Beauty advice used to be mostly aimed at women, and even then mostly only to aging women. Today is a little different. There are many men now who take great care with their appearance. Looking good is more than just good genes. Use the tips below to give your beauty the boost it needs.
You should be sure to exfoliate. If you tend to have dry or sensitive skin, it is best to exfoliate your face up to three times a week. If you do this less often, you will not be revealing the healthy skin cells that are just underneath your top layer. Doing this can give your face a more glowing appearance and will also reduce oil and dirt in your pores.
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.
Brighten up your eyes with this natural look: apply a light, neutral-colored eye shadow to your entire upper eyelid. Look for sand, khaki, beige, or fawn colors. This will neutralize any redness on your lids, which can make you appear older and tired. Add drama by smudging a darker shade on the lids just in the crease.
Wear gloves when you are applying tanning lotions and keep a towel near you. This will help you if you make a mess and to keep your palms from turning orange or tan. You should also make sure to pull your hair back so your tan is evenly applied.
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.
Although hot showers feel great, they don’t do your skin any favors. The opening of pores caused by hot water allows oil to escape, resulting in dry skin. You end up washing them away. Bath and shower with warm or tepid water to maintain the soft and beautiful appearance of your skin. Warm water is also cheaper than hot!
To clean your skin without depriving it of its natural oils, use a cream cleanser. A cream cleanser will help lock in the skin healthy oils on your face, and will also leave your face moisturized and glowing. Using this type of cleanser will slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
To get the best results when bronzing your face, apply the bronzer only to your face’s higher planes. Apply the bronzer to your cheekbones, at the top of your nose and at the top corners of your forehead. This will give you a natural glow that will help illuminate your best features.
If you want to camouflage a pimple, rosacea, a rash or another reddish skin imperfection dab on a green concealer. While it looks strange in the package, the green neutralizes the red tones of irritated skin so you can apply your regular foundation and concealer without the redness showing through.
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.
Ingrown hairs can be avoided by applying lotion to the skin on a daily basis. Right after finishing your shave, apply a shaving lotion. Ingrown hairs can be caused by dry skin, so remember to apply moisturizer every day. Applying a light amount of lotion can prevent the formation of new ingrown hairs, and help heal existing ones.
If you haven’t taken care of your physical appearance for a long time, don’t be scared off by the amount of work it takes to improve it. Although the initial time investment might be high it is much easier to maintain a good appearance than to initially create it.
Enhance your eyes by doing work on your eyelashes. Many women just apply mascara and go on their way. If you take the additional second to curl your eyelashes prior to applying the mascara, you will accentuate the eyes better than you would if you just apply the mascara.
Beauty is more than just what nature gave you. Beauty can be said to be in the eye of the beholder; however, natural beauty can be enhanced. It can be quite effective to put a bit of effort into improving one’s looks, as long as those efforts are based on good advice. Hopefully, you can use the tips here to maximize your beauty efforts.