Life isn’t all about looks, but our appearance is something that matters to us. We all secretly want to be glamour models (be honest). You want to be able to look in the mirror and smile at the reflection staring back at you. Of course, self-esteem can be a hard thing to maintain. Even when other people compliment your looks, you might find yourself in doubt. When you can see your own blemishes and flaws in a way that others can’t, it’s hard to believe their compliments. That’s why you need a new perspective. It’s time to adopt a fresh approach when it comes to your appearance. Here’s some advice for those among you who have lost faith in their looks. It all starts with self-care.
A beard is never just a beard, but rather a man’s pride and joy. So why not treat your bearded man with a gift that’s perfect for his sensitive skin? We give you the lowdown.
Men are notoriously hard to buy for, and that’s a fact. Preferring to buy what they need, when they need it, purchasing gifts for the man in your life is less about finding that perfect present, and more about finding something they need that they don’t already have. From birthdays to anniversaries, Christmas to Easter, with so many occasions in a single year, it can leave us stumped when searching for that ultimate gift. Even more difficult? When your man has sensitive skin.
We all have parts of our bodies that we aren’t happy with which we occasionally have to make huge efforts with just to look “normal” and for some its hair. It can start when you’re a toddler with thick, extremely curly, blonde curls that have to be brushed into submission by an overzealous mother every night and plaited; if she can get you to stand still for long enough. Eventually, she’ll say she’s had enough and have said curls lopped off into a haircut akin to Julie Andrews in Sound of Music including the too short fringe. Trouble is, those curls will still want to stick out. Growing up, we’ll go through various styles from a feather cut, a bob, a purdey cut, a lob and through it all will continue the battle with our unruly hair.
Many people suffer with a lack of volume to their hair. And in many ways, your hair is one of the few places where you can say that bigger is better. Having full, luscious locks is the dream of many, right? But a lot of people can only achieve that look with hair extensions or hours and hours making their hair look a certain way. But let’s face it, who has time for that? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create more volume in your hair. They are quick and easy; no one will be able to tell what you’ve done, though you’ll be the envy of many. Interested? Read on.
Move Your Part
We all have a favorite place where we part our hair. We’ll have been doing the same for a while. But your hair gets used to it being done one way. So if you want to create some volume, especially at the root, then change the way that you part your hair. You could change sides, change the style of part, or even just change the direction of the part (have it diagonally, for example). It will give your roots a much-needed boost.
Use Dry Shampoo to add Volume
When your hair is looking a little limp, but it isn’t quite time for a blow dry, then using dry shampoo can be a really good way of adding volume to your hair. Dry shampoo helps to absorb the oils left in your hair. It acts as a texturizer too as it can create volume when used correctly. So it might be worth checking out a dry shampoo guide before you get any if you’re not too sure about how to use it. It can be a quick fix on a morning, though. Who needs a blow dry?
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Back Brush Your Hair
I’m not talking about eighties style back brushing here, as that can cause some real damage. But you can create volume with a soft paddle brush or a comb, rather than a harsh bristle brush. Divide your hair into sections and back brush the sections that will be hidden by the hair on top. It is a good look for parties or a night out. Instant volume.
Use a Volumizing Shampoo
If your hair is naturally pretty lank and limp, then it can be good to incorporate a volumizing shampoo into your routine. When used nearly daily, it can help to build strength in your hair, especially at the root. So it will make a big difference to your hair and the volume of it.
Use a Crimper
Yes, you read that right! A crimper is a good way to get some volume. They really were onto something in the eighties… Crimp your hair at the roots, and it will make a big difference to the volume. Do it under the layers of hair that will cover it, and it will act like back brushing your hair. It gives a really natural looking but voluminous look.
In the run-up to your wedding, you’ve got a lot to do. By now, you should have the foundation of your day planned out, including everything from the venue to the entertainment. But even when you have some of the bigger plans in place, there’s always a few things that can crop up before the big day arrives. One of those that you always need to remember is your beauty preparations. Because not only do you want to look good when you get married, you’re going to want your prep to last for the honeymoon too. So, here are a few steps you can prioritize to tackle both birds with one stone.
First of all, you might like to think about getting a facial or a few. You’re going to want to make sure that your skin is prepped and looking as good as it can before you walk down that aisle. Although you may not be able to control stress that leads you to break out, a course of facials should keep your skin looking great. And because you need a great base for your makeup, it should be a non-negotiable prep step.
Makeup Trial before the Big Day
Then, you’re also going to want to make sure that you get your makeup trial scheduled in. Not everyone likes to have their makeup done by someone else, so it’s important that you can find a person that you’re happy with. It may take you a while to find the right makeup artist, so you need to schedule in trials. That way, you can be confident that you’ve made the right choice and that you can agree on the look you want.
After makeup, you’ve also got your hair to plan too. This may be something that you do with your bridesmaids to make sure that you all have hairstyles that work with your dresses and the style of the wedding. For this, you may want to get some tape in hair extensions that can give you more length or volume to style with. You should also look for lots of different inspiration online so you can determine whether you want your hair up or down, straight or curly, or with any accessories.
Even if you don’t usually tan, you may want to think about getting a little glow before the big day. It can help you to look healthy and give your skin a radiant boost too. There are lots of different pre-wedding tanning options that you could consider, so you need to decide on a style that you’ll be most comfortable with, and a color that feels most natural to you too.
And of course, you’re going to want to get your nails seen to. Every bride wants to have a beautiful manicure on her big day. Whether you choose to go with something natural or a statement color, be sure to book in as close to your wedding as possible. Plus, you may want to go for a pedicure too, especially for your honeymoon.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a common condition where parts of the body that naturally have hair experience thinning or bald patches. It mostly occurs on the scalp but it can also be on your beard or limbs where hair grows. This is caused by a variety of reasons ranging from stress to side effects of cancer treatments.
Hair loss is commonly found in people than you might not even imagine. Hair loss and other damages often strike to the people when they are in their mid-life. Some people have the misconception that it is only the males that suffer from hair loss, but also the females are prone to the hair thinning that can often lead to bald spots.
Whatever is the reason for the hair loss, it is never fun. When there is a hair loss happening, we feel that our self-confidence and self-esteem is being damaged. While hair loss is damaging, but it can certainly be corrected with the different natural herbs mentioned below:
There’s a rather unpleasant rumor that the media often seems incredibly dedicated to pushing out into the world. That is the idea that you can only look good when you’re young. Because of this a lot of people treat age and beauty as things that are totally inseparable. However, this is simply not the case! Think about women like Helen Mirren and Monica Belucci. They are still considered some of the gorgeous women in the world well into their later years. Of course, you might think that these women have some secret that you’re not aware of, but in reality looking good in your golden years is much easier than you might think. Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself looking good no matter what the calendar says!
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Change your MakeupOne thing that you cannot deny is that your face changes shape as you get older. As they age, many women are suddenly faced with the fact that their cheekbones become much more prominent. This means that using the same kind of contouring that you did before can make you look sallow and gaunt. Not only that but things like wrinkles and crow’s feet can be counteracted by changing your makeup style. You wouldn’t use colours that didn’t match your skin tone, so why stick to the same makeup routine when your face has changed?
Change your WardrobeNo matter how good you look, it’s near impossible for a woman in her fifties to pull off the fashion of a woman in her twenties. Of course, a lot of people assume this means that they need to give up on fashion altogether. Of course, this is ridiculous! In reality, all you need to do is to change up your style to match your new level of maturity. Again, look at someone like Helen Mirren. She’s been able to embrace her age, and her style is filled with class and elegance.
Turn back the clock
Image source: PexelsOf course, there are always ways in which you can reverse some of the things that time has done. Something like a vertical facelift can make a huge difference but is often a pretty drastic solution. There are less invasive things that you can do. Things like chemical peels and fillers are often surprisingly fast and painless procedures that can leave your skin looking smoother as well as helping you feel younger and more confident.
Take care of your hair
If there’s one dead giveaway of someone’s age, it’s their hair. When your hair starts going grey, it’s not just a matter of the colour. It’s lost many of its important oils which mean that it’s going to finer and dryer than it was before. Because of this, you need to make sure that you’re taking the best care of it possible to prevent it from becoming dry and straw-like. Using conditioner is incredibly important, but you also shouldn’t wash your hair every day. While you don’t want your hair becoming greasy, you don’t want it drying out either.