There is a lot of beauty advice out there, and there are people out there recommending some really bizarre stuff. I am pretty sure most of it is made up. If someone is recommending you eat nothing but pears for five days in a row, they are probably just trying to sell a product.
Actually, there is a lot of disgusting beauty-related advice out there too, but we will not get into all of that.
Fortunately, though, there are a lot of people out there offering advice that is not so bizarre. I am going to offer sixteen tips. For the most part, it will be women who benefit from this, but men may also benefit.
1. Dry Your Hair With a Towel
According to some people, including one Reddit user, you should not use a towel to try your hair. Apparently they make your hair all frizzy and stuff.
If you have short hair, you may not even dry your hair at all; however, if you have long hair, you probably have to dry it. If you do, you should apparently use a t-shirt.
Most t-shirts are made of cotton, of course; most cotton, surprisingly enough, is produced in China. Most of that is used in the country, though. However, it is currently the United States who exports most of the world’s cotton.
2. Buy the Anti-Wrinkle Cream While You Are Young
You might think you should only start using anti-wrinkle creams once you start getting noticeable wrinkles.
Apparently, at least according to social media, you would be wrong. You should start using those creams in your 20s. They will prevent wrinkles from actually developing.
This advice is not much help, admittedly, if you are no longer in your 20s. However, you should definitely tell your friends.
There are a number of ingredients found in anti-wrinkle creams. One of them is vitamin C, which is thought to protect the skin from sun damage. Grape seed extracts, which are also commonly found, are thought to promote the healing of wounds.
3. Always Use the Sunscreen
As one Reddit user properly pointed out, there is really no such thing as a healthy tan. If you are going to be out in the sun for any extended period of time, you should apply sunscreen.
That user also pointed out that any time your skin changes from exposure to the sun, it has been damaged.
A tan may look great for a while, but you will end up aging prematurely. Even worse, you could end up with skin cancer. There is a reason that the American Cancer Society recommends that people use sunscreen.
Skin cancer, after all, is no joke. Almost all cases are caused by exposure to the sun, after all. It is also the most common form of cancer. While not as deadly as other forms of cancer, there are tens of thousands of deaths every year.
Tans may look great, but they’re not worth the premature aging or death. Do yourself a favor and buy sunscreen.
4. Do Your Research On the New Skincare Products
Not all skincare products are good, and that’s just a fact. As one Reddit user pointed out, there are products that one’s skin can react very poorly to, and that’s not fun. The end result in that case was cystic pimples.
Those are both unattractive and painful. They can also result in scarring. They also do not react to traditional acne medicine very well, as they are based deep beneath the surface of the skin. Ice can help, though, if you are looking to reduce the swelling and the redness.
The takeaway here should be that you should really research your skincare products and read a lot of reviews. Not every product is compatible with every person. You also shouldn’t try to save money by purchasing cheap skincare products, but that should be pretty obvious.
5. The Eyelash Curler
As a guy, I don’t really understand this suggestion; however, according to one Reddit user, people should heat their eyelash curlers in their bras. Apparently the lashes hold their curls longer if you do that.
I have no idea why heating in the bra works. I was aware that eyelash curlers were a thing, but I never give them a thought.
You are also, according to this user, supposed to curl your eyelashes before and after you apply mascara. I don’t know why, and I don’t know the science behind it all; that is just what I hear.
6. The Lipstick Color
One Reddit user suggested that the proper color of lipstick makes everything better. You can apparently look like a mess, but the right lipstick will make everything okay.
I don’t really know if that is the case, however. If the rest of your face is a disaster, I don’t really see how lipstick will solve anything; however, I am no beauty expert. The only time I wore lipstick was when I was in a school play. I am just reporting what I hear on social media.
Believe it or not, people have been wearing lipstick for literally thousands of years. For example, the ancient Egyptians wore it. That lipstick was made from crushed bugs, which is definitely sort of gross.
The coloring of one’s lips didn’t really start to become very common, though, until the 16th century, and it only really became fairly commonplace in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century or early 20th century.
7. The Aloe Vera Face Mask
One social media user suggests using an aloe vera face mask; that user claims that they are “amazing” in regard to keeping skin smooth and preventing acne.
If that just happens to be true, everyone should use them.
The user suggests a mask 15 minutes or so prior to going to sleep. It should be washed off in the morning. The mask apparently does a great job of reducing the size of pimples, and it can be done every night.
I honestly have no idea if this works, but I would not be surprised. Aloe vera is used for a lot of things, including treating burns and other wounds. It is also used as an ingredient in certain foods, including certain flavors of yogurt.
8. The Eyeshadows and the Polish
Old eyeshadow that you were going to throw out apparently has a very good use.
One Reddit user suggests just crushing it up and then carefully putting it into a bottle of clear nail polish. If you shake it up, you apparently have new nail polish.
Also, I am guessing that the new polish is probably in a shade one could not easily acquire in a store, so that’s good. There is absolutely no reason to waste makeup if you do not have to.
9. Go To Sleep
Apparently, there are people out there who do not know you should go to sleep if you are tired. That sort of seems
obvious to most of us, but apparently not to all of us.
If you are interested in looking good, you should absolutely go to sleep when you feel tired. I wouldn’t recommend doing so if you are at work or driving a motor vehicle, though; however, a decent night’s sleep is vital in regard to looking your best. Dark circles under the eyes do not look good on many people. Also, a lack of sleep is bad for the skin. It is bad for a lot of reasons, really.
10. Get the Right Haircut
As one social media user pointed out, people really need to get haircuts. As your hair gets longer, that user
pointed out, you need more haircuts.
That Reddit user is correct. Long hair can be very difficult to maintain. It also isn’t a great look on a lot of people, especially as they age.
It is worth noting, though, that there are definitely people who cut hair better than others. I am not suggesting that you will only get a good haircut if you pay a small fortune for that cut, certainly. However, you do tend to get what you pay for. There are people out there who are technically qualified to cut and style hair and do a positively terrible job.
11. Keep the Linens Clean
A lot of people who worry about their looks don’t really consider the whole laundry situation. You should not ignore your laundry under any circumstances.
If your pillowcase has not been laundered in a while, you’re going to have a problem. When you sleep, there are a lot of oils and such that end up on your pillowcase, and they are not terribly good if you are truly interested in having an acne-free face. You should never underestimate the importance of doing your laundry in a timely fashion.
12. Focus on the Eyebrows
This is one of those beauty tips that applies to everyone. You have to keep your eyebrows under control. If you do not, you will look absolutely terrible.
In particular, as you get older, your eyebrows tend to grow in strange ways. You do not want people to see you with brows that have not been properly attended to. It is not a good look on anyone, frankly.
The brows in this particular image look pretty great, but you can bet that the young woman has done a great deal of work so that they would look their best. There is no way that she has not spent some time on those things.
Also, it should be mentioned that you should never shave your eyebrows. That just makes you look like an alien.
13. Focus On the Quality of Life
The sad truth of the matter is that you look better if you eat quality food. If you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, your skin will probably look better. If you eat nothing but pizza and fries every single day, you will probably look terrible. It is not good for your skin, and it certainly is not good for your waistline.
One Reddit user pointed out that you probably shouldn’t spent too much time in caring for your skin, which is likely true. You might end up, as the user pointed out, doing more harm than good.
14. Drink Your Water
If you want to look your best, you absolutely have to drink your water. As one Reddit user pointed out, you should be drinking water all of the time. It is technically possible to drink too much water, but it is really hard to do.
Drinking water really is great for the skin. It will make it look much better. Drinking water is also great for other reasons. Simply put, you do not want to end up dehydrated.
15. Use Talcum Powder In Your Hair
One Reddit user swears that you can use talcum power in your hair if it looks sort of greasy and you need to wash it. It apparently absorbs the grease. You can just brush it through, and you will look fine for a day or so.
Not everyone wants to wash their hair every day. Also, depending on your hair type, washing it every day is not a very good thing. Therefore, you should try the talcum powder.
16. The Beauty Blender
One Reddit user suggests you should buy a beauty blender, which seems like a reasonable suggestion. After all, if there is a product out there called a beauty blender, you probably want it.
It seems as if the Beauty Blender can be purchased at Ulta Beauty, which is a chain of stores in the United States that was founded in 1990. It employs over 20,000 people.