There are an immense wealth of beauty tips out there, and sometimes it can be hard to decide which ones to adapt into your daily routine. But like a good wardrobe, beauty tips boil down to essentials that you absolutely must have, and niceties that might improve your look but aren't totally necessary. Along side the obvious, such as lip balm, Here are five must-know beauty tips to incorporate into your daily routine.
Exfoliation should be part of your daily routine, from head to toe. Exfoliation doesn't have to be a super-involved process - using a loofah or pouf sponge will exfoliate both face and body, and also help to activate the products you use on your skin to a greater degree. If you wear makeup, exfoliation will help your makeup go on more smoothly - particularly foundations and mineral powers.
The one notable exception? Don't exfoliate your lips every day - they're very sensitive and exfoliating them every day can damage the delicate skin of your lips. Use a sugar scrub - store-bought or homemade - a couple of times a week to keep your pucker satin-smooth.
It doesn't matter whether you have dry or oily skin - you must use a good moisturizer, preferably one formulated for your skin type. This is especially important for those prone to acne, as many soaps dry the skin, activating the sebaceous glands and producing more oil - and more acne. Using a moisturizer will prevent this overactivity and, over time, you'll see an improvement in your acne. Moisturizing before you apply makeup will also help your makeup go on more smoothly, and last longer.
Feed Your Brows
If you have sparse or thin brows, apply olive or coconut oil to them every night before you go to bed. These oils will help to regrow your brows and plump your brow hairs, giving them a fuller and more even appearance. This trick works even if you've done damage to your brows, like overplucking, bleaching, or dyeing.
Condition Your Hair
A good conditioner is everyone's best friend, especially if you have dry or damaged hair. Whether you do or not, condition your hair every day - regardless of whether you shampoo every day. If you have curly hair, you shouldn't shampoo more than a couple of times a week, unless you're also prone to an oily scalp - in which case a dry shampoo or a light application only at the roots before allowing it to rinse out should do the trick nicely.
If you have damage to the hair shaft, apply coconut oil to the main shaft of the hair and comb it through to the tips using a detangling comb. If you have a dry scalp or have trouble growing your hair, also apply it to the roots and scalp. Rinse in the shower before applying your conditioner - and get instant divine locks.
Choose a Good Concealer or BB Cream
Even the best of complexions have imperfect days, so choose a concealer or BB cream that works with your skin type and tone. Some concealers or BB/CC creams do double duty by moisturizing or yielding anti-aging substances to your skin, so if you have concerns about aging, look for one of these.
No matter what sort of look you wear every day, these are five indispensable beauty tips that will keep your skin and hair healthy and glowing each and every day.