If you’re like us, you love beauty tips, tricks, and the latest cosmetic trends. And why wouldn’t you? Experimenting with the newest skincare rituals and makeup palettes is tons of fun. But which advice should you follow, and which tips are a bust?
Before you head out to buy the latest peach-scented eyeshadow palette or that eye cream that promises to banish puffy eyes for good, read this. We are about to unveil the best beauty tips to look for and which ones should be tossed to the wolves.
What Are Good Beauty Tips?
With all the hype, cosmetic commercials, and makeup rewards programs these days, it’s challenging to know which trend is worth following and which ones are just a fad. To truly know which beauty tips are the best, don’t just follow your fav celebrity or Insta influencer. There are a few ways you can know whether or not the beauty tips you are interested in are legit.
- Read customer reviews. Customers are people just like you that have already tried the product you are interested in purchasing. Honest feedback comes from people who aren’t being paid for their rave reviews.
- Check with a dermatologist. Some ingredients in makeup and skincare can hurt your skin more than they can help it. If you have any questions about ingredients, check with a dermatologist. A dermatologist will give you answers straight up with no sugar coating.
- Check expiration dates. Always check the expiration date of skincare and makeup. Turn the bottle around and look for the open cream jar icon. This is called the PAO (Period After Opening) symbol. This symbol will show you how long the product can be used after opening.
Easy Beauty Tips for Your Face
The skincare and makeup product business is booming because, let’s face it (no pun intended), we all just want to look good. The skin on your face is the canvas for your makeup, so it’s essential to take care of it.
There’s a lot that we all can do to make our faces look and feel better. Your best skin is within reach.
If you read nothing else here, read this. Water is ultra important for flushing toxins and impurities from your body. It is recommended to drink 4-6 cups of water per day, but that can vary.
Drinking water carries nutrients and oxygen through your body, aids in digestion and other bodily functions. It also hydrates your skin and adds plumpness—drinking more water is one of the easiest skin care tips out there.
Keep Your Skin Clean
Keep your skin clean with a quality facial cleanser or micellar water. Choosing your cleanser based on your skin type is the easiest way to ensure you find one that works for you.
Keeping your skin clean will prevent clogged pores and acne. Plus, your makeup will look much better on a clean canvas.
Remove dead skin cells from your face a few times a week by exfoliating. Exfoliation helps your skin repair itself by making fresh new cells to replace the old ones.
Apply a Face Mask
Skincare masks are intended to address specific concerns such as dryness, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. There are even eye masks that are used for the eye area. Smear on your favorite mask and relax. Take the extra time to listen to your favorite music or read a book.
Apply Serum or Gel
Serums and gels are highly concentrated formulations made to repair or prevent your skin from aging, breaking out, or looking dull. Serums are a more liquid texture, while gel is a bit thicker. They both work well and should be applied after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Moisturize Your Skin
It is vital to moisturize your skin every day with face cream. Moisturizing creates a healthy skin barrier between your skin and the elements. A thin layer will add moisture and protect your skin adequately throughout the day.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Don’t touch your face! Touching your face can spread germs, dirt, oils, and bacteria to your skin. This contact can cause acne, blackheads, and irritation. If you need to blot the oily skin on your face, use tissue or oil blotting paper.
Wear sunscreen, always. Wearing sunscreen helps fight against visible signs of premature aging, which includes fine lines and wrinkles—and it can help lower your risk of skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater.
For best results, choose a lip balm that includes SPF, too. That skin is extra delicate!
Easy Makeup Tips
Makeup artists always know how to make their faces look perfect. Their sleek brows, rosy cheeks, and plumped-up lipstick are always on point. It might seem impossible to do that for yourself, but we promise it’s not!
Here are a few tips to help make your makeup routine run more smoothly.
Primer helps to smooth out pores and fine lines. It helps your makeup stay longer and look smoother. There are many different types of primer. We recommend using an oil-free primer because it will help combat shine throughout the day.
Foundation smoothes out your complexion and gives an all-over even skin tone. Foundation is found in formulas of liquid, powder, mousse, or airbrush. When choosing a foundation, make sure it is non-comedogenic. This means that it won’t clog your pores.
The foundation type you choose should match the color of your natural skin tone. Swipe a daub of it right at your jawline to test the color, where the chin meets the neck. Step into natural lighting and take a look. If the color blends well, then you have your perfect shade. If not, adjust to lighter or darker makeup accordingly.
Concealer should be just a smidge lighter than your natural skin tone to help correct imperfections such as dark circles and blemishes.
Makeup Tricks of the Trade
Shower time cut short, and you don’t have time to use shampoo and conditioner? Don’t worry. Dry shampoo is a serious lifesaver. Simply spray onto your tresses and tousle it through. The dry shampoo will absorb oils and leave a fresh scent behind.
Need a quick fix for red lips? Grab a multi-tasking pink or red gel blush and swipe it onto your cheeks and your lips for a subtle rosy glow. Make sure to blend it well to avoid bright clown cheeks.
Want a quick eye brightener? Apply black liner to the upper lash line only. Add a flick of the liner to the outer edge for a little drama. Use a gel or liquid eyeliner because these types tend to glide smoothly across the lid without creasing.
Trending Nails for 2021
If you haven’t already noticed, fingernails are works of art these days. Elaborate claws flood our TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat pages with videos of the latest hot nail trends. Ditch the nail polish because press-on nails are all the rage.
Press-on nails are probably so popular because of their ability to be applied and removed so easily. They come in so many trendy patterns and designs that no one will ever know you hadn’t been to a salon.
You can find both short and long styles with colored French tips, cow print, shimmer, and mod abstract art. Press-on nails are applied with nail glue and are waterproof, chip-resistant, and reusable. They are much more affordable than going to the nail salon, too.
Gel nail stickers are also popular right now. These are super fun gel nail prints that are easily applied with a simple peel and press. We recommend a UV lamp to help cure the gel and last longer.
Glamnetic has teamed up with TikTok influencer LILHUDDY to create a new gel nail collection. This gel nail collection is popularizing the fashion and style subculture of these times.
Beauty tips are everywhere, so it’s essential to know where to get information that you can trust. Read product reviews, check expiration dates, and see your dermatologist if necessary. Caring for your skin is the first step you can take in looking and feeling your best.
Make sure your skincare products and makeup are not expired by looking at the PAO date so that you can prevent acne and skin irritations. If you’re ever in doubt about an ingredient or formula, check with your dermatologist.
Accentuate your natural beauty with makeup, lashes, and nails. Remember to have fun with it, and never try to cover up or hide what you were born with because you are beautiful.
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