Health 101: What Health Is

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Everyone talks about health, but they rarely value it until they lose it

  • It is a state of freedom from illness or injury, which is a broad spectrum
    • Physical injuries
    • Sickness, frailty and the consequences of aging
    • Mental illness
    • Psychological instability
    • Any state of unrest, pain or misery
  • It is the ability to do everything physically possible within the scope of what can be done
  • Without health, nothing else that can be attained really matters
  • However, most people don’t realize it takes dedicated work to keep or improve it

Maintaining or improving health requires many different skills

  • The ability to be self-aware of the body and mind within the context of the world
  • Happiness to maintain the positive mental chemical state that allows faster healing and better living
  • Productivity in exercise and play to build enough self-confidence to maintain health
  • Money management to finance recreation and diet that create a healthy lifestyle
  • This is all possible and simple to learn, but many people will pursue meaningless shortcuts

Hygiene is connected to health

  • Hygiene is not health
    • Most people think of health as being free from odors, germs and dirt
      • This is actually hygiene, which is important but definitely not as important as health
        • Great hygiene will likely lead to healthier living, at least to a point
        • Too much hygiene, however, can actually weaken the body’s immune system
  • In civilized society, hygiene is absolutely necessary to coexist
    • Washing
      • Scrub the body with soap and water
        • Soap works by chemically attaching itself to soil on the skin, and then getting washed away by water
        • Antibacterial soap isn’t any different than normal soap, and can often also damage the body’s microscopic ecosystem
        • Bar soap is cheaper, lasts longer, has a longer lingering scent and is more ecologically friendly than body wash
          • When your soap has worn down to a sliver, attach it to a new bar while wet to use all of it
        • You can make your own soap
          1. Mix 1 pack glycerin soap base in a pot and let it melt
          2. Add in 10 drops lemon oil and pieces of lemon, mix well, add sand if desired
          3. Pour into a mold and add sand if desired
          4. Push it in using toothpicks and allow it to dry overnight
        • Children need safer soap, and you can make some as a variation
          1. Mix 1 pack glycerin soap base in a pot and let it melt
          2. Add in 10 drops rose oil and 10 drops sandalwood oil and mix well
          3. Pour into a mold and have kids add decorations (seashells, clear sand, small toys, etc)
          4. Push it in using toothpicks and allow it to dry overnight
      • Wash hair with shampoo
        • This often dries out the hair if done routinely, and can also cause dandruff if done too often
          • Shampoo should be applied once every few days for the body’s oils to come back into the hair, but is usually done once a day
          • There are some easy cures for dandruff
            • Shower with cooler water
            • Add vodka to shampoo to moisturize the scalp and strengthen hair
            • Rub aloe vera onto the scalp
        • Make your own shampoo
          1. Pour 1 cup apple cider vinegar into a bottle and thoroughly mix 5 tbsp baking soda
          2. Add 10 drops coconut oil and 10 drops jasmine oil
          3. Add 1/2 cup distilled water and shake well
        • Pull on your hair in the shower, if it squeaks then you haven’t rinsed it all out
      • If you need to remove odors from your hands or other parts of the body
        • Peel an orange
        • Rub them hard with baking soda, then rinse
        • Rub vodka into them, especially for foot odor
        • Soak or wash in vinegar
        • Soak or wash in mouthwash 1-2 times a week
        • If you have been sprayed by a skunk, soak the affected areas in tomato juice
        • To remove garlic and onion scent, wash with vinegar
      • Wash your hands routinely
        • This should be done before and after you touch anything that could get or is filthy
          • The dirtiest things you touch are often not what you’re thinking
            • The sinks in bathrooms, not necessarily the toilets
            • The menus in restaurants
            • The exteriors of any automotives
          • Don’t obsessively clean your hands, however, or they will start cracking without applying lotion
        • You don’t need hot water, but it can be comforting to use it
          • If you’re trying to get a ring off your finger
            • Lather the finger with soap
            • Run it under extremely cold water
        • If you have something particularly heavy on your hands, use something heavier than soap
          • Permanent marker
            • Rub hand sanitizer onto the affected area
          • Food stains from fruit or other organic material
            • Wipe hands with vinegar soaked in a towel
            • Rub a raw potato over the stains and then rinse with water
          • Grease or oil from engines
            1. Apply hand lotion before working on an engine to cut back on grease
            2. Mix cooking oil and sugar in hands
              • Bath oil and salt can also be used, but it will irritate any cuts or scratches
            3. Scrub into hands
              • Focus more on knuckles, cuticles, nail beds and the creases in the palms of the hand
            4. Wash with warm water
              • Using cold water won’t get the oil out and hot water will remove the body’s natural oils
            5. Scrape any grease under fingernails with a nail stick
            6. Use a nail brush to scrub dish soap into uncleaned areas and rinse with warm water again
          • Tree sap
            • Rub nail polish remover into your hands
            • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
        • Dry your hands
          • Using a paper towel to dry your hands decreases your chances of picking up more diseases that prefer moisture
          • Drying with a hot-air hand dryer, however, nearly triples the bacterial count
    • Dental hygiene
      • Brush your teeth twice a day, and make sure you do it correctly
        1. Get the right kind of toothpaste
          • If you want to repair your teeth, only use products that contain Novamin
          • Make your own toothpaste for your teeth or dentures
            • Sprinkle baking soda onto your toothbrush
            • Use apple cider vinegar
            • Mix 6 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp stevia powder, 4 tsp vegetable glycerin or 2 tbsp coconut oil, 10-20 drops peppermint oil together and put in an airtight bowl
          • If it’s teeth whitening toothpaste, leave the toothpaste on teeth every time for a few minutes before rinsing
        2. Brush your teeth before eating
          • Brushing is supposed to remove plaque, not food
          • Food softens the enamel, which can hurt teeth if brushed right afterward
        3. Don’t wet the brush with water, since the water reduces the toothpaste’s benefits
        4. Squeeze from the back of the tube to use only what you need
          • Use hair pins to squeeze out toothpaste more easily
          • Put a binder clip at the end of the tube to get every last bit
        5. Use the toothbrush at an angle to get in between the gums and brush in a circular motion
        6. If you want to eat anything right afterward, rinse out mouth with warm water
        7. Store the toothbrush somewhere where it won’t incubate mold
          • Attach it to a clothespin
      • Contrary to the marketing, flossing and mouthwash have little bearing on dental health
        • Halitosis is a fake medical-sounding term for bad breath, but it has nothing to do with hygiene
          • Bad breath is relative, since the odors from food are naturally occurring
            • This is most clearly shown when visiting another country
        • Often, rinsing your mouth with hot water after eating is enough to remove most of the problem
          • If you need more effectiveness, gargle salt water
        • Make your own mouthwash if you want to purge a flavor or clean your mouth
          • Mix 2 tbsp Epsom salts into 1 cup warm water until dissolved
          • Mix 1/2 tsp baking soda into 4 oz warm water until dissolved
      • Watch what you eat
        • Watch your breath if you eat a strong food such as garlic or onions
        • Fiber-rich vegetables increase salivation, which washes away bacteria
          • Crunchy vegetables will scrub off the teeth
        • Calcium in dairy products helps re-mineralize teeth
        • Chewing gum helps produce saliva, which minimizes the effect of acids in the mouth
        • Don’t chew ice, it creates microscopic fractures in the teeth
        • Drinking soda coats the teeth in acid and sugars, which can damage the enamel
        • Excessive alcohol consumption will decrease saliva production and therefore increase dry mouth and tooth decay

Grooming is the next level of perceived hygiene, and is necessary to appear presentable

  • Grooming is necessary by society because it gives the appearance of health
    • The best way to appear well-groomed is to actually be healthy, which is a matter of diet and exercise
  • Never groom around others
    • This is especially true for trimming nails
  • Try to avoid having bad breath
    • Lick your wrist and smell it to know how your breath smells to others
    • If you have a gross taste in your mouth every morning, drink a glass of water before going to bed
    • Brush your tongue when brushing your teeth to get rid of most bad breath
      • If you don’t have access to a toothbrush, scrape it with a spoon or wipe it with a paper napkin
    • Use breath mints when with others for an extended time
      • Gargle salt water if you don’t have any mints
    • Drink water after drinking other beverages to purge most of the sugars
    • If you’ve eaten garlic or onions, eat parsley to remove the smell
    • If someone offers you a breath mint take it, since your breath probably smells
  • Keep fingernails trimmed and filed
    • Wet your fingernails and the trimmer before trimming to avoid nails launching across the room
  • Hide any body odor by applying deodorant
    • Apply it the night before to increase its effectiveness
    • Use baking soda powder directly onto the armpit
    • Apply lemon juice to the arms
    • Make your own deodorant
      1. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup corn/tapioca/potato starch in a bowl, making sure it’s clump-free
      2. Add 8-10 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp at a time, mixing each time, until the mixture is like dough
      3. Cut a 1-foot square piece of cling wrap, spoon mixture into it
      4. Put the whole mixture inside an empty toilet paper tube, then mold the excess to form a mound
      5. Wrap the excess cling wrap around the mound on top, then put in the freezer
      6. Take off the cling wrap cover and use like deodorant, push stick from bottom
  • Give the hair a cleaner and more even look by soaking hair conditioner into it for at least 20-30 mins
    • Make your own hair conditioner
      • Mix 1 tbsp raw honey with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
      • Mix 2 tbsp olive oil and 3 tbsp Epsom salts
      • Straight vodka can condition hair
  • You don’t need perfume or cologne, but only use enough to give a slight aroma to someone hugging you
    • Apply Vaseline before spraying to lengthen how long the scent stays on you
  • Men and women should stay clean-shaven, but men can often keep a maintained beard
    • To avoid small nicks and cuts
      • Keep the razor clean and as sharp as possible
        • Hold it in a binder clip
        • Store in a container with silica bags
      • Don’t dry-shave by not using a lubricant
        • Shave in the shower
        • Use shaving cream
        • Use olive oil
        • Use hair conditioner
        • Use soap lather
      • Shave with the grain
    • When growing a beard out, treat it as a second head of hair
  • Keep your skin looking good
    • Watch for dry or ashy skin
      • Try to not use store-bought skin moisturizers, since they sometimes dry out skin over time
        • Mix honey with eggs and some flour
        • Mix honey with olive oil
      • Vaseline works well when rubbed into skin, especially cracked elbows or heels
      • Moisten some baking soda and apply directly
      • Add vinegar to a bath to help with extremely dry skin
    • Try to hide or prevent acne
      • Don’t use acne products, they often cause more breakouts over time
      • There are ways to prevent acne from ever occurring
        • Drink plenty of water
        • Drink more oolong tea
        • Avoid touching your face with your hands
        • Keep your phone screen clean, along with anything else that gets near your face
        • Wash your face before going to bed
        • 2-3 weeks of washing your pillowcase daily or covering your pillow with a clean towel will clear up acne
          • Alternately, use a T-shirt as a pillowcase to make it easier to wash
        • Eating yogurt and fruit will decrease acne breaking out
        • Turning the shower to cold before you get out tightens the pores and decreases the chances of acne
        • Apply Elmer’s glue to your face, then wait for it to dry and peel it off
        • Mix honey with brown sugar and scrub onto the skin
      • Treat acne as you find it
        • Apply mouthwash to it
        • Apply vodka to it
        • Rub aloe vera into it
        • Apply an ice cube to the acne
          • For more effectiveness, follow it up with pressing a tissue against it wet with eye drops for 3 mins
        • Break open an Advil liquid gel capsule and apply the liquid from it
        • Dissolve aspirin in enough warm water to make a paste, then rub it into it
        • Apply raw honey to it and put a Band-Aid over, then let it sit it overnight
        • Apply toothpaste to it overnight
        • Mix olive oil and sugar and apply to the area
        • Make Epsom salts acne treatment
          • Combine 1 cup boiling water, 3 drops iodine and 1 tbsp Epsom salts
          • Let cool and store in an airtight glass container
          • Dab at blemishes with cotton swab or cotton ball
          • Let sit for up to 10 mins, then rinse well with warm water
      • If you must pop the acne and can’t because it’s too painful, put it under hot water for a few seconds
      • Wear red clothing to hide any acne that may have broken out
    • Try to reduce the appearance of bruises by removing its color
      • Hold a banana peel over it for 10-30 mins
      • Apply a cotton ball soaked in vinegar
    • Treat any scars
      • Men can sometimes get away with scars, but women don’t have that luxury
      • Regularly apply honey to bleach the scars
    • When going out into the sun, apply sunscreen
      • If you do get a sunburn
        • Take a hot shower to make the sunburn come off more easily
        • Take off the flakes with a lint roller
    • If you have any skin problems like eczema, rosacea or psoriasis then you can’t neglect it
      • Oily food tends to make psoriasis worse
      • Apply raw honey to the affected area and rinse off after 20 mins
    • Warts aren’t uncommon, but they are unsightly
      • Apply duct tape consistently to the wart to remove it
      • Dissolve an aspirin in water to make a paste and apply it, then tape over it with duct tape
      • Apply apple cider vinegar
  • Try whitening your teeth
    • Rub the inside of a banana peel inside your mouth for 2 minutes for the minerals to absorb into your enamel
    • Baking soda/strawberry mix
      1. Make a paste of 1/2 tsp baking soda and a mashed-up strawberry
      2. Spread onto teeth with a toothbrush or finger
      3. Let sit for 5 minutes, rinse out and brush with toothpaste
  • Clean any brushes or combs you use in a solution of water and baking soda

More advanced grooming is almost always female-only, and is necessary to feel beautiful

  • Most of these are based on culture, so pay attention to your peers
    • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so most women are quite attractive to many men even if they don’t think so
      • The beauty industry needs a constant state of dissatisfaction to market product, which is why it’s a constant message of “you’re not good-looking enough”
    • Many things are more attractive than it may seem
      • Most men have a preference in hair color, but the color always varies
      • Some societies prefer women to have all of their hair
      • Some cultures don’t use makeup at all, while others almost require it
      • A pale complexion is more favorable in a poorer country, while wealthier countries like tanned skin
        • Freckles are often seen as attractive, especially in pale skin
  • Many cosmetic products have little slivers on the tubes
    • Green means the product is all-natural
    • Red means it has some natural ingredients but also has some synthetic ones
    • Black means all-synthetic
  • Before applying makeup, make sure your body looks healthy by itself
    • Generally, the more of the body that is exposed the more grooming is necessary
    • There are many skin treatments, but try to use natural ones for a better long-term effect
      • Beeswax can mix with any oil to make a lotion-like formula
      • Coconut oil is a good moisturizer by itself
      • Tighten up the skin
        • Mix 10 drops each in a jar
          • Carrot seed oil
          • Geranium oil
          • Sandalwood oil
          • Rosemary oil
          • Coconut oil
          • Lemon oil
          • Apricot oil
        • Make a body scrub with 2 cups Epsom salts, 2 tbsp olive oil, juice from 1/2 of a medium-sized lemon and herbs of your choice
        • Make a body scrub with any olive oil, sugar and lemon drops or lemon oil
      • Take baths to soften your skin
        • Add 1/2 cup or more of baking soda
        • Add slices of ginger into it
        • Add essential oils into it
      • Pay special attention to your face’s skin
        • Honey is a good facial mask by itself
        • Mix 1 tsp of Epsom salt and a cup of coconut oil in a bowl
        • Mix 1 tsp honey with a mashed-up banana and a few drops of lemon juice, apply and let sit for 15 mins, wash with a cool washcloth
        • For acne scars
          • Mix 1 tsp nutmeg with 1 tbsp honey and apply to skin for 30 mins, then rinse and repeat daily
          • Apply a mixture of egg white and lemon juice, let dry and rinse off with warm water, repeat twice a week
          • Mix tomato and cucumber pulp and apply to the scars
          • Mix 4 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp plain yogurt, 4 tbsp honey and 1 egg white, let sit for 15 mins, then rinse with warm water
      • Apply body butter daily
        • Epsom salts mix
          1. Mix 2 tbsp boiling water with 1/2 cup Epsom salts and let cool
          2. Combine 1 tbsp candelilla wax, 3 tbsp shea butter and 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil in a jar
          3. Place the jar in a pan with water and place over medium heat until mixture melts
          4. Add in Epsom salt mixture slowly
          5. Place in fridge for 15 mins before blending again to get the right consistency
        • Oil mix
          • Add in 1 cup jojoba oil, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 6 tbsp vitamin E oil, 10 drops wheat germ oil and 25 drops musk oil
        • Shea butter mix
          • Mix 1 cup shea butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
            • Place in a double boiler if you want to make it even lighter
      • Keep your hands soft with hand cream
        1. In a double boiler melt 1 oz beeswax mixed with 3/4-1 cup water and 1/4 tsp borax
        2. Stir in olive oil, scented oils, aloe vera and vitamin E
        3. Put in clean jars and cover
      • If you can, keep your skin bronzed
        • Be aware that tanning salons are the same as constant sun exposure in their increased risks for skin cancer
        • Sparingly use spray tan, since too much will give a strange orange skin color
        • Eat more meat and dairy products to maintain your tan through the colder winter months
        • If you have freckles or moles
          • Rub apple cider vinegar into it daily
          • Apply lemon juice onto it daily
      • Sometimes a tattoo can look nice, depending on your body and culture
        • Hang a picture of a tattoo you want somewhere you’ll see every day for a year, if you still want it then it’s worth getting
        • Be aware that the tattoo will stretch over time, and modifying it is extremely expensive and painful
    • Keep your lips looking healthy
      • Look at the ingredients of lip balm carefully, since many lip balm companies use drying agents that require you to need their product more in the long-term
      • Mix 1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp brown sugar and a few drops of lemon juice, apply to lips and gently rub off after 5 mins
    • Keep your hair looking good
      • If you have no time to wash your hair, apply shampoo without water for a few mins and then brush it out
      • Untangle your hair routinely
        • use a boar’s hair brush or other thick brush
        • Apply liberal amounts of conditioners run through with your fingers
        • Run a squeegee through it to pick up any loose hair
      • Use a pre-shampoo rinse to remove any styling product residue before washing
        1. Combine 1 tsp Epsom salts, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 cup hot water, let dissolve and cool
          • Alternately, use pure vinegar
        2. Pour and gently massage mixture into slightly dampened scalp and let soak for 20 mins
        3. Rinse thoroughly and follow with regular shampoo routine
      • Squeeze a lemon or lime into your hair to stop it from frizzing in humid weather
      • Rub Vaseline on split ends in between haircuts
      • There are some tricks to speed up hair growth
        • Eat onions, garlic or salmon
        • Massage aloe vera into the scalp, let it sit for 1 hour, then rinse with warm water
      • Store extra hair pins in a Tic Tac container
      • Store hair ties on a key ring or a carabiner
      • When going to a hair stylist, take a photo of a style you want to ensure the stylist knows what they’re trying to achieve
    • Remove unwanted hair
      • Shave your legs and arms
        • Use hair conditioner to shave to also moisturize them
        • Apply raw honey to the shaved area and wash off after 10-15 mins to preemptively avoid razor burn
      • You don’t need to buy product or shave constantly to remove hair
        • Honey-sugar mix
          1. Mix 1 tbsp raw honey, 3 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice
          2. Boil until it turns brown, let it cool
          3. Apply to skin with a popsicle stick
          4. Put a piece of cotton over the area and rub until it feels warm from the mixture sticking to the hair
          5. Gently pull the cotton against the direction of hair growth
        • Mix 6 parts coffee grounds with 1 part baking soda and rub into the base of the hair every day for 1 week
        • Mix 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp ground oatmeal and a few drops of lemon juice, apply paste and rinse off after 15 mins, repeat 2-3 times a week for a month
    • Keep the nails looking healthy
      • Rub apple cider vinegar into the cuticles
      • Mix 1 tsp raw honey with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and apply to the nails, then rinse off after 10 mins
      • Keep your hands and feet clean with manicures and pedicures
        • If you work with your hands often, a manicure isn’t necessary
        • Pedicures are often a luxury, but necessary if you’re accentuating your legs
          • Make your own pedicure liquid
            • Mix 10 drops lavender oil, 2 drops flavored vodka, 2 cups lemon juice and 1/2 cup glycerin in a bottle
    • If you have dark circles under your eyes
      • Apply coffee grounds to the eyes for 10-15 mins
      • Apply 1 tsp raw honey for 20 mins then rinse off, repeat twice a week
        • For better results, mix 1 tsp raw honey and 1 tsp sweet almond oil for 10-15 mins then rinse off, repeat twice a week
    • If you have red, puffy or irritated eyes
      • Apply Preparation H, since it’s meant to constrict your blood vessels
      • Mix 3 tbsp Epsom salts with 3 tbsp hot water, cool until it’s a comfortable temperature
      • Soak a clean cloth in the solution and place over closed eyes for 2-3 mins, then rinse well with cold water
      • Apply an ice cube to the area
    • If you have unwanted redness in your face, apply a mix of egg yolk and lemon juice
    • Hickeys can be embarrassing (when someone kisses you hard enough to leave a skin mark, usually on the neck)
      • Apply a cold spoon or ice cube to the affected area
      • Scrape the area with a coin
      • Brush the area with a toothbrush
  • Get a foundation that accurately matches your skin tone, accounting for tanning as well
    • It should be 2 shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight
  • Contour with a low or non-shimmer bronzer
    • Much of it is trial and error, but the more you put the more definition and attention it draws
  • Use the right kind of blush for your skin
    • Normal skin can use powder, cream or liquid, but only use powder for oily skin and cream or liquid for dry or older skin
    • Use the right color for your skin tone
      • Mix Vaseline with lipstick to make a creme blush
    • Apply powder with a large soft brush, but use fingers or a wedge sponge for cream or liquid
    • Put the blush on the area that is most full when you smile, blend up and back towards the hairline
  • Prepare hair thoroughly and don’t forget to miss any spots
    • Styling doesn’t have to be complicated, and life will make it hard to do anything elaborate
      • Curl hair easily
        • Twist up hair into ropes, then use the flat iron to curl it
      • Straighten hair easily
        • Mix 1 cup of water with 2 tbsp brown sugar, spray onto damp hair and air dry
      • Grab locks of hair and twist them, then secure them with hair pins
      • Make a high bun
        • Keep your hair dirty to make it easier to make a bun
        • Bend over and grab all of your hair at the crown
        • wrap a hair elastic around the base after you’ve wrapped it
      • Pull the hair through a hair tie for a ponytail
        • Use a vacuum hose to speed up the task
    • Color your hair carefully
      • Generally, the more you color your hair the more frayed and frazzled it will look
      • If your hair has been bleached from chlorine in a pool
        1. Dissolve 6-8 aspirin pills in warm water
        2. Coat hair with solution, let sit for 10-15 mins, then rinse
      • Bleach the hair by mixing 1 tbsp honey with 6 tbsp distilled water and letting sit for 1 hour every week
        • Add 1 tsp cinnamon powder for more dramatic results
  • Pay extra attention to your eyes
    • Pluck and shape eyebrows to make your face look like an oval
      • Longer faces need a flat shape to break up the visual aesthetic of the face
      • Rounder faces need a high arch with a strong curve
      • Square faces use a curved shape and then add more angle to create balance
      • Pointed chins start with a high arch and curved brow, then add more volume
      • Alternately, remove the eyebrows and apply eye liner
    • Apply eye shadow and eye liner
      • Pay attention to where your eyes are
        • Closely set eyes should put shadow on the outside to spread them out
        • Down turned eyes should have shadow above it on the outside to lift them
        • Deep set eyes should be blended from lighter on the inside to darker on the outside
        • Protruding eyes should have a medium shadow on the upper and lower lids
        • Hooded eyes need lightly applied matte colors
      • Old eye shadow mixed with clear polish can be reused as matte polish
    • Keep your eyelashes looking long and healthy
      • Use an eyelash curler to increase how long and full your eyelashes look
      • Apply mascara to further enhance your eyelashes
        • When mascara starts getting dry add 4-5 drops of saline and mix it, this can be repeated 2-3 times
        • Use Vaseline as an eyelash conditioner
  • Give your lips extra attention
    • Use lip gloss if you want to accentuate the rest of your face
      • Vaseline is a good lip gloss substitute
    • Apply lipstick to draw more attention to your lips
      1. Rub Vaseline on teeth if you’re concerned about lipstick stains
      2. Apply to the top lip in the center
      3. Apply to the bottom lip in the center
      4. Fill in the top lip from the outside inward
      5. Fill in the bottom lip from the outside inward
  • Remove makeup every night to avoid acne breakouts
    • Vaseline can remove eye makeup
    • Vodka tightens the pores as well as removing makeup, which decreases chances for acne
    • Rubbing alcohol often dries out the skin, so use skin treatments
  • Paint nails the right way
    1. Start with clean and oil-free nails
      • Put the nail polish in the fridge for 15 mins before applying to make it paint more easily
      • Set Elmer’s glue around the nail to prevent painting the cuticles
    2. Apply a base coat to prepare them
    3. Place one drop of nail polish in the center of the nail
    4. Push the polish toward the cuticle
    5. Brush upwards to the top of the nail
    6. Swipe from the base along the nail curve on each side, brushing up until the sides are covered
    7. Apply a top coat to prevent chipping
      • Dry them instantly by putting them in ice water
      • If you place them in cold water for 3 minutes, the polish will dry completely and will wash away any that was on the skin
    8. Keep it well-maintained or use nail polish remover when it starts fading
    9. Try painting the nails with creative styles as it becomes easier
      1. Break a glow stick and add it to clear fluid for late-night party nails
  • Store all the makeup you have in a glasses or sunglasses case
  • Wash any makeup brushes in the dishwasher
  • When putting on jewelry, make sure it accentuates your natural features
    • Untangle your jewelry with baby powder
    • Draw more attention to the face
      • Wear earrings
        • Don’t wear hoop earrings if you have a round face, since it softens features
      • Wear a necklace
        • Usually the necklace has a story behind it
    • Draw more attention to your hands
      • Wear rings
        • Avoid wearing too many rings or it will look excessive
      • Wear bangles
    • Draw more attention to your legs and feet
      • Wear bangles
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