Wet your cosmetic sponge a bit first before applying foundation. This will help your foundation glide on more easily, and saves time in application.
Before applying mascara in the morning, heat it up a little first. Warming it up in your hands or somewhere near your body -- still closed securely, of course -- is enough. A little body heat melts any clumps that may have forme
When trying out recipes for homemade masks and facials, be sure to find out what different ingredients do. Honey has been known to cause spots for some people. Check and see how different ingredients affect you before you start mixing up your own homemade remedies -- not everything works for everyone!
Even if it isn't bright or overly sunny out, wear at least SPF 15 when you go out -- either sunscreen or foundation with sunscreen in it. UVA and UVB rays can still hit you, even on cloudy days.
Before you shave your legs, use an exfoliating scrub to soften the skin -- and remember to rinse it off first. Your legs will feel smoother, and your shave will last longer.
If you have problems with breakouts, check the ingredients in your makeup! If it contains lanolin or mineral oil, it may be clogging up your pores and causing blemishes. Consider switching to a water-based foundation.
There's a reason it's called "cold cream" ... to keep it fresh longer, store it in the refrigerator. This keeps it from going bad, and also feels nice and cool when you use it.
Use Epsom salts and your favorite fragrant oil to make homemade bath salts for yourself, or to give as a gift. Make sure to watch out for possible skin allergies depending on what kind of oil you use.
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If you've been having breakouts recently, replace your morning coffee or tea with a slice of lemon in hot water.
To keep your feet from getting rough, massage them with your favorite oil or lotion before you go to bed, and wear socks overnight. This makes the lotion much more effective, and you'll notice the difference in the morning.
Facial creams and lotions help keep your skin from drying out, but consider investing in a humidifier as well. It may not seem like a health and beauty aid, but you'll see results almost instantly -- not only does it keep your skin from getting dry overnight, but it reduces the risk of colds and other airborne illnesses.
A daily Vitamin E supplement will help with dry skin, but consider actually using it on your skin, too. Rub a little on your face right after you get out of the shower and your skin is still moist. Scrubbing your face beforehand makes this even more effective.
If you've tried everything to strengthen your brittle nails, increase the amount of foods such as spinach, cheese, salmon, and nuts in your diet. These foods contain vitamin H (also knows as Biotin), which helps strengthen nails, and is also beneficial to your hair and skin. If you're still not getting enough, consider taking a Bioton ...Read more
If you have sensitive skin and can't use a store-bought facial scrub, add one teaspoon of baking soda to your regular facial cleanser. This smooths away rough patches and exfoliates without being too harsh on your skin.
If you suffer from blemishes on a regular basis and brand-name astringents haven't worked, use a bit of witch hazel twice a day. Witch hazel is an inexpensive and natural treatment for oily skin.
Vitamin E helps your skin stay soft and smooth. Be sure to get your recommended daily allowance (about 10 mg), either by adjusting your diet or taking a supplement.
To take the red out of pimples and blemishes quickly, saturate a cotton ball with anti-redness eye drops and apply gently. This may not be a permanent fix, but it lessens the redness considerably when you have places to be!
When you have a chance to take a long bath, add some sea salt to the water. It's inexpensive, helps remove impurities from your skin, and (best of all) is very relaxing.
After you shower, run some hot water into the sink and lean over it with a towel over your head, so that your face is nearly touching the water. This will open and unclog pores, which helps to prevent blemishes.
For softer, shinier hair, soak two bags of chamomile tea in two cups of water, and use this as a final rinse when you wash your hair. This also gives your hair a much nicer scent than most shampoos.