YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY TIPS
Last week, we asked our Undercover Agents to share their favorite beauty tips. We were impressed with the number of Subscribers who truly adhere to Holy Trinity of beauty: religious application of sunblock, cleansing before bedtime, and regular exfoliation. We were equally impressed by our naturalists. Mary reminded us, “what we eat affects our skin, hair and nails.” Her secret weapon, water, was echoed by many others. Kathy suggests that, after cleansing, we rub our faces with an ice cube. Verlene uses olive oil to remove her water-proof mascara. Kristina shares her beauty secrets of ”sex, sleep, sunblock, and sweat” (in any order, that is!). Naomi agreed, and also advocated for good portion control, exercise, and yoga.
We loved the practical tips – Carolyn reminded us to include our necks, chests, and hands in our programs; Heather suggests that we change our pillowcases regularly; both Brittany and Gigi advised us not to touch our faces; Linda suggests that when using hand sanitizer we roll the bristles of our makeup brushes in the palms of our hands to sanitize them. Kim suggests that we wash our faces before we use our sonic facial brushes (otherwise, “you grind the makeup into your skin”) — good point!
You know how much we love our products. Monique swears by BareMinerals’ Well-Rested Eye Brightener’s “instant anti-aging effect.” Ann recommends sleeping on a satin pillowcase. Agna relies on toilet seat covers as blotting-papers on the fly. We were most surprised by the unconventional uses of several products: Sandy uses Pepto Bismol as an exfoliant, Jen uses nipple cream with Lanolin to relieve chapped lips, and Carole substitutes Monistant’s Chafing Relief Powder-Gel for pricey makeup primers.
Sometimes we make a beauty blunder (yes, it happens). But like aging, Sharon and Kendra remind us that our biggest weapon is a smile. But, when in doubt, we’re sticking with Jean’s motto: ”Walk like you meant it to happen. Own it. Never apologize for being you, even for a moment.”