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DIY Makeover Guide

DIY Makeover Guide

In this article weíll look at how to refresh your look from head to toe.

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Put your best foot forward with our top tips for a stunning home makeover. Read on below for a sample routine to freshen up your look from head to toe.

Hair dye

Changing up your hair colour is a quick and easy way to freshen up your look! Whether you simply want to add more dimension to your natural colour, or make a big change, hair dye can work wonders to boost your confidence.

You can also choose to make a long term or a short term commitment to your new colour with permanent, semi-permanent, or temporary hair dye.

Face mask

Take 5-10 minutes fully for yourself with a face mask. Pick an active ingredient that targets your skin concern.

Clay and mud masks are ideal for oily or acne prone skin as they draw out impurities and kill bacteria. Clay masks will close your pores to prevent further penetration from impurities, but this may leave your skin feeling tight. Clay masks usually use Kaolin, white or pink clay.

Peel off masks are like a big blackhead strip for your face. Peel off masks come in formulas to target just about any skin issue you can imagine, but generally they will stimulate circulation and leave your skin looking more toned. They typically come as a gel that dries down to a film like consistency. Once the mask has completely dried, you can grab a corner and peel it off!

Cream masks are ultra-rich formulas specially designed for hydrating dry, mature or irritated skin. Either leave on for a few minutes or overnight and your skin will be left feeling soft and supple.

Gel masks are like cream masks, but much more lightweight. The range of issues they can target is anything from anti-aging to acne. Oily skin types that find cream masks too heavy will enjoy the lightweight feel of gel. However, gel formulas usually need to be rinsed off, whereas cream masks can be massaged into the skin.

Sheet masks are fantastic for fighting dull, dry or aging skin. They can also help reduce acne. These skin heroes are popular in Koran skincare and have proven to be equally popular in the West. Sheet masks are soaked in a serum with a gel like consistency and they deliver a lot of hydration deep into your skin. Sheet masks are ideal when travelling, especially if youíve skipped a few days of your usual routine.

Body scrub

If your skin feels dry or looks dull, a good exfoliation might be in order. Exfoliation is ideal to unclog pores, fade age spots, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and improve absorption of other skincare.

A scrub uses tiny particles to help gently lift away dead skin cells and impurities. They provide immediate results and tend to cause less irritation than a chemical peel. Some facial scrubs use walnut as the natural exfoliant, but walnut causes micro-cuts and tears to your skin, which causes irritation, inflammation and even infection.

Home waxing

If you choose to ditch the fuzz, there are 3 main types of waxing kits: wax strips, wax kits, and roll-on wax.

Wax Strips are ready to use strips with the wax already applied. All you need to do is warm them up in your hands and theyíre ready to go. They come in different sizes and some are even specifically designed for sensitive skin.

Wax Pots are separate wax and strips. The wax may need to be heated, but some can be used cold. This wax is then applied directly to the skin with a spatula and then removed with a strip, like at a salon. It is a messier option but allows you to have more control over where the wax is going and how thick itís being applied. As well as this, wax kits are more effective when waxing short or coarse hair.

Roll-on Wax is halfway between wax strips and wax pots. The wax needs to be heated and it can then be spread over the hair you want to remove. Roll on wax can be tricky to apply in smaller areas.

All these methods help to remove unwanted hair and leave the skin silky smooth and stubble free.

Bikini hair removal

Big plans? Whether you're looking to just trim the verges or go full Hollywood, Woowoo Tame It! Hair Removal Cream will leave you as smooth as a dolphin's nose. This vegan formula is enriched with soothing Aloe Vera and softening Jojoba Oil so it is suitable for use on even the most delicate skin. This includes your bikini line, undercarriage, legs, and bum. Hair removal cream is a quick, easy, and pain-free alternative to waxing that provides silky smooth results in the privacy of your own home.

Body lotion

Further support silky smooth skin by slathering on a layer of luxurious lotion after using your body scrub.

Body lotions helps to replenish moisture levels. Bathing in hot water and removing body hair can deplete skinís natural oils, but a body lotion helps to keep skin soft and balanced.

Body lotion also supports the skinís barrier, the front line of defence against microbial invasion. This barrier can be weakened by aggressive cleansers and scrubs.