It’s not always easy to look good. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to slave away and spend hours in front of the mirror to look good. Nor do you have to shell out for those high end products. Turns out, all you need to look good all the time are a few basic tips and tricks that you can throw into action. Use these simple ideas to look good every day and every night and rule supreme, knowing that you’re looking fabulous and feeling phenomenal.
1. Apply Morning Makeup
Wearing the basics in makeup can not only help you always look good but will get you into a much needed routine so that you have a standard for putting on your face in the morning. Wash the face with cold water in the morning, dry and apply your favorite facial moisturizer. Add on a powder. Add blush to the cheekbones or bronzer if you prefer. Put on mascara in place of eye shadow and liner, add lip color or gloss, and you’re ready to go and looking great.
2. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep ensures that your body and mind have had the opportunity to plug in, turn off, and rest thoroughly. While getting enough sleep may not seem like a big deal, getting under the recommended eight hours does have an effect on the way you look, appear, act, seem– in other words, everything. It may not seem like a big deal but chances are if you can get it together enough to hit the pillow at a reasonable time and stay there for eight hours, you’ll have more energy and be more focused, not to mention prepared to start the day. People will notice the lack of bags under your eyes and your bright disposition, which instantly makes you look good. You’ll look energized and refreshed both physically and mentally.
3. Have A Good Hair Day
The hair is often viewed as the canary in the coal mine. Just hair alone can indicate what kind of a day you’re having and what mood you’re in. It can be overlooked often but a little bit of focus on the hair always pays off. There’s a reason why ladies find excuses to be out in public when they’re having a good hair day! If you’re having a good hair day, you’re going to have a day where you’re looking good, period. The outfit is secondary at this point. Go elaborate with the hair and put a good half hour to an hour into it. Look up interesting or unique hair do’s that you can manage on your own or with the help of a friend. You’ll look pulled together and stylish!
4. Make Sure You’re Properly Hydrated
The human body is mainly composed of water, so it may not come as a surprise that the number onebeauty secret is of course staying hydrated. At least eight cups a day is recommended in order to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated. Water wakes up the organs, allows the body to flush out and process toxins, and makes the skin glow and look brighter instead of dull. Plus it’ll keep you from feeling fatigued and give you energy. Water is the ultimate beauty tool. Keep a bottle on hand around you and drink two glasses when you wake up to liven up the organs. Drink a glass before going to bed to lower heart attack and stroke risk by over half.
5. Have Healthy Looking Lips
Having healthy and plump lips as well as correctly shaped brows can go a long way to improve your appearance and keep you always looking good. Rich and smooth lips look healthy and nourished, while dried chapped lips can give the illusion of an unkempt or ill put together person. Exfoliate lips with a bit of sugar on the finger or a toothbrush and make sure to seal with a beauty friendly brand of gloss or balm that won’t dry the lips out, like Burt’s Bees.
6. Work Out
Working out not only puts you in a great mood, but it does wonders for your skin and beauty too. Exercising prompts the skin and your whole body to push out toxins so that the body is cleansed and looks healthier than ever. Working out has been proven to tighten the quality of skin elasticity, improve the complexion, reduce acne, increase collagen production and purify the skin for a glowing beauty. Works for us!
7. Shape The Brows
The right set of brows will enhance your face, while a poorly produced pair of brows is the quickest way to ruin an otherwise lovely face. Plucking is one way to shape them, but make sure to look up the right way to contour and shape brows in order to ensure you’re doing it correctly. Or instead of doing it yourself, you could get them professionally shaped at the salon with your choice of threading, waxing, or plucking. A flattering brow shape will make your face instead of break it!
8. Accessorize Your Look
Celebrities use this trick all the time. They know that a bag and sunglasses can go a long way to make you look put together when you’re not feeling all that awake or even wearing that fancy of an outfit. A simple hat, scarf, sunglasses with a basic white t and jeans with sandals can look positively phenomenal for relatively little effort. The simpler the outfit, the more bold you can go with accessories. Make sure to keep it simple(not too many accessories layered over each other), add a belt, and wear pops of color to look simply phenomenal.
9. Wear An Outfit You Like
When you wear something that makes you look good, you feel good. It’s not about being shallow, it’s simply about striving to be the best version of yourself. Wearing an outfit that you like and feel comfortable in helps you to feel confident and do good things. The more confident you feel, the more that will translate through your face, and that self esteem and pride will impress people and make you look even better than you already do.
(via Life Span)