Must-Know Beauty Tricks To Look Amazing!
How many times have you been in this familiar position – there’s a big event you want to attend but it’s just days away and you want to look your best.
Making that appointment at your favourite beauty salon or finding the time to spend a whole day at home getting your “look” just right isn’t always in the cards, so when you’re short on time, and can’t get to your salon, you have to take matters into your own hands. And with only a few days left to prep your skin, revive your hair, getting your nails done, you need a beautification strategy that delivers.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite beauty tricks that promise quick results so you’re guaranteed to look your very best at that all-important event!
De-Puff Those Tired Eyes
Your skin is the canvas to the killer makeup look you have on lockdown for the evening, so make sure it’s in its best shape by prepping it before the big day.
Be a bright-eyed beauty by treating puffy eyes and dark circles with green tea. Brew two tea bags, let them cool, and then lie down, placing one on each eye allowing the caffeine in the tea reduce swelling and helping constrict blood vessels.
Get softer, smoother lips by exfoliating and conditioning with a quality lip polish but be sure to keep your lips hydrated with a powerful lip balm, and avoid using lip gloss for a few days prior to your big event to try to avoid drying, try a tinted moisturising balm.
Stop Spots in Their Tracks
Tackle those troublesome spots right away with a potent drying lotion that promises overnight results. In the days leading up to your event, it’s extra important to stick to your beauty prep regime, always cleansing your face thoroughly from makeup at the end of the day, keeping your skin moisturised and protected from the sun.
Bodycare - Beat the Bloat
Get your body in tip-top shape in only a few days so that you feel you’re most confident wherever you end up going. The right choices might help you quickly reset your metabolism, boost your energy, and leave you looking radiant.
In the days before your event, cut down (or cut out) carbs, sugar, and sodium, which are known to retain excess water and lead to bloating. As usual, you’ll want to stay hydrated – not only will your body thank you but your complexion will also. Drinking green tea is a great way to boost your metabolism.
Bodycare - Maximise Your Beauty Sleep
Those precious sleep periods are not to be messed with – there not called beauty sleep for nothing, and being overtired can be the number one factor that’s keeping you from looking your best.
In the nights leading up to your event, be sure to prioritise and plan a good night’s rest and do not eat later than 8pm, not only is this a huge benefit for your digestion it’s also to ensure that you get quality of sleep, and try to get as close to eight (8) hours as you can.
Whatever your outfit for the evening, be sure your skin is ready to be shown off by exfoliating head to toe, followed by plenty of moisturiser. Keep the shower warm, not hot, to try to avoid drying out your skin. Also, exfoliating a few days before the event may reduce your chances of ingrown hairs and unfortunate dry spots.
Your hair has the potential to make or break your beauty look, so make sure it’s looking its best shape, even if you haven’t had time to visit the salon in a while. No matter what style you opt for, these tricks will ensure the results are smooth, polished, and salon-quality.
The day of your event, use a sealant for your split ends while styling as this will give your locks a healthy, freshly cut look even when you didn’t have time for a trim, however, you can also use the sealant to tame flyaways for a professional finish.
A couple of days before your event, give new life to your locks using an overnight hair mask, and be sure to find a formula that won’t ruin your pillowcase. Doing the mask in advance will avoid weighed-down strands when it comes time to style.
Maximise Your Shower Time
Take your conditioning to the next level by doing it before you step into the shower by applying a leave-in conditioner and gently brush through strands prior to showering and then, continue your routine as usual. This will maximise its efficacy, leaving you with silkier, healthier-looking tresses. And remember, avoid conditioning near the roots so you don’t end up with flat, greasy-looking hair!