11 small things to make you prettier in under an hour
Posted April 19
We've all had those days. Whether you woke up late, had a rough day or just don't have a lot of time, here are some small, easy things to help you look and feel prettier.
1. Brighten your eyes
When you do your makeup, there are some simple tricks to make your eyes look bigger and shinier. Before applying eyeshadow, rub a little bit of Vaseline over your eyelid to help the makeup stick longer. Use white eyeshadow right underneath your eyebrow to highlight your browline, and also in the inside corners of your eyes to make your eye color pop.
Take a quick cat nap. Not only will you feel better, but you'll look better too. Sleeping can even out eye wrinkles and diminish the dark circles under your eyes.
3. Work out
Exercising, especially using weights, can pump more blood into your muscles and make you look a little extra defined and toned before you go out. It will also invigorate your mind and help you feel more awake.
4. Put coconut oil in your hair
Coconut oil has unique moisturizing properties. It adds smoothness and shininess to your hair -- and it smells amazing.
5. Wear some perfume
This study proves that smelling good will make you seem more attractive to the people who see you. If it's a scent you really like, you're more likely to feel better about yourself too -- and there's nothing sexier than confidence.
6. Drink water
Staying hydrated will give your skin a healthy glow. As your skin stays moisturized, wrinkles get filled in a little more. Drinking water can also help diminish the dark bags under your eyes. Your skin will look noticeably softer and smoother if you stay hydrated on a consistent basis.
7. Whiten your teeth
Wearing a bleach tray or using whitening strips, even for 30 minutes, can make your smile more dazzling.
8. Zap acne
If traditional medicine is too harsh on your skin, you can try these all-natural ways to get rid of acne. In the meantime, you can cover up your red spots with a yellow-based foundation to hide the inflammation.
9. Use eye cream
Your eyes are the biggest giveaway of your age; so if you want to look younger, this is definitely the place to start. Even if you can't afford an expensive brand of eye cream, use a dab of Crisco under your eyes. It will plump up your skin and reduce sagging.
10. Use bronzer
Especially if you're using it on your legs or upper arms, liquid bronzer is best. As it soaks into your skin, it not only gives you a healthy, sunkissed glow, but the chemicals also slightly dry out and tighten your skin. This will help smooth out cellulite bumps and uneven skin.
11. Dye and wax your eyebrows
Your eyebrows frame your face; so a clear, sleek brow will do wonders. Sleek eyebrows can make your eyes look bigger and make your face look slimmer; so don't skip this suggestion.
Hannah Chudleigh joined FamilyShare because of its positive influence on families worldwide. She earned her bachelor's degree in English and loves reading, writing, and running.