How To Fake It, Naturally


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When it comes to the world of beauty, there is so much to take in it can all feel a bit much. With lotions and potions, treatments and procedures, you can often feel like there’s a lot to take on. Then there’s also the look you want to go for. Sometimes you can see some of the more out-there beauty looks and want to run for the hills. But you don’t have to. And although your self-worth is not based on how you look, you can feel better in yourself when you get your beauty down. If you want to feel your most natural self, but with a little help from the beauty world, here are a few tricks on how to achieve that.

 

Go Up A Shade

 

First of all, you may want to think about your tanning options. Although laying out in the sun for hours is unhealthy for your skin, a natural sun-kissed glow always looks good. So fake it. Try out a few different tanning products and see if you can find a shade and an application method that works for you. With your skin a slightly darker shade, you may feel that you look healthier and feeling more confident overall.

 

Get Things In Line

 

Next, let’s talk about teeth. Smiling is something you should feel confident with, but when your teeth aren’t in line, it can make you feel uncomfortable. So do something about it. There are lots of options that can help you to get straighter teeth, some of them will be more expensive than others, but you should be able to find a solution that suits you. Then, you’ll still be naturally you, just a straighter version.

 

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Get Some Length

 

Now we’ll move on to hair. For most people, hair is like a safety blanket. It makes up a huge part of who you are, so you want it to look right. If you’re not happy with your hair shape, why not think about adding in some length? With Remy human hair extensions you can get a longer look but in a natural way as the hair is real. Plus, you’ll also get more volume to work with too.

 

Go Semi-Permanent

 

Another beauty solution you could consider is permanent makeup. It’s actually a semi-permanent solution that can last a year or two and will give you filled out brows, eyeliner, and even lipliner. So it will save you from applying makeup every day. You could also do the same with lash extensions if you want a complete makeup look, but naturally.

 

Get In Shape

 

Finally, the last thing you may want to think about faking for a natural finish is your body shape. If you’re uncomfortable in your own skin, it can affect your confidence. But when you learn to dress for your body shape, accentuate your features, and downplay the parts you don’t look, it will give you the biggest confidence in the most natural of ways – without having to change anything about your body.

 

Self-Worth Starts With Loving The Person In The Mirror


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We’re pretty sure you’ll gently nod your head when we say having poor body image is horrible. You don’t like the only body you’ll ever going to have. That is a horrible realization to hold and live with. What you may not have come to realize, however, is just how much of an impact this low self-esteem of yours is having on your quality of life. That may sound rather melodramatic and overly-exaggerated to you, but it isn’t. Self-confidence is what gives us self-worth, and self-worth is what we measure ourselves by. It is the thing that says we are good enough to achieve our goals and the thing that tells us where to set the bar when it comes to deciding on our goals. In short, your low level of self-esteem is what’s telling you that you aren’t good enough when what you need to be shouting into the mirror is that you are. You are more than good enough and you have everything you could possibly need to make your dreams become reality.

 

Unfortunately, despite what Gandhi said about a few drops of water in the ocean, just a few negative thoughts dropped into your day can begin to intensify quicker than the emotions of a Big Brother contestant. A few negative thoughts about body image can lead to crippling anxiety, unbearable depression and, yeah, you withdrawing on a social level.

 

That is why we have come up with a few little tips that can help you to fall in love with your body and start to strut down the street like you are Beyonce. Confidence comes from within, and it outshines any outfit you can ever pull on. So let’s go.

 

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Confidence Is The Sexiest Outfit Ever

We had to start with this because we dropped a little hint toward it above, and it is absolutely right. We all know someone that isn’t conventionally good-looking, not by beauty magazine standards anyway, yet they still manage to turn heads every time they walk into the room and have everyone in place gravitate towards them. Why? Because confidence is so damn attractive. It is like a magnet. Look at Jay Z. He’s hardly an Adonis, yet he is one of the coolest men on the planet. Period. That’s because he oozes confidence. What’s the lesson here? If you can love the way you look, then so will everyone else. How do you do this after weeks, months and years of self-belittlement? Simple: you start by faking it until you make it. Don’t walk past a large shop window and look at yourself in a negative way, picking out all the little things you hate about yourself. Tell yourself you are beautiful. Put some earphones in, pop on The Prodigy’s Stand Up, let it put a spring in your step and tell yourself that you are god damn gorgeous. The more you do this, the more it will become second nature. We promise.

 

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Express Yourself A Little (Or A Lot)

When your body confidence is so low it’s crashing into the rocks at the bottom of a metaphorical cliff, one of the first things that takes a major hit is your style. You start to wear things that will hide your body. Don’t do this. Instead, start dressing to suit your shape. We all have parts of our body that we loathe and wish we could change. But we also have those little bits that we like, those favorite parts, and those are the things you should start showing off a little more and start accentuating. You’ll be amazed by how a little revamp of your wardrobe can pick you up. Just buying a few pieces that make you feel comfortable with who you are and that little bit more stylish can go a seriously long way. In fact, it is worth doing anything that will make you a little more confident. Screw what society says, if it will boost your self-esteem it is worth doing. If a little bit of consumerism will help, indulge. If you’ve been contemplating plastic surgery, then go and find more information at www.roxyplasticsurgery.com. If a massage is going to lift your spirits, then who is there to tell you otherwise, the same goes for a new hair style. There is a lot of pressure on women to just enjoy what they’ve got and, to a degree, that’s right. But there is nothing wrong with expressing yourself and doing whatever it is that will lift your spirits. Like we said, body confidence can lead to you achieving your dreams. So pamper yourself, treat yourself and, if you want to change the bits you really don’t like, go and change them.

 

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Runaway From Social Media

This whole idea of comparing ourselves to others is one of the most unhealthy and unhelpful things you can do, especially if you are suffering from self-esteem issues. But that is exactly what social media promotes. Facebook is bad enough because we start comparing our behind-the-scenes footage with other people’s exaggerated highlight reels, forgetting the content isn’t reality. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Then there is Instagram, which encourages you to pit yourself against supermodels, Instagram-models, and just genetically blessed people in terms of society’s standards, all of which have been manufactured by fashion powerhouses. Basically, don’t get swept up in any of this stuff. Don’t compare your life to theirs, and don’t let yourself think about how amazing they look. Just focus on you. Concentrate on loving you. And if that means deleting the Facebook and Instagram apps off your phone they do it. Use the time you would spend scrolling and comparing to read things that could actually help. Go to books.allwomenstalk.com and look at this list of books that could help, of which our favourite is How To Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident. You are judging yourself too harshly, and social media isn’t helping.

 

Getting hung up on the way you look is about as unhelpful as anything can get, especially when we only have a limited amount of time to enjoy who we are. That’s why it is so important that you make a drastic effort to overcome your negative body image. The perfect body is a made-up thing. What isn’t, however, is the need to accept and appreciate this amazing body of yours. Yes, your body, the one you have now, the one you will have always, is amazing, you just need to realize that. Then you can start enjoying it more.

How To Get The Perfect Tan Without Damaging Your Skin

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Everyone looks better with a tan, it’s just a fact of life! This is why we often spend loads of money on fake tan products or sunbeds. We all feel more confident with a tan as it brings out our best features and hides insecurities.

 

As a result, we try and spend as much time in the sun as we can whenever it’s hot, and we have a chance to tan. The problem is, you can easily go overboard and start burning your skin. So, here’s a short guide to help you get the perfect tan without harming your skin:

Fake Tan If You’re Really Pale

The paler you are, the more at risk your skin is of burning. So, it can help you stay safe if you apply some fake tan before you go on holiday or sit in the sun for hours. This gives you a little base layer that protects your pale skin from the sun. It will help you avoid burning on your first days, and then you gradually tan over it, so it becomes your natural tone.

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Nip In And Out Of The Shade

It’s natural to want to stay out in the sun for as long as possible. However, this is very bad for you and will cause you to burn and damage your skin. Instead, it’s more effective if you go and sit in the shade after an hour or so in the sun. You’ll cool yourself down and avoid damaging your skin, which makes it more likely you’ll get a nice bronze tan.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized

After a long day of tanning, it’s important to moisturize your skin, so it stays in good condition. When you come inside after staying in the sun, your skin can dry out, and this is why it may start peeling. What you need to do is take a cold shower to cool your skin down and keep it nice and wet. Then, cover yourself in a moisturizing gel.  My advice is to find something with aloe vera in it like Amara Organics Gel. Aloe vera is so good for hydrating and repairing your skin, which will ensure you stay nice and tanned and don’t burn then peel.

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Don’t Forget The Suncream

Too many people avoid wearing suncream as they think it stops them from tanning. This isn’t the case, you can easily tan with a lot of sun cream on! You need to apply it as it will protect your skin from UV rays and help prevent burning from occurring. The whiter you are, the higher SPF your sun cream should be. Make sure you keep reapplying it throughout the day as you can easily sweat it off and leave your skin at risk.

 

Tanning isn’t rocket science, and yet so many people get it wrong and end up burning their skin. If you want to make yourself look and feel more beautiful, you need to follow the advice above. Not only will it help stop you from burning, but it will also provide you with the perfect tan that makes all your friends green with envy.

 

Say Adios To Adult Acne

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Having acne when you’re a teenager is difficult enough. You’re gangly, awkward and growing into your own body- and with a huge amount of pressure to look good, dealing with spots is never going to be much fun. But at least you know that what you’re going through is common, normal and all of your peers are dealing with the same issue. However dealing with acne as an adult is a whole other ball game. When everyone else’s skin has settled down and yours is still erupting with acne, it can have you feeling like ‘why me?’. It can be a huge knock to your confidence and self-esteem, and start you wondering what exactly is wrong with your body. If you’re currently living with the frustrations of adult acne, here are some of the ways you can go about solving the issue once and for all.

 

Start a Good Skincare Routine

Often when it comes to adult acne, the issue isn’t on the surface of the skin but inside the body. However, the right skincare routine can help to keep breakouts under control and prevent more from occurring. Grease, grime and makeup blocking the pores can cause spots in anyone, so this is something to avoid when you’re already prone to them. A gentle cleanser will remove excess oil and debris from the skin without stripping or irritating it. A light moisturiser will prevent it from getting dry and sore. You could also use products like Differin Gel for acne which are specially designed to help to prevent breakouts and heal active spots more quickly. If you wear makeup, choose oil free brands which won’t clog the skin, mineral makeup is suitable for acne and sensitive skin types since it’s all natural. A bit of coverage and a product to even out your skin tone can do wonders for your confidence when you have acne. Just be sure to carefully remove it all when you get home. Be gentle with your skin, don’t scrub at it either with cleansing products or with a towel to try it. Treat it gently and carefully.

 

Clean Up Your Diet

If you’re already prone to acne, certain foods in your diet could be triggering it or making it even worse. Some of these you might not expect. Cow’s milk for example is something that can be healthy for most people, providing calcium, protein, potassium and other vitamins. However a link has been shown between this and acne breakouts, this could be due to the fact it makes blood sugar spike which increases inflammation in the body- worsening pimples. The same applies to any food which the body breaks down quickly- white carbs such as bread, pasta and rice are all bad news. Switching over to wholemeal prevents blood sugar spikes, and also provides your body with more fibre and vitamins. It’s an easy switch to make and will benefit your entire body as well as your skin. Junk food which is high in sugar and fat will also increase inflammation in the body (and are bad for your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and everything else along with your skin!). If you’re serious about putting an end to your skin issues, sorting out your diet is something proactive that you have full control over. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat protein will nourish your body providing it with everything it needs. Season foods with healthy herbs and spices instead of salt, sugar and fat. Probiotics have been found to be helpful in those with acne as they can reduce inflammation in the body, you can find this in everything from saurkraut and pickles to yoghurt. While milk should be avoided, yoghurt is processed differently by the body so is fine to have in limited quantities. Choose unsweetened versions, so you’re avoiding the sugar and additives. Omega 3 which is found in oily fish and zinc which is found in beans, nuts and seafood is also useful for acne sufferers. Red meat is a good source of zinc, but this should be eaten in moderation so be sure to choose other sources in your diet too.

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Visit Your GP

When you have adult acne, it’s important to speak to your GP. While the right skincare routine and diet can both massively help with breakouts, the root cause is likely to be hormones. The doctor can prescribe drugs which balance out hormones and help with things like oil production in the skin. In women, taking the contraceptive pill is often useful in regulating hormones and reducing acne. If your skin issues are severe, you may be referred to a dermatologist for further treatment.

 

Start Fighting Against The Signs Of Ageing

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Getting older is a factor of life, but ageing isn’t. What’s the difference? When the number of candles on your cake has increased from 30 to 35, you have grown older. When the lines on your face grow clearer, you have aged, and this is what you can fight against. You can start hitting the signs of ageing head on and make sure you still feel young well into the backend of middle age and on through your twilight years.

 

To do this, we need to know the signs of age and stop them from becoming a constant nuisance in your life.

 

Aches And Pains

 

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As you get older, you might notice more aches and pains across your body. Problem areas usually include the joints as well as the back. You might find that just walking up stairs starts to feel like a climb up Everest? Does that sound familiar? If so, it’s time to start thinking about getting proactive with exercise. By exercising more, you can boost your overall level of fitness and make sure that those aches and pains aren’t as much of a problem. The issue here is that by the time you reach the point where those aches start to develop you probably won’t have the energy to complete a strenuous exercise. The good news is that you don’t need to.

 

Instead, you should make sure that you are completing yoga stretches and routines on a daily basis. It can be difficult to get started with yoga. But once you get into the swing of things you’ll find it benefits your body as well as your mind. By stretching and exercising your body regularly, you should find those aches and pains are nowhere near as problematic as they once were.

 

Middle Age Spread

 

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Ah, the infamous middle age spread. You can be thin throughout your youth but when you reach middle age, suddenly those dresses don’t fit anymore, and your belly begins to bloat. This is all about maintaining a healthy diet. When you are younger, your body will typically bounce back from most unhealthy meals that you can think of. But as you age your body isn’t quick to react to change as it once was. As such, the weight gain can become more permanent, and it’s harder to drop the pounds. So, it’s time to cut out the junk food, avoid those ready meals and regulate levels of salt and sugar. If you do this and keep up those yoga exercises we mentioned earlier, you should be able to fight back against this common yet cruel sign of age.

 

Don’t forget, that food can have another benefit for the body, and that’s avoiding those wrinkles. Wrinkles develop because your skin has lost its elasticity. It doesn’t bounce back quite as much. Well, the answer here is to eat lots of blueberries. They contain antioxidants that will maintain your skin’s natural elasticity. You find more about the benefits of blueberries on http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287710.php.

 

Diminish Those Wrinkles

 

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Of course, if wrinkles have already developed, it might be a little too late for those blueberries. The other option is to use an exfoliator. According to http://www.exfoliate.com/exfoliator-product-reviews by removing dead skin cells, the best exfoliators actually diminish the size and texture of wrinkles making them less apparent. As such, while you can’t eliminate them completely, you can ensure they are far less noticeable. You’ll probably still see them but people around you definitely won’t.

 

If you want to avoid other issues with the skin when you age, the answer might be to drink plenty of water. With lots of water in your diet, you can keep your skin free from issues like the colour of your skin fading and age spots.

 

Going Grey

 

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Finally, you might think that going grey is a natural part of ageing just like losing your hair. It’s true, this is common for both men and women past the age of fifty. In fact, for men, it can begin as early as twenties. But research has shown that there are factors that play a part in how early you start to go grey or when your hair begins to thin. The main culprit, it seems, is stress. If you are more stressed, it’s far more likely that your hair will go grey and start to fall out at a faster rate. That’s why it’s important to keep levels of stress under control in your life. Yoga can certainly help here, but you might also want to think about trying breathing exercises. Natural breathing exercises can regulate the level of oxygen your brain, allowing you to tackle problems in life without panicking. If you check out https://greatist.com/happiness/breathing-exercises-relax, you’ll find great advice on how breathing exercises can help you relax.

 

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Bits And Bods: Fixing Your Body

Everyone wants to look and feel great, regardless of what’s going on in their life. But, alas, the human body is incredibly difficult when it comes to staying in good condition. When times get tough, it’s easy to let your body fall into disrepair, making it harder to love the skin you’re in. Thankfully, though, most of this is completely reversible. In just a matter of weeks, you could be back to your old self. It will take some work, but this post is here to help. It will be going through four of the easiest parts of your body to repair. So, when times get tough, you don’t have to worry.

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The hair on your head will usually look good, regardless of how well it’s been styled, as long as you have it cut regularly. When hair is left to grow and is unmanaged, split ends will start to form. Along with this, when you don’t use the right products on your hair, it could become limp and flat. Thankfully, though, companies like Lush are here to help. With products made completely from natural materials, they will give your hair it’s life back. You have loads of options like this available. So, try to find something which takes as little work as possible.

 

Next, it’s time to think about your teeth. Like your hair, teeth will quickly become worse for wear if they are left to their own devices. It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, to keep them looking good. Along with their appearance, brushing regularly is also very good for your dental health. There are many types of fixed restorative dental work out there to help you with your teeth. These sorts of treatments will give you the chance to solve bigger issues with your teeth. Along with all of this, you should also aim to see a dentist every half year or so.

 

Your skin is seen by most of the people you meet and interact with. Covering all of your body, it’s impossible to hide this part of you. And, so, it makes sense to work hard on it. The food and drink you consume will have a big impact on your skin. Drinking more water will help you to avoid spots while eating correctly will help your overall complexion. A gentle face scrub is a great addition to anyone’s morning routine. You could also consider having the occasional face mask, too.

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Your nails are made from very similar stuff to your hair. Of course, though, your nails have to deal with a lot more stress than your hair does. When nails crack or break, they will often look bad. So, making sure your nails are strong is a good way to avoid it. Products containing keratin are best for this job. Keratin is the building block of these parts of your body. Using the right options could make both your hair and nails a lot healthier.

 

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start making some little changes to your body. When things start to fall out of shape, it’s easy to feel like there will be no return. With just a little bit of work, though, it’s easy to restore yourself to the best version of you.

Body Confidence: How You Can Feel Good In Your Own Skin

Let’s face it, many of us have body hang-ups and things we don’t like about ourselves. It might be our stomach and the desire to lose weight. It could be the shape of your nose, the shape of your body, or even your skin tone and pigmentation. Down to the way you smile and how you wear your hair. It can be hard to be in contact with anyone who is completely at ease with themselves, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What we do see is more people being comfortable in their own skin and having the confidence to own what they have and work it. I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can start to feel good in your own skin.

 

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Be positive about what you see in the mirror

 

It’s important that when you look in the mirror, you reaffirm positive notions and not focus on the negative aspects. It is easy to stare at your figure and think about the wobbly bits, and not focus on the fact that maybe there is a reason, like having a family or being comfortable with a partner. Try and reaffirm only the positive qualities, and keep telling yourself that over and over. You will start to feel better sooner than you think.

 

Improve your diet and drink more water

 

It’s hard to feel comfortable with the outside if you feel awful on the inside. A diet of junk food and drinking too much can often have a bad effect on our mindset when it comes to body image. Instead, indulge on a diet of fresh vegetables and drink plenty of water to improve your energy levels and skin tone. Sometimes taking care of the inside is all it takes.

 

Focus on your positive aspects

 

When dressing or while out, try and remember to focus on the aspects of your body that you do like. In fact, show off that curvy figure, or wear your hair with pride if you love that feature about yourself. Dressing positively can help to make sure we feel good about ourselves.

 

Take action if enough is enough

 

Sometimes we can’t see past those hang-ups, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you dislike how you look and want to change then consider reaching out to a plastic surgeon and discussing your options. This is a decision not to be taken lightly, and it is advisable to ensure that you are doing this for the right reasons. But it is your body to do what you see fit with.

 

Change your mindset

 

Often the crux of all problems is our mindset and how we think about things, and body confidence is no different. If we have a negative mindset, then we are likely to be feeling less confident in our ability and how we look. Shift your mindset and focus on positive thoughts. It might take some work at first, but this could transform your life in other areas as well.

 

I hope this has inspired you to feel better in your own skin.

Taking It Back To Basics: Easy Ways to Maintain a Stunning Smile


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Beautiful teeth will never go out of style, and looking after your smile not only makes you look more attractive but is important for your health too. These days cosmetic dentists can work wonders, and have a solution to just about any problem with the teeth. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful tips for making your teeth look whiter at home from using charcoal to strawberries, however looking after your smile doesn’t need to be complicated. Take it back to basics, bear these tips in mind and you will maintain a happy, healthy mouth year after year.

 

Good Oral Hygiene Routine

It goes without saying that an effective oral hygiene routine will keep your mouth at its best. Brushing twice a day, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash and flossing regularly will all help to keep bacteria down. This will prevent cavities from forming, remove surface stains and keep your mouth fresh and healthy. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, electric toothbrushes are great, but it’s possible to do a good job with a manual if you take care to brush properly. Brush gently but effectively, you want to remove debris and bacteria but without scratching or scrubbing at the enamel.

 

Regular Visits To The Dentist

Everyone should be visiting the dentist regularly. Even if you don’t have any pain and everything feels fine, dentists will be able to keep it that way by spotting potential problems early. If you’re worried about chemicals such as mercury being used in fillings (since this has been shown to be harmful to the body), you could consider a holistic dentist. They consider the wellbeing of the entire body when it comes to dentistry and can be a safer and healthier alternative. Regular scale and polishes help to remove tartar and keep the mouth feeling fresh, and your dentist can recommend any special care you need to take.

 

Eat The Right Foods

A healthy diet plays an important role for every cell in our bodies, teeth included. We all know how calcium is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and bones, most people can get this in dairy products, but if you eat a vegan diet, you need to be wary. There are plenty of vegetables that are a good source of calcium, but you will need to track this (apps like MyFitnessPal can be useful for this) to ensure all of your daily needs are met. As well as protecting from the inside, what you put on your teeth is also important. Drinking lots of sugary or acidic drinks during the day can affect the enamel and lead to cavities. Snacking on sweets and sugary treats will have the same effect. It’s recommended that you keep sugar to a minimum and when you do consume it, do so around mealtimes rather than grazing throughout the day.

 

Protect Your Mouth During Sports

If you’re involved in sports, be careful of your teeth. Rugby, martial arts skiing, hockey, basketball, and gymnastics are just a few of sports where you run the risk of breaking or losing a tooth. Wear a mouthguard if the sport requires it, and be sure to follow the correct health and safety procedures to avoid risk and injury.

 

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7 Beauty Hacks To Brighten Your Smile

When you meet someone for the first time, what is the first thing that you notice about them? Their hair, their style, their eyes, their smile? For many people, the smile, mouth, and teeth, is something that many people do notice when they meet someone for the first time. However, a healthy smile can’t be instantly achieved if it isn’t already. There are several steps that you can take, though, to make sure that you do have a winning smile when someone meets you for the first time.

 

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Try Using a Berry Shade of Lipstick

 

If you have ever found yourself wearing a lot of yellow and find that it makes your skin look a little sallow, then it is because it reflects the yellow tones onto your skin. The same principle works with lipsticks or lip stains that have yellow tones. They can make your teeth look more yellow than they actually are. If you like to wear red lipstick, then this can be a good choice to help eliminate the yellowing look. If you’re not someone that likes to wear red lipstick, then choosing a shade, like a blue based pink, will make your teeth seem whiter and brighter. An easy win right there.

 

Use Highlighter

 

Highlighter often gets used for our cheekbones and perhaps the bridge of our nose. But you can use it to your advantage when trying to make your smile look better. When applying a lip liner and gloss on your lips, try using a light shade of concealer around your lips. First of all, it will make your lips look much more full. Second of all, it will help to make your teeth look whiter in contrast to the lips.

 

Eat Better

 

As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. So if you want a bright and happy smile, then you need to rethink what you are eating. More fruit and vegetables is a great way to do that, as well as drinking plenty of water. Did you know what strawberries are one of the best foods to eat that will help you to brighten your smile? As strawberries are full of vitamin C, they act as a natural teeth whitener as it will help to clear away plaque. Apples and celery are also good ways to naturally brighten your teeth, as they work as a natural astringent. Meaning that they help to remove stains. So if you need a quick boost for your teeth, chew on some celery!

 

Consider a Treatment

 

If you’re looking for something a little faster acting, then a treatment like teeth whitening or cosmetic dentistry might just be the thing that you are looking for. If your teeth are quite stained from something like smoking, then having them whitened could give you a good base to work from. From there you can improve the look of your smile in more natural ways, but it might just help you to get started.

 

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Use Bronzer

 

A quick little trick that a lot of beauty experts use is adding some extra bronzer to help to contour your face. By using a matte foundation or a bronzer, that is a little darker than your normal skin shade; it can change the shape of your face and enhance your smile. The best places to use this is the bridge of your nose, as well as just under your cheekbones. Using bronzer also has the effect of making your teeth look whiter than they are, as there will be more contrast next to your skin.

 

Use Petroleum Jelly

 

Using petroleum jelly, or Vaseline, and using it on your teeth can give them an instant shine. It might sound a little odd, but apply a little on your teeth. It gives them an extra layer to avoid stains from things like lipstick or coffee, for example. Of course, it does give your teeth quite a shiny look, so it can be great on photos for giving your smile a boost. Just don’t go overboard with it or you’ll have an odd taste in your mouth!

 

Limit Drinks That Will Stain

 

As has been mentioned, drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine can really stain your teeth. So one of the best ways to reduce how stained your teeth will get is to limit how many of these things that you drink. Drinking through a straw is also a good way to reduce these kinds of stains, as well as avoid the corrosion of your teeth as there won’t be as much sugar near your teeth.

 

Radiant! How to Get Glowing Skin!

Let’s be honest, we all want super soft glowing skin. We want to look like our best selves, and only have to wear the tiniest hint of BB cream, rather than a full face of foundation. But just how can we do that, especially as the years go by? Well, there are some tricks you may not know about that could help. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Good cleanser

 

 

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Number one on the list of tips for a radiant complexion is using a good cleanser. Yes, I know that you know all about how you have to take your makeup off, and how it’s not go to bed in it at night, because of it smothers the skin and stops it refreshing itself. But to do this, you need a kickass cleanser.

Some of the cleaning products out there are too wishy-washy, they just don’t have the guts to remove full coverage foundation or waterproof eye makeup. The problem with this is that you end up pulling your face about and scrubbing at it to remove your makeup. Something that is definitely not good for the condition of your face, or the radiance of your skin.

A good cleaner will be strong enough to remove all of your makeup, but will also leave you skin feeling clean moisturized. Remember having hydrated skin is one of the keys to radiance and your cleanser is a big part of this.

Microdermabrasion

 

Something else that you can use to get a more glowing complexion is microdermabrasion. This a treatment where the top layer of skin is removed to reveal the younger, fresher skin underneath.

Until very recently you have only been able to go for this treatment in clinics and spas, but now you can get at home microdermabrasion kits. These can work out as a lot more cost effective, than paying a spa to do it for you. As well as having the benefit of being able to do it in the comfort of your own home. Great for if you get a little red afterward, and don’t want anybody to see you until it goes down.

Antioxidants

 

 

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There are changes that you can make to your diet as well to help your skin glow with radiance. In particular, the consumption of food rich in antioxidants can be very helpful.

 

This is because these attach themselves to the free radicals in your system. Free radicals are associated with cell replication problems like aging. So by eating well, you can help minimize the aging of your skin.

Primer

Of course, there is nothing wrong with a little helping hand either, and that is where some of the makeup products on the market come in.

First, we have shimmering primer, designed to be applied before your foundation. This will smooth out your skin, as well adding a hit of radiance to your face.

 

 

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Then there are the ever popular highlighters and strobers that are around at the moment. These are design to provide reflection and give a dewy, youthful glow. Apply them to areas that would be naturally hit by the light for maximum effect and radiance.