For ages, women have spent a fortune on looking their beautiful best. From Cleopatra’s legendary honey and milk bath to the botox used by celebrity fashion models and actresses, every woman in the world seems to be in the rat race to achieve the elusive concept of perfect beauty. However, beauty is much more than just makeup and hoarding expensive cosmetics. As a matter of fact, beauty is about looking as well as feeling good about yourself.
On the flip side, contrary to the popular myth, beauty is also not always about what you’re born with, but rather what you do with it. It may sound clichéd, but sometimes women need a push in the right direction to step-up the beauty regimen and see the results. Here are some beauty tips that will ensure you look gorgeous throughout the day, without having to spend a fortune on beauty salons.
Facial Beauty Tips for Women
You can splurge as much money as you want on buying cosmetics, but a rough, pimpled, and dull skin can be a real beauty spoiler. The best facial skin care routine to keep your face soft and glowing is to maintain a daily cleansing, toning, and moisturizing regime. Okay, I forgot to add in the exfoliating part to it, which is imperative, unless you want to end up with accumulation of dead skin in your face!
Cleansing your skin is the first part of your daily skin care routine. Choose a cleanser based on your skin type (oily, combination, or dry). Avoid the bar soaps as they tend to dry the skin. Instead select a creamy cleanser, if you have dry skin, or a cleanser without oil, if you have oily skin. A strict no-no is the use of very hot or cold water and cleansing too often. For all those women who do not clean their skin regularly, at least take off that makeup girl!
Exfoliating the skin is a must for removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. Use gentle scrubs with tiny grains or any of the over-the-counter peels for the task. You can follow this up with a homemade face pack.
Toning and Moisturizing
Follow up with wiping your face with a toner for removing all remaining traces of oil, makeup, and dirt. Lastly, use a moisturizer to seal the pores, which irrespective of your skin type is a basic part of facial care. Also, remember that before you move out of the house, apply a sunscreen for protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Hair Care Tips
Your hair is a reflection of your health and personality. Beautiful, shiny locks signify your inner health and well-being along with proper hair care. Neglecting your hair can lead to dry brittle hair, split-ends, hair loss, and dandruff due to exposure to the dirt and environmental pollution. Here are a few tips to keep your hair shining and beautiful.
The best hair masks in the world cannot replace a well-balanced diet, rich in silica, calcium, and iron, which will help reduce or prevent hair loss.
Based on your hair type, a cleansing routine has to be determined. While some may need to shampoo daily, others every other day while some may need to wash their hair once a week.
Drying and Combing
Please air dry your hair if you can instead of using the blow dryer. The strong heat of the blow dryer can damage the hair and rid them of moisture making them look rough and lifeless. While combing your hair, separate it into small sections and untangle them with a wide-tooth comb. Carefully work from the ends in a downward direction only using a wooden or tortoise shell comb. Remember to brush your hair only when it is dry as wet hair is prone to breakage.
Hand and Foot Care Tips
This is apparently the most neglected and yet the most important part of a beauty routine. Most people concentrate only on face related beauty tips, while forgetting to take good care of their feet and hands. The condition of the hands and feet depends on the care you give them. Here are some tips for appropriate hand and foot care.
After a bath, massage your hands with a lubricating cream. For those riddled with annoying problems like chipping, splitting, peeling, and cracking nails, get into the habit of giving yourself a weekly manicure, which will make your hands look good. Nails that persistently split and chip, need to be strengthened by regular use of one of the many nail strengtheners in the market. For treating coarse, rough skin of the hands, apply cream lavishly at bed time and go to sleep with cotton gloves on.
To take care of your feet, remove polish from the toenail. In a tub full of warm water, add some bath salts and one tablespoon of olive oil. Soak in your feet for 15 minutes. Scrub the feet to remove exfoliating skin. Finally, rinse off with cold water and dry your feet with a clean towel.