You do not need to have your own personal professional make-up artist or personal trainer to help you look good every day. You yourself know everything that’s good and that isn’t about yourself, so you can actually do the job of these two professionals yourself and save yourself a ton of money.
The first thing you must work on is maintaining a balanced diet and making sure you stick to an effective regular exercise routine. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables as these contain a lot of nutrients that are not only good for your body, they can also help to improve your complexion as well. Red and dark fruits contain antioxidants that can help your body repair damage and prevent cancer. Tofu, lean meat, and nuts can become healthy sources of protein that you will need to build muscles and keep yourself fit. The unsaturated fat in nuts will also help to decrease your cholesterol levels. Consume adequate amounts of water, as well, as it will help to keep your skin and body hydrated. Good exercise programs are as enjoyable as they are hard, so look for an exercise program that appeals to you. Mix a bit of cardio, weight lifting, and stretching into any exercise routine to keep you in top physical shape.
To maintain young and beautiful looking skin, remember to wash, exfoliate, and moisturize your regularly. Using a mild cleanser every day will help to wash of dirt on your skin that can lead to acne or skin infections. Stay away from products that contain alcohol, as these can dry your skin, and oily products that can leave a greasy feeling on your skin, as these may clog pores. Be sure to wash your face every morning after you wake up and do not, under any circumstances, go to sleep with your makeup on. After cleansing, use a good moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. A monthly or bi-monthly exfoliation can also help to remove dead skin cells to reveal the healthy, glowing skin underneath. If you aren’t satisfied with a cleanser or facial lotion, don’t settle, shop around for other products until you find the one that works best for you.
To keep your skin healthy, stay out of the sun as much as possible and use a moisturizer or makeup that contains sunscreen. If, however, you plan to be out in the sun, say at the beach or to sunbathe, be sure to use a sunscreen or tanning lotion that provides sufficient protection from harmful UV rays. A primary cause of the visible effects of aging is sun exposure, so you might want to keep that in mind. Skin cancer can also be caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, and Caucasians are especially prone to this.
Learning to do your own makeup well can be a very rewarding experience. Choose good quality cosmetic products and brushes. Be especially careful with applying foundation on your skin as this can clog the pores of delicate skin and cause unwanted irritation and acne. A proper application of mascara can help to make your eyelashes appear thicker and longer. Lip balm can be used to keep your lips soft and chap-free. And blush can help to accentuate your cheekbones and give your face that healthy-looking glow.
There is no reason for you to be overwhelmed by the task of making yourself look and feel beautiful. All it takes is careful, dedicated practice. Give yourself a little time everyday to learn to make yourself up. And always, always maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise, and in no time you’ll see vast improvements in your appearance!