Monday Beauty Tip #31: The Best Of

I’ve posted 30 Monday Beauty Tips on my blog now so I thought now was a good time to do a ‘best of’ post where I share my favorite beauty tips with you. Here are my top 5..

Monday Beauty Tip #1: Don’t neclect the neck
Our necks have the same delicate skin as our faces, so I suggest that anything you do to your face, you do to your neck as well. So remember, your daily beauty regime doesn’t sop at your chin. It should carry on all the way down to your collarbone. Your neck needs to be cleansed, moisturized and protected form the sun just as much as you face. You’ll regret it if you don’t.

Monday Beauty Tip #9: White Nails
Frequent use of dark nail polish are one of the main factors causing yellow nails. Don’t hide your nails by applying more polish, fix the problem by making a simple, homemade moisturizing whitening bath for your nails. Get a bowl with plenty of lemon juice that cover your nails.  Dip your nails in the bowl, and keep them there for about two minutes.

Monday Beauty Tip #28: Cut Open Tube Before Throwing Away
It can be both sad and expensive to run out of a product you love, so today’s tip is to cut open those tubes of creams, shampoos, conditioners and get out every last drop. I usually cut a near-empty tube of product in half and then use a makeup brush to transfer what’s left into a small, clean, jar with a lid to buy myself few more days.

Monday Beauty Tip #2: Clean Your Cell Phone
Remember to clean your cell phone often, as holding your cell phone close to your face can be causing bacteria to spread and giving you breakouts on your cheeks. The simplest way to prevent oil and bacteria from spreading from your cell phone to your skin is to clean it regularly – best case once a day. Not only will this keep bacteria or germs from sticking to your screen, but it will also prevent the build-up of oil.

Monday beauty Tip #16: Change Your Pillowcase Often
Changing your pillowcase more often can help you prevent unnecessary breakouts. Your pillowcase collects all kinds of dirt that can clog your pores over time, it can be everything from conditioner residue left on your hair or facial creams, to sweat and drool. That’s why dermatologists recommend you to change your pillowcase at least once a week, or more if you’re acne-prone. For those with oily skin and hair, or for those who experience night sweats, it is recommended to change sheets two to three times a week.

Feel free to leave your best beauty tip in the comments below! :)

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Sophia

    Lovely tips! I always include my neck in my skincare routine, esp as I blend my make up down so it needs it just as much as my face! I will have to try the lemon-juice manicure-esque tip! Before starting my blog, I never thought to cut tubes open to get product out towards the end. Then I saw others were doing it and I realised what a great idea it was! I also do it now if there’s product I can’t get out, and it’s all the more satisfying because you know you’ve really finished the whole thing! Great tips! xo

    1. Author

      Thank you Sophia! So many forget their neck, and it’s so important to take care of it too! :) Cutting tubes is genius and something my mom thought me to do! :) Xx

  2. Lau

    Tips #1 and #9 are fabulous. I’ve recently been made aware that the neck needs to be taken care of just as the face, so I’ve been trying to make room for it into my daily routine.
    About the nails, I’ve never heard of lemon, I used baking soda but now I want to try this ^^ Though, it’s not lemon season right now so prices have sky-rocketed LOL
    Thanks a lot Hanne, great tips. xo

    1. Author

      Thank you sweetie! They are two of my favorites as well, especially #1, it’s so important! Baking soda works well to, or a mix of lemon juice and baking soda! :) Xx

  3. Rachel

    Thanks for the tip about the neck – I really had not thought about it like that before! Tonight I will be using face wash and my moisturiser there too.

    As for the cutting up tubes thing, my mother has been doing it for years, and with some of my bottles I am totally shocked how much product is left behind and I would have otherwise thrown away because it was left in the tube. Now it really annoys me when some products, like Benefit’s b.right Refined Finish Facial Polish have tubes too thick to cut, when I just know there is a lot of expensive product left in there!

    My beauty tip? What I do with old tights and stockings. I cut them in thick strips and gather them up. They make great headbands to keep your hair off your face when you’re washing at night, and they also make great hair ties for wet hair which don’t leave kinks in your hair if you leave it to dry tied up like that. Also, it means I save money on hair ties!

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