If you are comfortable caring for your hair and skin the same old way, year after year, you need not necessarily be doing it right. It just might be time for a new approach in 2022.
Beauty experts say one must go with the time and try out new routines, new remedies, that suit you best. Facepacks, mud masks were a rarity a few decades ago, today they are an inevitable part of beauty regimes. Moisturising products and techniques were quite different in the 80s and 90s, but there are a plethora of options these days to suit different skin types and age groups.
Consider a few tips that will make you feel refreshed and radiant in 2022, recommended by Stephi LaReine (www.stephielareine.com), a young fashion and lifestyle blogger from North England, who gives a thumbs up for those who’d dare to be different.
Keep stress under check
Managing stress may not seem like a top beauty tip, but it is one of the best things you can do to improve your appearance and a lot of other parts of your life. Stress can lead to serious consequences that affect beauty, like binge eating junk food. This can result in skin irritation or excess oil production which can easily leave you feeling more self-conscious and stressed.
Poor sleep can leave behind telltale signs ranging from excess dryness to dark circles under your eyes, while irritability is also a key product of excess stress. The solution lies in taking up remedies, like mindful meditation, to tackle unavoidable stress.
Have realistic beauty standards
Take a moment to think about your idea of beauty. The chances that it is unrealistic are pretty good. After all, filters and selective photo sharing on the internet and social media show us only what others want to see. You may be wondering what you can do about that. A good place to start is to look at the people in your life that you think of as beautiful. Really think about what makes you feel that way. Those are the qualities you want to strive for in your 2022 beauty routine.
Keep your skin hydrated
Dry skin can become a real problem, especially as you age. That’s why any skincare routine should include plenty of hydration. There is a wide selection of products available to help boost moisture, so you should be able to find one no matter what skin type you have. In general, lotions tend to be lighter and are great for normal or oily skin, while creams are a bit heavier and are good for those with serious dryness concerns.
Know your face shape
With very few exceptions, each face is as unique as the individual behind it. However, there are seven main categories of face shapes – round, long, oval square, triangle, heart, diamond. Knowing which one you have will make choosing beauty products and hairstyles much easier. Keep in mind that faces change over the course of your life. Thinning skin, loss of elasticity, and changes in weight can all impact this. So, even if you have always been told you have a ’round face’, it’s a good idea to definitively determine what shape you are working with.
Use products that work better
There is no reason to settle for beauty products that only do one thing. Instead, look for things like tinted moisturisers that can serve to even out your complexion and boost hydration. Products that can be applied to cheeks, eyelids and lips can also help stretch your creativity and save a few bucks. And always remember to use proper hygiene practices when applying makeup.
With these beauty tips for 2022, it’s good to reset your beauty routine, start with realistic expectations, leave your stress at the door, and use proper hydration and functional products that make the most of your face shape for a beautiful 2022.