Building muscle isn’t complicated, but it’s not easy – especially when we’re stuck in a muscle growth plateau, hoping and praying that this next program or this new diet is the solution.
But as you’ve seen in the past, it never is.
Not because you’re not following the right program or the right diet or taking the right supplements, but because you’re not adhering to the right principles.
If you’re busting your ass in the gym, 5 days per week, chugging protein shakes like they’re going out of style, and still can’t fill in a small t-shirt, then here are 5 ways to break a plateau and gain muscle faster.
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The art of beauty is so much more than just simply “putting your face on.” It takes a great deal of skill, attention to detail, and accuracy to really make those products work for your body the way they should. The tips below can help you improve your beauty skills.
A great tip when it comes to beauty is to not overdue the makeup. Often times novices have a tendency to put on too much make up and as such make themselves look worse. Use makeup sparingly, and you’ll find you will be turning guys heads everywhere you go.
Exfoliate your face and neck at least 2 times a week. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and bring new skin cells to the surface. This will make you look healthy and refreshed when you do this, but you should avoid doing it too much because it can irritate your face.
Use a creamy rose colored blush to soften the bone structure of your face. Use your fingers to apply blush to the center of your cheeks. You can then rub the color outward, toward each temple.
Renew nail polish with nail polish remover. If your favorite bottle of nail polish is getting a little thick, pour a few drops of nail polish remover into the bottle and shake. It will loosen the polish and thin it out, allowing you to get a few more coats out of it.
Try not using hot water when you take showers. Hot water makes your pores open too much, letting important oils get out. These natural oils then get washed away. Bath and shower with warm or tepid water to maintain the soft and beautiful appearance of your skin. Applying this tip can reduce your utility bills.
Add plenty of fruits and vegetables to your diet to make your skin more beautiful. Eating more fruits and vegetables have benefits to every aspect of your health, not just to your skin. Raw food can not just make your skin beautiful and youthful, it can extend your life by years.
When applying mascara, wiggle the brush. Many people do not give a second thought to putting on their mascara. They might also find that their lashes are clumpy and find that they are sticking together. To avoid this, start at the bottom of your lashes with the applicator. Wiggle it all the way to the end of your lashes to keep them separated.
When applying eye shadow, look down in the mirror. Avoid pulling your eyelids. Get your application right the first time by looking down in the mirror. You will be able to see your eyelid and not have to touch them.
To give yourself an instant facelift, just apply a streak of blush along the top of your cheeks. The color will draw the eye upward, giving your face a tighter, more youthful appearance. If you have pale skin, you’ll get the best effect from a pale pink. Those with darker skin should select rosy shades.
Smooth lotion over hair to reduce the static. If you find yourself out with nothing to use, grab the hand lotion you keep in your purse. Take a little bit and rub the palm of your hands together slightly, then run through your hair. This is a quick and easy fix.
To highlight your eyes and make them look larger and more awake, use a shimmery, pale shade of vanilla or light gold just under your brow bone. You can sweep it down to cover your entire lid for a natural look, or sweep it on after applying your other eye colors to frame your eyes.
Lotion will help to prevent ingrown hairs when used daily. You should use lotion right after you shave so that ingrown hairs won’t form. Using lotion every day will help your skin not to be dry, and will prevent ingrown hairs. Doing this will cause your ingrown hairs to fall out, and new ones won’t be formed.
You are very good at applying your makeup and washing it off at the end of the day. Are you as diligent when cleaning your makeup brushes? Chances are, you are not. It is advised to wash your makeup brushes at least once a month using a gentle soap such as baby shampoo. Lather them up gently, rinse, and let them air dry.
Do not neglect the important role that taking care of your teeth plays in the process of beautification. Regular cleanings will brighten your smile and make your teeth appear whiter. You will be a more successful person overall.
Open the pores on your face by steaming your face often. It can be done quite easily by filling a bowl with hot water and holding your face over the bowl with a towel over your head. It will open the pores, draw out deep dirt and debris and make your skin glow. Splash your face with cold water directly after to close the pores back up.
Make eye drops one of your essential beauty supplies. Lack of sleep often results in reddened, bleary eyes. This can age your appearance. Use Visine to counter this effect. Use it to treat acne as well. Put some on a cotton ball, and dab the cotton ball on a pimple. Your skin should clear up fairly soon.
When you are filing your nails, be sure to only go in one direction. If you go back and forth you are sure to weaken the nail. The stress that this causes will damage the nail plate and make your nails more susceptible to breaking a lot more easily then they will if you go in one direction when filing.
The art of beauty is one that can be enjoyed by everyone, but only those very serious into it will try to perfect their perfect beauty techniques every chance that they get. Now with more beauty knowledge to add to your “bag of tricks,” you can easily become great at it too.