9 Beauty Tips to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

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The Ultimate Beauty Tips

Looks certainly aren’t everything, but looking our best can sometimes help us feel our best. If you’re looking for a few ways to revamp your looks without breaking the bank or spending a ton of time on a new regime, we’ve got just the answer.

Here are nine beauty tips and tricks that promise great hair, glowing skin and a boost in confidence in no time at all. Best of all, you don’t need the most expensive beauty supplies on the market. Let’s get into it.

1. Use Sun Protection

People think they have to spend a ton of money and time to enjoy better skin, but wearing sun protection daily is one of the most effective steps to looking and feeling better.

In fact, science estimates that UV exposure is responsible for around 80% of visible facial aging. Wearing SPF every day, even when it’s cloudy, can work wonders for your skin and significantly reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

2. Remove Makeup Properly

One of the biggest culprits of clogged pores is failing to remove your makeup properly and wash your face afterward. On the days when you wear a full face, you need to use a cleanser to remove all traces of makeup—a wipe simply isn’t enough. Cleansing balms are especially effective, and you can remove all traces of the products with a muslin cloth.

3. Exfoliate Twice Weekly

Suffering from dry skin? While many people turn to moisturizer to hydrate dry patches, some skin is so dry that it can’t be moisturized away - it needs removing instead. By exfoliating your face 2-3 times weekly, you can scrub away dead skin cells, leaving your skin to be moisturized more effectively.

4. Solve Problems With Serum

Many people leave serum out of their skincare routine because they aren’t sure what it actually does. But while moisturizer is great for hydration and generally gives you glowing skin, serum is the ultimate problem solver.

Serum should be used for specific skin issues or to improve areas of concern. Retinol serums, for example, are great for anti-aging, while vitamin C serum helps your skin to glow. Whether you’re looking to reduce spots, smooth wrinkles or deeply hydrate your skin, there is a serum to do just the job.

5. Consume Foods Rich in Vitamins A, C, D and E

What we put inside our bodies is just as important as the products we use on the outside. A healthy diet can help your skin glow and make your hair look softer. Foods rich in vitamins A, C, D and E are particularly great for your skin and hair. That means you should add things like carrots, oranges, broccoli, berries, bell peppers and leafy green vegetables.

6. Match Lipstick to Your Gums

Looking for the perfect pink lipstick to complement your skin tone? Take a look at your gums and find the color that best matches them! We know it might sound strange, but it actually works, so the next time you’re looking for the perfect shade, take a look at your gums.

7. Shampoo Twice

If you’re only shampooing once, you’re seriously missing out on some of the benefits of one of the oldest hair tricks in the book - double shampooing. Double shampooing, which is when you shampoo and rinse your hair not once but twice, helps to ensure all excess oils and impurities are removed from your hair. This can not only leave you feeling fresher and cleaner than ever but also stop your hair from getting greasy quite as quickly.

8. Layer Up to Extend Your Scent’s Lifespan

Have you ever sprayed your favorite perfume or body spray, just to find out that it’s worn off a few hours later? Luckily, there are ways you can double (or even triple) up on your scent to ensure it stays on for longer.

These days, many perfumes offer body lotions and shower gels in the same scent, so you can load up on the scent during and after your shower to ensure it goes further. That way, you can use slightly less perfume at a time, too, making it last longer.

9. Keep Your Brushes Clean

Your skin is only as clean as your make-up brushes. By that, we mean that if you’re using dirty brushes, you’ll spread oil and bacteria around your skin, too, especially if you’ve been using your make-up brushes to conceal spots. For best results, wash your make-up brushes every couple of weeks. You’ll probably notice fewer breakouts and less antagonized skin.

Final Thoughts

The truth is that transforming your beauty routine doesn’t have to be incredibly expensive or time-consuming. Simply making a few tweaks by following these beauty tips can help you achieve smooth hair, glowing skin and perfectly applied makeup. Remember to prioritize a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals and focus on skin care. That way, you’ll glow from the inside out.