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Pamper Yourself To Make You Feel Beautiful

Are you creating your own beauty regimen for the first time? You probably don’t even know where to start. It’s no secret that creating a beauty regimen for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Below are some tips that can help to make finding techniques and products that work for you a bit smoother.

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New products called mattifying lotions are perfect for any makeup kit because they can be applied anywhere on the face that appears slick from excessive oils. These lotions often have a creamy or heavy gel consistency and can be applied without a mirror; it also provides a smooth foundation upon which your makeup can be applied.

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As you get older, exfoliation becomes more and more important to your skin. Use a glycolic acid-rich cream, facial scrub, or even a retinoid gel to slough off the top layer pf dead skin cells and to reveal the fresh, radiant new skin cells beneath. This can be done three to four times per week for the best effect.

Use a misting spray to set makeup. After you are finished fully making up your face, lightly mist yourself with a sprayer. This will set your makeup, keeping it in place longer before requiring you to touch it up. This is perfect for long nights out or events such as weddings.

Always remove your makeup before you go to bed. After a long, stressful day, it can be tempting to just slip into bed without taking the time to remove your makeup. However, sleeping with your makeup on can cause numerous problems including acne, blackheads and dry skin. By taking just a few minutes before bed to remove your makeup, you can keep your skin clear, healthy and moisturized.

Keep your face looking beautiful and young by investing in an appointment with a board certified dermatologist or doctor. Many spa treatments that are marketed as facials can contain unnecessary ingredients, harmful substances, and harsh applications that can easily leave your skin damaged and in worse shape than before. A dermatologist’s goal is to help you; a spa employee’s goal is to sell more products.

Most women would be surprised to know that the average female devotes more than 60 hours of her life to the ordeal of shaving and waxing. Laser hair removal, while somewhat costly, will save you a great deal of time and nicks on your legs, underarm, face, and bikini area.

Avoid commercial “body butters” that contain chemicals, dyes and additives. All natural walnut oil or peanut oil make wonderful all-over body moisturizers. They are very inexpensive and are scent free. If you want scent, you can add the essential oil of your choice. After your bath, slather walnut or peanut oil on lavishly. Wrap up in an old terry-cloth robe and curl up with a good book or a movie while your moisture treatment soaks in.

Curry leaf chutney is great for preventing grey hair. Left chutney is a good and natural way to help your pigment forming cells gain pigment. One teaspoon a day is enough.



Use Vaseline on the outer edges of your eyes to make a shield. This will act as a waterproof barrier and will keep your makeup on around your eyes. This is especially good to use if you find your eyes are watery because of wind or any other factor.

Wear sunscreen to retain your skin’s youth and beauty. Although many people do not use sunscreen outside of summer, applying it year-round will help to prevent wrinkles. Your hands and face get more sun than you would think during the winter.

If you wear makeup every day, give your face a break once a month! This gives your face time to breathe and it allows it to stay healthy. You will feel refreshed after giving your skin a break.

If you have discovered little white bumps under your eyes, know that these are called Milia and are quite common. They are a harmless form of a cyst caused by dry, dead cells being trapped under the skin. You can try exfoliation or use a moisturizer that includes an exfoliant with vitamin A to help them disappear, and prevent them in the future.

Cover up your roots. If you are in between trips to the hairdresser and your roots are showing cover them up with mascara. For lighter colored hair use a little extra hairspray and dust with a gold colored eyeshadow. This will cover up roots until you get your hair colored again.

Massages don’t just feel good, they’re healthy, too! Massage stimulates circulation which speeds toxin removal from the bloodstream. Make time to enjoy a great massage on a regular basis.

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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.

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It is important to remember the beauty starts from within. Take care of yourself by eating a healthy diet. Get lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in daily. Consider taking a high quality multivitamin as well. You will look younger, more vibrant, and feel increasingly beautiful too.

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A trip to the day spa can benefit your health and beauty in many ways. You will be more relaxed and feel better about yourself. Spas offer many wonderful treatments to promote healthy skin and general well being.

In our modern world, time can be a precious necessity that many do not have. However, you do not have to sacrifice your beauty for tardiness. There are a myriad of simple make up and hair tips and tricks that you can try for a refreshed and natural beautiful look. Try simple steps to achieve the look that you crave.

As you have seen, beauty regimens are not as scary as they might appear at first glance. Just think of all of the benefits they have and all of the fun techniques you can pick up along the way, along with all of the money it can save you on finding products that work with your body and budget.