Women all over the world have their own beauty regime that they go through pretty much every day. We wake up at the same time, and we carefully go through every step in our specific process. I think it’s fair to say that most of us end up doing similar things, meaning our routines don’t really differ too much. I could spend ages talking about all the parts that make your beauty routine come to life, but instead, I want to think about certain things hardly anyone is doing.
Yes, welcome to my article that’s packed full of little-known beauty tips and hacks that you need in your life right now. They’ll blow your mind when you try them, and they just might help you add a little extra to your looks. Take a look at these ideas here:
We’re no strangers to a bit of contour in our beauty routine. Plenty of us use contour on our face to bring out our cheekbones and jawlines. It’s a staple in many beauty regimes, with a lot of women claiming they can’t leave the house without it. I find contour to be a fantastic solution if you just naturally don’t have a very defined face. It helps bring more lines to it, so you don’t just feel like a round ball on a body!
Speaking of contour, did you know you don’t have to only use it on your face? That’s right, a very popular trick these days is to use it on your body. There are loads of different places and body parts that can be accentuated with some contouring. Your arms are a popular choice, as a slight bit of contour in the right places can make them appear more toned and defined. This is fantastic news as the hot weather is closing in, meaning sleeveless tops are back! But, I’ve also heard of it being used on your chest area, to help make your breasts seem more defined if you’re wearing a low-cut top. Again, a great way to tackle an area of your body that’s often a cause of confidence issues!
Facial Yoga & Massages
I’ve slipped this idea in here because I think it can save a lot of you loads of money. What’s the main concern for everyone during a beauty routine? Your face. We want to do everything we can to make our face look its best, and get rid of blemishes and wrinkles. Wrinkles are easily the biggest cause for concern, along with bags under the eyes. We often see both very vividly when we wake up after a rough night or sleep. So, we apply different creams and solutions religiously, to try and banish the wrinkles and dark circles. It sometimes works, but it costs a lot of money at the same time.
Instead, why don’t you cure both these issues for free? All you have to do is give yourself a face massage, and practice facial yoga. The massage element is great for your dark circles. Give a little massage using your fingers, and you slowly boost circulation in that area. This helps the darkness fade away over time. Facial yoga is actually a real thing before any of you question me! It’s like normal yoga, but….for your face…obviously. The aim is to do various facial exercises to gradually help tighten your skin and banish things like forehead lines and visible wrinkles. Two great things to add to your routine and both cost no money at all!
Overnight Neck Lift
Be honest, how many of you actually pay attention to your neck during your beauty regime? Hardly anyone does, but you’ll be amazed at how different your entire look will be if you have the perfect neck. Immediately, this sounds really stupid; how can you have a good or bad neck for goodness sake?! But, when you think about it, some people have loose skin on their neck that makes them self-conscious, others have wrinkles, and it actually does play a role in how you look and feel.
Normally, your neck loses its perkiness due to age, but poor posture also plays a role, which is why a lot of younger people are seeing the turkey neck effect these days. Typically, the only solution is a neck lift. But, you don’t have to go under the knife anymore, as there are things like the SiO NeckLift that can be done at home. Essentially, things like this are strips that you place on your neck before you sleep. They help tighten the skin, get rid of wrinkles, and make your neck firm once more. So, you wake up and look like a new person. This is a great little hack for anyone that’s self-conscious about their neck and can no longer hide it with a scarf due to winter being over.
Coconut Oil Conditioner
I’m sure many of you have heard about the power of coconut oil by now. It’s one of the go-to natural ingredients in the beauty industry and is fantastic for your hair. How many of you have woken up with really frizzy hair, or hair that just seems dry? No matter how well you do your makeup, you feel like your hair lets you down.
Don’t worry, all you have to do is add some coconut oil to your hair before you go out. Melt it down so you can apply it, and then leave it in with a shower cap on for around half an hour. Wash it out, let your hair dry, and your mind will be blown. Your hair will immediately feel softer, be less frizzy, and have a lovely glow to it. This brings your entire look together, making you feel a lot better about yourself.
I can almost guarantee you’re not using all of these ideas in your regular routine! If you feel like any of them will help with a particular problem you have, then give them a try. They’re easy to slip into your routine, and don’t require much additional effort either.