50 Top Beauty Expert Tips to Help You Look and Feel Great
Looking beautiful is something that we all want to do but it can be tough to know where to start. That's why we've put together this list of 50 beauty expert tips! Our tips encompass hair, skin, nails, body and makeup so that you’ve got a comprehensive overview. Each tip has been hand picked by our team of experts so without further ado, here are our top 50 expert beauty tips.
Beauty Expert Tips for Skin
1) Keep your eye cream in the fridge
Keeping eye cream in the fridge can be really effective in getting rid of the puffiness that occurs around the eyes. On top of that, it provides a nice cooling sensation, helping you feel refreshed and awake in the morning.
2) Use a clean towel to dry your face
Using a clean towel every time you dry your face can help you keep bacteria away. Make sure to use fresh towels each time and to always clean your towels regularly.
3) Do not sleep in your makeup
You never want to sleep in your makeup, as this can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Make sure to always take the time to remove your makeup beforehand and to cleanse your skin properly before heading to bed.
4) Use a guashua to stimulate blood flow
Using a guashua is great for stimulating blood flow, which helps your skin look more alive and refreshed. The massage done by the guashua also helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles around your eyes.
5) Don’t forget to use sunscreen SPF 50 minimum
Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure to always use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 50, and reapply it every 2 hours when you’re out in the sun.
6) Use a toner in your skincare routine
Toners are essential for balancing the pH levels of your skin and getting rid of any dirt or oil that might be left on your face. Make sure to use a toner that is suitable for your skin type.
7) Cleanse your face with cold water
It’s important to cleanse your face with cold water as hot water can be damaging. It’s also a great way to tighten your skin, get rid of redness and generally feel refreshed.
8) Use a separate moisturiser for morning and night
Using a separate moisturiser for morning and night can help you to get the most out of your skincare routine. Your daytime moisturiser should be lightweight so it can sit underneath your makeup while your evening moisturiser should be thicker and more nourishing.
9) Anything that touches your face can be covered in germs
Whether it's your phone, pillows or even your hands, anything that touches your face can be filthy. That’s why it’s important to always wash your hands before touching your face and regularly clean any surfaces that come in contact with your skin.
10) Watch what you consume
It's not just what you put on the outside that affects your skin, but also what you goes into your body. Try your best to stick to a healthy diet and consume foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It's also important to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Beauty Expert Tips for Hair
11) Don’t sleep with wet hair
When your hair is wet, it’s in a very delicate state and is prone to breakage. Knotting and matting. So, even if you’re tired after your shower, it’s so important to get your hair dry before hitting the sack.
12) Use a cooler setting on heat tools
When you use heat tools like a curler, blow dryer or straightener, be sure to use the coolest setting possible. This way you can still style your hair without over-drying it or causing any damage.
13) Use a heat protectant spray
Using a heat protectant spray can help to reduce the amount of damage caused by heat styling tools. Make sure to use one every time you curl, straighten or blow dry your hair.
14) Double shampoo
When you wash your hair, remember to shampoo twice. The first shampoo will help to clean your scalp and remove dirt and excess oil, while the second time will clean your actual hair strands.
15) Exfoliate your scalp
Much like your skin, exfoliating your scalp can help to remove any buildup or flakiness and leave it feeling clean. Just be careful not to scrub too hard, as this can irritate your scalp and cause it to become dry.
16) Match shampoo to your hair type
Using a shampoo that matches your hair type can help to keep it looking healthy and nourished. For instance, if you have flat hair, then make sure to match it with a volumising shampoo.
17) Do an oil treatment once a month
An oil treatment can help to nourish and strengthen your hair and keep it looking healthy. We recommend using black Jamaican castor oil, as it’s a thick oil that allows for easy control.. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it overnight, then wash it out in the morning.
18) Don't brush your hair while wet unless using a wide tooth comb or tangle teezer
Brushing your hair when it's wet can cause it to break, so we recommend using a wide tooth comb or tangle teezer instead. This can help to prevent breakage and keep your hair looking healthy.
19) Don't sleep with your hair in a ponytail
Sleeping with your hair in a ponytail can cause it to break, so we recommend wearing it down before you go to sleep. If you're worried about it getting in the way, tie it up loosely into a braid with a scrunchie instead.
20) Only use conditioner on the ends of your hair
Conditioner should only be used on the ends of your hair, as this is where it can be most beneficial and avoid getting unnecessary oil into your scalp. Also make sure to use the conditioner on towel dried hair so it can sink in better.
Beauty Expert Tips for Nails
21) Use a hand cream before bed
Using a good hand cream at night can help to keep your nails and cuticles moisturised, as well as prevent them from becoming brittle.
22) Take time in prepping your cuticles
Your cuticles provide an important barrier to protect your nails from dirt, so it's important to take time in prepping them. Make sure to allow enough time to be careful and precise.
23) Use orange wood sticks instead of metal tools
Metals tools can be too harsh and can damage your nails. Instead, try using orange wood sticks as these are much gentler and are perfect for pushing back cuticles.
24) Buff your nails before nail polish or extensions
Before you apply nail polish or extensions, make sure to buff your nails first. This will help to get rid of any ridges and provide a smooth surface for the nail polish or extensions to adhere to.
25) Use an SPF before using a curing lamp
If you're using a curing lamp for extensions, make sure to apply an SPF first. This can help to protect your nails from the UV rays emitted by the lamp.
26) Use a cuticle oil daily
Cuticle oils are a great way to nourish and hydrate your nails. Make sure to use one every day for best results.
27) Don't tap your fingernails
It's easy to get into bad habits with your nails. Tapping is common when people are anxious but it can actually weaken your nails and cause them to chip more easily.
28) Use gloves when cleaning
It's easy to overlook this one but make sure to use gloves when cleaning. This will help to protect your nails from any harsh chemicals that may be present in the cleaner.
29) Use a base coat with Vitamin E
Using a base coat containing Vitamin E can help to strengthen your nails and prevent any possible damage whilst keeping them looking healthy.
30) Practice drawing with your weak hand to improve your nail painting skills
This is a neat trick that our beauty experts suggest to improve your nail painting skills. Practising with your non-dominant hand will help you to become more coordinated and make it easier to paint with that hand.
Beauty Expert Tips for Makeup
31) Use a moisturising lip balm 20 minutes before using mattifying lipstick
It's important to moisturise your lips before applying mattifying lipstick, as this will help to keep them hydrated and prevent it from drying out. Failure to do so can leave your lips looking dry and cakey.
32) Clean your makeup brushes
This is another one that's easy to forget but it's important to remember. Make sure to regularly clean your makeup brushes as this will help to ensure that your makeup is applied smoothly and evenly, without any bacteria or dirt.
33) Pay attention to the expiration date on your makeup
Most people assume that once they buy makeup, they can just leave it in their makeup bag and use it whenever they need to. However, paying attention to the expiration date is important, as makeup can actually expire and become unusable.
34) You won't be the same shade all year round so change foundations through the year
You probably think about your skin as being one constant shade all year round. However, the reality is your shade will change over the course of the year because of the sun. So, it’s important to rematch your foundation to your skin colour and tone to match the seasons.
35) Swap your black eyeliner for a brown eyeliner
Black eyeliners are great for creating a bold, dramatic look. However, we suggest that if you're looking for something softer and more sultry, try using a brown eyeliner instead. This will give you a subtler, smokey look.
36) Understand the colour wheel
It may seem basic but we suggest you learn the colour wheel to know which colours match your eyes best. This can help you to create stunning eye looks tailored specifically to your eye colour.
37) If your mascara gets clumpy, put it in warm water to re-liquify
A good trick to help to re-liquify your mascara if it gets clumpy is to put it into warm water. This will help to restore its texture and make it easier to apply. It’s important to not get the actual wand wet, however, as this will damage the product.
38) Trim the tip of your eyeliner when it begins to fray
Over time, the tips of your eyeliners can fray and become difficult to use. If this happens, we recommend that you trim the tip off to help to fix the problem.
39) You can use a flexible hold hair spray if you run out of eyebrow gel
This neat little trick is great if you are in a pinch and run out of eyebrow gel. You can use a flexible hold hair spray to help set your brows in place and make them look great.
40) Apply glitter eyeshadow with your finger
When applying glittery eyeshadow, you can use your finger to apply it. This will help to get better pigmentation and make sure that the glitter really stands out.
Beauty Expert Tips for your Body
41) Put perfume on just after your moisturise to make it last longer
If you want to help your perfume linger for longer, then our beauty experts suggest that you put it on just after you moisturise. This will help the scent to last longer.
42) Use the same scented moisturiser as your shower gel
If you want to smell great all day long then you want to ensure that your body care items are of the same (or at least complimentary) scent. Using the same scented shower gel and moisturiser will mean that the scents don't clash and you'll smell great.
43) If you shave, change your razor heads frequently
This is an important beauty tip to bear in mind when it comes to personal hygiene. If you shave, we suggest that you change your razor heads frequently to ensure they're always sharp and that you're left with a smooth finish every time. Failure to do so can lead to cuts, ingrown hairs and other skin issues.
44) Use a body oil on wet skin before you get out of the shower
Before you get out of your shower and dry off, we recommend you use your body oil. This will help lock in moisture and ensure your skin is smooth and moisturised.
45) Make sure to thoroughly wash any conditioner off your body
Before you're done with your shower, it's vital that you wash off any excess conditioner that has gotten onto your skin. This is especially important if you suffer from acne as the conditioner can clog your pores and lead to more spots and breakouts.
46) Use a thick moisturiser around dry skin before fake tanning
Fake tan has a tendency to get stuck around dry skin which can leave your tan ending up patchy and unpleasant. That's why we suggest using a thick moisturiser in areas around dry skin such as your elbows, knees and ankles before you apply your tan.
47) Exfoliate the skin before
Exfoliating your skin should be a key part of your beauty routine. Whenever you shower, it’s great to exfoliate and remove any dry, dead skin, leaving your feelings smoother and softer.
48) Don't neglect your feet when you exfoliate
A lot of people forget about exfoliating their feet but it's important that you include your feet in any exfoliation routine. Be sure to use a pumice stone and follow up with a good quality foot cream two to three times a week.
49) Use glycolic acid on your underarms
A nice trick you can use to help with your underarms is to use a glycolic acid based product. This will help to reduce the odour and help to lighten any darkened patches of skin.
50) Try dry brushing
Finally, try using a dry brushing routine on your skin. It may sound weird but it's actually a very effective beauty technique. It helps to improve blood flow, drain lymph nodes and exfoliate the skin which can help it look healthier, younger and tighter.
There you have it, 50 of the best beauty and self care tips you can find. Consider integrating some of these tips into your personal care routine. Just remember that beauty starts from within and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Take care of yourself and don't be afraid to experiment with different beauty treatments and products.
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