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Beauty For Beginners

When you want to improve your mood, and your confidence look no further then your beauty routine! Looking your best is important in ways that don’t involve other people, when you know you look good it shows in how you walk, talk and interact with others.

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss some beauty trends and tips for beginners that will help you look your best and increase your confidence.

A Beauty For Beginners Guide to more confidence

Beauty For Beginners

Achieving a gorgeous glow with self-tan products

Self-tanning is booming at the moment. More and more people are choosing to fake it when it comes to achieving a gorgeous glow. And who can blame them? Self-tanning products are cheap and easy to use. They don’t damage the skin either as natural tanning and the use of sunbeds do. And you can apply the fake tan product in the comfort and privacy of your very own home. What’s not to love?

But have you ever wondered how self-tanning products achieve that gorgeous glow? How can a bit of cream or mousse change the color of your skin? You may wonder when did fake tanning first come onto the scene? Is it a new invention or have people been self-tanning for many years now?

How long have self tanning products been around?

A lot of people are surprised to learn that self-tanning products have been around for over 50 years now. The first fake tan came onto the scene in 1960 and was introduced by Coppertone. The company’s lotion was called QT, or in other words Quick Tanning Lotion. As you may imagine, the results of the lotion were not as realistic as the tanning products you will find available today. In fact, the outcome was more of an orange color rather than the desired brown.

However, thankfully, the tanning products we have available today, which you can find out about at https://www.cosmeticsbusiness.com/news/article_page/Glow_up_The_9_beauty_brands_leading_the_self-tan_and_bronzing_revolution/144189, help us to achieve a natural looking glow.

So how do these tanning products work? Well, this is dependent on the type of tanning lotion you are going to use. In general, you have the choice between instant bronzers and self-tanning lotions. The former operates essentially like makeup. You apply the cream and your skin instantly changes color to achieve the beautiful bronzed look. You can easily wash this off via using a bit of water and soap.

On the other hand, you have self-tanning lotions. Most of these contain dihydroxyacetone, also known as DHA.  This is a key ingredient. It is essentially a colorless sugar and it works via interacting with your dead skin cells. This interaction causes the upper layer of the epidermis to change color. As a result, you will have a beautiful tan for anything up to a week. However, the reason the tan doesn’t last any longer is that the skin regenerates itself. The outer layer of your skin constantly replaces itself and therefore your tan goes with it.

So there you have it; all you need to know about fake tan and how it operates. It’s truly the safest, easiest, and healthiest way to achieve a gorgeous glow.

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Face masks

More and more people are also experiencing the benefits of face masks. When it comes to face masks, there are so many different options available. You can create your own face mask, or of course, you can go to a spa and have a professional face mask. Head to https://www.siobeauty.com/blogs/news/aloe-vera-face-masks to discover more about one of the more beneficial and popular types of face masks, so you can get a better understanding.

So, why do you need a face mask in the first place? Well, it is all about getting the right nutrients into the skin. Moisturizing, toning, and washing is great, but it is often not enough. The type of face mask you go for will depend on the type of skin you have, i.e. whether it is oily, dry, or you have combination skin, as well as what you are aiming to achieve, for example, you may be trying to freshen up the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Aside from glowing skin, there are plenty of other things a face mask can assist with. There are face masks out there that help in terms of unclogging pores, as well as those that provide a deep cleanse so that all of the build-ups of dirt, oil, and makeup is removed, as your day-to-day routine is only likely to get rid of this at a surface level. Search online for some DIY face masks to start with. Make sure you follow the instructions properly, both in terms of making the mask and applying it.

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Manicure options

When booking a manicure for the first time it can be somewhat overwhelming, as there are many different options for you to choose from. Whilst you may have an idea of the color or style you would like your nails to be painted, it is also important to know a little bit more about the manicure types and what they are like before you book a beauty appointment. The three main styles of manicures are acrylic, gel, and silk, which you can discover more about below…

Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails have long been popular. This involves powder and liquid being mixed together and brushed onto your nails. Once the product is exposed to the air it hardens, ensuring your new nails last for a long time. Nonetheless, you will need to have in-fills every few weeks, as the acrylics will grow out with your nails.

Gel Nails

As you probably gathered from the name, this technique involves using a gel product, which has a consistency very similar to nail polish. The nail technician will apply a coat of gel and then you will put your fingertips under an ultraviolet (UV) light for a minute or so in order to harden the product. Similarly to acrylic nails, you will need to go for in-fills if you opt for this style of a manicure.

Silk Nails

Silk nails are very different from the other two types that have been mentioned, as they are intended for temporary use. After approximately two or three weeks the nails will loosen. This technique involves the use of fabric wraps, which are made from silk but can also be made from fiberglass, paper, and linen. The material is fitted to the shape of your nail and it is glued in place with the purpose of helping cracked nails grow out or strengthening weak nails. Thus, this is more of a repair service.

What nail type should you choose?

Now you know the difference between the various manicure types. You can then opt for the likes of a ‘French nail’, which relates to the design of your manicure rather than how it is carried out. For instance, French nails boast that well-known classic look with stylish white tips.

You then may hear about the likes of ‘Shellac nails’ and ‘OPI nails’. This relates to the products that are used. Shellac and OPI are two leading nail polish and product suppliers on a worldwide scale. Shellac is offered by nail technicians because they promise manicures that can last for a longer period of time.

Out of all of the options mentioned, there is little denying that acrylic nails are always in high demand. If this is something you are interested in make sure you go to a professional and look at recommendations regarding which nail technician to choose. Don’t peel off your artificial nails if you need them removed nor should you try and repair them yourself if they end up damaged. You need to see a professional instead.

Did you learn anything from this Beauty For Beginners guide? What surprised you the most?

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