Do you have any beauty tips, tricks, etc.?
Warm up your moisturisers, creams, foundations etc between two fingers or in the palm of your hand before applying.... it will go further and with foundation you will get a smoother appearance.
lemons to fade freckles on face? :)
Wash your face - morning and night. Cleanse, tone, moisturise twice a day - that would be the beauty tip at the top of my list.
I was having a really interesting discussion with one of my friends on the weekend - she has THE most beautiful skin ever - of course partly due to good genes (her mum has the same amazing skin) - she's slightly olive skinned (despite being Australian - apparently a few generations back there's spanish in her family) - with very smooth, clear skin. Generally her only worry is dark circles from tiredness.
Anyway - as I've suffered from problematic skin for most of my life, I'm very jealous! But we were talking about how when you're younger you get sucked in by advertising and choose bad products - and as my mum is more clueless than I ever was about products (I'm actually the one educating her now!) - I never had her to guide me - and when at 13 I started getting a few pimples on my chin - straight away I started using horribly harsh products like Clearasil and Clean & Clear, and ended up with horrible acne at 14, 15. I also started using foundation to cover pimples when I was that young too - as I also thought it was the 'grown up' thing to do - and I was desperate to grow up! So now at 24 I have sensitised skin - which I'm sure is due to my use of bad and too harsh products - and I just wish I had the guidance of particularly those who I've met through BH to advise me against all of it!
And my point is - on the other hand - my friend with perfect skin - her mum taught her what her own mum taught her - at like 13, she gave her cleanser, toner, moisturiser - and said only cleanse every couple of days, only tone a few times a week, and only put moisturiser on where you feel dry. It worked for 3 generations of their family - using barely any skincare - and they all have amazing skin?? Makes me really think if products are actually that necessary - although a lot of what I currently use is to try and fix the problems that previous products have caused! To this day - my friend still follows that routine - her skin is a little drier than it used to be - so she'll moisturise daily, but only cleanses and tones occasionly.
So my beauty tip? Take it easy with products - when you're young you have such beautiful skin - DON'T overload it with products as you can cause more problems that you'd know! I'm def trying to simplify my routine these days! :)
Well said Elmo. =D When we're young, we want to get rid of all those blemishes and pimples we have, that we'll do anything for it. I guess when when you choose the wrong products, being naive about it, it may do worse for your skin. Teenage years suck.
Elmo, that is very good advice. I have very sensitive skin and find that the less I use on it, the better. Also, stay away from products containing lots of fragrance or alcohol, as these will ruin your skin. Even a lot of the very expensive brands have strong fragrances which are really unnecessary. Feelingbeautyful, if you use lemon to try to fade your freckles you will probably just end up with irritated skin because of the acid. The best idea is to use sunblock every day even in winter and stay out out the sun where possible. I know how you feel because I have freckles but mine have faded heaps as I have got older. People always comment that I have beautiful skin so I don't think freckles really matter too much :-)
Elmo i had similar problems too!
Though im 16. But yes i started using all these products and did nothing to my skin i thought if i kept on using it, it would do better for my skin but not!
Then after a year i went to see a dermatologist, and she prescribed me Roacctane.
It really helped a lot (thought i didnt really understand why people say it gives you depression etc) though i started feeling quite ill so i quit using it and started using Neutrogena ( which didnt really help)
And then my bad days of acne came back at the start of this year and i started experimenting with all kinds of products.
That's when i purchased Dermalogica Anti-Bac Skinwash. It kind of helped but it didnt cleared all my acne or prevent my skin from further acne.
Then i went to my doctor who prescribed me this Duac medication.
It really improved my skin after 2 weeks but then it failed...
So now Im hearing about Microdermabrasion cloth.
And hoping this will be my success!
After all this i just wish i could experienced amazing skin for a day! at least..
Oops almost forgot! gone off topic for a second there
A beauty tip i know is apply eye cream before you put concealer on or sometimes foundation.
I sometimes do this on my face though with only a light moisturiser.
Sometimes when my lips are really dry I like to use a non fragrant natural moisturiser on them. I leave it on for about 20 minutes then remove. My lips feel soft and plump.
use only white moisteriser- it means that there is nothing bad added to it (:
I don't think they are tricks but I find that the better I take care of myself by getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet and exercising, the better and more healthy I look and feel. Apart from that I take care of my skin by never going to sleep with makeup on (I stopped doing that in my early 20's!) and always wearing a 30+ sunscreen.
Elmo, whilst I agree we'd probably be better off without a lot of the products that we use on our skin, I think your friend's good fortune may have something to do with her genetics apart from her skincare routine. Many things can affect our bodies and show up on our face, such as hormonal imbalances, our diets, allergies and chemicals in skincare products too. Good luck in simplifying your own routine and I hope it works for you... If you still find yourself with troublesome skin perhaps you could see an endocrinologist to see if there is anything going on internally to cause the problem.
Hmad - oh of course - like I said, she obviously has good skin genes, I possibly should've also mentioned (didn't coz my post was so long already!!) that a friend of hers from uni took on her recommendation and stopped using a cleanser every day and she said her skin was the best it had been in years! Hence why I'm tempted to trial it out myself...of course seeing as I wear makeup everyday I'll have to cleanse in the evening - but curious as to whether I can get away with skipping it in the morning. One upon a time I also used to get told I had lovely skin...before puberty hit! hehe
Also Hmad - what is an endocrinologist?
Hi Elmo, an endocrinologist is someone who studies the hormonal system in the body, they help people with thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, PCOS etc. Sometimes skin problems have something to do with the hormones and in that case an endocrinologist can help by suggesting various treatments.
I hope your "simple skincare diet" goes well for you, do keep us updated as to whether it works. It sounds interesting... I might have to give it a try too whilst I'm on hols from work I too wear a little makeup everyday and would have to at least cleanse nightly otherwise!
Hi Elmo, im interested to hear how the non cleansing every day routine goes, i've never really considered it before! i might try it these holidays... like you, i wear make up every day so i would have to cleanse at night, but if its holidays and im just staying at home, maybe i could go without make up for a couple of days...??? ill try... still, i suppose if this really does work and we get beautiful skin then i guess we wont have to wear as much make up anyway! so let us know how it goes!
Thanks HMad - might look into the encrinologist thing! I do agree that things going on inside your body def have an impact on your skin/hair/nails etc!
Thanks girls - I'm still a bit scared to try it - but will let you know how I go when I get the guts to do it! :)
My tip is drink plenty of water, avoid sugary drinks and try to have at least one day a week you dont wear make up.
I like many of you wear makeup every day but i cleanse with baby wash 4 days a week and with clenaser and toner the other 3, it seems to work for me. i still moisturise most nights but that is because i work in air conditioning and find my skin feels dry.
Wear a good quality sunscreen. Sun damage accounts for most visible signs of ageing.
Give your skin a break from Makeup when you can.
I would agree with the previous posts about occasional cleansing. I don't cleanse on the days I don't wear makeup, just to give my skin a breather (literally XD).
Um, another trick I have is to use haemorrhoid cream under my eyes to tighten the bags ;-)
Oh, I love this trick. In the past if I have dyed my own hair, if I got dye on my skin, you can use cigarette ash with a little warm water to remove the dye! It was a little trick that my old hairdresser taught me and it works. Just make sure you wash your skin afterward. There are quite a few chemicals in cigarettes ;-)
Sarahgr - Those hairdye stains can be annoying! I'm not sure where I'm going to get cigarette ash from, but I'll definitely give it a go next time! It is scary though, the number of harsh chemicals that must be in them!
Do lemons really fade freckles??? My tip would be just to drink plenty of water to cleanse your system!
No lemons dont fade freckles, if you get hairdye on your skin wash it off with shampoo on a cotton ball or put vasaline around your hair line .
aloe vera for sunburn, and nasty allergic reactions
Elmo I loved your tips on not overdoing it thanks as that is what I tend to do.
My tip would be to drink minimum of 2l of purified water every day, eat heaps of mixed fruit and veg, and other wise a balanced diet, with regular exercise. And make sure you get enough sleep.
The endocrinologist sounds very interesting - may look a bit further into that.
And Elmo - good luck with the new routine...
I have to say I wouldnt be keen to try it - my genes are just not good enough for that!!! I have always had problem skin, so did my mum, and also my grandmother.... and my grandmother born during the first world war - and in the country side, with not much acces to anything, if even available, so she certainly wouldnt have 'over done' it. My mum either growing up....they still didnt have access to these things - both still had problem skin. So while I think this 'no fuss' routine will work well for some, I doubt that it would for me!
Paris Hilton mentioned that her mum Kathy passed on this advice:
If you want to tighten pores or help your makeup last longer, splash cold water on your face each morning before you apply makeup :)
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