Look your best with some of these head-to-toe tips.
1) Camouflage roots by zigzagging your part rather than making it straight 2) Brush hair from roots to ends nightly. This distributes natural oils throughout the shaft and gives hair a healthy sheen.3) Doing your color yourself? Don’t make too drastic a change. Stay within one or two shades of your natural color.4) Always rinse out conditioner (which should go on hair ends) with cold water to seal the cuticle and promote shine. 5) Protect hair from sun damage with a scarf or hat.
1) Treat your eye area gently. This is the most delicate part of your face. Cleanse with care; blot, never rub. 2) When you put on mascara, don’t lower your chin—that’s how mascara gets on your lid. 3) Never put mascara on lower lashes; it casts a shadow on your under eye, making the area look darker. 4) Open up eyes: Apply a light eye shadow (like ivory or gold) just above the lash line and along inner corners of your eyes. 5) Switch to brown mascara for a softer look for day.
1) Don’t touch your face unnecessarily. Breakouts can be caused by your own fingers. 2) Apply cream or cleanser by lightly pressing upward—never down. The delicate skin sags easily enough in time. 3) For the best color match, test foundation and powder either on your face or neck the inside of your wrist is too pale. 4) Use foundation, not concealer (which is lighter than your skin color), to cover up redness or blemishes. 5) Before applying powder, gently blow the excess off your brush to prevent flaking.
1) Get lips soft and smooth by using a damp, warm washcloth at night to rub off the flaky dry bits; follow with a coat of lip balm. 2) Ease the evening switch to a redder or darker lipstick by applying it over and blending it into your daytime color. 3) To make lipstick last longer, allow it to set for a few minutes after applying, blot lips with tissue and dust them with powder, then apply another coat. 4) Cheeks feeling flushed? Put on a bold color lipstick; a neutral shade will only make red cheeks stand out. 5) For lip liner that glides on, warm it up first by pinching it with your fingertips.
1) Shape nails with an emery board, filing sides toward center—never straight across—and rounding off edges. 2) What works for your face works will also work for your hands. Remove age spots with facial brightening cream. 3) The fast way to remove nail polish: Hold cotton saturated with polish remover firmly on your nail for a few seconds to let it start working, then wipe nail clean. 4) Apply polish starting at the pinky, working toward the thumb to avoid dragging your hand across wet nails.
1) To counteract dryness, massage feet with a lanolin-based lotion, kneading it deeply into your instep, then massage soles, heels, top surface and around nails. 2) Before using a pumice stone or foot file to remove a callus, be sure to soak your foot in warm water for at least 5 minutes. 3) To prevent ingrown nails, trim toenails straight across, not down into the corners. 4) Relieve swollen feet by soaking them alternately in hot water (for 3 minutes), then cold water (for 1 minute), for a total of 15 minutes. 5) You can use fresh pineapple or kiwi skins, which contain bromelain (a meat tenderizer), to exfoliate heels. Rub the fleshy part over heels for 5 minutes, then rinse, dry and moisturize.
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