20 of My Best Beauty Tips
It’s Amanda, and to help you make this the best year ever, I want to give you 20 of my very favorite "be-beautiful" tips. These little-known tips are easy to implement, inexpensive and highly effective.
I hope you enjoy using them, and please feel free to reply to this email to let me know what you think—or share some of your own favorite secrets!
Freeze Your Eyeliner
Does your eyeliner constantly crumble while you’re putting it on? Try leaving it in the freezer for 15 minutes before applying your makeup. It should glide along your lash line seamlessly after that.
Shave With Conditioner
If you’re out of shaving cream, lather your legs with conditioner instead of soap. Conditioner will soften the hair on your legs (making it easier to shave) and will leave your skin feeling extra silky.
Rinse Hair With Beer or Vinegar
Rinsing your hair with beer helps restore moisture to your locks, and using vinegar will up the ante in shine. Soak your hair in either liquid (not at the same time) for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Turn Up the Heat
For curlier, flirtier lashes, try heating your lash curler with a hair dryer for five to eight seconds before curling them.
Use Ice Cubes to Keep Fat, Acne and Wrinkles at Bay
Try massaging an ice cube over your face until the cube melts. Do this every night before bed and keep fat cells, acne and wrinkles under control.
Make Your Manicure Last and Last
Before applying nail polish, wipe nails with an acetone-based cleanser. Cleaning excess dirt, oil or moisturizer from your nails will ensure that the polish adheres properly.
Soothe Your Stomach and Face
According to dermatologist Dr. Frances Jang (Skinworks), Pepto-Bismol isn’t just for upset stomachs. It can also be used as a facial mask because it contains bismuth subsalicylate, commonly found in facial creams. Dr. Jang’s recommendation: Spread 2 teaspoons of Pepto-Bismol on your face. Let it dry for 15 to 30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Apply Sunscreen Daily
Wear sunscreen every day—even when it’s cloudy. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays pass through clouds.
Lighten Hair With Chamomile Tea and Lemon Juice
To permanently lighten your tresses, hairstylist Popie Poulos (owner of The Salon in Ajax, Ont.) recommends rinsing your hair with a mixture of chamomile and fresh lemon juice instead of conditioner. Allow your hair to dry while sitting in the sun or use a blow dryer. The heat will lighten your locks.
De-Puff Your Eyes With Raw Potatoes
Try using raw potato slices to soothe and reduce puffiness around your eyes. Potatoes are astringent, which means they help decrease water retention. They also contain catalase, an enzyme that helps lighten dark circles under your eyes. First, wash and peel a potato. Next, cut two slices and place one on each eye for 10 minutes. Lay down, relax and let the potatoes work their magic. Rinse the eye areas gently with lukewarm water when you’re done.
Maximize the Lifespan of Your Blowout
I love walking out of the salon with a fresh blowout, but how do you prevent your locks from going limp in the days after? The experts say to plan early. Your hair naturally secretes oil. So be two steps ahead and spray your roots with dry shampoo before you start producing oil. (I absolutely love Klorane and you can check it out at Klorane Dry Shampoo) This way, the dry shampoo will absorb any moisture before it weighs down your tresses. Also, make sure you protect your hair from moisture. Rain is sure to ruin your mane, and touch up your blowout in the morning by using a hair dryer and round brush. It will give you an instant boost of volume.
Contouring Creates Dimension
The trick to achieving a chiseled celebrity-like face is to contour. (Angelina-Jolie cheekbones, anyone?) Your face is three-dimensional. So applying foundation in a single tone will only make your face appear flat. Add a highlighter to areas of your face that would usually catch light, but create enough shadow to emphasize your jaw line and cheekbones.
Avoid Overly Rosy Cheeks
Giving yourself a natural glow using blush is an “in look” for spring, but you’ll want to avoid looking like a clown by brushing on too much. So always start your blush line at two-finger width away from your nose and only apply it on the apples of your cheeks. This will ensure you create a natural glow without going overboard.
Keep Misbehaving Brows in Check
Spritz an old toothbrush or a clean mascara wand with hairspray, then brush brows and style them as desired. Even the most hard-to-tame brows will fall in line with this trick.
Applying False Lashes
Adding extra eye fringe amps up the glam instantly. First, take your falsies and loosen them by gently flexing the eyelash band. Then curl your natural lashes to make sure your falsies line up with your actual lash line. Apply glue on your falsies using a Q-tip. Using tweezers (or fingertips if you feel they give you more control), place your falsies as close to your lash line as possible. Let your lashes dry for a minute before adding a coat of mascara (if desired).
Blot Away Excess Oil
Do you start the morning with matte, fresh-looking skin—only to find that by the time 5 p.m. rolls in, you’re a shiny mess? If you have oily skin, blotting papers are a beauty godsend. Don’t use powder to soak up the oil. Using too much periodically throughout the day will make your skin appear cakey because you’re just layering makeup on top of more makeup. Opt for blotting papers instead. They can be purchased inexpensively almost anywhere beauty products are sold, and will soak up all that oil.
No Makeup Remover? Try Lotion Instead
If you’re out of makeup remover, use body lotion to get rid of makeup. It works especially well on tough mascara.
Create Fuller Lips
If you’re tired of having thin, pursed puckers, extend your lip line using a neutral-toned lip liner. Then apply lipstick over top. Be careful though. Don’t extend your lip line too much.
Lashes for Miles
Curl your lashes both before and after applying mascara for longer lashes. You may want to re-curl them throughout the day to get some extra lift. Just remember to be gentle when you apply pressure with your curler.
Stop Your Hair Color From Fading
If you’ve just had your hair dyed, the last thing you want is for the color to fade. One surefire way to prevent such a mishap is to use a deep-conditioning treatment once a month. This will help lock in color and has the added benefit of staving off dry and damaged locks.
Use a flat iron to create waves. Flat irons are amazing tools with multiple uses. Not only can you use them to straighten your hair, you can also create tight curls or soft romantic waves.
And don’t forget—sweat is magic! Work up a good sweat every day to make your health and fitness wishes come true,
Hey there. I’m Jennifer, Senior Researcher here at Optimal Health, and I agree with you. Brittle nails, thin fragile hair and unhealthy-looking skin are bad enough on their own. But when they combine to make you look older than your age (both to yourself and others)... well, that can feel horrible—especially when you’ve tried to turn it all around and nothing’s worked!
So I’m really excited that you’ve stopped by today, because I’d like to clear up a big misconception about beauty—and show you that beautiful hair, stronger nails and radiant skin can easily be yours again.
Most people believe that having gorgeous hair, nails and skin is purely a result of genetics (“she must be descended from fashion models”) or lifestyle choices (“she must never go out in the sun”), but here’s the truth:
While genetics and lifestyle influence the look and quality of your hair, skin and nails on a general level, the root causes of your struggle against lifeless skin, thinning hair and brittle nails on a day-to-day basis come down to 2 little-known factors that your dermatologist or cosmetologist might not even know about:
Seems almost shockingly simple, doesn't it? Well here’s something even more shocking! In the next few minutes, I’m going to show you how a natural ingredient has been shown to effectively STOP these factors dead in their tracks—and even REVERSE their effects—so your hair becomes fuller and shinier, your nails become stronger and your skin once again glows.
But before I get to that, let’s take a closer look at the 2 factors and what must happen to stop hair loss, brittle nails and bad skin:
Keratin is the protein that makes up the outer layer of human skin, as well as the key structural component of hair and nails. Along with proteins collagen and elastin, keratin gives skin, nails and hair their strength and resilience, and draws nutrients from the underlying tissue called the dermis.
If the dermis lacks nutrients, keratin levels drop and the outward signs of aging begin. Hair and nails become brittle, and skin turns blotchy and dull. So it would seem to be a simple enough matter of just eating the right nutritional foods—but that’s where the next part comes in.
When it comes to maintaining a healthy balance of vitamins and minerals in the body, most people believe that just eating a “balanced diet” is all that’s needed for overall health and vitality, including radiant skin, lustrous hair and strong nails.
But here's the thing.
While our bodies are designed to extract and absorb nutrients when they’re delivered in a natural state through fruits, vegetables and protein, few of us have the time—and budget—to consistently shop for good-quality, nutritionally rich foods and prepare them every day unfailingly in the right combinations that support a “balanced diet.”
Think about what you ate last week. Was it organic and nutrient-rich? Was it full of whole grains and foods rich in fatty acids? Did you eat enough protein? Did you eat enough veggies and fruit? Do you know whether you had enough of one vitamin or another? Did someone at the office have a birthday and insist you have a piece of cake—and blow the whole balance?
Now, think about your schedule. Did you make enough time last week to prepare every meal yourself so you knew exactly what was going into each one? Did you grab takeout or a microwave meal and just trust it would be as healthy as advertised? Did you miss your alarm and grab a donut while rushing to work?
Add in the everyday toxins of our environment, food additives, preservatives and health-affecting physiological factors like stress and the idea of the “balanced diet” tends to be exactly that. It’s a great idea. It’s even achievable once in a while, but the larger reality on a daily basis is that most of us are vitamin-deficient nearly all the time…
…and we won’t know that our bodies are vitamin-deficient until we start to see outward signs.
Our bodies are incredible survival machines and will do anything and everything to live longer. That’s our biological prime directive, meaning your body doesn’t care whether you have luxurious hair, radiant skin or great nails. When nutrients are low, your body will take the nutrients needed to enrich the dermis and use them for vital functions like your heart health, digestive tract and nervous system...
...and your hair, nails and skin pay the price!
Your skin becomes dull and blotchy. Your hair becomes brittle and lifeless, and begins to fall out, and your nails break. Over time, nutrient deficiency becomes a roller coaster, and deeper issues set in.
Your energy drops. You feel depressed and anxious. You begin to approach the mirror with dread, and you feel awkward, self-conscious and embarrassed in social situations. It all keeps snowballing, year after year, until your overall health begins to break down...
…and you find yourself realizing the big ugly problem:
It’s always going to be an imperfect, uphill struggle to live a nutritionally perfect life, and unless you can “short-circuit” your body’s “survival programming,” your body will continue to rob itself of nutrients and you’ll never have the hair, skin and nails that you want and deserve.
So what if you COULD stop this process?
What if you could maintain the right level of the right vitamin to counteract nutritional imbalance and maintain healthy keratin proteins to turn back the clock on your skin, hair and nails?
If you could do that, you could essentially keep your body in a more vitamin-sufficient state—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Can you just imagine how much more beautiful you’d look—and feel—if nutritional deficiency was no longer robbing you of thick hair, strong nails and radiant skin?
Well, there is a way to fix this vitamin deficiency, promote lustrous hair, grow stronger nails and return to glowing, youthful skin.
The solution works on a deep, cellular level, but it also works on the surface. So the results are immediately visible—and long-term.
The solution you’re about to discover only takes one minute or less to implement. So there’s absolutely NO REASON why you have to be a victim of a vitamin deficiency that so many needlessly suffer through.
Part of the B complex group of vitamins, Biotin has been proven to improve the beauty, strength and vitality of your hair, skin and nails by delivering beauty-specific nutrients that rid your body of the vitamin deficiencies that damage your appearance.
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled research on Biotin deficiency, published by the Albon Skin Institute Research Center along with the University of California, demonstrated the significant effect Biotin can have regarding hair loss and skin health when compared to a placebo group.
These results were pooled together with results from a separate study showing that Biotin also had a great impact as treatment for diabetes, and all findings were published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Specifically, after 90 days of supplementing with Biotin twice per day, test subjects in the Biotin group significantly increased hair growth by 65% on average, compared to the placebo group. They also noted overall hair volume, scalp coverage and thickness of hair.
These results demonstrated significant reduction of hair loss and improved hair growth, as well as an increase in hair quality in just 90 days.
After 180 days, participants reported additional growth along with hair shine, skin moisture retention and skin smoothness.
These results were not accomplished by every brand of the supplement, but rather only when a quality-source Biotin supplement was taken.
The effects of Biotin work via two separate pathways:
And here’s where the “feel better” bonus part comes in. Because Biotin plays a critical role in helping your body metabolize food faster, you also feel more energized and energetic, and you exude that youthful glow again.
By naturally boosting vitamin levels and metabolism for healthy keratin proteins, you’re unlikely to continue seeing handfuls of hair in the shower drain. Broken and brittle nails will be things of the past, and so will blotchy, dull skin.
You’ll continue to look better and feel better day after day, and the whole transformation happens amazingly fast!
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Once you start to experience the rare power of this wonder vitamin to fight back against hair loss, brittle nails and aging skin, you’ll be thankful you gave it a try.
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... and then, of course, be sure to take a picture today—because you’ll absolutely want to document your dramatic before-and-after results.
...and remember to Eat Healthy, but when you can’t—Supplement!
Senior Researcher, Optimal Health Products