We often say that beauty isn’t absolute, but merely subjective. Keep in mind there is always much you can change to improve your appearance. This piece has a number of helpful hints, so keep reading for methods you can use to be even more attractive.

A great tip when it comes to beauty is to not overdue the makeup. Often times novices have a tendency to put on too much make up and as such make themselves look worse. Use makeup sparingly, and you’ll find you will be turning guys heads everywhere you go.

Having your hair air dry is very helpful when trying to prevent heat damage. Blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons wreck havoc with the natural moisturizers in your hair and drys out the scalp. If you have to dry it, try to use the dryer on the lowest heat setting. If you apply this tip, your hair will remain soft and silky as you age.

If you want to add a pinch of color to your face midday, consider stocking up on a stick of cream blush or a gel-based cheek blusher. Apply a small amount to the apples of your cheek, then blending in circular motions. This keeps your face looking fresh in a natural and easily applied in a manner that is especially flattering.

You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.

Use a “hot spray” prior to running the hair dryer. Hair treatments that protect hair from the repeated application of heat during the blow drying process can be found at most general merchandise stores that carry hair care products. It seals in moisturizer and smells wonderful.

Use a gel or creme blush instead of powder. This type of blush gives your skin a glowing and healthy look. Gel and creme blushes are more transparent and blend more evenly than regular powder blush. You should rub this blush on your cheeks and blend upwards for a flawless finish.

Use a misting spray to set makeup. After you are finished fully making up your face, lightly mist yourself with a sprayer. This will set your makeup, keeping it in place longer before requiring you to touch it up. This is perfect for long nights out or events such as weddings.

Renew nail polish with nail polish remover. If your favorite bottle of nail polish is getting a little thick, pour a few drops of nail polish remover into the bottle and shake. It will loosen the polish and thin it out, allowing you to get a few more coats out of it.

While there are fads and trends in cosmetics that are influenced by subjective considerations of beauty, certain looks remain timeless. Now that you know a bit about the basics, you need to start making use of that knowledge.