First Date Survival Guide: Beauty Self Care Tips You Need to Know
The beauty industry is worth billions worldwide, which means that it’s a big business. And with the number of products available on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused about what to buy.
There are some simple things you can do to keep your skin and hair healthy and make you look good for your first date! Here are a few tips:
Oil Train Your Hair
Your scalp can dry from washings and styling products, so use oil to replenish moisture. After washing your hair, rub a quarter-sized amount of oil between your palms and gently massage it into your scalp and ends. This will help repair damage and make your hair stronger. If you have dry, brittle hair, mix olive oil with warm water and massage into the scalp for ten minutes before rinsing out with cool water.
You can use a few drops of oil to train your hair to ensure it stays in place, especially if you have fine hair that tends to fall flat. Coconut oil is a great choice, as it’s lightweight and won’t leave your strands feeling greasy. Or try avocado oil for extra conditioning benefits.
If you’re looking for ways to brighten your smile without expensive trips to the dentist, try these DIY at-home teeth whitening treatments: Mix equal baking soda and coconut oil into a paste, then apply it to your teeth with a toothbrush or cotton swab. Leave on for five minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
This treatment works best when done every other day until desired results are achieved (you should start seeing results after just one week). Also, you can use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide! Mix equal parts of each ingredient and brush with the mixture twice a week for two months. You’ll see results almost immediately and if your not achieving the results you want try an at-home whitening kit.
Deep Condition Your Hair
Your hair is a reflection of your overall health. When you’re stressed or depressed, you’re typically not sleeping well or eating right. Deep conditioning helps restore moisture in dry or damaged hair by infusing moisture-rich ingredients into the strands instantly before rinsing out with shampoo or conditioner—leave it longer than normal! You can make a DIY deep conditioner with ingredients such as olive oil, honey, and eggs. Heat the ingredients for about 10 minutes, then apply them liberally to your hair and let them sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse out the mixture and style as usual.
Perform DIY Facials
A facial is an important part of any skincare routine, not just because it makes you look younger! A facial is also an opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy some time alone with yourself. You can do this at home with simple ingredients like honey, lemon juice, and milk powder. Mix them into a paste and apply gently to clean skin before washing off after 20 minutes. The ingredients will cleanse and exfoliate while nourishing the skin with antioxidants and vitamins.
Exfoliation is key in maintaining healthy skin, especially if you want to prevent acne breakouts. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells so that new ones can grow in their place without clogging pores or causing other problems like blackheads and whiteheads! You can use chemical exfoliants like scrubs made with glycolic acid or salicylic acid (available in drugstores), but those tend to be expensive! Instead, try making your own that is more affordable and of natural ingredients.
Develop a Daily Skincare Routine
Most women spend so much time on their hair and makeup that they forget to take care of other important parts of their bodies, such as their skin. The first thing you need to do if you want to take care of your skin is to develop a daily routine. You need to wash your face every day to remove makeup and impurities from the day before.
After washing your face with a mild cleanser, you should also apply a toner. A toner balances the pH level of your skin and helps in preventing breakouts and blackheads. After applying the toner, you can use a moisturizer to lock in moisture in your skin. Whatever works best for you is fine! Make sure that whatever routine you choose works for your lifestyle to become second nature for you and doesn’t feel like a chore or obligation.
Apply Hair Mask
Your hair needs some extra attention as well. If you have dry or damaged hair, apply a hair mask once every two weeks. Apply the mask all over your hair, starting from the ends to the roots; cover your head with plastic wrap or shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. This will make your hair shiny again! Hair masks are great for repairing damaged strands, adding shine and volume, or even making it easier to manage curly hair. Ensure that the product is suitable for your hair type.
Women realize that they don’t have to spend hours at the salon or give up their precious time with their families to look good. With these beauty self-care tips, you’ll be able to look great without spending a fortune on products or appointments.