It’s difficult to make sure you’re doing all you can when it comes to keeping on top of your beauty regime and maintaining your skin, hair and nails. Here are our top beauty tips which are easy to incorporate into your day to day routine, and get results fast!
People’s lifestyles are more hectic than ever, and it can be a real struggle sticking to your diet, exercise and beauty regime. As their name suggests, supplements are a great way to assist you in achieving these aims, with a number of them contributing to hair, skin and nail health and beauty.
Some of our favourites include vitamin C for your skin - it supports normal collagen formation and cell protection. Copper as a supplement is great for maintaining hair and skin pigmentation.
Soy isoflavones can reduce wrinkles, according to a Japanese study which showed that daily intake of soy isoflavones over 12 weeks improved the skin of the 26 female volunteers. It improves skin firmness by encouraging collagen production and promotes the repair of elastin fibres in the skin.
If your eyeliner crumbles while you’re putting it on, try leaving it in the freezer for 15 minutes before you apply your makeup - it should glide on beautifully afterwards!
As odd as it sounds, try this alternative to cucumbers on your eyes to reduce puffiness. Potatoes are astringent which means they cause the contraction of skin cells and tissue. As well as this they help decrease water retention, plus they contain an enzyme, catalyse, which helps lighten the darkness of circles under the eyes. Wash and peel a potato then cut two slices before placing each one over an eye for 10 minutes. Lie down, take a moment to forget the world and let your potato slices do their thing. Once you’ve finished, rinse your eye area with water.
While we’re on the topic of potatoes, make sure you eat the rest of the one you sliced - the good old spud has loads of health benefits such as containing antioxidants and vitamin B6 which can also help with your beauty regime.
Ok, we know, this one’s more boring than putting your make-up in the freezer or making potato eye pads, but nevertheless, it’s an important one. The benefits to your skin of drinking water are numerous - we are made up of nearly 70% water, and being properly hydrated can improve the overall appearance of your skin. How?
Also, try switching out one cup of coffee or tea each day with a warm cup of water with a slice of lemon. This will help you keep hydrated and add a glow to your skin.
You might think this is a bit ‘back to basics’ but a lot of people simply leave their makeup on at the end of the day, which doesn’t give their skin that chance to be properly cleansed. Using a daily face wash in the morning and before bed will remove any product and grime from your skin, plus will help open your pores and generally give your skin a fresh feeling.
Perfect manicures on long delicate nails are all very well but who has the time to maintain them?! Also any kind of gym work makes snapped nails inevitable. For an equally elegant option, try short, rounded nails with dark polish.
To keep your nails hydrated apply cuticle oil - this will help reduce chipping and keep them looking good for longer.
Finally, during the summer months, when you’re using sun lotion or insect repellant, make sure you wipe it off your nails - the chemicals can break down components in the polish.
We’ve all seen people who seem to have a much older looking neck than face - this is because the neck actually ages differently. The neck tendons shrink as we age and become more visible so are not as easy to disguise as the wrinkles on our faces. Try neck stretches to keep the skin and muscles supple and supplement your beauty regime. Vitamin A based creams (or supplements, as available in the ConVits Beauty Pack)can also help to rejuvenate skin.
Coconut oil can be used in several ways when it comes to hair maintenance:
Try leaving it overnight - the coconut oil is made of medium chain fatty acids which means it penetrates the hair deeply and more quickly than other conditioners. Melt the coconut oil by placing it in a small bowl, then floating that bowl in a larger bowl of hot water. Use your fingers to massage the oil through your hair, and work it through with a comb. Leave overnight and wash out with shampoo in the morning for lustrous shiny hair. This technique can also help combat dandruff.
Coconut oil is also great for detangling your hair. Follow the same process as above to melt the coconut oil, then simply massage the oil into the hair and gently work out tangles with a comb. Let the oil soak in - don’t worry about rinsing it out.
Some nail polishes can take hours to fully dry. Here is a great beauty tip that can save you time: if you just can’t sit still for that long, submerge your freshly painted nails in cold water for a few minutes - when you take our hands out of the water, your nails will be dry and shiny.
Raw honey is naturally anti-bacterial and a brilliant way to get soft, beautiful skin. Once a week, use a tablespoon or so of raw honey (not processed) and gently warm it by rubbing it between your fingertips. Spread the honey on your face, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then use warm water to gently rinse it off before patting your face dry.
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