pro. Now, we’ve already touched base of why you should be careful with makeup. Too much and you’re hiding your natural face, too little and it won’t have the effect you’re wanting it to. You’re best off going with a subtle and natural look for everyday wear. Too much makeup all the time can also clog up the pores of the skin, causing nasty breakouts that we just don’t want. One thing that is essential with makeup is a morning skin care routine, and always taking it off at night. Before applying makeup, make sure the skin is completely clean by using a nice cleansing soap. Then apply a light layer of moisturiser to protect your skin from being dried out by the make up. The apply a layer of foundation, and another one if needed. A lot of foundations require you to use a few light layers to build up enough coverage. Or you could opt for a brand that gives full coverage as it is, just beware of being cakey. Then curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler, and apply some volumizing mascara. The thicker and fuller the eyelashes, the better. Just make sure you’re not applying so much that they end up looking like thick spiders legs. Then fill in your brows with a pen or powder that is the right shade for your hair colour. Light to dark brown are the most common colours. Make sure you’re only filling in around the shape of your eyebrow, not over it. The finish with a bit of highlighter on the cheek bones and the tip of your nose. The perfect everyday makeup routine!

 

Health Hacks

 

Sometimes it is our health that is affecting our overall beauty. The more junk food you eat, the more it is going to reflect on your image. Eating fatty and sugary foods is one of the main reasons why so many people have the breakouts they do. Our bodies can’t process the foods like they can natural organic foods. The oils and grease within them are what sits within our pores. A poor diet is also the leading cause for adult and child obesity in America. The rate of obesity is higher than it is anywhere else in the country. If you visit the website shown here, you’ll see there are various different treatments that reduce the levels of fat within the body. But the main thing to remember is switching to a healthy diet. The foods you should be eating will give you all the vitamins and minerals you need to be beautiful on the inside, as well as the out. In the long run, you’ll be protecting yourself from diseases, diabetes, and early death.

 

Wellbeing

 

Finally, it is important to think of your overall well being when you’re thinking of your beauty. Your mind plays a big role in this. The happier you are within yourself and with your life, the more radiant and happy you’re going to look on the outside. Sometimes a smile is the best weapon we have in our beauty arsenal. Try practicing things such as meditation to clear your mind, and open it to positive thoughts that will radiate beauty.

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Warning! Your Skin Products Are Actually Damaging Your Skin

Warning! Your Skin Products Are Actually Damaging Your Skin

What’s the sole reason we buy skin products? To try and improve any imperfections in our skin. We buy moisturizers to combat dry skin, face wash to deal with oily skin, and exfoliation products to help attack acne. It’s fair to say we put a lot of faith in these products, assuming that they’re good for us and will be of assistance.

 

But, did you know that many of your skin products are actually harming your skin? It sounds bizarre, but it’s very much the truth. Many factors come into play here, mainly in the form of bad chemicals. Naturally, you’re probably a bit afraid that you’re damaging your skin now. Thankfully, there are a few telltale signs that your products are doing more harm than good.

 

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You End Up With Dry Skin

People with excessively oily and greasy skin will often look for products that take care of this problem. They claim to help get rid of your issue, leaving you with skin that’s less greasy and more ‘normal’. However, a lot of these products – along with other general face washes and creams – could lead to dry skin. If this happens, then it’s a bad sign, and you should stop using them immediately. Any product that solves one problem, but causes another, isn’t really doing you any good. It’s likely you end up buying another product (usually from the same brand, what a coincidence…) to combat the dry skin issue. This will probably cause another problem, meaning you look for another product, and so on.

Your Skin Burns Afterwards

Needless to say, if your skin is burning after you’ve used something, then it’s not a great sign. This is most likely because the product includes chemicals that react negatively to your skin. It makes sense to check the ingredients on the back of each product, and research any that seem a bit strange or have long, complex, chemical names. Alternatively, you could go for chemical free skincare to eradicate this issue from occurring. If you find this issue happens to you a lot, then it’s best to stop using the product that’s causing the irritation. It might not hurt that much, and the burning could only last a second or two, but it’s not normal and doesn’t do any good.

 

Your Skin Itches And You Get A Rash

Again, this is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong with the skincare products in your bathroom. I would say itchy skin and rashes are probably the most common issue people face. Furthermore, you often don’t realize your skincare products were the problem because you assume the rash came from something else. To figure this out, stop using your products for a few days and see if the rash and itching clear up. If they do, then you know it was the culprit!

 

Don’t spend money on beauty products that are causing you more harm than good. If you notice any of these signs, then there’s clearly something in your skincare products that don’t react well with your skin. Stop using them, look for better alternatives, and experience healthy skin for real.

 

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7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

By Guest Blogger, Sania

7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

People think they don’t look beautiful in photographs because they are not photogenic but little did they know that the most important thing that guarantees the beautiful picture is the makeup. All the professional makeup artists think that in order to take look beautiful in the photograph you should do outstanding makeup for yourself. The beautiful makeup makes you look amazing in the picture even if you are not photogenic. Therefore, you should always do your makeup in the best and outstanding manner. Some of the makeup tips that will make you look phenomenal in the pictures are as follows.

Apply Moisturizer and Mask to Your Skin:

When you have to go to any party or any event and you will be going there with a lot of makeup on your face then you have to make sure that you prepare your skin before applying makeup on it. If you will moisturize, exfoliate and apply a high quality and an effective face mask on your skin, then you will have a glow and shine on your face. As a result, your makeup will last longer and you will look beautiful in the pictures.

Choose Foundation Wisely:

The foundation is the base of the overall makeup. The smooth foundation will make you look good in pictures. Therefore, it is obligatory for everyone to choose foundation according to their skin tone. If you chose a light color foundation for darker skin tone or vice versa, it will make you look terrible in pictures. For looking good and outstanding in pictures you should apply the foundation which suits your skin tone.

Conceal and Contour Efficiently:

In order to look beautiful and stunning in pictures, you should make your features prominent. The most important thing for making features dominant is contouring. Therefore, you should contour efficiently in the most amazing manner. To look amazing and flawless in pictures you should conceal your undertones and spots in the best manner.

Highlight:

The highlighter is the most amazing thing that makes your skin look perfect and flawless. In order to look beautiful and aesthetic in photographs, you should apply highlighter beautifully and efficiently. The application of high quality and standard highlighter will make you look alluring and enchanting in pictures.

Use Matte Products:

All the things which are used for blending and hiding spots from your skin like foundation and concealer should be free from shine and glitter If you will use the shiny concealer it will spoil your overall look. Therefore, it is very important to use the products which are not sheeny shiny while doing makeup. The use of matte products will make you look beautiful and enchanting in the pictures.

Glossy Lips:

Glossy and shimmery lipstick always looks enticing and alluring in pictures. In order to look beautiful and enchanting in photographs, you should keep the whole makeup subtle and light but you can enhance your look by applying glossy lipstick on the lips. This will make you look beautiful in the pictures.

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Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and traveling, is eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

 

With such a diverse range of skin tones, choosing the perfect foundation and concealer can be a true nightmare. Furthermore, if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, or have to battle dark circles on a daily basis, you’ll need to learn a bit about colour correction before you can get that flawless complexion. From liquid, through creamy and all the way to stick concealers and foundations, it’s essential you find the right shade that will perfectly blend with your skin.

Foundation fundamentals

Picking out the foundation that will flawlessly blend with your skin is paramount, because your entire makeup look will depend on it. They call it foundation for a reason ‒ it’s the base upon which you build all the other layers of makeup products, creating something beautiful, so it absolutely has to match your skin perfectly. The best way to find the right shade is to test it on your jawline, or just underneath it on your neck. The foundation that becomes invisible once you apply it and rub it into your skin, is the one you should go for.

When it comes to the type of foundation, your choice should depend on the type of your skin. Liquid foundations will work with any type of skin. However, foundations that are thicker in consistency are much more suited for dry skin, than for the one prone to breakouts. Stick and creamy foundations are not very good for dry skin types, but they will do wonders for normal or combination skin. Powder foundations and liquid ones with matte finish are the best choices for oily skin.

Concealer tips and tricks

When you need to mask all the imperfections on your face, that’s where concealers come in. Whether you need to hide a blemish, conceal dark circles, or cover up your tattoo for some special occasion, concealers will do it all. Anytime you need to camouflage a certain colour, you should reach for either orange, green, red or yellow concealer. Colour correction means cancelling blue tones with orange correctors, red with green, and purple with yellow. So, if you’re facing dark circles around your eyes, make sure you know exactly what colour they are. The shade can vary from grey to purple, and the wrong corrector shade will only make things worse. Always colour correct before applying a foundation, so that you can touch up all darker areas later with the best full-coverage concealer that will also perfectly highlight certain parts of your face.

Picking out the right concealer shade is also very important, because a shade that’s too light can make you look like a raccoon, while a shade that’s too similar to your foundation won’t do much for your look. Therefore, compare the shade of your foundation with the one of a concealer, and choose one that’s  only a shade or two lighter than your foundation. However, if the green corrector for red blemishes isn’t enough to cover up the spot, either use a foundation or a concealer that matches the foundation shade, so you’ll avoid shade mismatching on that particular spot. Light concealers are great for highlighting the area under your eyebrows, as well as for contouring if you use them with a concealer that’s a bit darker. Sometimes, it’s much more affordable than splurging on contouring palettes. Furthermore, concealers can make you fix plenty of makeup mistakes. If your winged eyeliner isn’t as perfect as you wanted it to be, use an angled brush, dab a bit of concealer and erase a part of that thick line, and voilà, you’ll have the perfect flick.

Choosing the perfect foundation and concealer shade isn’t always easy, but with the previously mentioned tips, you won’t have such a difficult time choosing. Just make sure you know which colours to use for colour correction, don’t use a concealer that’s too light or too dark for fixing imperfections, and your makeup will always be on point.

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3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

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Would you like to regain your youthful appearance this year and boost your confidence levels? Then you’ve come to the right place today. Some fantastic ideas on this page aren’t going to break the bank, but that could help you to achieve your goal. Regardless of your age; there are always ways in which anyone can improve their look and make themselves feel confident. With that in mind, take a moment to consider the advice below before putting your plan in place. Hopefully, you could knock ten years off your perceived appearance within only a couple of weeks.

 

Working on your eyes

 

Your eyes are one part of your body that often show the signs of aging before anywhere else. That means it makes sense to focus on your eyes if you want to regain your youthful appearance. There are lots of different methods for making an improvement according to experts like those from CarolinaFacialPlasticSurgery.com. Specialists say that non-surgical procedures like liquid eye lifts can create some fantastic results. Just search online if you want to find out more information about that treatment and see some before and after photographs.

 

Working on your complexion

 

As ladies mature, their complexion tends to suffer. That can result in us feeling less than happy with our appearance. Working on your complexion and improving your skin is a fantastic way to make yourself feel confident, and it could also help you to attract a life partner if you’re single. In most instances, you just need to invest in the best moisturizing creams and scrubs on the market. There are plenty of review websites if you don’t know where to start when it comes to selecting the most suitable brands. So, just conduct some research before spending your hard-earned cash.

 

Working on your style

 

Giving yourself an entire fashion makeover if guaranteed to make you feel younger than you do at the moment. If you have a teenage daughter, maybe you could take her along for the shopping trip? If not; you just need to take someone who always looks amazing with the clothing they select. That way, you will have a person around who can offer advice and ensure you buy items that will improve your appearance. Just head down to the high street and spend a few hundred dollars in the most popular stores for the best outcomes. Sites like Refinery29.com are excellent places to look if you need some advice about the best shops. You can then arrange a night out on the town with your friends to showcase your new outfit.

 

Now you know about some brilliant ways of regaining your youthful appearance; you should never have to worry about looking old before your time again. Of course, there are lots of other things you could try if you want to feel your best. For instance, many ladies choose to get a tummy tuck or try botox injections. However, you should only do that if you honestly believe those procedures will help your confidence levels. In most situations, you don’t have to do anything that drastic to achieve your goal.

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