Let’s face it. We all can’t be born with beautiful skin like Heidi Klum or soft hair like Blake Lively but that doesn’t make us any less beautiful. Each of us is a unique canvas with awesome features but just have everyone has one or two features that we feel are little less than perfect.
Are you are tired of trying to cover up old acne scars or constantly trying to find a brand of mascara that will plump up those sparse eyelashes? You could spend tons of time and money going under the knife to get the look you want. But before you make that big decision, try these easier, cheaper, and effective ways to give those small flaws the boot.
Skin: Who doesn’t want perfect skin? For fine line, large pores, and hyperpigmentation many people are turning to microdermabrasion (also called microderm). While not within every budget, microderm is an easy way to lessen lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, and decrease the discoloration due to acne scars, sun spots, and age spots.
This treatment removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. Once this layer is removed your skin will be able to absorb your moisturizer and other skin care products more deeply which will help your skin to have a healthier appearance.
Crystal microdermabrasion, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and the latest water technique known as HydroFacial, are all methods of achieving the same results. While home microdermabrasion kits are available, it is much safer (and highly advised) to have your treatments done by a professional esthetician.
Lashes: They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. If you suffer with thin eyelashes there is good news. You no longer have to go broke spending tons of money on lengthening and thickening mascaras which are a simply a temporary fix. A product, such as Careprost Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution, are proven effective in people with weak growth of eye lashes and helps them achieve fuller, longer and thicker eyelashes.
One of the perks is that it is so easy to use. You just put one drop on a liquid eyeliner cartridge, draw a line along the upper eyelid, and then wipe off any excess liquid. That’s it! This product is used on upper lashes only and with daily use, you will see result in approximately 8 weeks (full results within approximately 12 weeks). Once your lashes reach your desired length or density then only one application is needed weekly to maintain your new length and thickness.
Hair: It’s so hard to know which shampoo and conditioner will work best to restore your dull, lifeless, and chemically damaged hair. Experimenting to find the perfect combination of products that will get your locks glowing again can really put a dent in your wallet. Why not try a Brazilian Blowout? One myth about Brazilian Blowouts is that it will leave your hair straight as a board and remove the volume. Myth Busted! The process actually leaves your hair full of body, frizz-free, manageable and shiny. Daily styling will take less time and effort then before. A Brazilian Blowout can also improve the health of your hair regardless of its texture and natural curl structure (including color-treated/highlighted hair) because the process conditions your hair while sealing the hair cuticle. After having a Brazilian Blowout, if you use the appropriate after-care maintenance products, your Brazilian Blowout will last up to 12 weeks making it very cost effective.
SMILE: If you take a look at the last 10 pictures that were taken of you, are you smiling? Most people use a closed mouth smile because they are so self-conscience of their stained or yellowed teeth. Today, almost every dentist office offers teeth whitening services but the majority will not be covered by your dental insurance leaving the expense completely up to you. Before digging deep into your wallet, why not try these at home remedies to get those pearly whites back to being pearly white.
Hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda works perfectly as a natural teeth whitener. The key is to make the paste moister and less paste-like because using too much baking soda can cause the paste to be gritty which will actually remove your tooth enamel. Simply mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda. No measuring. Mixture should be runny. Dip your toothbrush into the paste and just brush teeth like you normally would.
In addition to being a great teeth whitener, the hydrogen peroxide makes this mixture ideal for total mouth health and gum care. Not to mention that it is very cost effective.
Lips: Have you always wanted the full lip look without the expense and pain of lip plumping injections? Exfoliating your face and body is part of your beauty routine. Your lips should be no expection. These home remedies are certainly worth a try.
Create a mixture of brown sugar and coconut oil then use to exfoliate your lips. This regimen will increase circulation and naturally increase the volume in your lips. The glow you’ll get is just a bonus.
Another way to add a fuller appearance to your lips is to pay attention to your lip color. Don’t just slap on a bit of lipstick and call it a day. Create the illusion of fuller lips by applying a light pink-toned lipstick. Use a lip liner that is slightly darker than the lipstick color, and then finish it off with a bit of lip gloss. You will be amazed at the transformation.
So while it’s true that we can’t all look like Heidi Klum and Blake Lively, it is true that we all have a natural beauty that we should embrace. Don’t let those acne scars, thin lashes, dull hair, yellowed teeth, and slim lips make you self-conscience. With simple cost effective tips like these, you can make the small changes you need to feel like a million bucks.