Some people may argue that beauty pageants are degrading to women, but nothing can be further from the truth. Beauty pageants do a lot of good, such as having scholarship programs and helping with community issues. Read on for some tips and tricks to enhancing your natural beauty.
Apply a few tablespoons of sweet almond oil to your warm bath for a relaxing treat that will leave even the roughest, driest skin feeling supple and soft. You can also apply it sparingly to extremely dry and damaged hair – but only on the inch or so above the ends.
Check to see if you are allergic to fake eyelashes before using them. Apply the glue that is used to a non sensitive part of your skin to determine if you might have an allergy. It is vital to ensure the test area is well covered. This allows you to be sure how your skin will react.
For added impact and eye-opening, beautifully curled lashes, use a heated eyelash curler. If you would prefer to use a regular eyelash curler, you can create a similar effect by giving your curler a quick blast of a few seconds with your hairdryer. This will help to hold the curl and prevent smudging.
Baking soda will give your hair a healthy shine. Take a bit of baking soda and mix it in with your shampoo. Proceed with your normal hair washing routine. Your hair will be restored to a healthy and shining condition.
If your facial appearance is more square-shaped, use a coral or creamy rose blush which make your face look softer and appear less angular. Use your finger to apply cream blush to your cheeks on the apples, then gently fan the blush toward your temples.
Do not forget your hands need to be pampered too. Hands are often overlooked in beauty treatments. That is why it is said, if you want to know someones age, check their hands. In addition to daily treatment with lotion or cream, you should exfoliate your hands once a week.
Avoid commercial “body butters” that contain chemicals, dyes and additives. All natural walnut oil or peanut oil make wonderful all-over body moisturizers. They are very inexpensive and are scent free. If you want scent, you can add the essential oil of your choice. After your bath, slather walnut or peanut oil on lavishly. Wrap up in an old terry-cloth robe and curl up with a good book or a movie while your moisture treatment soaks in.
To help your lip gloss last longer, apply lip liner first. Fill in your whole lip with the liner before putting on your gloss. With the liner applied, the gloss will have something to stick to, which will help it stay on all day long. For the best effect, use a liner close to the natural color of your lip.
The most important issues to address when you are working on your looks, or that of a friend, is clothing, fitness, skin care and posture. By working on each of these main topics, you will be able to build a better and more beautiful version of yourself.
Everyone loves the way a perfect sheer nails look, with long and tapered nails, but this is very expensive to keep up and takes a lot of time and patience. For an elegant look without all the fuss of expensive and painstaking upkeep, try using a short, round, and dark nail shape. File the nails so they are in line with the tip of the finger and round off near the corners.
A way to keep your eye shadow from creasing, as much oil as possible must be eliminated from your eyelids. It is easy to do by using a pressed powder or and eye shadow base before applying the color. These help absorb any oils on the eyelids and keep the eye shadow from creasing.
It is essential to exfoliate your skin prior to applying a tanning spray. When you put in the time to make your skin ready, the color applied will take a more even tone and look more real.
If you find that your feet are dry and scaly looking and feeling, try using a petroleum jelly product to treat them. Apply a generous amount on your feet and cover them with thick socks at night before you go to bed. Your feet will absorb the moisture out of the petroleum jelly and will quickly look and feel much better.
Keep petroleum jelly on hand for a variety of beauty tricks. Use it for removing eye make-up, it is gentle and effective. Use it as an intensive dry skin treatment. Use petroleum jelly in place of lip gloss for healthy soft lips. It is widely available and cost effective.
Even if you have greasy skin, you should apply moisturizer to it, at least, when you go to bed. Oil on your face may lead you to believe that you have an excessive amount of moisture in your skin but that is not the kind of moisture that your skin needs, in order to remain healthy.
Steer clear of using hair extensions to add volume and length to hair. These hair extensions are usually in textures and colors that will not blend properly with your hair and stick out like a sore thumb. Because the point of attachment is difficult to disguise, only use extensions when lengthening a ponytail or fattening, an up-do where it is not as noticeable and does not need to blend.
As stated at the beginning of this article, some people view beauty pageants as degrading to women, and think they should be stopped. After reading this article, hopefully, you will agree that this is the furthest thing from the truth. Beauty pageants build confidence in young women and improve relationships within the community, making them extremely beneficial and worth keeping around.