Do you want to look and feel just a little bit better today than yesterday but with minimal effort?
Easy beauty tip 1: make night-time skincare easily accessible
Don’t go to bed alone! Regardless of whether you’re male or female, you should always clean your face each evening. Try keeping cleansing cloths, night cream and lip balm right next to your bed.
No matter how tired or, let’s face it – LAZY we are, we won’t fall asleep with a dirty face when our favourite products are within arm’s reach. Remember, doing something is better than doing nothing. No one wants to wake up to dull skin and clogged pores.
Easy beauty tip 2: a steamy shower can be our best friend
Humidity, while not always great for our hair, is a good thing for our skin. Moisturisers are attracted to our skin most when it’s still damp from bathing. Combined with the humidity generated from a steamy shower, this is the best time to apply lotions for long lasting hydration. But you need to get started the minute you step out of the shower and before you open the bathroom door! If you wait too long to apply your moisturiser, the water will evaporate from your skin leaving it less receptive to hydration.
Easy beauty tip 3: get glamorous with some nice sheets or, at least, a nice pillowcase
Tired of waking up with sheet imprints on your face? By simply changing to softer sheets, the problem will be gone! Silk or satin sheets won’t leave imprints on your skin. And, if you tend to sleep in the same position night after night, those skin creases just might start to become permanent. By changing to higher quality sheets, you can help prevent these imprints and fine lines.
Satin sheets and pillowcases are also great for our hair. Cotton pillowcases have a rougher surface and the friction caused by tossing and turning during the night can lead to unnecessary hair tangles and even breakage.
Easy beauty tip 4: the one beauty tool all ladies need
There’s something that I just can’t live without and it’s my eyelash curler! I have yet to master the art of applying false eyelashes, so an eyelash curler is the next best thing. It takes just a few seconds each morning and it’s an inexpensive way to make a huge impact on our appearance. With just a little curl, your eyes instantly look bigger, brighter and more awake. It’s the simplest beauty trick for a big impact. (Men, I’m not saying you shouldn’t try this one but… you might find my other three beauty tips suit you a little more!)
Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife.