20 Tried and True Beauty Tips You Need to Know
While discovering new beauty tips and tricks can be a fun process, it can also be very overwhelming.
There are thousands upon thousands of beauty products out there. It’s impossible for one person to try them all.
So how do you find what works for you? Keep reading and I'll tell you.
I’ve definitely tried to keep up with all the latest trends in beauty and skincare but it’s exhausting… and also quite expensive.
So how do you find what works for you without overdoing it? I've compiled 20 tried and true beauty tips that every girl should know and try for the most beautiful you. Let's get started, shall we?
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Drink plenty of water
When it comes to the best beauty tips, we have to start off with the basics. No matter how many skincare and haircare product you use, healthy skin and hair comes from within. Make sure you drink plenty of water. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses daily.
Not only does water do your body good but it also keeps your skin moisturized and your hair shiny. I like to always keep a bottle on my desk with a bit of lemon or cucumber to add some flavor. Experiment with your favorite additives like kiwi, berries and mint.
Get 8 hours of sleep
Life can get crazy and it can be tough to make time for anything, let alone sleep. However, make sure your prioritize your beauty sleep and get at least 7 to 8 hours every single night. Without enough rest, your skin starts to look dull and lifeless and it’s hard to cover that up with makeup.
Oh yea...and don’t forget about those pesky under eye circles.
Always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen
You should wear sunscreen all year long, not only during the summer time.
Just because the sun isn't shining doesn't mean it’s UV rays can’t damage your skin. I have very pale skin that burns easily, even if it isn’t sunny, so I’m always slathering on sunscreen.
If you’re going outside, be sure to put at least SPF 15 on your skin.
Don't over cleanse
You might be tempted to cleanse your skin to keep your pores clear but be careful - don’t overdo it.
Cleansing too much can over dry and irritate your skin, causing it to become itchy and inflamed.
Cleanse two times a day at most with a gentle cleanser.
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Simple is sometimes better
More ingredients in a product doesn’t always mean better. In fact, its actually pretty simple to take care of your skin and hair with just a few basic products. It’s more about routine than it is about quantity. Keep your routine simple. Even just a moisturizer and cleanser is enough. Just make sure you use it on a consistent basis.
Oil can actually be good for your skin
Don’t be afraid to use oils on your skin. Oils, like tea tree oil and argan oil, when used correctly can actually be very beneficial for your skin.
They are great moisturizers and acne fighters.
Groom & fill your eyebrows
It can be hard to find even a few minutes in the morning to do your makeup and when you do find a moment, you’re probably not rushing to do your eyebrows. But don’t underestimate the power of a groomed eyebrow.
Eyebrows really frame your face and just taking a minute to groom and fill in your brows can totally change your look.
Use a dry shampoo
If you have oily hair, you might feel like you need to wash it daily.
Washing your hair daily will wash away natural oils and take away that healthy shine. Instead, use a dry shampoo to freshen up your locks between washes. It’s also great for on the go, such as after the gym or while you’re traveling.
I love dry shampoo when I’m in a rush in the morning and don’t have a lot of time to wash and blow dry my hair.
A flattening iron can do double duty
I live in NYC and don’t have much space at all so if there is anything I can do to unclog my drawers, I’m all for it.
That’s why I only use a flattening iron to both straighten and curl my hair. A flattening iron is great for everyday loose curls and it’s simple to use. Just wrap you strands around it like you would do with a regular curling iron and voila, you’re done!
Moisturize your neck & Décolletage
When you’re applying moisturizer to your face, don’t forget about your neck and decolletage. The neck and decolletage are the first areas of your body that show signs of aging. Keep those areas moisturized to help your skin look healthy and young. Don’t forget to use a moisturizer with SPF.
Exfoliate twice a week
Especially in the winter time, cleansing isn’t enough.
You also want to exfoliate twice a week to wash away excess dirt, oil and dry skin. Be sure to use a gentle scrub in soft circular motions so that you don’t irritate your skin.
I also love to make a homemade scrub from just sugar, olive oil, and a few drops of scented oil.
It’s easy to make, smells great and is chemical free!
Use a lighter shade concealer under eye
When choosing a concealer for your under eye area, pick one that is one shade lighter than your skin color. This helps brightens the area around your eyes, making you look more awake and vibrant.
Apply a cuticle oil
When it’s get cold, your hands can get very dry, especially your cuticles. If you’ve experienced this, you’ll be the first to know that dry, cracking skin on your hands can actually be very painful.
To prevent this, apply a cuticle oil a couple times a week to soften the skin around your nails and keep it moisturized.
Start using eye cream early
When it comes to your eyes, be proactive, not reactive. It’s best to start using eye creams early to keep the area around your eyes hydrated. Doing this starting in your 20s will delay wrinkles and signs of aging.
Never go to bed with makeup on
Even if you’re dead tired and just want to go to bed, you should never, ever go to bed with makeup on. Never. Sleeping with makeup still on your face will clog your pores and cause breakouts. Make sure to remove your makeup at the end of each day with makeup remover or just some cleanser.
I personally like to use makeup wipes since they’re quick and easy!
Add shimmer to your moisturizer
We all want a sun-kissed glow all year round. However, unless you live somewhere that’s always warm and sunny, you probably only get that glow in the summertime.
To fake a tan, add a drop or two of liquid bronzer or lumizer to your moisturizer. This will give your face a little bit of color with that fake orange tan look.
Avoid touching your face
Did you know that breakouts are most commonly caused by your own hands? That’s because we often touch our faces, which transfers oil and dirt from our hands. Try to avoid touching your face as much as possible.
Also be sure to regularly wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Moisturize after every shower
While there’s nothing better than a warm shower or bath, it can be very damaging on your skin.
Keep your water temperature warm, not hot. Also, after every time you shower or bathe, you should apply a moisturizer to your body. Be sure to do it immediately after as moist skins soaks in moisturizer better.
Red is classic
If you’re looking to spruce up your look but don’t have any ideas, go with the classic: red. Adding a bold pop of color, especially red, to your makeup or outfit will definitely add that sparkle that you want.
I personally love a bold, red lipstick.
Less is more
The most important beauty tip to remember is that less is more. Don’t overdo it. Find a few great products and techniques that really work on your skin and hair and stick with it.
More doesn’t always mean better, especially when it comes to skin and hair.
Now that you know my 20 all-time favorite beauty tips and tricks, let’s hear yours.