Hey Girls. Let's talk beauty.
After reading and writing a few things on this topic, I've learned a lot along the way and I want to share a few beauty hint and tips with ya!
1- How soon after you shower do you put on a bra? That may sound like a weird question, but believe me it's an important one. Please make sure that after you shower, you THOROUGHLY dry underneath your breasts before putting on your bra. The mix between moist skin and the metal underwire in your bra can cause bacteria, which can lead to nasty skin yuckies on your skin underneath your boobs. Be careful and dry your tatas!
2- How long do you keep your nail polish on? For most women, fingernail polish and toenail polish are two completely different routines. EVERYONE can see your fingernails, obviously. But it's winter... only you, your boyfriend and your cat will see your toenails. If you still have nail polish on from 2011 it's time to take it off. Immediately. Yellow nails are not natural. Most nail polishes are laden with chemicals and do not allow your nails to breath, hence the yellow nastiness. Remove the nail polish and soak your feet in hot water and 7 drops of Tea Tree oil every night until sandal season. Don't keep nail polish on for longer than 2 week at the MAX.
3- Give your hair a break. The reason why women have to condition these days is because we shampoo it. It's a vicious cycle. Shampoo is hampered with detergents, soaps and chemicals to give you that squeeky-clean feeling, but it absolutely dries out your hair. That's why they invented commercial conditioner, so the shampoo doesn't make your hair look like a dry haystack. Girls... believe it or not, this isn't natural. Hair is supposed to always be shiny, and oils are good for it. Want to give your hair a break? How about a baking soda rinse or an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse instead of Shampooing. OR a mayonnaise or avocado and honey mask? They are tons of natural ways to get a salon looking 'do, and they won't break the bank either!
4- Switch to mineral makeup! Good quality mineral makeup (without parabens or silicone) is a great solution to your makeup routine. It's basically just using pulverized minerals on your face and can look great if done well and doesn't have all that excess chemical crap in it. The best brands are Bare Escentuals, Jane Iredale, and Laura Mercier.
5- Eat and drink well. I've said this before and I'll say it again. Eating proper foods and drinking enough water are guaranteed ways to make you feel better and look better too. Avocados, grapefruit, almonds, yogurt, tomatoes, salmon, spinach, asparagus, and LOTS of water will keep you looking fresh and healthy.
6- Use essential oils instead of creams. There are TONS of oils available that can produce the same effect as expensive synthetic products. I am starting to make my own skincare products make with all natural ingredients and so far the reviews are very positive. Stay tuned for more info!