We are finally here in 2018.
We all looked forward to this year, I really did!
And now its March already.
I remember setting up goals and realistic targets for myself this year. It then occurred to me that I didn’t set beauty goals for myself.
You didn’t too, did you?
Well, we are not late! Beauty goals just like financial goals, mental goals and their relations are goals set in relation to how you want to look this year. Be it your dress sense, makeup style and wardrobe look, its the combination of them all.
How do you intend to look this year, what’s your beauty budget? Yes, your beauty budget or don’t tell me you intend to buy anyhow this year, any kind of product this year? Your hair needs that care and you know it, your lips crack, your feet are super dry and a once in a month pedicure would change a lot! How about your makeup, is it every product you hear of that you’ll buy?
Have A List
You will need a list of the essential beauty care products if you want to ace those goals. Write them down and stick to them, remember follow your budget. Its not every product you can buy now or every yard sale you must attend. Its okay to spoil yourself once in a while but the aim is to look good with an adequate budget. Here are two important care system I talk about today.
1. SKIN CARE
Oh how I love! The fact that I can be lazy and still have a masks on is amazing. Not forgetting the fact that I need to work with my resources, i put together some DIY recipes from the kitchen and still work it on! Facial masks treat your particular skin type or condition. If you have a dry or dehydrated skin, you should get the facial mask that should hydrate your skin. If your skin is red or inflamed, then the mask should calm and soothe. If it’s an oily or congested skin type, the facial mask can help draw out impurities from the skin. Facial masks generally stay on your skin for 10-15 minutes and contain ingredients like clay, black moor mud, aloe vera, seaweed, algae, essential oils, massage oils, herbs and vitamins. After the mask has done its work, complete the facial with application of toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm and if it’s day-time, sunscreen.
A face mask aims to treat your particular skin condition so it’s important to choose the right one. Depending on their ingredients and purpose of purchase, masks can tighten and tone, hydrate, nourish, draw out impurities, help blemishes heal, calm and soothe, and rejuvenate the skin.
There are a few different types of masks. Clay masks help draw oil and dirt to the surface of the skin. They contain clay, kaolin or bentonite for their tightening and sebum-absorbing effects. Cream masks or gel masks are formulated to hydrate and nourish the skin. Setting masks harden into a rubbery state and esthetician peels them off at the end. These are cool and refreshing masks, but not that common because they’re tricky to work with.
You’re just like me and wondering how to go about the DIY facials, well yes, who says you can’t experiment but please use organic products! Below are some options:
- Cucumbers — Cooling, soothing and healing. The classic at-home eye pad. Or you can peel cucumber and put it in a blender with some other ingredients.
- Avocado – rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E and oil. A good choice for dry and sensitive skin.
- Honey – Has hydrating, toning and tightening effects.
- Papaya (Pawpaw) – Contains papain, a protein-digesting enzyme that dissolves the dead outer layer of the skin. Don’t use if your skin is already irritated or sunburned.
- Eggs – Egg whites tighten and tone the skin.
- Yogurt – Contains natural lactic acid, which helps exfoliate the skin. It can be used alone as skin softening face mask and is appropriate for all skin types.
- Potatoes – Use thin slices for oily skin or to reduce under-eye puffiness.
- Herbs – Herbs and teas such as chamomile (soothing) can be used as ingredients for face masks and compresses.
2. ORAL CARE
Setting good oral hygiene goals is very important this year, you don’t want to talk in public and people would flee, or you don’t even want to have dental issues. So this year be deliberate about your oral care. Colgate helps us out – Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:
- Brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily
- Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals
- Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
- Rinsing with a fluoride mouth rinse if your dentist tells you to
- Making sure that your children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-fluoridated area.
What goals have you made and what’s your budget like?