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101 + Hair and Beauty Tips
From A - Z
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Prepare yourself for a complete makeover as you discover the inner world of true beauty
as we dispense natural and practical tips and advice on every aspect of beauty.
Our tips and advice are designed to work regardless of your skin or hair type. Enjoy!!
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To accentuate your lips, a little lip gloss over matte lipstick looks better.
Need hair accessories to stay in place? Aerosol hairspray, dry shampoo or texturizing spray will give it good grip.
You can put Neosporin on acne and it will reduce the swelling and redness.
Reduce acne by washing your face twice a day with products containing salicylic acid.
Smoking speeds up the aging process and causes your skin to turn yellow and gray.
Before applying conditioner, make sure you really wash out your shampoo.
Baby shampoo is gentle. So gentle that is helps preserve hair color and treatments such as perms and straighteners.
Put diaper rash cream on blemishes and watch them go!
To fill in natural-looking brows, comb, fill in with a pencil, THEN comb again.
As a general benchmark, brows should be about a half to a full shade lighter than the darkest part of your hair.
To perk up that winter complexion, scrape off some bronzing powder and mix with moisturizer. The creamy texture will blendflawlessly into your skin.
Wash your makeup brushes regularly to rid them of bacteria.
Miniature butterfly clips are a great alternative to bobby pins for women who have thick or curly hair – they’re more likely to stay in place.
Getting 8 hours of sleep a night allows your cells time to repair. Say bye-bye to those bags under your eyes!
Crisco can be used to remove makeup and moisturize extremely dry areas on your face and body.
Clear lip liner sets color without ring-around-the-mouth.
Cocoa powder's antioxidant blend of flavonols and procyanidins boosts blood flow to the skin within an hour of sipping the hot beverage. Look for cocoa powder labeled "natural".
Prescription strength retinoids such as Renova (No. 9) and Retin-A are good at stimulating collagen, which will improve your skin's look and feel.
For extra shine, comb a mix of one tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 16 oz. water through damp hair; shampoo.
Communicate well with your stylist. Tell him/her exactly what you want every time and don't assume they remember how they cut your hair last time.
Mayonnaise, as long as it is real, does make for a great hair conditioner.
For dry hair, apply a deep conditioner five minutes before you get in the shower. Products penetrate better if you use them on dry hair. Wash it out using a hydrating shampoo, followed by another dose of regular conditioner.
To control dandruff without drying out or damaging hair, it’s best to use a formula that has gentle cleansers. As we get older we tend to dehydrate and our skin gets dryer. Drinking plenty of water will help.
A model's best kept secret is using duct tape around her waist and stomach to trim off extra pounds.
For dry, scaly elbows try glycolic acid to slough hardened skin.
Moisturize within 3 minutes of getting out the shower. This will seal water into your skin before it evaporates.
Even your skin tone with a tinted moisturizer. It makes you polished, but not all made up.
Exfoliate lips weekly with a baby toothbrush for a smoother, healthier-looking surface. It will help your lip color to stay put.
Go for emerald or navy liner - they're better at brightening eyes than black is.
Oatmeal Facial - 1/2 cup of oatmeal, milk, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend ingredients in blender and put it on face, leave it on 20-30 minutes.
For fade-proof lipstick, layer on lip liner then a coat of waxy balm under your lipstick.
To keep the souls of your feet soft, slather on cream and sleep with your socks on for a week.
To restore the moisture your fingernails are lacking, manicurists recommend soaking nails in a bowl filled with bath oil for a few minutes each day.
Thick foundation and powder makeup falls into pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Using your fingers to apply foundation or blush will warm it up and help it spread more easily.
Color depositing shampoos should only be used once a week since dyes in these formulas can mess up your color if used too frequently.
Curl your lashes, then use a cotton swab to lightly coat them with a tiny bit of hair gel. Allow the gel to dry before applying mascara. This ensures the makeup stays put and keeps your curled lashes pointing skyward.
If your hair color's starting to fade, pick up a "glaze" treatment at the drugstore. It'll make hair look brighter.
For a flawless complexion, spread a thin layer of all-purpose white glue over the problem area. Let dry, then peel off gently. It works as well as those drugstore strips - but it's free!
To help style bangs that are growing out, push them to the side and use a strong hold gel to blend them into the longer pieces that frame your face.
Don't add hair color to freshly washed hair. Natural oils help protect the scalp and make the hair shaft absorb color more efficiently.
Be careful of hair dyes- they are especially harsh on African American hair.
Opt for temporary hair straightening, like a blow-out, instead of chemical straighteners. The permanent treatments will knock all the bounce out of your hair.
Cut two slices of raw potato and apply to your swelled, inflamed eyes for 10 minutes. You'll look bright eyed and ready to take on the day.
Brighten eyes by lining the inner corner with a shimmery white or silver eye pencil.
In-office peels and laser treatments that are used to treat age spots also have a positive effect on texture.
Want waves? Use rollers. Leave the curling iron for piecier, polished curls.
Fake the effects of liposuction along the jawline with matte bronzer. Concentrate the color a little more under the chin.
When using a home-peel kit, highly abrasive isn't better. They will irritate sun damaged skin.
Stick to chemical options and avoid harsh, grainy scrubs.
To keep split ends under control, always comb hair from tip to root, gently detangling knots along the way.
To get curly lashes, place your eyelashes in your eyelash curler, squeeze 3 times and apply your mascara.
To play down too full lips, apply a small amount of foundation to lips. It will diminish their outline.
To change the color of any lipstick, apply yellow eye shadow on the lips as a primer.
This will warm up any color.
A dusting of loose powder pre-lipstick keeps your mouth perfectly neat.
The less makeup a woman wears, the younger she looks.
Mascara can make anyone's eyes look bigger and brighter. If you have short or straight eyelashes, curl them first before applying mascara.
Metallic polishes adhere better to your nails and are more chip resistant than normal lacquers because their pigments are heavier.
To look younger, use a moisturizer as a base, before your foundation. Apply makeup with a light hand and quality brushes.
For soft, unstarched hold, mist hairspray on a brush before you run it over hair.
Work shampoo from roots to ends, then do the exact opposite with conditioner. You’ll remove oil and moisturize at the same time.
Never file the nail in a back and forth motion. Instead, go from side to side, in one direction.
Make short nails appear longer by polishing them with a color similar to your skin tone.
To strengthen nails, look for nail strengthener without nail-drying chemicals like toluene and DBP.
Dotting a luminizer one or two shades lighter than skin down the bridge of a crooked nose can straighten it out.
To make oily hair appear clean, sprinkle some baby powder in your roots and work it through with your fingers. (Works best on blondes)
Swiping non acetone remover on nails before polishing will get rid of oils and help nail color stay put.
Colorists recommend using a leave-in conditioner once a week. Wrap hair in a scarf and leave it in overnight.
Hair Helper: Apply olive oil to split ends; rinse after five minutes.
Opthamologists recommend replacing your mascara every 3 months.
You can make brittle hair pliable again by using a moisturizing shampoo.
To give your lips a plump look, slick on a new niacin-based lip plumper. Niacin stimulates blood flow, causing lips to become engorged.
If your favorite nail polish is getting old and thick, add a bit of polish thinner or remover to revive it.
Rinse your face in cool water to close your pores. This will help reduce their size.
Face powder has two main jobs: to set your make-up and to absorb excess shine. Apply after liquids, but before other powder products.
To slow regrowth of hair on legs, use a shave gel with Capislow, an extract that reduces hair regrowth.
For shiny hair, always rinse with cold water.
Got roots? Smooth your hair toward your face. It’ll call less attention to your hairline, where roots are most visible.
Spray your roots with a dry shampoo to make your blow dry last an extra day or two. It helps absorb the oiliness.
Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. The sun's UV rays penetrate clouds and can still damage your skin.
Eliminate salt for at least twelve hours before putting on anything revealing.
When shampooing, we only need to use enough to rub through the scalp, because as you rinse, the shampoo will pick up any dirt through the ends.
Shave your legs with baby oil it will make them very soft and you won’t have that cracked skin look.
Soaping up too often can strip away essential oils that keep your skin juicy. So only cleanse your face in the a.m and p.m.
To combat static in your hair, pour a drop of leave-in conditioner into your usual gel, mousse, or styler before working it into your strands.
Self tanner helps hide stretch marks. Jergen’s Natural Glow works well.
If a nail tears down low, place a tiny strip cut from a tea bag over the tear, then paint over with polish.
White tissue paper can be substituted for oil blotting sheets on your face.
The best time to apply a volumizing product is when your hair is towel dried. If you apply a product to wet hair it will dilute it.
Trim your hair on a regular basis (every 6-8 weeks) to avoid split ends and fly-aways.
Under-eye concealer should be one shade darker than your complexion, no matter what your skin tone, in order to hide puffiness.
The quickest way to avoid under-eye bags is to prop your head on a pillow at night to help drain the fluid.
To avoid unsightly hat head, wait until your hair is completely cool before covering it.
Layer a deep-blue mascara over your usual black - it rivals Visine for making bloodshot eyes look whiter.
After washing your hair, add some mousse to the roots and blow dry upside down for volume.
Never pump the wand in a mascara tube - it can trap air inside and dry out the liquid.
Always shampoo and condition with warm, not hot, water.
To remove an unsightly wart, try this pain free tactic - Cut a raw potato into several small pieces, then rub the fleshy side of one piece on the sore until potato juices cover it. Allow to dry. Repeat daily for one week. The vegetable's phosphoric acid kills the bacteria around the area.
At night, braid or roll damp hair up into a low bun. When you wake up and undo your tresses, they will have dried into pretty waves.
Dentist don't want you to know that you can whiten your teeth at home with a simple solution of peroxide and baking soda.
To get rid of whiteheads, spot treat twice a day with a salicylic-acid cream, then stick with oil-free lotions and make-up to prevent future blockages.
Toss old makeup products more than a year old.
Shoulder length, layered hair is versatile and ideal for more youthful styles.