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20 More Must-Try Beauty Tips
Since our first list of 20 must-try beauty tips was such a huge hit, we decided to put together another list of 20 indispensable tips that you can start using today to improve the way you look and feel.
We really hope you enjoy these!
Exfoliate Your Lips
Dry, flaky, chapped lips are the worst canvas for lipstick. To ensure that your puckers are in perfect pout condition, the experts at The Beauty Department recommend exfoliating your lips. To do this, apply lip balm to your lips. Then scrub your lips gently with a toothbrush or clean mascara wand. Then, use a tissue to wipe away excess flakes and voila! You’ll have a perfect pout in no time.
Exfoliation is an important and easy way to buff away the dead skin cells that cover up your skin’s natural glow. Use a light exfoliator daily.
Know Your Shade
When choosing a foundation, test the product on the skin near your jawline—and be sure to do this in natural light. This will ensure the foundation tone you choose for your face isn’t too different from the natural shade of your neck.
Uses for Old Mascara Wands
Don’t throw away your old mascara wand. It still has a few uses left. Clean it and use it as a brow brush instead. You might even find it handy around the house. Use it to unclog sinks or clean tough-to-reach areas in your home.
Wear Pantyhose or Tights
Few things are worse than having to wear a skirt with absolutely no time to shave your legs. We’ve all been there. The hassle-free fix for this is to wearing pantyhose or tights. Try a patterned pair for something new. It will disguise stubble and any blemishes on your stems.
Before you tweeze, make sure you soften your skin by dabbing a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. When you start tweezing, do so in the direction of your hair’s growth.
Camouflage Grey Hair
If you want to camouflage some strands of grey hair on the go, the folks at Real Simple suggest using mascara if you have dark hair. For blondes or redheads, try dusting your roots with bronzing powder.
Cut Back on Pedicures
Save money on your beauty routine by taking care of your feet on a daily basis. Simply scrub your feet with a pumice stone each morning in the shower. Once you step out and dry off, apply a moisture cream to your feet. This will increase the amount of time you can go without a pedicure and will keep your toes healthy and fungus-free.
Use Dry Shampoo
I absolutely love dry shampoo—especially Klorane. (Check it out here at Klorane Dry Shampoo) It absorbs excess oil on your strands and scalp and keeps your mane looking clean and fresh. If you don’t have dry shampoo, try washing just the top of your head (or wherever there is oil) with regular shampoo followed by a quick blow-dry. Your tresses will look as good as new.
Don’t Pump Your Mascara
The experts say that you should never pump your mascara (i.e. moving the wand up and down in the tube really quickly) because that will allow air into the tube and cause your mascara to dry (and ultimately shorten its lifespan).
Apply Bronzer Evenly
Before applying bronzer or self-tanning lotion, mix a drop or two of the solution with moisture cream. Blend using your finger or a Q-tip. Then apply to skin as you would regular moisturizer. This will ensure the cream blends in and covers skin evenly.
Use Oil On Your Skin—Even If It’s Already Oily
This probably sounds crazy, but using an oil-based product to remove makeup or excess dirt from your skin can actually improve the condition of your epidermis. The reason: Over-cleaning stimulates the sebum glands, which cause skin to over-produce oil. Using oil-based products will have the opposite effect.
Avoid Chipped Nail Polish Like the Plague
There are only two options for your nails: with nail polish or without. Do not allow your nails to be caught somewhere in the middle. Few things are worse than nails donning chipped nail polish. Even if you think no one will notice, someone will. Trust me.
Sometimes less is more. Don’t slather your face with moisturizer because it will take 10 minutes or more to be absorbed by the skin before your face is ready for makeup. In an interview with Real Simple, Susan Evans, a dermatologist, said the best way to apply face cream is to blend a dime-sized amount on your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead instead of moisturizing heavily.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Make sure you clean your makeup brushes regularly to avoid a buildup of makeup residue and bacteria. You can purchase makeup-brush cleaner from a drugstore or beauty store, or you can simply use shampoo and conditioner to clean your brushes as you would your own hair. Clean brushes guarantee a super smooth and even makeup application every time.
Treat Ingrown Hair
Apply a product containing azulene or witch hazel to help reduce the swelling and redness that’s associated with ingrown hair. From there, coax the ingrown hair from its location with a pair of tweezers—but don’t pull it out. This will only make the ingrown hair regrow in in the same way later.
Towel Dry the Right Way
Don’t rub your hair dry with your towel. This will cause your hair to frizz. Instead, gently squeeze excess water from your hair before getting out of the shower. Then, wrap your hair in a towel and pat it dry to absorb any remaining moisture.
Remove Nail Polish Without Remover
If you run out of nail polish remover, you can remove cracked or chipped nail polish by applying a clear top coat to the nail and removing it promptly with a cotton ball.
A Top Coat Is a Must
Add a top coat to freshly painted nails, and add another coat once the first coat is dry. This makes your nail polish less likely to chip and will ensure it lasts longer.
Smile more often! This is my #1 beauty tip. Your smile is the most beautiful asset you have. Wear it everywhere, every day.
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!
Now, you could go out and do your own research to find a top-quality provider of Biotin supplements. You could spend your money and time purchasing supplements from various suppliers. You could sort through stacks of studies to determine the most effective dose and to ensure that the other supplements deliver the optimal levels as per the studies. You can spend weeks or months and hundreds (if not thousands!) of dollars doing all that — all of which wastes time, energy & money and delays your progress!
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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