the best advice ever!

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
March 27, 2012 8:36pm CST
What is the best piece of beauty advice you ever received, advice that was so simple and common sense that it made you go, "Why didn't I think of that?" Mine was from here, I think. I was complaining about having issues detangling my hair after showering, even with expensive detangler. Somebody very wise told me to take a wide-tooth comb into the shower and detangle as I rinse out my conditioner. It worked like a charm and I have been doing it ever since. What is your a-ha moment?
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@AmbiePam (51137)
• United States
28 Mar 12
I was watching a DVD of a group of women comediennes doing their own individual acts. One lady was talking about things she wish she had known to do in her twenties. One of them was moisturzing her neck. I wash my neck, and I used to put a cursory amount of lotion on it after I washed it at night, but I wasn't totally attentive. Well, I have no idea why she regrets it, but I don't want to regret it too, so I make sure to liberally moisturize my neck every night before I go to bed! lol
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@NailTech (6884)
• United States
28 Mar 12
It is probably due to when we get into our 40's the skin on our necks droop and wrinkle more than any other time, thus the term "Turkey Neck". It is a really good idea to start in your twenties, I agree!
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• United States
17 Apr 12
not really things that would be stuff i would have/should have known but things that are simple that im surprised i hadnt HEARD of before. one is putting baby powder in your hair if your hair is oily and you dont have time to wash it. but i rarely do that since i cannot STAND to have dirty hair and wouldnt go an extra day before washing it. two would be an aspirin facial. dissolving aspirin in water to make a paste then putting it on your face or any area that is irritated and red from acne etc. it takes the redness out for awhile so its less noticeable. i would have never thought of it but it works! three using witch hazel on your face. i have oily skin and it bugs me constantly (im just one of those people that are extra sensitive to oil so if my skin or hair is dirty it literally bugs me till i fix it) witch hazel is actually an ingredient in a lot of facial products and my brother would use it after shaving but i use it if i have oily skin during the day between my facial treatments i do morning/night. i put it on a cloth or something and apply it to my face and it makes me at least feel like it got the oil off and it stops the shiny look. use too much and it will make you too dry though. four is one that i guess i would have to say DUH if i was used to using those oil touch up pad things you can buy that are way expensive to blot your face without messing up your makeup. since im a cheapskate i never buy them but i was told to use those toilet seat protectors in public restrooms and blot your face. (obviously unused ones lol) and so i tried it and it does soak up the oil off your face. not as much as i would like but better than nothing.
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• United States
17 Apr 12
oh on the toilet seat protectors i have to add i have never tried it with make up on. i know the little ones you buy at the store that are way expensive are made to not mess up your make up but ive never tried the other with it so it may mess it up. and also witch hazel is cheap. a huge bottle for like at most $4 and since your using enough to wetten a little bit of a wash cloth it lasts a long time
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@NailTech (6884)
• United States
28 Mar 12
Some of them are to drink plenty of water and it will help with the wrinkles and keeping them away as well as avoid smoking and sun. The other things are using cucumber slices for tired and swollen eyelids. You can also use cold (as cold as you can stand it) water to rinse your hair with after shampooing or using conditioner, it will make your hair shiny and silkier. I have so many but these are three of the ones that stick out of my mind the most right now.
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
3 Apr 12
I would love to hear some more! My hair feels so coarse and tangly lately. I need a good haircut but just can't afford it right now. Got one to keep nails from breaking and splitting?
• United States
31 May 12
i am sure that this will seem simplistic compared to some of the other advice i have heard here, but the advice i used to ignore but know is important now is, get enough sleep. and water.
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
28 Mar 12
My grandfather (who didn't have a lot of hair) told me that I would feel more awake in the morning after brushing my hair - and he was right.
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@SinfulRose (3526)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Mar 12
I thought that such a thing is a common thing--I mean the combing your hair while showering. But anyways, if you mean the best beauty advice I'd ever have received from anyone? Hmm...I don't remember anymore where I got it but it's to love myself. If you do not love yourself, your self will not show that it's being loved and and being taken good care of. If you lose that love, you would wilt like a plant. I'm not very sure how powerful such an advice is into my life but I think it's good feeling being loved, I guess...
• India
16 Jul 12
When it comes to beauty advice, the best advice I could give would be to ask your mother, then your best friend. Then combine the two and you should have something that would be a perfect fit. Honestly, for any facial makeup, use it to ENHANCE, not cover up. That’s what makeup is for, to draw attention to your natural beauty.