As every woman knows, there is always room for improvement and perfection of the everyday beauty routine. Knowing the tricks used by famous makeup artists, dermatologists and beauty gurus is always helpful and comes in handy when you least expect it. So, here are some skin care & beauty tricks every woman should know:
Skin care & beauty trick #1 – The perfect mascara application
This is a great beauty trick for girls who like to apply mascara on their upper and lower lashes. When you apply your mascara, apply it on the lower lashes first, wait 10 seconds and then apply it on your upper lashes. This is the best way to apply mascara to avoid mascara smudges on your eyelids. When you apply mascara on the lower lashes, you probably have your eyes wide open and your upper lashes are touching your upper lid and if you apply mascara on the upper lashes first it’ll smudge onto your upper lid. Next time when you apply mascara try this trick.
Hair care & beauty trick #2 – More effective hair conditioner
To get the maximum effect of your hair conditioner, pour some conditioner in a microwave safe bowl and warm the conditioner in the microwave for 15 seconds on the lowest setting. You can also do this by pouring the desired amount of conditioner in a small metal container and placing the container in a bowl of hot water so when you’re finished shampooing your hair, your warm conditioner will be ready to use. The heat opens up the hair follicles and allows the hair conditioner to work deeper into the hair.
Skin care & beauty trick #3 – Ring finger as makeup applicator
If you don’t have a clean brush on hand, use your ring finger to apply makeup. It’s best to use your ring finger because it’s gentle and creates the least pressure on your skin. In addition, your body heat will contribute to a better application and blending of various makeup products. You can also use your ring finger when applying concealer to the delicate skin of the eyes.
Skin care & beauty trick #4 – Get rid of dark eye circles
Did you know that you can reduce the dark under eye circles with a potato? All you have to do is to grate a small raw potato, wrap the grated potato in a cheese cloth like a small pouch and squeeze it slightly until you see some potato juice. Massage the area under your eyes with the pouch for 5-10 minutes then rinse with cold water. Potatoes contain enzymes that naturally brighten and refresh the skin.
Skin care & beauty trick #5 – Make your eyes look fresher
You can ‘open up’ your eyes with eye pencil in white, pearly white or peachy color. The quickest way to hide fatigue is to apply some white or peachy eye pencil on your waterline. You’ll immediately notice that your eyes look more ‘open up’ and you look more fresh and awake.
Skin care & beauty trick #6 – Reduce skin redness
Here’s a simple trick to reduce the redness on your face. All you have to do is to take 1-2 tablespoons of oat flour or fine oatmeal and make a slightly thick paste. Apply it on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and you should notice that the redness is reduced.
Skin care & beauty trick #7 – Self tanning lotion trick
Use a self tanning lotion, gel or spray immediately after showering and after you’ve used a body scrub. The ingredients in the self tanning lotion will quickly react with your skin and you’ll get a long lasting bronze effect. Remember that your skin should be completely dry before you start to apply the self tanning product. It’s best to use the product 30 minutes to an hour after showering.
Hair care & beauty trick #8 – Hide gray hair
You can easily hide gray hair with mascara. If you only have a few gray hairs and you don’t want to start dyeing your hair or if you’ve missed a strand with gray hair when coloring your hair, take a brown or black mascara and apply some of the product on the gray hair. This beauty trick will work if you have black or brown hair because you can easily find black and brown mascara i every drugstore.
Hair care & beauty trick #9 – Make your skin look fresher
You can easily make your face fresher and glowy with a simple gentle facial scrub. Mix fine oatmeal with one egg white and few drops of fresh lemon juice, apply the mixture on your face and massage your skin gently with circular movements for 2-3 minutes. Then leave the homemade facial mask for ten minutes and rinse it with cold water. This DIY facial mask will temporarily strengthen your pores and refresh the skin.
Hair care & beauty trick #10 – Brush your hair properly
Make sure that you brush your hair properly to avoid split ends and tearing it. If you need to, use detangling hair spray. With a soft hair brush, begin to brush the ends first and then slowly go up and brush your hair until you get to your roots.