We’re well-versed in how to look after ourselves. We know what food we should eat and how much sleep we should get each night. We don’t always adhere to this advice, but it’s not because we’re not aware of it. Most of the time we live with the consequences. But what do you do if you have a big event looming and you have a blemish, or you can’t fit into your dress? There’s not enough time to appear as though you get eight hours of sleep a night, and drink ten glasses of water each day. Here’s how to fix those common beauty blips with no fuss and in record time.
- Problems With Teeth
There are many aesthetic problems we encounter with our teeth. One of those is discoloration. If your teeth are looking less than pearly white, there are a few quick fixes you can apply. Many factors lead to discolored or yellowing teeth. This could be due to the food you eat or to smoking, etc. Your dentist can advise on the best course of action. However, for a quick fix, use a trusted whitening toothpaste or whitening pen. This will remove stains and provide a whitening effect.
Many people suffer from chipped or broken teeth. This can be a source of embarrassment and can lead to a lack of self-confidence. If it’s one or two teeth that are the problem, there is a simple solution. Your dentist can apply composite veneers. He or she will match the veneers to your teeth, and this can be completed in one visit. So it leaves you with ample time to fix your smile for your big event.
- Dry Flaky Skin
Most skin issues can be avoided by simple adjustments to your lifestyle. But we don’t have time for that right now. You’re trying to apply your makeup, but your skin is flaking underneath. You’re going to need to start from the beginning. You can either wash your face with your usual cleanser or apply a gentle exfoliator. If you go for the first option, gently wash your skin with a flannel or muslin cloth if you have one. Use lots of cleanser and don’t rub too hard. This should remove the excess flaky skin. On completion, add your usual moisturizer and allow it to sink in.
If using an exfoliator, follow the instructions and wash your face accordingly. This will also slough away dead skin. Follow with your moisturizer as in the example above.
Before applying your foundation cream, use a primer to prepare the area. This will provide an even surface for your makeup. Take care when applying makeup. Don’t apply too much pressure or rub too hard.
- You Can’t Fit Into Your Dress
Okay, this is a tricky one. The solution depends on the extent to which it no longer fits. If it’s just a bit tight and your bumps are showing in the wrong places, we might be able to fix it. Find some toning underwear or pantyhose that will create a flatter and smoother silhouette. Now try your dress on again.
If you can’t do up the zip, you’re going to have to rethink. But a new outfit isn’t the end of the world. Right?
It’s always useful to have a few tricks up your sleeve for when you’re in a beauty bind? What are your go-to beauty fixes?