9 Beauty Tips You May Not Know

Hello friends. πŸ™‚

Today I thought it would be fun to share some beauty tips with y’all!

Disclaimer: Now I am no expert on beauty and I am not promising these tips will necessarily work for you or whatever. I just want to share some things I’ve learned throughout my life from books, people, research, etc.

Enjoy!


#1. Get yourself a seam ripper to add to your beauty collection

Say what? Ok, let me explain. I first heard about this tip while reading this book. Basically, when removing those little plastic hair bands, simply use the seam ripper to cut the band instead of yanking it out! This prevents unnecessary breakage. πŸ™‚ Now I’ll be completely honest, I think I’ve only tried this once, if that, mainly because I’m lazy, and I normally don’t use little plastic hair bands. But if you do use them regularly, I highly suggest giving this method a try.

#2. Use coconut oil as a makeup remover

Wanna be more natural with removing your makeup? I’ve heard that coconut oil works w.o.n.d.e.r.s as a natural makeup remover! I’ve never tried it because I own a Norwex face cloth, which typically does a good job taking makeup off, but if you hop over to Savannah’s makeup bag post, it looks like she uses and loves this method! Give it a try if you need a makeup remover and/or want a more natural method.

#3. If you deal with a lot of hair breakage, check your hairbands. Also, pay attention to when you brush your hair.

Being cautious of how you remove your hair bands and what type you use is important. If you find you have lots (and I mean LOTS) of hair wrapped around your hair band when you pull it out, first try to take the band out more gently, and second reconsider your chosen hair band. Switching to a scrunchie (or something else that is gentle) may be very helpful. Also, it’s better to brush your hair when it is dry. Your hair is at its weakest point when wet and can break more easily. So, it’s best to brush before your shower, after your shower when your hair is damp so long as you are using a good detangler product, or wait until your hair is dry.

#4. If you have a rip in your tights, use nail polish

So, this isn’t necessarily a “beauty” tip, but I think it’s good for girls to know. (Tights drive me crazy, hence why I normally don’t wear them if I can avoid them at all costs lol!) If you wear tights, you probably know the pain of finally getting them on and suddenly…RIP…your tights have a snag. It’s honestly such a horrible feeling. Anyways, don’t fret. Simply apply clear nail polish (or as unnoticeable a nail polish as you own) to the top of the snag and the ending of the snag. This will keep the snag from continuing and getting worse.

#5. Even if you have oily skin, use moisturizer

Now please don’t freak out. Let me explain. I have combination skin so for the longest time, I thought that since my skin was often shiny and would get pimples, moisturizer was a big no no. Thus when I first learned that actually oily skin needs moisturizer too and could be producing more oils to make up for no moisturizer, I was very surprised. That being said, us with combination or oily skin can’t use any moisturizer. Avoid the super heavy, rich ones and opt for lightweight ones. This will give you the moisture without as much heaviness and potential clogging of pores. Now, I have yet to find the perfect moisturizer that just feels right for my skin because I still randomly break out, typically on my T-zone (forehead, nose, chin). (If you have any recommendations, I’m all ears. πŸ™‚ ) So before you start slathering on moisturizer, I recommend getting to know your skin and maybe altering every other night (or morning) when you apply moisturizer and when you choose not to, until you know how your skin reacts. (I normally put moisturizer on my cheeks, but not always on my T-zone. It just depends how my skin is feeling and looking.) Just see what works for you. πŸ™‚

#6. If you have an oily scalp, just condition mid length to ends (forget the scalp)

When I heard this tip from a friend, it was revolutionary. Seriously. If your scalp is prone to getting oily really quickly, try this tip!

#7. Wash your face when you wake up and when you go to sleep

I think this tip generally goes without saying, but I wanted to include it. πŸ™‚ I have been using my Norwex face cloth for a long time to cleanse my skin morning and night, but I also just got a cleanser for Christmas. Whatever you do, even if it’s just splashing water on your face, please cleanse your face when you go to bed (especially!) and when you wake up (it’s nice and refreshing!). This step is even more important if you are wearing makeup. Don’t go to bed with makeup, even if its tempting. Your skin needs time to repair and rejuvenate and not be clogged by makeup. Just don’t do it.

#8. Use an ice cube wrapped in a Kleenex to help calm pimples and make them shrink

Okay, so this one is really random lol. I heard about this online somewhere, but basically the ice is supposed to reduce the inflammation of the pimple. I’ve tried this a couple times, and sometimes it works miracles (pimple is smaller and less red!) and other times I don’t see a difference. I would however still recommend you trying it; just be careful not to hold the ice cube on your skin for too long! Just a couple seconds, then lift and give it a break, and then apply again. You don’t want to hurt your skin!

#9. Drink water

But of course, you already knew this, right? πŸ˜‰ This is one of the best tips for both health and beauty. Something that has drastically increased my water intake is this water bottle. I have the rose gold 32 oz bottle, and it is amazing! I fill it up and keep it where I work so that I can always have a drink and can be reminded to drink. It’s honestly one of my most used things ever. Try to make it a goal to drink more and have water more readily accessible to you (in sight helps!). I cannot recommend this enough.


I hope this post was enjoyable and helpful! Let me know what your favorite tip was and/or if there was something you had never heard before. I’d love to know. πŸ™‚

~Caroline K. ❀

*all pictures were found on Google images

26 thoughts on “9 Beauty Tips You May Not Know

  1. Hadassah S. says:

    I love these!! Coconut oil does work wonders and makes my skin look super healthy and natural. πŸ™‚ And I am a HUGE fan of scrunchies as they’re superrr gentle on my curly hair.
    Ooh, I need to find a moisturizer now! πŸ™‚

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  2. senait says:

    Caroline, these are great! I love natural alternatives to beauty products! Thanks so much for sharing!

    p.s. tights also drive me crazy πŸ˜‰ thanks for the tip!

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    • Caroline K. says:

      Thanks so much, Senait! I love natural alternatives as well. πŸ˜‰ Haha! It seems we share the same dislike of tights then lol. πŸ˜‚

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  3. Hannah Haines says:

    Great tips Caroline!
    I also use coconut oil, so I second that that’s a good idea! Also, my skin breaks out when my skin is dry because it produces too much oil to compensate for the dryness, so I can second your moisturizing tip from experience too!
    Never heard of the ice cube trick, but it makes sense!
    I also loved the hair tip about keeping oily scalp away, and I had no idea that hair breaks easier when wet.
    Cool stuff!

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    • Caroline K. says:

      Aww thank you, Hannah! I’m glad you enjoyed the tips. Figuring out skin can be so hard and annoying, especially the whole when to moisturize thing lol! ❀

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  4. SCompere says:

    These are really cool! The hair washing one is very true, I’ve been doing it for a few months and my hair doesn’t look so greasy by night time. The coconut oil one works good for some people, but for my acne skin it actually made it worse because coconut oil clogs pores easily. Maybe washing your face afterward might keep that from happening, I don’t know. I think it might just depend on the person. 😊

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    • Grace Layne says:

      I have also found that you can make your hair adjust to produce less oil by taking some time and washing it less frequently, over the last couple of years I have actually been able to stretch the time out so that now I can go a week without having to wash. I used to wash it pretty much every day.

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      • Caroline K. says:

        Oh yes, Grace! Washing my hair less frequently has definitely helped me, but I can still only go about 3 days without it getting too greasy looking. πŸ˜‰ That’s so amazing that you can go a week!

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  5. Magaidh Bryan says:

    These are really great tips Caroline!! Some I knew and some I didn’t. I have the same skin type as you though, and I have found the best moisturizer to use EVER, and I definitely recommend trying it! It’s the Florence by Mills Dreamy Dew moisturizer. ☺️✨

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  6. Kumquat Absurdium says:

    I didn’t know the one about the seam ripper, that’s clever! I rarely use those little elastics because they’re harsh on my hair. Another tip related to the coconut out is that if you have bad skin, you should try African black soap. It’s really gentle and leaves your skin feeling so soft. I’ve found it can help with breakouts. It’s probably the coconut oil in it.

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