Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Angela
Hair and beauty are two of the most subjective things in the world, especially when you’re talking about your own hair and beauty needs! So what works for someone else might not work for you. For example, someone with long, thick hair probably has different hair and beauty needs than someone with short, thin hair. The good news? You don’t have to spend hours scouring the internet or flipping through magazines to find good tips and advice that will help your look. Here are five great hair and beauty tips to help you look your best.
1) Research your haircut
Choosing a hairstyle is not just a matter of personal preference, it also communicates something about you, your values, and your appearance. All things being equal, you want to feel confident in what you’re communicating. So do your research! It’s important that you leave yourself plenty of time when making an appointment with a hairdresser or barber. Consider how easy it will be for them to cut your hair correctly; if you have thinning hair, can they work with that?
2) Prep your cuticles
If you’re trying out a new nail color, be sure to pre-prep your cuticles for long-lasting color. Simply massage cuticle oil into your nails then, before applying polish, push back your cuticles with an orange stick or similar tool. This is also a great idea if you’re not particularly gentle on your hands as it will protect against the shortening of manicures by up to 20%.
3) Trim your nails
Getting a good manicure or pedicure is not only fun but also healthy for your nails. Having clean, healthy nails makes you look well-groomed, which can make you more confident at work or in social situations. A good rule of thumb is to always keep your fingernails trimmed, both for hygiene purposes and just because long nails are harder to take care of properly than short ones.
4) Use sunscreen before tanning
While you may know that tanning indoors can be dangerous, many people don’t realize that tanning outdoors is just as hazardous. Before you hit up your local beach or pool, apply at least SPF 30 sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. As an added bonus, applying sun protection will help reduce wrinkles and keep your skin looking youthful well into old age. No matter what your age is now or what time of year it is, sun protection should always be a top priority.
5) Moisturize your skin after shaving
It’s a fact that shaving dries out your skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, it may be necessary for you to apply moisturizer after every shave. However, if your skin is not especially dry, two times a week should be enough for most people. Rub a little coconut oil on your legs after shaving so they are left feeling silky smooth. For those with very dry skin, you can even use baby oil. Baby oil will soften up any rough patches of skin and make them feel incredibly soft after just one application. For those who do not like scented products, baby oil comes in an unscented version as well. Baby oil also works wonders on feet; try applying some before bed and waking up with softer feet than ever before! This trick also works great on cracked heels.
Here are five tips you can use to make sure you always look your best. By using these tips, you’ll be able to make sure that everyone knows just how beautiful you are, no matter what day of the week it is or what time of year it is. Take care of yourself well, and people will notice.