Thanksgiving has come and gone and, like it or not, the holiday season is now officially in full swing. No matter if you’re busy with work, family, or playing with the kids, you still need to look good for yourself and everyone.
It may come as a surprise to many that the best way to look good during the holidays is by actually going outside and having fun. The right outfit and accessories can make for a simple look, but elegance and style can’t just be put on.
Here are five excellent tips to look your best:
1. Don’t skip the makeup. Every day, you need to make sure that you are moisturized and properly groomed. To properly moisturize yourself, you can pour a little water in a clean mascara wand and comb it across your face. Then, always keeping your lips hydrated, you can apply some lip balm. This will make sure that your lips stay moist and avoid chapping.
For those days when you don’t have time for makeup, always make sure to stick with neutral tones. Visit a cosmetics counter at the mall and ask a few questions before you make a decision. The right color can make all the difference, and if you want to up your style, you should think about something bold like red.
2. Don’t go too light on the eyes. For daytime makeup, the best look is a natural, slightly made up look. Wear tinted eyeliner and/or a satin pashmina if you want to make up your eyes. For something a little more polished, you can apply metallic shadow and smudge it to produce a sexy, smoky look.
3. Don’t neglect the nails. You can apply clear nail polish on your nails and toes. If you’re going for an outdoor look, you can bring the polish up to your toes in toe rings. With a little extra effort, you can also make a pretty design of sparkly white or gold or silver.
4. Don’t skimp on the cheeks. When you put on blush, make sure that it blends well with your makeup and your facial features. Having full, cushy cheeks is part of the whole deal.
5. Don’t leave dark eyeliner on your eyes for hours. This is the perfect remedy for those dark eye circles or what doctors call dark circles. If you are staying in your house, you can put an elastic on to prevent lashes from rubbing.
6. Don’t cut your cuticles. Get rid of the bothersome dead skin and cuticles by soaking your feet in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
7. Don’t moisturize your skin. Unless your skin is absolutely flawless, avoid moisturizing your skin in the cold winter months. Instead, save your skin from damage by going with a tinted moisturizer or an oil-free moisturizer.
8. Don’t overgo sleep. Getting enough sleep is extremely important for your health, as well as for maintaining beautiful, clear skin. Experts say that if you’re not getting enough sleep, your body will produce a hormone that breaks down collagen in your skin. Collagen is what makes your skin stay firm and supple.
9. Don’t Skip the cheek muscles. When you smile, move your mouth slightly, and move your chin up and down. Do this so that you can keep the muscles in your cheeks constant. When you’re happy, avoid your mouth. A happier face is toned, wrinkle-free and has a youthful glow.
10. Avoid honey if you can’t tolerate it. If you really want to try honey, use it in small amounts for two weeks. Then, if you feel comfortable with it, use it in larger amounts. It turns out that honey has more healing abilities than coffee, which means you can use it in weeklyicialions.
11. Avoid lemon if you have sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, you might get rashes caused by acidophilus, the bacteria that lives on lemons. In addition, lemons can remove the natural oils from your skin, which can be really why you should avoid using lemon juice for sun protection.
12. Use food colorings. Food colors can be a great method to change your appearance and maybe even make you look younger and dashing. But be careful with food coloring. Some food coloring can cause serious harm to your skin. So, always check the labels before you buy food coloring.