Beauty

Small Changes to Revamp Your Beauty Routine

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Now that we're halfway through 2013, it's a good time to look back at those new years resolutions you made in January and see just how many you managed to keep. While not everyone makes beauty resolutions, though they probably should, we did and just because it's June doesn't mean you can't take these steps to revamp your life through better beauty.

Take Care of Your Tools

One of the best things you can do for your beauty routine is take care of your tools. Your look is only as good as the products you use to get it so why not make the most of them. Washing your brushes once a week may seem like a lot but once you get into the routine, which should really take less than 10 minutes, you will wonder how you ever used dirty brushes. Not only will you see a difference in your skin, but you'll see a major difference in the application of whatever product you're using. Even if you don't use makeup brushes, endeavor to wash your hands before you put on your makeup every time. If you're constantly dipping dirty fingers into eyeshadow pots and blusher pans, the products will suffer. Accordingly, know when a product is on its last legs. You may have to dish out a bit of money to replace it, but the moment you use a new product, you'll be thankful for the indulgence.

Introduce Facial Massage

Another simple cost-free, yet effective, way to revamp your beauty life is to introduce a facial massage into your routine. Most of us don't think of toning our skin, the way we do our inner thighs, but taking care of the connective tissue in your face will not only stimulate blood flow and promote drainage, but also fight against even the earliest signs of aging. Beginners should start with a nourishing cleansing balm, or even cold pressed coconut oil if you're in a pinch, and remember a few simple rules. Always support the area that you're massaging. For example, support the skin at your nose, then massage outwards in straight lines with your fingers or a microfiber cloth. Facial massage is especially important for people who suffer from puffy skin. It may take some practice, but if you incorporate it into your routine, you'll notice a big difference in your skin's texture. If you're not willing to go all the way with a massage, simply stretching your face every day will help to keep the muscles toned and promote circulation. Think of it like yoga for your face.

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