Having clear and glowing skin is wonderful but if you've suffered from acne you may notice those past breakouts haunting your present in the form of acne scars. Have no fear, follow our tips for hiding your acne scars for a flawless future.
How To Conceal Acne Scars
- Treat: After washing your face use a dark spot treating serum to help fade the dark spots that acne scars can leave behind. Covering them with makeup is great but getting rid of them is even better.
- Prime: If you have pitting caused by scarring use a makeup primer over your scars. The primer will help fill in divots and make your makeup application last longer.
- Conceal: Find a concealer that matches your skin tone and use a concealer brush to apply the concealer on the scar. Draw a cross over your scar with the concealer brush to create two thin layers of coverage. Next, blend the concealer with your ring finger (this is the weakest of all your fingers making it the best for light blending)from the middle of the cross out. Do this till it's completely blended in.
- Set: Now that your scar is covered, set your makeup in a loose or pressed powder to ensure all day coverage.
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We all know you're not supposed to pop your pimples. But we also know that it is extremely tempting. That said, it's very likely that you pop them regardless of the damage a pop zit can leave behind. Don't worry, you wont have to go into hiding till your skin heals—we've got some tips to get you back out in civilization without humiliation.
- Reduce Swelling. The swelling of a blemish makes it stand out, hold an ice cube on your popped zit. The coolness will help reduce the swelling and minimize the chance of a further infection.
- Get The Red Out. Putting a few drops of anti-redness eye drops on your blemish will help take the redness out of your zit and make it less noticeable.
- Treat It. Dab on some benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid based acne treatment to help start the healing process. Popped your zit on the go and don't have an acne treatment? Mash one pill of aspirin with a small amount non-comedogenic lotion and apply it to your pimple. Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce swelling.
- Strawberries: Strawberries are a great source for vitamin C which has wrinkle fighting properties.
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene and lutein. Lycopene helps shield your skin from the sun while lutein works to keep your skin hydrated.
- Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that work to fight free radicals that can cause skin damage.
- Green Tea: Green tea is full of antioxidants that work to protect your skin from free radical damage.
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Professional teeth whitening can be very costly and keeping up with whitening strips can end up costing more than they're worth too. Just because you don't have a big budget does not mean that you can't have a big bright smile. Whitening your teeth at home is simple, cheap and very effective.
How To Make A Custom Whitening Tray
- 2 Mouth Guards
- 1 Cooking Pot
- Begin by boiling a pot of water. After the water has come to a boil, remove the pot from the heat.
- Take one of your mouth guards (you can find these where sports equipment is sold or online) and submerge it in the water for 5 seconds.
- Remove the guard and put it in your mouth over your top teeth. Quickly suck in as much air as you can while pressing the guard to your teeth. This will help guard form to your teeth creating a custom tray.
- Repeat steps two and three with the second guard to create your custom bottom tray.
After making your custom teeth whitening trays, you can purchase a teeth whitening gel at your local drug store or online for very little cost. Some last up to 60 uses, way more than the popular teeth whitening strips that do not even cover all of your teeth from back to front. Happy smiling!
This green tea ice facial will help reduce redness, tighten pores, and fight free radicals that can be damaging to your skin. The best time of day to apply this facial is when you're done showering because your pores will be open and better able to absorb the contents of the facial.
How to Make a Green Tea Ice Facial
- 1 glass of warm water
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 ice tray
- 4 Vitamin E gel pills
- Saran wrap
- Steep your tea bag in your glass of warm water, as if you're making yourself a glass of green tea.
- Using a toothpick, poke a hole in one of the vitamin E gel pills and squeeze the contents into your glass. Repeat this step will the rest of the pills and thoroughly mix the contents with a spoon.
- Remove your tea bag and pour the contents of your glass into your ice tray.
- Cover the tray with saran wrap and poke a toothpick into each cube of the tray.
- Place the tray in your freezer and allow the ice cubes to form.
- After your ice has formed remove the saran wrap and you'll have mini facial popsicles that you can rub along your skin after showering or washing your face.
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Alright, we're not guaranteeing that you'll be in charge of a kissing booth after this "how to" but we can guarantee that your lips will be irresistibly soft.
Follow these steps before getting your beauty rest and wake up with smoother, softer lips:
- When washing your face before you go to bed, gently work some of your face wash over your lips for a few seconds to help remove any makeup or oils.
- Exfoliate your lips by gently running a clean and soft toothbrush over your lips. Don't have an extra toothbrush handy? A moisten wash cloth should do the trick or use your powered cleaning tool if you have one.
- Moisturize your lips with a hydrating and protecting balm—we like Burt's Bees medicated Lip Balm.
Do you love those pore strips that remove blackheads from your nose?
We do too! But we don't love the extra cost. Luckily, there is an easy and affordable way to create your own homemade strips with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.
How To Make Homemade Pore Strips
- Milk (any grade will be fine)
- Unflavored gelatin
- Microwave safe bowl
- Makeup brush
- Put one tablespoon of milk and unflavored gelatin into your microwave safe bowl.
- Mix the ingredients. They should form a chunky paste.
- Heat the ingredients in the bowl in a microwave for 10 seconds. The paste should be a gooey liquid after being heated.
- Allow the mixture to cool a bit so as to not burn your skin.
- Once the mixture is warm enough to apply, use your makeup brush to brush the mixture across your nose in the area where a pore strip would normally reside.
- Allow your homemade pore strip to dry for about 10 minutes.
- Once it's dry, peel it off and reveal your freshly cleaned pores.
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We all want to smell good but when it comes time to choosing a perfume and knowing where to apply it without leaving a trail of innocent coughing bystanders in my wake, I must admit, I’m at a loss. But with a little research and the opinions of great smelling others, I have found the solution to smelling like a rose.
Testing a new scent is great but knowing how to test it is better. Sure, that department store perfume smells amazing on its paper strip but to really know if it’s right for you test it on your wrist. Spritz on your wrist and wait a few minutes, if it still smells great then you’ll know that the perfume mixes well with your body chemistry.
Don’t apply it the way you think you would. A common mistake with applying perfume is rubbing your wrists together after spraying. Letting the perfume air dry allows it to hold its true scent, when you rub you’re changing the evaporation process.
Where to keep it when you’re not wearing it. It’s hard not to want to keep your perfume on display (the bottles are like tiny sweet smelling sculptures) but if you want your perfume smelling good till the last drop then keeping your bottle in a cool dark place is best.
Here, there but not everywhere:
- Subtle hints of fragrance: Try dabbing your perfume behind your ears, knees and elbows.
- Long lasting scent: Spritz your hair and your chest.
- For a scent that lingers: Try spraying your wrists, throughout your day as you move your scent will follow close behind.
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