8 Must-Know Beauty Hacks for a Gorgeous Look

by Corinne Shoemaker

You can save yourself a lot of time with a few simple beauty tricks. That’s why we’ve laid out eight essential hacks to help you with everything from eye puffiness to acne! Read on...

1. Drink Some Tea

If you drink the right tea, it can have a myriad of benefits for your skin and overall health. For example, in addition to lowering blood pressure, hibiscus tea detoxifies cells which leads to clearer skin. Just make sure the tea you choose is caffeine-free (otherwise, drinking too much of it could dehydrate your skin)! It’s also a good idea to use products formulated with tea. For example, Beauty Addicts’ Double Deception Concealer contains green tea to soothe the skin and stimulate collagen production.

2. Take A Probiotic

Having clear skin means keeping the bacteria in your gut balanced. Taking a probiotic will help not only with this, but also with keeping sickness at bay (it builds your immune system). You will want to talk to your doctor before including this in your routine, however.

3. Sleep On Two Pillows Instead Of One

It’s really easy to reduce puffiness when you go to sleep: just add a pillow! This will help prevent fluids from pooling under your eyes so that you wake up looking ready for whatever the day may bring. Another quick solution is using an eye gel we recommend Stress Positive Eye Lift by Dermalogica.

4. Plump Your Lips With Peppermint Oil

If your lips need a boost, add a drop or two of peppermint oil to your lip gloss. Yep, it’s that easy!

5. Apply A Luminizer To The Inner Corners Of your Eyes

If you were up for a late-night Netflix binge and need a little something to help make you appear more awake, try a luminizer. Just touch up the inner corners of your eyes with the product. Easy!

6. Apply Liner To The Inner Rim Of Your Upper Lid

This is another great way to hide the effects of an all-nighter. Pick a dark brown shade (it will contrast with the whites of your eyes and make you look wide awake). We recommend Chocolate Bronze Effortless Eyes Eyeliner by Bioelements.

7. Mix Your Foundation With Some Moisturizer

If your foundation ends up being too dark for your skin, you may be able to lighten it with some moisturizer. Try this Active Moist by Dermalogica.

8. Drop The Donut And Try Chia Seeds

If you want to preserve the youthful appearance of your skin, you need to limit your sugar intake (too much will break down collagen and elastin, leading to fine lines and wrinkles). Instead of going for a sugary snack, try something that contains chia seeds. It expands when it absorbs water, making you feel full while adding a great amount of fiber to your system!

We hope you find our tips helpful. If you can think of anyone else who might benefit from this article, please share it!