Beauty doesn’t have to be complicated.
To me, beauty begins with what you put inside your body. What you put on the outside simply smooths it out and gives it a graceful polish.
As much as you may love playing with eye shadow and lip gloss, those aspects of your beauty routine are secondary to basic skin and hair care.
Leave the house with confidence with these beauty basics.
Blow Dryer –
Unless you let your hair air dry every day or you get weekly blow outs from a salon, you’re going to use a hair dryer. We suggest an ionic one. They cut your drying time in half and won’t damage your hair like blow dryers of previous generations. If you’ve been using the same dryer for 20 years, it’s time to throw it out and invest in a decent ionic dryer.
Boar’s Hair Brush –
If you’ve been brushing your hair with a drugstore plastic hairbrush, it’s time to throw it out and invest in a boar’s hair brush because you haven’t done your hair any favors. Every stylist knows the best hairbrushes have boar bristles. But for the best results, you’ll want a brush that has BOTH synthetic (nylon) bristles AND boar bristles. The mix creates the perfect brush: The boar bristles are gentle, while the synthetic bristles help hair dry faster.
A Good Concealer or Tinted Moisturizer –
Not every woman needs foundation, but almost every woman could use a good concealer in her beauty bag. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to a woman and noticed she could use a concealer around her eyes to cover up dark circles or spot cover a blemish or just even out her uneven skin tone.
every single day and use a sunscreen that’s at least SPF 40. Why? Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging of the skin (along with smoking, stress and weight loss).
Nothing opens up the eyes and makes you look more awake than mascara. You can find a decent mascara that won’t give you Kardashian lashes.
A Good Cleanser –
Chances are, you aren’t cleansing your face correctly. Either you’re using the wrong cleanser or you are scrubbing too much, or you aren’t washing your face before bedtime, leaving all the day’s dirt and makeup to sit there on the skin, clogging up your pores. The secret to cleansing your skin is this: Buy a cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type.