What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever learned? I don’t know about you but I always find it interesting to hear other people’s answers to that question. If you’d asked me when I was 12 I probably would have had a hilarious answer involving sparkly eyeshadow but at 22, I feel like I’ve learnt a fair amount of beauty tips and I’m curious what I’ll have learned 50 years from now…. (because I’m assuming that at 72 I’ll be rocking some fierce makeup skills). Until then, I wanted to go through three generations of women in my family and ask, what’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever learned?
In my teen years I really used to struggle with breakouts and I think half the problem was that I had long fingernails and couldn’t control myself when it came to picking at my skin (gross but true). I also had a fringe back then and it didn’t help the situation because I was constantly touching my face throughout the day when I was trying to adjust my hair.
“Don’t touch your face or you’ll break out” they said, “Don’t pick your spots or you’ll get scars” they said. Yeah, they were right. Don’t touch your face (within reason) if you can help it, just don’t. Your skin will thank you later.
When she was younger my Mum used to think that you basically just slapped makeup on and that was it, no blending, no nothing. Cue the foundation lines and the un-blended eyeshadow, it hurts my soul just to think about it. Now while I haven’t witnessed pictures of this for myself I can imagine it was pretty bad. After a fair amount of prompting she said that she read in a magazine that you should always blend your makeup really well and that’s when things clicked for her (and I can safely say that she’s been blending ever since!).
My Nonna isn’t into beauty by any means but I could really learn a thing or two from her when it comes to keeping up a routine of moisturising and nourishing your skin. Every day and night, without fail she moisturises her hands and body with just a Nivea moisturiser and she’s been doing this for as long as I can remember. She’s 87 and her skin is always soft and smooth, meanwhile I’m 22 and my hands are dry like the Sahara desert. So it goes to show, you don’t have to have any kind of a fancy or expensive moisturiser, sometimes it’s all just about keeping up a routine and sticking with it.
Now I’d love to know, what’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever learned?