12 beauty tips
Health and Wellness

12 Beauty Tips Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting Today

Tips to make you look and feel amazing.

222

Everything beauty is very in right now, especially when it comes to makeup, hair, and skin care routines. It sounds silly because when is not in? But it seems like more people are paying attention and wanting to know the best tips and tricks. We have to do what's best for ourselves. What we put on our skin is so important since our body does absorb it. We need to protect our hair from harsh chemicals. As for makeup, we want to look our best and use the right products.

Here are 12 beauty tips that your future self will thank you for:

1. Use a face toner twice a day

I recommend Lancòme or SheaMoisture. Put it on a cotton ball or cotton pad and move in an upwards motion on your neck and face. It really gets all the extra makeup and dirt off your face that you may have missed when taking your makeup off and washing your face.

2. Purchase a great cleansing oil to take off your makeup

Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating cleansing oil is the best. It's $28 a bottle and lasts me months. You rub it into your face, even on to your eyes, to take off your makeup. Take a tissue, and wipe off all the makeup and then wash your face like normal.

3. Brush your hair with a wide toothed comb

You'll avoid breakage than with a regular brush.

4. Use organic products

Whether it be for your hair or skin, it's best to go organic. Why? Because it's free of parabens and other harsh chemicals and it's better for the environment. We want to keep our water supply and ecosystems intact.

5. Clean your makeup brushes

This seems self-explanatory but some people just don't clean their brushes. That harbors bacteria and then you're using it all over your face and eyes and that can cause a lot of problems. I clean my makeup brushes once a week using baby soap.

6. Wear sunblock

After you wash your face in the morning and moisturize, put on sunblock to protect your skin. This is extremely important and your dermatologist will be proud of you.

7. Don't wash your hair every day

Your skin needs those natural oils and when you wash your hair every day, you're stripping away those oils. Use a dry shampoo instead!

8. Don't dry your hair with a towel

When you get out of the shower, dry your hair with a t-shirt. They're a lot easier on the hair and the harsh fibers from the towel can cause the hair to be more prone to breakage.

9. Moisturize, duh

Purchase a good moisturizer for your face. You apply this twice a day and it keeps your face hydrated and smooth.

10.Trim your hair every few months

You will be keeping your hair healthy and will have less split ends and breakage.

11. Exfoliate your face 

Do this twice a week, but not more as to avoid skin irritation. You'll be getting the dead skin cells off and you'll leave your face glowing.

12. Use pore strips

Do you ever use a pore strip and then stare at everything that it ripped from your nose? Isn't it so satisfying? Clear pores, for the win!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Lifestyle

Founders Of Color Q&A: Yarlap's MaryEllen Reider On Destigmatizing Women's Health

The father-daughter duo co-founded the brand and has since generated a passionate, dedicated community of women.

MaryEllen Reider

I was lucky enough to meet MaryEllen Reider over a decade ago as a fellow freshman in college. Since then, I had the luxury of being able to witness her evolution from the faithful companion I went to my first job fair with to the woman who is now a pioneer in destigmatizing the portrayal of women's reproductive health.

Keep Reading... Show less

My favorite Editor was feeling under the weather yesterday. All I wanted was to make her a vegan iced matcha latte. With distance forbidding it, I instead decided to write up this quick, easy recipe. I made it to be vegan and organic for optimal health benefits.

Matcha green tea is made from grounded green tea leaf and it comes with the most antioxidant boost ever.

Keep Reading... Show less

This coffee brand is USDA organic. Newman's Own Keurig coffee flavors are all organic. They have French Roast, Decaf, and a Special Blend. I'm in a committed relationship with the French Roast flavor. The smell alone from dispensing 1 cup of coffee sets a whole cafe jazz vibe.

I'm already relaxed when I smell the coffee all ready for dressing. The way I make my coffee is simple and sweet, literally. I add a spoon of organic brown sugar and a splash of organic almond vanilla milk. This cup of coffee has changed my life forever. I have never been so productive in my life and I truly believe it's because the coffee is organic.

Keep Reading... Show less

These organic, cruelty-free skincare products are great for hot, sweaty summers. I use them every day, so you will find my honest opinion about them all. I highly recommend using organic products because they are least likely to be harmful to your body.

This may seem like an extra step when it comes to your beauty routine, but it's really easy. These 5 products could be the start of your next beauty venture.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These 5 Black Handbag Designers Should Be On Every Accessory Lover's Radar

With the push to support more Black-owned businesses, we've put together a list of Black owned handbag designers.

Ever since the current upheaval of societal silence happening in the country caused by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a bigger push for people to support Black-owned businesses.

Granted, there are a lot fo Black-owned businesses to support, it just takes time to find them. With that being said, fashion is a sector, just like any sector really, in a culture that still has people of color calling out for more diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Therapy Dogs Aren't Just Cute, They're Working

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

There are many different ways people overcome obstacles in their lives. Thankfully, the stigma surrounding therapy is slowly (but surely) slipping away and we're opening up about our problems and needs. For some, a good workout is just as relaxing. Others are learning how meditation can be a helpful tool in their mental health journey.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments