Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, what is in your eye when you look in the mirror tomorrow morning? A blemish on your face? Dark circles under your eyes? Splotchy skin and dry patches that just won’t go away no matter how much lotion you put on it?
Looking your best is important, whether you’re heading to work, out on a date, or just running errands. No one wants to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, there are some expert-approved tips and tricks that can help you always look flawless.
Take Care of Your Nails
Your nails may not be easily noticed, but once you get close to others, they can tell various things about you. Thus, take care of your nails by always having them trimmed. If you are not wearing nail polish, this step is not necessary. Always file down any rough edges or points of your nails if they become so. You may also use a buffer to even out the surface of your nails for an extra glossy look. Always have cuticle cream on hand to keep your nails looking their best. If you are going to be wearing nail polish, make sure to use a base coat to protect your nails from staining and to help your polish last longer. Apply at least two coats of nail polish for maximum coverage and color. Allow your nails to dry completely before touching anything else.
If you want to make your manicure last longer, use a top coat. This will seal in the color and help prevent chips. There are plenty of resources on the internet when it comes to nail care and nail polish application. Some interesting facts can be found with The Beauty Marvel site, where even symbolisms and meanings associated with nail colors are provided. That said, you’ll have more reason to take good care, glam up and flaunt those beautiful fingernails.
Choose Appropriate Makeup for Your Skin Type
The wrong makeup can actually make your skin look worse, not better. If you have dry skin, avoid products that are matte or have a lot of powder in them, as they will only accentuate the dryness. If you have oily skin, avoid creamy foundations and stick with powders instead.
You should also avoid using shimmery eyeshadows if you have wrinkles, as they will only bring attention to them. Better colors to use for aging skin are earth tones like beige, brown, and green.
Finally, find the right concealer for your skin type and undertone (cool, warm, or neutral). A concealer that is too light or too dark for your skin will only make blemishes and dark circles more noticeable.
Take Care of Your Eyes
Dark circles, puffiness, and crow’s feet are all common problems associated with aging. There are a few things you can do to help take care of your eyes and reduce the appearance of these issues.
First, use an eye cream every day (even if you don’t wear makeup). This will help to keep the area around your eyes hydrated and reduce the chances of developing wrinkles or bags.
Second, avoid rubbing your eyes! This can cause premature wrinkles and make dark circles worse.
Third, get plenty of sleep! A good night’s sleep will help reduce puffiness and under-eye bags.
Fourth, use good quality sunscreen around your eyes every day. The skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face, so it is more prone to sun damage.
Take Care of Your Lips
Chapped lips are not only unsightly, but they can also be quite painful. The best way to avoid chapped lips is to keep them hydrated by using a lip balm or cream regularly.
In addition, avoid licking your lips–this will only make them drier. If you find yourself constantly licking your lips, try sucking on a piece of lemon or peppermint candy instead. These flavors will help to keep your mouth from getting too dry.
Finally, don’t use a harsh toothbrush to brush your lips! This can cause them to become even more chapped. Use a soft toothbrush or a damp cloth to gently remove any built-up wax or lipstick.