Taking care of your appearance is a great way to boost your confidence and ensure you’re looking your best. Whether you spend an extra few minutes moisturizing at the end of the day or you treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering at the end of a long week, you can transform your look with the right beauty care regime.
If you want to emerge from your lockdown cocoon as a butterfly, rather than a caterpillar, check out these tried and tested beauty tips to help you look better than ever:
1. Enhance your complexion
Before you do anything else, work on your complexion. We aren’t all blessed with naturally flawless skin, but the right beauty tricks can ensure you have a dewy, glowing complexion all day long. While regular facials will keep your skin in top condition, daily care is essential too. From weekly exfoliation to daily hydration, there are endless ways to keep your skin at its best. If you tend to suffer from an uneven skin tone or redness, try yellow-based concealers and foundations. The yellow base acts as a color corrector and helps to mask unbalanced color.
2. Make the most of your gloss
If you’re only using gloss on your lips, then you’re missing out on its many, many benefits. A light swirl of gloss on your cheekbones and brow bones is the perfect highlighter. When you need an immediate burst of luminescence or you want a multi-purpose product you can rely on when you’re out and about, lip gloss is your new best friend.
3. Apply baby oil before shaving your legs
In an ideal world, you’d always have time to prep your skin with pre-shaving products before you wield the razor. In reality, you’re probably hastily hoping you’ve covered at least 70% of your legs as you hop out of the shower in the morning and rush to get out of the door. To get the best results in minimum time, apply a little baby oil to your legs before shaving. As well as protecting the skin, the oil will give your legs a luxurious, satin feel and even enhance your skin tone with a little added shine.
4. Turn things upside down
We all know that flipping your head upside down while blow-drying your hair is meant to boost volume and give you extra bounce but what about when it comes to styling? If you aren’t getting the perfect at-home finish you’ve always dreamed of, try flipping your head upside down when you’re styling your hair too.
Often, it’s the hard to reach, underside of your hair that lets your do down. If you’re aiming for poker straight locks, leaning forward will make it easier for you to tame the underside of your hair. Alternatively, if your waves or curls are decidedly less bouncy that you’d like, flip your head upside down and take the time to curl the underside too. This will add volume and ensure your hair looks fantastic from every angle.
5. Stay matte for photos
If you want to avoid the annoying shine that seems to appear in every selfie you take, try using a mattifying lotion before you apply your makeup. The cause of overly shiny selfies is typically a build-up of oil on the skin. While blotting paper can remove excess oil in a trice, you might not want to have to whip out your makeup bag before every group shot. With a long-lasting mattifying lotion, you can prevent excess oil from sitting on the surface of your skin and banish shiny portraits for good.
6. Overcome tiredness with pencils
If you’ve had one too many late nights or you’re simply struggling to keep up with a hectic work schedule, you might be looking more tired than usual. One of the tell-tale signs of tiredness (or a hangover!) is bloodshot eyes. With a flesh-colored pencil applied to the lower inner rim of each eye, however, you can mask the redness and fake a bright-eyed style whenever you need to.
Overhaul Your Beauty Regime
When we find a beauty trick that works, we tend to use it time and time again. However, our skin changes over time so there’s no guarantee your current favorite beauty hack will work forever. Trying out new tips and tricks, and revisiting older ones, is the best way to discover what works for you now. Recognizing changes in your skin and complexion will ensure you can find the best tricks to enhance your appearance at any time.