So, you want to try your hand at beauty, eh? Do you know anything about this activity? Do you know about all the different kinds of products that you can use? Do you know what entails a successful look? If these questions raise more questions than you can answer, try looking at the tips below.
Get an even, natural looking spray tan by investing some time preparing your skin before applying the product. For best results, don’t shave or use any other forms of hair removal the day you plan to tan. Exfoliating your skin for several days beforehand will also help you achieve streak free results.
Spray damp hair with “hot spray” prior to blow drying. Many different grocery stores or department stores carry these products, which may help to prevent split ends and help reduce drying time. It is used to lock in the moisture, and it smells great, too!
If you continually get acne only on one side of your face, it could be caused by your cell phone. Make sure you clean your cell phone regularly to remove dirt and oil. You may also want to try switching sides each time you talk on the phone to give the acne-prone side of your face a break.
Choose products appropriate for your skin type. When you are selecting your facial products, whether they are lotions, toners or cleansers, make sure they are appropriate for your type of skin. Using products aimed at your particular problem areas can improve skin condition dramatically. Follow this up with a weekly face mask that purifies.
Replace expensive, designer products with a gentle washcloth, a mild toner, castile soap, white vinegar or witch hazel, and some natural Aloe Vera gel for your moisturizer. Natural products are much better for your skin. Vitamin E oil is a great moisturizer and a bit stronger than aloe. If you prefer a medicated, blemish-fighting toner, add a couple drops of tea tree essential oil.
Keep the skin near your eyes well moisturized by applying lotion to the area around your eyes every night. If you keep the skin around your eyes well moisturized, it will minimize dark circles, and lessen the chance of getting wrinkles and fine lines.
Create a funky, modern nail design by using scrapbooking scissors with scalloped, zig-zag or other edges. You can cut regular cellophane tape with the scissors and place them on your nails before painting to create great stripes, two-tone effects, or other interesting designs. Try using matte polishes next to glossy ones for a multi-textured effect.
Hand lotion can be a great fix for a bad hair day! In the cold of winter when static has you looking electric, rub a small amount of lotion on your hands and gently pat your hair down. In the humid summer, do the same on the ends of your hair to tame frizz!
When applying makeup before a photo shoot, school pictures or any other photography session, favor matte finishes over shimmery ones and make sure that you apply your makeup under natural light. Shimmery shadows, blushes, lipsticks and powders will look too shiny in a camera flash. Applying your makeup under natural light gives you the best idea of how your makeup will actually look in the photos.
Everyone loves the way a perfect sheer nails look, with long and tapered nails, but this is very expensive to keep up and takes a lot of time and patience. For an elegant look without all the fuss of expensive and painstaking upkeep, try using a short, round, and dark nail shape. File the nails so they are in line with the tip of the finger and round off near the corners.
If you are like many who have a problem keeping your eyeliner where it is supposed to be, try applying your eye shadow on top of the eyeliner with a damp cotton ball. It will help to set the liner and keep it in its place longer than it would otherwise.
Try using neck stretches and good posture for a great looking neck. A healthy neck is as important as a healthy face. Do not treat the neck area the same as the face because both of them age differently. Over time the tendons in the neck shrink and the thin skin does not respond in the same way as the skin of the face does to peels and lasers.
Don’t think you need to cut off your hair every time you’re bored with its style. Sometimes it’s easy to lack imagination when faced with hair that has outgrown its former style. One easy trick to try is to part it in different ways. You may be shocked how much you like it.
Give yourself a mini facial using a mask made from an egg white and a dash of lemon juice. Leave the mask on for about two minutes, and then rinse. This gives your skin an instant tightening effect and is ideal to do about an hour before an evening out on the town.
For beauty’s sake, put some egg all over your face! There are a number of health benefits related to eating eggs. Raw eggs can be incorporated into your beauty regimen as a facial. You should separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. The general difference between the yolks and the whites is that egg whites are typically used to dry oily skin and egg yolks are normally used to moisturize skin. Once you’ve made your dish of raw egg whites and egg yolks, you smooth it over your skin. Allow it to sit for around 20 minutes, then rinse it off. This results in skin that is no longer oily.
Do you now understand what makes beauty beautiful? Do you know about applicators and products, along with how to use them? Do you now know what it takes to make a great look? If you have an idea of how to answer these questions now, then you have read and understood what it takes to become a better beautician.