Compared to men, the majority of women spend a lot of grooming and looking good. After all, when you look good, you feel good. However, women do not have to spend a whole lot of time in front of the mirror. With a few simple tips, women can look their best without spending an inordinate amount of time grooming. Also, women who go to extremes to look good often feel worse in the long run. The key is to look your best and enhance your naturally beautiful features. Sometimes, less is more to keep your appearance neat and attractive.
Here are a few grooming tips for women to look good without being overdone or going to extremes:
Makeup – Makeup is one of the easiest areas of grooming for women that can be overdone. Your makeup should be done in a way to make your features stand out instead of heavily covered up; nothing says that you are insecure or unhappy with your looks more than tons of makeup. The key to makeup is to use it the right way so that it looks that you are not wearing any at all. It should be that subtle. You can easily look good with a little foundation, blush, and eye shadow. You also don’t have to wear makeup for every occasion. Keep things casual with light makeup or without any makeup. Before you put any makeup on, be sure to scrub your face to remove dirt and exfoliate. Then, remove your makeup at the end of the day before going to bed. Make sure your keep your face moisturized so the skin has a healthy glow even without makeup on.
Smell Good – The first step to smelling good is to shower regularly. Showering removes dirt and bacteria that causes odors. Instead of using plain soap, use a fresh scented body wash that rejuvenates, exfoliates, and moisturizes your skin. Plus, you don’t have to buy expensive perfumes. In fact, using perfume and heavily-scented products can be a detriment. Heavy scents can overpower others, be offensive, and aggravate allergies. Instead of attracting people, perfume can leave people scrambling for cover. Use deodorants or body mists instead. If you do use perfumes, keep it extremely light.
Take Care of Your Hair – Washing your hair on a regular basis is a must in order to keep it from getting oily and looking greasy. If you can’t find hair products that work best for your locks, ask a professional stylist or hair care expert. Find a hairstyle that you can easily maintain and that one flatters your face. It also never hurts to update your hairstyle once in a while to give yourself a fresh look. If you color your hair, do so to enhance your features and don’t do anything too drastic. The color should work with your skin tone.
Remove Unwanted Hair – More than men, many women seemed to be obsessed with removing unwanted hair from not only the underarms and legs, but also from knuckles, feet, and the bikini area. Hair-free skin is smoother and sexier. In fact, many women are using men’s shaving cream to open up pores and reduce nicks and razor burn. Besides shaving with a regular razor or electric razor, there are other hair removal options. Some hair removal treatments include Nair and Veet, and there are also hair trimmers, some made specifically for the bikini area, and waxing treatments. Other options for hair removal that are growing in popularity include electrolysis and laser hair removal, although these options can be expensive. They also do not remove hair permanently.
Keep Your Nails Clean – Investing in a good manicure set is essential for keeping your finger and toe nails free of dirt and looking nice. Taking care of your nails reduces the chances of getting painful hangnails, ingrown toenails, and infections. If you don’t want to do it yourself, find a good manicurist at a salon or spa. You can also get a pedicure which has many benefits. Pedicures keep your feet looking great, remove unsightly calluses and rough skin, and they are also soothing and relaxing with massages and foot soaks.
Brush and Floss Regularly – Taking care of your teeth and gums by flossing and brushing daily is beneficial to your overall health and appearance. The last thing you want to do is scare people off by food stuck in your teeth. It never hurts to check your teeth after eating and wash any food stains off from around your mouth. Use mouthwash to fight bad breath or carry around breath mints.
Take Care of Your Skin – You want to take care of yourself and the biggest organ of your body is your skin. Take care of your skin by showering regularly and using an exfoliating body wash. After your shower, use a moisturizer, especially for those rough areas like your feet and elbows. Getting proper nutrition will help your skin look the best. Also, protect your skin from the sun with sunscreens or makeups that have sun protection in them. You can protect the rest of your body by wearing clothes like wide-brimmed hats.
With a few simple grooming techniques, you can make yourself look and feel better. Grooming doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. Whether it is showering, taking care of your nails, making sure you smell good, or taking care of your skin, these tips will make yourself more attractive and feeling great.