Whether you want to save money, time or both, learning to do your own brows, nails and skincare are great skills for any woman.
Good skincare is essential for good makeup application, so it’s important you learn how to care for your skin type without pricey professional facials. Brows are essential to your face framing, so keeping them beautifully shaped and manicured can give you a polished look without even wearing makeup. And of course a good manicure and pedicure are always a good feminine touch.
So how can you get spa-like service at home? It’s easier than you might think! With some practice and patience, you’ll be handling everything at home in no time.
When it comes to eyebrows, you have several options on keeping them in shape. Tweezing is the go-to method for most women. It’s easy, precise and can be quick if you keep up regular maintenance. Investing in a good pair of tweezers won’t break the bank! When determining how to shape your eyebrow, remember not to pluck too far in — the start of your brow should line up with the inside corner of your eye and the arch should be in the middle.
If you hate the thought of regular plucking, you can also try an at-home waxing kit. You can use one of these less frequently as it quickly removes a large amount of hair rather than individual hairs one at a time. One you have the perfect shape, don’t forget to use brow gel to hold your brows in place.
A good manicure can go a long way! Look for non-toxic paint options, like this vegan polish free of 10 harmful chemicals. According to Good Housekeeping, “chemicals in common nail lacquer formulas could potentially enter the body through your nail beds.” While it’s important for individuals of all ages to use safe nail polish, it’s especially important for kids who put their fingers in their mouths.
Once you’ve chosen great polish, trim and file your nails as needed before applying. Using a base coat and top coat will help your manicure’s longevity, so take the extra time to apply both of those for a long-lasting mani or pedi.
Basic skincare is something we all do: washing, moisturizing and using SPFs are three key steps that should be part of everyone’s routine. However, when you want to take it up a notch, a facial is always a nice treat. But a trip to the spa for a professional facial can cost you a pretty penny. That’s why an at-home option is a great solution.
All of these skincare products can be used for a great at-home facial session. Start by exfoliating with a charcoal scrub and follow your scrub with a clay mask. After rinsing off your mask, this Hyaluronic B3 moisturizer and natural eye cream can finish off your at-home spa session.