Beauty 101 - Back to School Beauty Tips
All your back-to-school beauty problems/ dilemmas - solved
Classes are in session for all of you in need of extra help, when it comes to basic-to-school beauty. Once school starts, along with all the extracurricular and after school activities, study hours, and etc, you'll be you'll be kicking yourself for not having kept up your energy! Here are some beauty problems that you might encounter in school, along with its solutions..
Beauty Problems and Solutions
- Shiny Skin ~ Solution: Pat your T-zone down with a face powder to keep shine and grease at bay. If you don't want to use make up, split a two-ply tissue, and then use the single sheet to blot excess oil away.
- Icy Breakouts ~ Solution: Ditch the habit of resting your chin or face on your hands during class lectures. Keep in mind that the germs from your palms can lead to unwanted blemishes. For random zits or PMS-related breakouts, use a potent pimple cream before going to bed, to help prevent it from erupting into a nasty, full-blown zit.
Stinky feet: Solution: Before slipping your socks on, make sure your feet are clean and completely dry to help stop the odor causing bacteria from spreading. Tip: Do a foot scrub weekly to get of grime and dirt with a peppermint foot scrub! If your feet are extra sweaty, use a foot spray or sprinkle some foot powder onto your feet to help absorb the excess moisture. TRY: Zen Zest: Peppermint Foot Scrub & Beauty Formulas Odour Control Foot Spray.
- Flaky Skin:
Solution: Avoid scratching off dry patches that appear on your arms or
legs since can lead to scrapes and scabies. Instead slough daily using
a gentle body exfoliator in the shower. Be sure to moisturize
right-after. If your classroom's air-conditioned stash some lotion in
your locket, so you can reapply and rehydrate parched skin. TRY: Radox Smoothir Body Wash
- B.O (Body Odor)
- Forgot to apply deodorant? Just squirt some antibacterial hand gel on
your palm, rub it onto your armpits, and gently wipe it off with a
tissue. This will help kill germs and keep your fresh for the rest of
the day. If you're still feeling self-conscious, lightly mist your
uniform with a fresh-smelling body spray of perfume. TRY: Bench BratSplash Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel
- Bad hair day
- When your hair just won't behave, apply a few drops of serum to the
ends of your strands to tame frizz and flyaways. Then,slip on a cute
headband or barrette to keep your strands in place? Flip your part.
It's a quick way to change your look and dramatically improve your mane
stitch. TRY: L'Oreal Elseve Smooth-Intense Anti Freeze Serum
- Chapped Lips
- Got a flaky pout? Avoid gnawing on or licking your lops since this
will make them more dry. Instead apply some lip balm before bedtime.
When you wake up the next day, carefully slough flakes off with a dry
toothbrush and reapply your balm as needed. TRY: Allue My First Lip Conditioner
- Excess Sweating -
The banish embarrassing pit stains, try swiping on your deodorant at
night and reapplying it after shower. You can also try using an
anti-perspirant with a more concentrated doses. Bonus: You can use it
to banish sweaty palms too too...Try using Driclor...
- Nail Picking ~ Having
chipped tips or hangnails can be pretty distracting when you're in
class. If you don't have a nail cutter on hand, carefully snip them off
using the tip of a sharp pair of scissors. Be sure to disinfect the
scissors with alcohol first for hygienic purposes. Prevent dry, rough
regrowth by packing a hand and cuticle salve in your school bag and
applying it after you wash your hands. TRY: J.R. Watkins Apothecary Hand & Cuticle Salve
- The "No Makeup" Rule ~
If you want to primp a little without getting into trouble, use a
tinted moisturizer or dust on some translucent powder to even out your
complexion. Next, curl your lashes to brighten up your eyes and swipe
on lip gloss with a hint of tin to add a healthy shine to your pout. TRY: Kiehl's Lipgloss in French Rose & Shiseido Tinted Moisture Protection
- Dark Eyebags
~ Unfortunately, staying up late to study for exams or write term
papers can lead to unsightly dark circles. While resting is the best
way to get rid of them, there are other things you can do to minimize
these. Try applying an eye cream that aims to get rid of the shadows
and is spiked with caffeine to nix puffiness under your eyes. You could
try using Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll.
- Cologne Overdose
~ Accidentally spraying yourself with too much perfume can make you and
your seat mates / friends, etc dizzy. Tone down your scent by rubbing a
bit of alcohol or fragrance-free hand sanitizer over the spots you
spritzed. Next time, instead of spraying directly onto your skin, spray
your cologne about three inches in front of you and walk into the mist.
This way, you distribute the right amount evenly throughout your body -
and you'll smell fab!
- Wet Hair ~ When
you leave the house with dripping strands, it becomes a magnet for
dandruff-causing dirt and bacteria. If you can't dry your hair because
you're running late in the morning, simply take a shower at night and
dry your locks before bed. Another option. Use a super absorbent
- Post-PE Grime ~ If
your PE class is scheduled early in the afterwards, pack some baby
wipes in your gym bag. You can wipe off some of the sweat and dirt and
feel fresh the rest of the school day.
- Bad Breath ~ If
you can't brush your teeth, especially when you are in office, school,
etc, the quickest way is use to freshen your breath is to rinse your
moth to wash away some of the bacteria. Don't forget to pop a mint to
help ward off foul breath! TRY: Little i Sugarfree Mints
Nicole Delos Angeles, 2009 Candy Mag...