From Discontent To Confident: Dealing With Face Imperfections

From Discontent To Confident Dealing With Face Imperfections

Let’s face it: how many times did you remove the tag on some of your Facebook photos because you thought the angle was not that flattering? How many times did you analyze your skin, face lines, and wrinkles in front of a mirror, feeling so far from beautiful? Science-backed data says women are more likely to feel inadequate, self-critical, and self-conscious in comparison to men. Self-acceptance is hard, but the trick is to become aware of what you can change for the better, in order to feel comfortable in your skin. Take a deep breath: there’s a solution to everything.

Taking care of blemishes and acne

Small discolorations or hyperpigmentation are pretty common and harmless, but aesthetically they don’t look very nice. You can easily cover them up with makeup: the key is finding the right products that provide a maximum coverage base. That means choosing the products with the right shade, structure, and ingredients. You can also schedule an appointment with a dermatologist and discuss the possibility of a chemical peel. Acne are a more serious skin condition that is almost always a psychological burden and very hard to handle. Sure, you can use makeup to hide them, but you might want to consult a dermatologist and see what you can do in the long run, so you take care of the cause instead of handling the symptoms.

From Discontent To Confident Dealing With Face Imperfections

Faking a smaller nose

Most women turn to the art of contouring to slim down their noses. Apply a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone to both sides of your nose. Cover up the area that goes under your eyes (to the outer corner) all the way to the border of your cheekbones, and make sure you reach the skin from your nostrils all the way to the bridge of your nose. Add two darker shaded lines along the bridge of your nose to narrow it. Blend it all in and touch up if necessary. If you want a more permanent solution, consider getting a nose job. When deciding to do so, you should turn to reputable and trustworthy experts. In Australia, the most experienced surgeons in rhinoplasty Sydney will introduce you to all the details of the procedure and give you the best possible natural-looking results, so that you feel good about yourself without makeup, too. Always ask for recommendations: satisfied clients are the key to choosing the right doctor.

Big or wide forehead

Although they say a high forehead is a sign of intelligence, you may be self-conscious about it. Luckily, you can use makeup and optical illusions to narrow it and make it look smaller. A forehead usually appears big because of the high hairlines or low eyebrows, so an easy solution would be a camouflage: bring back the bangs! If you’re not really down to such a radical change, you can change your part and make it a side one, so that you draw attention away from the forehead. Make your hairstyle eye-catching (think waves and volume) so that you create a diversion, or enhance some other part of your face. And of course, use the power of makeup to make it look smaller.

From Discontent To Confident Dealing With Face Imperfections

Pesky enlarged pores

With pores, it’s all about prevention: obviously, you cannot get rid of them, but you can reduce their size and improve how they look with proper care. Don’t use products that clog your pores (e.g. bar soaps): turn to gentle cleansers instead. Always remove your makeup before bed and go easy on the exfoliators. Use products that are rich in niacinamide: it can help you reach a more smooth and tightened look! Establish a good beauty routine to get the most out of your look.

With smart cosmetic choices and makeup, you can easily cover up or completely get rid of face imperfections, and what’s more important – ensure a healthy looking skin in the future.

How to Help Your Stressed-out Skin?

How to Help Your Stressed-out Skin

When we’re born, our skin is like tabula rasa without any trace on it. As we grow old and face a lot of mental and physical challenges, some dots and lines start appearing on it, and it seems like we have this great story written on our skin. Still, some marks on our skin don’t happen naturally. They’re caused by lack of sleep, dehydration, stress, air pollution, harsh makeup, and other issues. These marks may appear in the form of premature aging, fine lines, dryness, redness, acne breakouts, puffiness around your eyes, flare-ups, etc. Luckily, there are ways to help your stressed-out skin to “get back on its feet” and regain its old glory.

Keep Calm
Easier said than done, right? Of course, you can’t avoid bills, family arguments and other unpredictable problems, but you can face them in a more peaceful way. This will help you prevent acne breakouts, inflammations, etc. Learn to cope with such situations by breathing deeply, meditating or practicing yoga. You can also try aromatherapy and massages, or something as simple as listening to music or reading a book.

Avoid “Comfort Food”
A bad day won’t disappear after a double cheeseburger and a bowl of vanilla-chocolate ice-cream. Instead, even sneakier consequences will appear – oily skin, acne, irritation, poor complexion, etc. If you are a stress-eater, consider some healthier snacks, such as almonds, walnuts, berries, carrots, or something similar.

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Stay Hydrated
Your body is up to 65 percent water, so it’s no wonder that the effects of dehydration are so visible on your skin. Try to avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water (at least 8 cups per day). One of the causes of skin dehydration is the dry air which is typical for winter months. However, the air-conditioning during summer can also dry-out the air in the room. It’s important to keep the skin moisturized by applying a nourishing night cream, but also to minimize the bad effect of dry air in an air-conditioned room by using an air humidifier.

Sleep Well
Our grannies were right; there’s nothing a good night’s sleep can’t solve. There’s a reason why we have the “beauty sleep” phrase, because no sleep means poor complexion and dark and puffy circles around the eyes. Also, while you are asleep, your skin produces collagen, which prevents sagging. Your blood flow is enhanced during your snoozing hours, and as a result, your complexion becomes glowing.

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Be Active
Regular exercise has many benefits beyond achieving physical fitness, especially for your skin. The first of many is breaking a sweat, and thus detoxifying, which leads to smoother and more radiant skin. The less obvious is treating stress and anxiety, which are often the very roots of your skin troubles.

Adapt Your Skincare Routine
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and when you notice something going on with your skin, you should start using the appropriate products to address these issues. This doesn’t mean that you should forget all about your regular skincare routine. Since dryness is very common sign of stressed-out skin, it is very important to use moisturizer. If you have problem with redness too, opt for the one with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Other products that can be helpful are OTC and topical creams and acne lotions.

Embrace the Gifts of Nature
Organic skincare and makeup products are much gentler for your skin, and they don’t cause allergies or inflammations. You can also go for at-home beauty routine. Exfoliation with sugar and honey can be just as effective as with store-bought products, and some DIY face masks are far more nourishing than synthetic products.

As you see, there’s no reason to stress out over your stressed-out skin. Just take good care of it inside out, and everything should be fine.