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We’ve all experienced a fashion crisis or wished we can improve out beauty regime with simple, inexpensive adjustments. So here are a few quick and simple ways to stave off this unsightly pimple, keep in mind bags in bay and have gorgeous skin throughout the year.

Sleep better

Have trouble falling asleep but you have exhausted your sleep aid prescription? Why don’t you try and catch a few Z’s the natural way? Lavande is known to encourage alpha waves, which are essential for restful sleep. Try soaking in a tub before bed with Lavender additives or Lavender oil.

Here’s another idea: choose a Lavender face pillow and then pop it in the microwave for a few minutes, then put inside your pillowcase. Put your arms over your head and clasp hands, then extend your clasped arms as far to the right as possible (be sure you stay comfortable) then back over your own body to the left. Repeat roughly five times. Breathe in deeply as you do these moves, which will find the oxygen flowing.

Perfect that Pout

We can only dream of getting lips like Angelina-well naturally anyway. Most of us have thought about using a lip plumper, hoping to appear in the mirror and watch gloriously luscious lips grinning back at us. The important thing is getting lips prepared for lip plumper, so it can penetrate and do its job.

Here’s a little trick that will not cost you a dime. Apply a small amount of Vaseline on a soft bristle tooth brush that has been moistioned with warm water. Ever so gently brush lips for around 2 minutes-you may want to do this while watching TV, two minutes can feel like forever. Remove the Vaseline with moistened towelette or gentle washcloth and then blot dry. Apply moisturizer, sunscreen and lip plumper. Then go show off your beautifully plumped lips.

p.s.. If you do not want to splurge on a store-bought lip plumper, dab on a tiny-and we mean tiny-amount of Cayenne pepper onto your lips. It’ll sting a little, but what is a little pain in the name of looking stunning?

Baby Soft Skin

Why some women appear to have plump, salty skin in the midst of winter while yours is so tender it hurts to smile? Chances are those other ladies do a couple of things differently-or else they’re genetically perfect and we do not like them anyway.

When it comes to keeping your skin hydrated it only makes sense to drink a great deal of water. Water keeps the cells in your body quenched, so your skin looks luminous and your appetite is suppressed (good skin and a trim figure-it’s also for the purchase price of one!). You’ve heard it before but we’ll say it again, get eight 8oz glasses a day. Your skin will thank you.

Here’s something you might not have heard before: distilled water is the best for drinking since chlorine and other contaminants are greatly reduced when the water is boiled. To hydrate skin throughout the day attempt a purified water mister.

Moisturizing Basics

The best time to moisturize is immediately after bathing as soon as your body is moist and moist. Smooth on Body Butter, Body Cream, or Body Lotion to lock in moisture. And you don’t need to spend a whole lot of money.

Some might think the more expensive a moisturizer is, the more effective it’ll be against dry skin. But this is in fact a myth. That’s not to say expensive lotions do not make us feel more lavish (even if it’s just because we know how much it cost). But the great news is-especially in the event you don’t have a $200 per month beauty budget-is which you could yourself to radiant, luminous skin for the price of your daily Starbucks and muffin, by simply visiting the neighborhood drugstore. There are tons of great moisurizers that hydrate and condition dry, thirsty skin using natural ingredients such as shea butter and vitamin E.

Besides applying lotion every day, here are some other helpful tips to keep skin smooth through the winter months:

  • Keep your shower times shorter and limit your exposure to warm water. Try turning on the radio and restricting yourself to just 2-3 tunes as a guide.
  • Avoid intense scrubbing while showering. Choose a soft soap as opposed to an exfolient. Here’s an idea. The SALUX Beauty Skin Cloth gently exfoliates the skin with a distinctive texture that stimulates blood flow, while requiring you to use less soap.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen! Sun damage can still happen with clouds in the sky, so it is essential to keep to wear no less than SPF 15 daily.

Frizz-free hair

On the go and forgot your hair pomade? Don’t freak out-and certainly do not allow your hair freak out. Apply a little dollup of hand lotion in your hands, then gently smooth hands over your hair. This can help to tame unruly hair. You can even use a very small amount of Vaseline on the ends of your hair.

De-puff eyes

Trust me I’ve become a pro at de-puffing eyes. Computer strain, too little sleep, too much sleep, stress-you name it and it makes my eyes puff up like a cream cheese wonton. If you’re searching for a fast fix that’s more powerful than pops, try a green tea or black tea bag (it should contain caffeine). Dip it in hot water then chuck it in the freezer for 5 minutes. Supplements can help with puffiness also. MSM with Glucosamine, Lin Pétrole et L'onagre Oil Appear to help alleviate puffiness.

Fake tan stripes

With all the publicity about skin cancer you feel guilty getting a tan the traditional way. So you tried a self-tanner or perhaps you chosen for the Mystic Tan booth. Unfortunately you ended up using all the telltale streaks in your arms, legs, feet… fine everywhere. Don’t worry, you do not need to wear a turtleneck and pants until it fades. Hop in the shower immediately (some will inevitably come off anyway) and generously rub down with an exfoliating body scrub followed by a rigorous scrubbing using a loofah. For really bad cases round the ankles, feet, elbows and hands (usually the driest areas of the body), you may use a callous document to get rid of unsightly streaks. We do not recommend incorporating these measures into your everyday routine but if you’ve got a hot date or a significant event you can’t just show up looking like you got in a fight with a can of orange spray paint.