Basic Rules For Beauty

#1 Bathing


Having an all-over wash each day ensures that perspiration which gets trapped under clothes is washed away, leaving you smelling sweet. After you have washed, spray on a deodorant to ensure that your body keeps fresh and an antiperspirant under the arms to help prevent wetness, too. Under-arm hair prevents the antiperspirant from working effectively, so make sure you remove it first with a special depilatory or razor.

#2 Hands and Nails


Hands and nails need constant care and attention. If hands look rough and red and nails split and break off easily, it could be due to a number of reasons. Check that there is enough calcium in your diet. The greatest single source of calcium is milk.

#3 Skin


If your skin has a naturally fine translucent texture that is blemish free and a good even color, then you are more than lucky. Most skin is subject to change, whether it is from diet, climatic conditions or health, and for these reasons it should always be treated with the greatest respect. Decide what skin type you have: if it’s dry, you’ll soon know, because after you’ve washed with soap and water, it feels flaky and taut. If it’s oily, you’ll have an open-pored skin which is very prone to spots and blackheads which should be treated accordingly.

#4 Hair


To look its best, hair needs to be kept clean and in good condition. If yours doesn’t look as good as it might. Check your diet and your shampoo. There are all types of shampoo to suit all types of hair, but the best ones are the ones with a built-in conditioner. Before shampooing hair, brush through first, to remove any surface dust then wet hair and apply half the shampoo amount.

#5 Teeth


Teeth need to be kept looking sparkling white and trouble-free by brushing them after every meal. It’s the brushing, not the toothpaste, that is important, though if your teeth are persistently yellow, you could try the toothpaste devised especially for smokers. Brushing teeth helps stop particles of food from clinging to the enamel and getting wedged in cracks and crevices. When this happens, bacteria attacks the tooth, eventually getting through to the nerve and causing toothache.

#6 Posture


When you looked in the mirror did you automatically straighten Your Shoulders and pull your tummy in? Slouching is probably the most common crime in tall people and just succeeds in pulling the body into an ugly and unnatural shape. If you are tall, be proud of it. Hold shoulders back and tuck in that tummy and bottom in.

#7 Sleep


The amount needed varies tremendously from person to person, but on average, eight hours of sleep is sufficient for most people. One night without much sleep won’t harm most people (and you can make up the backlog with one extra-long sleep) but constant lack of sleep will soon show. Eyes become bloodshot and puffed, with dark circles appearing beneath them and eventually skin and hair suffers too.

#8 Exercise


A firm, supple body indicates that you are fit and trim but areas of flab around the upper arms, waist and thighs are a danger sign and mean that you are in need of a tone-up. Dieting can lead to weight loss, but exercising can cause loss of inches. Together, they will not only make you feel more lively but give you a better, firmer shape altogether.