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Basic Beauty Rules

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  • Always , ALWAYS remove makeup before you sleep. Your skin wakes up as you fall asleep and you don't want your pores clogged with makeup. Also your pillow cases will look like the tiseeus used by the drama club.
  • Comb your hair from the center to tip first. And then from root to tip. This reduces breakage and will not hurt you if the hair is knotted.
  • Don't sleep on the same side on your face to prevent "sleep lines". Apparently, your skin gets wrinkles if you sleep in the same position. I don't know if this is true or not but I won't take the risk.
  • Don't rub your eyes too much because the skin there is very decilate and it will get pulled and you will get wrinkles in the long run. This is especially true for people who have allergies.
  • Don't wear a tight ponytail or bun on for too long or your hair roots will get pulled and it may lead to a receding hairline. You don't want your hairline to start where your uncle's does, do you? Tight hairstlyes might also give you headaches and hurt your scalp.
  • Use your ring finger to apply products on your face because it uses the least amount of pressure. Especially around the eyes.
  • Use sugar scrubs to exfoliate your lips and remove the dry. flaky parts. I love the ones from Lush.
  • The key is to exfoliate everything. Face, elbows, lips, body… Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells. Waxing also does this.
  • Use face masks every week. I love using fuller's earth because it purifies and tightens skin. I bought tonnes of masks when I went to India this time because they are so cheap there.
  • Give yourself a home pedicure at least every three weeks. Clean nails, cut/shape them, remove dead skin from the heels using a pumice stone or foot file, apply foot scrub and then finally some foot cream.
  • Try to reduce the number of times you use heat styling tools on your hair. Frequent ironing, curling and blow drying will damage hair in the long run and ruin its shine and bounce.
  • It's alright if you don't want to trim your hair every six weeks. Just make sure that there are no split ends and the hair as well as the hair-cut looks healthy and neat.
  • You don't need to buy expensive products to look good. I love products from the hypermarkets and drugstores from good brands like Maybelline, Bourjois, Revlon etc.
  • Use coconut oil as a moisturiser before bath and also use it to give yourself a scalp massage. I love its smell and how soft it makes my hair. I prefer to use oils on the dry, flaky patches on my skin before I go take a shower and exfoliate those parts.
  • Some shoes will give you blisters. To prevent them, put a band-aid on the area that will most likely hurt (like the back of your heels). It will be invisible, letting you wear your favourite strappy shoes, while protecting you.
  • Before you pop a pimple, make sure that your fingers, nails and face is washed with an antibacterial face wash. After popping it, clean it again with the same face wash and apply a little bit of turmeric on the spot. It has antibacterial properties and won't spread the infection.
  • If you want to shrink your pimple, apply a little bit of toothpaste only on the spot.
  • It's always better to wax than to shave. Obviously.
  • Don't do anything to your cuticles. Let them be. Tell your manicurist to not push them back or cut them.
  • Apply your perfume on your neck and both wrists. Don't rub your wrists together or the fragrance will fade quickly.
  • Nobody needs neck creams. Use your face cream on your neck. Companies create these products to increase sales and they do not do anything for your skin.
  • Being happy and stress free does wonders for your skin. I used to get stress spots during exams and have clear baby-smooth skin right now.
  • I don't know WHAT my skin type is so I don't really use a moisturiser. After washing my face every night, when I feel like it's a bit dry, I apply rose water all over my face and neck. It seems enough for me.
  • Steam is great for the skin. It's also very easy to remove blackheads when the pores are open after a good steam. You can buy a vaporiser and blackhead remover from any hypermarket.
  • Drink loads of water. And eat veggies (I am not a fan of this rule).

That's it for today. I will post more as I come acorss them over the internet or experiment with them myself. Let me know if you liked the post/found it useful!


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