8 Beauty Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 30!
People can tell you that 30 is the new 20, but that doesn’t change the way you feel…and look. Any woman who’s hit 30 will tell you the many changes that happened to her. Not only do we have things like a reduced metabolism rate and grey hair to worry about, the transformations that happen to our face and skin can be quite scary.
Whether you have a few years left before turning 30 or you’ve already crossed that line, there are some beauty tips that will make the aging process a lot smoother.
While washing our face or applying creams and moisturizers, upward strokes will help prevent a sagging face and can also reduce the appearance of fine lines. But while applying foundation and makeup, downward strokes makes face hair less apparent.
While applying moisturizers, sun screen or even your favourite homemade face mask – don’t forget your neck. Other neglected areas include the back of your hands and the chest. If not, these areas will age faster than your face.
Bedtime Beauty Routine
Everyone knows the importance of removing makeup at the end of the day. But don’t just stop there – apply moisturizer to your face, neck, hands and feet. Apply a lip balm with skin-healing properties, use an under-eye cream and take care of any other problem areas. Do all this before 30 and you’ll be thanking your younger self.
Go-to Red Lipstick
There are a million shades of red lipstick from every makeup brand. Find the shade that makes you feel the most confident and you’ll find it easy to look good for any occasion – no matter how old you are or how much time you have to get ready.
Eyebrows play an important part when it comes to defining your face. Figure out the right kind of eyebrows that suit your face shape. For example – if you have a round face, fuller, arched eyebrows will make your face look longer and if you have a wide face, curved or angled brows will soften the square jaw.
Master the Art of Contouring
Proper contouring adds definition to your jaw line and cheek bones and also reduces the appearance of a double chin. Use a bronzer or a powder that’s a shade or two darker than your skin and pick a highlighter/ foundation that’s a few shades lighter.
Business Card Trick
Applying mascara might not be something you thought about in your younger years but when you’re 30, having thicker lashes can make your eyes look less tired. A great trick to learn is to hold a business card behind your lashes when you apply the mascara. This keeps it from staining the lid.
Your hair might be your crowning glory now but all that can change soon. To keep your hair healthier for longer, don’t rub it with a hair towel after a shower. Instead, twist the hair to remove excess water and just blot it with a towel or better yet, a paper towel or an old T-shirt.
We might not have tips to turn back time, but these simple beauty tricks can help you figure out how to beat the signs of aging (or hide them at least).
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