Don’t stress!! It Messes with your whole system~ Especially your face and surprisingly your hair! (& No it’s not from just pulling it out!) Go get a massage, & relax.
Skin & Aging
Use a slice of lemon & rub the back of your hands & even face with it. (it will work as an astringent) It lightens age & dark spots also if you want to lighten your hair a bit… put some lemon juice in a bottle some water as well & spriz it on before & while at the beach. This will be great if you make ‘sea spray’ which includes a bit of gel for texture as well as some sea salt
When I was a kid I used to love sleeping on my stomach, I still like to lay down on my stomach & watch tv for a bit from time to time but if I do it too long it bothers my back. Since I have mainly slept on my back petty much all my life (when I wasn’t sleeping on my stomach) I have come to figure out that it is for the best, I’m in my late 30’s and many still think I’m in my 20s! (still getting carded 50-60% of the time!) so sleeping on your back is apparently ‘natural’ plastic Surgery to keep those wrinkles away and not accelerated aging.
*For pimples don’t just drink Chamomile tea but also apply it to the breakouts
Green tea is great for breakout (& better yet preventing them) as it is an antibacterial You won’t want to use the natural stuff straight as it stinks (if you do stay in the house oh & an added plus it’s great on mosquito bites I hear) Make Ice Cubes with the green tea & dab/rub the afflicted area 3 times a day to soothe, & Reduce redness & swelling Great to use as a 2 in 1 Astringent & toner!
*Besides sleeping on your back another thing that will help is using a satin or silk pillowcase, as Cotton cases crease and can cause them on your skin creating wrinkles. However knowing the way I sleep… I doubt these will even help!
*Use yogurt, honey, mashed avocado or sugar as an all-natural face mask.
* Hot showers dry out your skin! Take a warm shower, and eventually turning the water down to cool. This will help to close your pores.
* (& Nails on this one ) Take a cup of milk and warm it in the microwave. Soak the hands for 5 minutes. This helps hydrate the skin and strengthen the nails.
Slice a potato and put on the acne affected area. You will note that it reduces the skin irritation and also helps with healing as well.
Over time drinking through a straw or smoking can exaggerate lines on the lips and around the mouth
Put 4 tablespoons of baby oil in your bath water. Your skin will be silky smooth in no time. (if you take showers, then BEFORE drying off, rub baby oil over, Rinse off a bit & you’ll be nicely moisturized!)
Shea butter softens skin, reduces inflammation and improves the appearance of scars and other discolorations.
Shea Butter may ‘improve the appearance’ of scars, but if you use Vitamin E when the wound is still fairly fresh (like a day or 2 after you get it) start apply vitamin E directly to the wound (of course with a piece of gauze over it) and it will keep the scarring down with little need to use shea butter. I learned this out for myself!
Take a cup of milk and warm it in the microwave. Soak the hands for 5 minutes. This helps hydrate the skin and strengthen the nails.
Sticking your nails in lemon halves for five minutes will help brighten nails instantly.
*Choose a lipstick shade that has a cool or blue undertone if you want your teeth to appear whiter.
*Use soft pencil along upper and lower lash lines then brush matching shadow over the line to intensify the color.
*Flaky Mascara? Throw it out. The #1 reason it flakes is that it’s old & has dried up a bit. you need to replace mascara every 3-6 months
The best color Eyeshadow to use with your color eyes (as I have learned from Almay)
Purple looks great with brown eyes as well as green and metals Especially Copper! but really Our eyes look great with any color esp. when they’re almost black like mine!
Green looks great with natural earthy based tones like Golds/Kahki, sand & even some ‘clay’ colors not the orange tho… it needs to be more neutral there’s one that has a red yet purple tone that’s the best one & let’s not forget Purple (I love the way the colors look together)
Bring out Blue eyes with earthy tones as well as greys & pinks
*Fatty Omega -3 acids like salmon & Walnuts help lengthen hair naturally
*Vitamin E can make your hair shine. Good sources of vitamin E include: brown rice, nuts, wheat germ, and leafy green vegetables.
*Cucumbers can be used for dark circles and swelling by the eyes. Slice cucumber and put over eyes, keeping them there for twenty minutes.
Tea bags (with caffeine) will help reduce swollen eyes. Simply soak in water then leave the entire bag on each eye for 5-10 minutes.
Put your eye cream in the fridge for a few minutes before applying will help reduce puffy bags faster. (we put Noxema in the fridge Oh how nice it feels when you put it on, especially if you have a sun burn!)
Life Beauty Hacks & other Assorted stuff
Brighting Mask http://instagram.com/p/oWv-zFOcQe/
SaVe mascara wands http://instagram.com/p/ytQrP4Ocf2/
Keep in mind I may later add some of these into the static pages