Who is ready for the holidays?
We know we are! Get set for holiday fun, complete with live concerts, owambes and fab fashion shows. Looking good at each is must, you know this. And that’s why we have made it our prerogative to compile a list of useful beauty tips to keep you glammed up.
Read on, share with friends, and send us pictures after each big day:
Ladies, reduce eye swelling with H20: Splashing your eyes with cold water as soon as you get up in the morning reduces eye-swelling right away.
Remove makeup with coconut oil: Coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial and antifungal. It’s an excellent moisturizer that works well with your favourite makeup remover. Simply douse a cotton pad with the remover, add a bit of coconut oil and apply all over the face. This helps to break up the makeup, so it slides off with more ease.
Chill out the pencils: Sharpening soft eye and lip pencils can be very messy and frustrating. If your eye and lip pencils are really soft, leave them in the fridge for about an hour before you sharpen them—the less creamy they are, the less waste there is.
Dunk nails to dry: Getting painted nails to dry quickly can seem like a herculean task, especially If you don’t have quick-dry products lying around. Well, here’s a useful tip: dip your painted nails in a bowl of ice-cold water to help them dry faster. It really works!
Keep your hands off your face: Try as much as possible to keep your hands off your face. This simple act is very important. Picking your face with your hands doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts — it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and even the flu.
Go easy on the skincare products: We are sometimes guilty of using more than one or two products on our skin for want of quick outcomes. It is not advisable as It can be harsh on the skin, resulting in more breakouts and clogged pores. And that is the last thing you want this holiday season, trust me.
Make sunscreen your friend: Delete from your mind the belief that you only need sunscreen on sunny days, or when visiting the beach. The truth here is that we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving a car, running errands or just taking a stroll. It’s the daily UV exposure that contributes to the visible signs of ageing. If you are asking what kind of sunscreen is best, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater (SPF refers mainly to the amount of UVB protection a sunscreen offers) — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
Exfoliate more– The secret to keeping your skin smooth and clear all year long is exfoliation. With regular exfoliation comes great skin. Not only does it remove dead skin, it also reduces discolouration and pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating at least 3 times a week will do your skin good. And don’t just stop at your face — the skin on your body needs exfoliation, too.
If you have some other beauty tips,