5 Beauty Tips

Tall Girl's Fashion // Five beauty tips

I’m a big believer in sharing the love, so today I’m sharing with you some useful beauty tips I’ve come across lately. I hope you find them useful!

  1. Wait at least 30 minutes after you have applied your facial serum before you apply your moisturiser. This ensures that the serum is properly absorbed and does its thing before the skin gets busy with the moisturiser
  2. If you suffer from an itchy scalp or just don’t feel your hair gets clean, apply shampoo and let it sit in your hair for a few minutes before you rinse it out. This trick has done wonders for my itchy scalp. Thanks, Pernille at Olimb & Co!
  3. Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly reduces the amount of hair they are shedding and prolongs their life. Use Mac’s brush cleanser as a quick solution and your hair shampoo for a monthly proper clean. Dry the brushes flat with their handles slightly elevated to prevent the water from running into the handle and dissolving the glue
  4. The larger the grains in your scrub, the harder it works and the less frequently it should be used. If you have sensitive skin on your face or body, go for scrubs with subtle grains like Dermalogica’s Microfoliant for face and Avene Gentle Body Scrub for body
  5. Rather than buying expensive body scrubs, invest in a pair of synthetic scrub mittens. Once in a while I treat myself to a fancy scrub, but most of the time I’ll use Body Shop’s “bath gloves” to scrub my body in the shower. They are excellent at getting rid of those annoying bumps on your upper arms as well as dry skin on your legs. I use mine two to three times before I wash them (in a laundry bag) in the machine on cold. Since the mittens don’t way much, they are also great to bring on holiday with you to ensure that your tan gets as deep as possible!

Do you have any great tips of your own that you want to share with us? I’d love to know!

PS // If you want more beauty tips, check out my three favourite moisturising lipsticks as well as my list of must-have beauty products from French pharmacies (my favourite store is City Pharma, Paris).

  • Good tips all! Thanks for sharing. My recent top two would be:

    If you use a day moisturizer and you’re going to put makeup on right away, use a blow dryer on your face (low temperature of course) to ‘set’ it. This also works for the makeup itself if you want it to appear more matt quickly (I don’t always wear makeup base, I often do just powder).

    I adore Nivea’s new shower body lotion. It is such a time saver to put on lotion in the shower and rinse. No more having to do it afterward, no more greasy after feel, you can get dressed right away. I was dubious when I first tried them, but I’m now convinced. The price is super reasonable, too.

    • I love the tip with the hair dryer! I’ve never thought of using it on my face, though I’ll use it to dry nail polish, especially on my toes, and to dry my back if I’m really sweaty after the shower (not that that happens much here in Oslo, ha!).

      I’ve used the navy Nivea body lotion for years, but I just can’t get into the shower lotion/soap mix — it just seems that most of the product is flushed down the drain. I’m glad that you love it, though, and you’ve got one less grooming step to deal with during the day, lucky you! 😉 As always, thanks for stopping by, Shani! xoxo Anett