Monday, January 12, 2015

Last 75 years Timeless Beauty Tricks

Last 75 years Timeless Beauty Tricks

Learn Woman's Day's best beauty tricks and tips from the last 75 years

Gorgeous Hair

1 | Camouflage roots by zigzagging your part rather than making it straight. February 1981

2 | Brush hair from roots to ends nightly. This distributes natural oils throughout the shaft and gives hair a healthy sheen. October 2005

3 | Be direct when telling your hairstylist what you want, and bring photos from magazines of styles you like. April 1971

4 | Doing your color yourself? Don’t make too drastic a change. Stay within one or two shades of your natural color. October 1955

5 | Comb wet hair like the pros: Hold a handful at a time and work from center to ends, then scalp to center. March 1963

6 | Never let a stylist interfere with the natural hairline on your neck. The hair there is cowlicklike and will stick out when it grows. February 1976

7 | Always rinse out conditioner (which should go on hair ends) with cold water to seal the cuticle and promote shine. September 2009

8 | Protect hair from sun damage with a scarf or hat. June 1938

9 | Keep a blowout lasting days longer by sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase. September 2009

10 | Change your part to boost body and volume. April 2010

11 | To fix hat-head, bend over and shake your head a few times. Then run fingers through hair to add volume. For even more body, mist a natural-bristle brush with hairspray, bend over and brush lightly from underneath. February 1990

12 | Avoid frizz: Use only a widetooth comb, especially when hair is dry. January 1940

13 | If you color your hair, look for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, which don’t contain harsh detergents. September 2009

14 | Stop flyaway hair! Spray Static Guard on your comb or brush. Or smooth an antistatic dryer sheet along your head. February 1990

Beautiful Brows

15 | Soften skin before tweezing by dabbing with a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. April 1963

16 | Tweeze in the direction the hair grows. April 1971

17 | Don’t change the place where your brows peak and never pencil the whole brow. Instead, only fill in holes. November 1976

18 | Use only the side of a sharpened brow pencil—not the pointed tip—so as not to draw a hard line. January 1938

19 | For unruly brows, apply hairspray to an old toothbrush, then brush brows upward and outward. September 1992

Bright eyes

20 | Treat your eye area gently. This is the most delicate part of your face. Cleanse with care; blot, never rub. September 1961

21 | Reduce puffy eyes by splashing with cold water or applying a cold compress (ice cubes in a washcloth): 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off. October 1987

22 | When you put on mascara, don’t lower your chin—that’s how mascara gets on your lid. April 1971

23 | Get eyeshadow to stay in place by priming lids with moisturizer and foundation. October 2011

24 | Always use your ring finger to apply moisturizer or concealer to the eye area. It puts the least amount of pressure on the skin. November 1990

25 | Never put mascara on lower lashes; it casts a shadow on your undereye, making the area look darker. March 1968

26 | Open up eyes: Apply a light eyeshadow (like ivory or gold) just above the lashline and along inner corners of your eyes. March 2010

27 | Stop pencil eyeliner from smudging by applying powder shadow (in a matching or slightly darker shade) over the pencil. November 1992

28 | Switch to brown mascara for a softer look for day. February 2010

Pretty Face

29 | Don’t touch your face unnecessarily. Breakouts can be caused by your own fingers. November 1963

30 | Apply cream or cleanser by lightly pressing upward—never down. The delicate skin sags easily enough in time. April 1942

31 | For the best color match, test foundation and powder either on your face or neck (the inside of your wrist is too pale). May 1990

32 | Use foundation, not concealer (which is lighter than your skin color), to cover up redness or blemishes. February 1998

33 | Rouge should be well-blended far out on the cheekbone; circles of rouge don’t look good on anyone. February 1938

34 | Before applying powder, gently blow the excess off your brush to prevent flaking. February 1998

35 | Never squeeze a pimple. You may damage tissue and cause a tiny scar or pit. April 1968

36 | Freshen makeup by pressing a tissue on oily areas of the face— forehead, nose, chin. Then smooth on a thin layer of pressed powder with a brush. May 1990

37 | Concentrate blush on the apple of cheeks, the part that puffs out when you smile. November 1976

38 | For special occasions, apply your makeup earlier in the day and touch it up before you leave. It will look more natural, and you’ll be less rushed when it comes time to get ready. May 1998

39 | Powder is the only makeup applied with a downward motion—you do this to smooth down facial hairs. October 1964

40 | To stop makeup from fading during the day, apply a primer before your foundation. April 2010

Last 75 years Timeless Beauty Tricks

Lovely Lips

41 | Get lips soft and smooth by using a damp, warm washcloth at night to rub off the flaky dry bits; follow with a coat of lip balm. September 1998

42 | Ease the evening switch to a redder or darker lipstick by applying it over and blending it into your daytime color. April 1992

43 | To make lipstick last longer, allow it to set for a few minutes after applying, blot lips with tissue and dust them with powder, then apply another coat. April 1963

44 | Cheeks feeling flushed? Put on a bold color lipstick; a neutral shade will only make red cheeks stand out. April 1969

45 | For lipliner that glides on, warm it up first by pinching it with your fingertips. February 1998

46 | To keep lipstick from bleeding, pat a little concealer around your lips. October 2011

47 | Smile when you put on your lipstick—it’s the best way to ensure complete coverage, corners included. June 1998

Glowing Skin

48 | The best time to apply lotion is right after a shower or bath, when skin is still damp. January 2006

49 | When drawing a bath, scatter bubbles or crystals directly under the faucet before turning on the water, but drop in perfume oil while the tub is filling. November 1959

50 | Beautiful skin starts from within. Include lots of vegetables, fruit and water in your diet. September 1961

51 | Overdo it with your perfume? Dab rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball on your skin. The alcohol will cut the scent without altering it. September 1992

52 | Microwave lotion for 5 seconds to soothe dry winter skin. February 2009

53 | The higher the sun, the more potent the ultraviolet rays. You’re most likely to get sunburned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 1959

54 | Help perfume last longer by dabbing petroleum jelly onto pulse points before spraying on fragrance. (Perfume evaporates faster from dry skin.) And don’t forget to spritz ankles and behind your knees—scent rises. April 1992

55 | Exfoliate with a body scrub once a week to slough off dead cells that make skin look dull. When skin is freshly exfoliated, lotion and oil are better absorbed. March 2011

Smooth Legs

56 | Improve circulation in your legs and lower the risk of unsightly veins by elevating your feet when resting. August 1942

57 | Wait until after your shower to shave. The steam softens hairs for smoother results. July 2010

58 | Don’t use creams that contain heavy fragrance or alpha hydroxy acids on freshly shaven legs. They’ll sting and cause a rash. July 1998

59 | When applying “liquid stockings” [or today’s self-tanner], don’t forget the back of your knees, which are often missed. July 1945

60 | Waxing your legs? Pull skin taut before applying the wax to make it easier to remove the strip in one clean motion. Remove leftover wax with a cotton ball dipped in baby oil. October 2011

Model-Like Hands

61 | Shape nails with an emery board, filing sides toward center—never straight across—and rounding off edges. April 1944

62 | What works for your face works for your hands. Remove age spots with facial brightening cream. October 2010

63 | The fast way to remove nail polish: Hold cotton saturated with polish remover firmly on your nail for a few seconds to let it start working, then wipe nail clean. January 1944

64 | Apply polish starting at the pinky, working toward the thumb to avoid dragging your hand across wet nails. April 1990

Happy Feet

69 | To counteract dryness, massage feet with a lanolin-based lotion, kneading it deeply into your instep, then massage soles, heels, top surface and around nails. March 1959

70 | Before using a pumice stone or foot file to remove a callus, be sure to soak your foot in warm water for at least 5 minutes. Follow with a little foot cream. June 2004

71 | To prevent ingrown nails, trim toenails straight across, not down into the corners. March 1942

72 | Relieve swollen feet by soaking them alternately in hot water (for 3 minutes), then cold water (for 1 minute), for a total of 15 minutes. April 1963

73 | Use fresh pineapple or kiwi skins, which contain bromelain (a meat tenderizer), to exfoliate heels. Rub the fleshy part over heels for 5 minutes, then rinse, dry and moisturize. February 2009

74 | To avoid toenail fungus, keep feet dry and clean, and remove athletic socks and shoes immediately after working out. July 1998

75 | Quick relief for weary feet: Place both hands under the arch and, pressing firmly, draw the hands upward past the ankle with a good strong pull. January 1944

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