It has long been said that beauty comes from within. While this may be true, giving the outside of ourselves a pamper and polish can often make us feel better no matter whether you’re a man or a woman.
For both sexes, looking after your skin is probably the most important part of beauty. A good routine of thorough cleansing, toning and moisturising will keep your skin free of grease, spots and blackheads – maintaining an even skin tone can take years off your appearance. Also important for skin is hydration and vitamins – plenty of water and a balanced diet with plenty of fresh food will keep you glowing even on your off-days!Your hair is your crowning glory, so keep it in tip-top condition with a shampoo and conditioner to suit your hair type. Don’t wash too often, as this can cause greasiness, and make sure you give your scalp a good massage while you wash – as well as lifting out any stubborn dirt and product residue, this is very invigorating! If you blow-dry, curl, or straighten your hair with heated appliances, remember to use a protection spray and take extra care to condition well.Most ladies will wear make-up for special occasions, and it’s important to be confident about application and be aware of the image you wish to present. You wouldn’t wear jewel-coloured eyeshadow to most job interviews, and the smoky eye make-up suitable for a date isn’t generally suitable for daywear. Have a look at some tutorials and don’t be afraid to experiment!
Gentlemen – do you wear cologne, or is it just a quick spray of deodorant and out the door? Women generally wear perfume and are aware of scents, but it’s not something men think about so much. Try some aftershaves on in a department store and find one to reflect your personality – a touch of aftershave can be the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.
And of course the final tip for everyone – do everything you can to be comfortable in yourself. Wear well-fitting clothes, pay attention to grooming, be confident and smile! If you are comfortable in yourself and hold your head up high, you will look great no matter what you decide to wear.