Easy And Breezy Beauty Tips For A Fresh Look While we all appreciate the amazing feeling that comes with looking and feeling our best, not everyone is willing to put in the effort to achieve it. Fortunately, maintaining a polished and radiant appearance is easier than you might think. Including a few simple steps in your daily routine goes a long way in creating a fresh face. A facial massage stimulates your circulation and creates a fresh-faced look. You needn't spend your money on a professional facial or spa treatment, however; a self-massage produces comparable results. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to your face, then gently massage it into your skin with circular motions. This brings out your natural coloring. Few things are more off-putting than brittle, dirty fingernails and toenails. Splurge on a manicure and pedicure or go for a trim, but above all ensure that your nails are clean and buffed at the very least. You don't always have to wear polish, but at least remove it if it becomes chipped. Whether you plan to get a spray tan or use self-tanner at home, you should take the proper precautions beforehand to get the most from it. Prepare your skin by shaving your legs (and arms, if desired), and exfoliate beforehand. This creates a smooth surface that will absorb the color evenly and help you to avoid a streaky or uneven tan. For a summer skin treat, store your eye creams, serums and gels in the refrigerator. When you pat them onto your skin, you will immediately feel a delicious cooling sensation. The lower temperature also helps to preserve the integrity of the ingredients, extending the shelf life of the product. The refrigerator is also the perfect place to store facial and body mists, but only if you remember to keep the lid tightly screwed on each jar, vial and bottle. Otherwise, you risk contamination or compromising the effectiveness of certain ingredients. Unless your skin is very oily, you should apply moisturizer to your face before you apply powder or foundation. This step is especially useful for those with dry or damaged skin, and also during the colder winter months. The added moisture will eliminate unsightly flakes and prime your skin for even application. Dry, cracked or chapped lips are unattractive and can even be painful if untreated. Gently scrubbing your lips with a soft-bristled toothbrush removes dead skin and creates a smooth, plump look. Top with a thick lip balm or choose a lip color that contains sunscreen; this protects your lips and locks in moisture. If you are a fan of lip color, always remember to use a square of tissue to blot your lipstick. This ensures that your lips have just enough gloss, lipstick or stain; too much color may end up around your mouth area or on your teeth--not a flattering look! Looking and feeling gorgeous doesn't require the latest creams, potions and rare ingredients, nor does it require the skill of a cosmetologist. Focusing on small, simple fixes can work wonders for your face, hands and body. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, incorporating one or more of these steps into your beauty routine is bound to produce noticeable results.
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