Thursday, 25 February 2016

6 Amazing Beauty Tips My Mum Taught Me

Amazing Beauty Tips My Mum Taught Me
Growing up I never used to really take on board what my mam or any other family member would advise me to do with regards to health and beauty. I would do it subconsciously but not really think about the benefits these tips would have in the long run. I suppose I owe my family a thank you for that one! Today I wanted to share with you some of the beauty tips I was taught growing up that have benefited me.

"Don't Eat Before Bed" - I think the golden health and beauty advice I was giving growing up was to never eat past 6/7 o'clock. My mam never did tell me why not but as I got older I started to realise why and the benefits it has and doesn't. For starters it can increase your chances in gaining weight as your body is sleeping on that pizza you had an hour ago, it can be damaging to your skin (breakouts) or worse keep you up at night with insomnia. So the next morning you could end up looking rough.

"Don't Pick Your Skin" - Kinda grouse but all kids get curious right? If I was ever touching my teenage spots my mam would tell me to stop otherwise they will scar. Oh my how right she was. I did suffer with a couple of spot scars that have healed, but thankfully I listened to her otherwise my skin could of been a lot worse! Don't give in to temptation it is worth it in the long run.

"Don't Wash Your Hair Everyday" - I used to get paranoid about having greasy hair so if I washed it two or three days in a row my mam would pick up on it and tell me I am not letting my hair breathe. It is so important not to wash your hair daily as you are stripping your hair from the natural oils, allowing color to fade quicker and damaging your hair!

"Wear Sun Tan Lotion" - I used to rebel against this a lot, I thought if I didn't apply lotion I would automatically go red which would turn brown. Stupid I know. I always put SPF lotion on now if it's sunny because I now know how important it is as you can damage your skin as well as increase the chance in skin cancer. It isn't 'cool' to rebel against applying SPF lotion.

"Change Your Bedding" - Growing up I used to hate changing my bedding, whereas now I love it! I didn't change my bedding as often as I should have growing up and I can see why it is important to do so. You sleep on pillows that will gradually start to build up of bacteria from your hair or skin, grouse right? So it is important to change your bedding frequently. I do it at least once a week and I've noticed I get a better nights sleep too.

"Your Makeup Looks Too Dark" - Alright we've all been there as a teenager, starting to get into makeup and unsure what shade to go for. I bought a foundation that was too dark for my skin but, before I ever left the house my mam would tell me if my face looked decent or not. This was to probably save embarrassment outside and to acknowledge makeup a lot more. It has definitely saved me in the long run!


What beauty tips did your mam/family teach you??
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  1. Having suffered with spot-prone skin as a teenager too, my Mum had pretty good skincare advice for me growing up. Although now it seems the tables have turned and it's me recommending products for her!

    Catherine | Hey, Mama

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    1. Oh goodness really? I know what you mean, I find myself constantly lending products to my mam and giving her advice.


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  2. These are amazing tips! My mum taught me the same about washing my hair and changing my bedding. I do get worried about not washing my hair as much because it's short it gets oily quick thats why dry shampoo is now my best friend in the world! Really helpful post as always!
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    1. Glad you liked them Stacey! Did you know you can apply dry shampoo the night before and it'll save you going through half the bottle the next morning? It works so much better!


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  3. I know that washing your hair everyday isn't the best thing to do but I just can't stop doing it! They are amazing tips, especially the sun tan lotion one, I was exactly like you haha

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    1. So glad I wasn't the only silly one haha and oh I know what you mean I think my hair is something I can easily get paranoid about


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  4. I was my hair every 3 days, it is extremely thick and is a nightmare.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. 3 days is good! I am usually every 2-3 days too :) I feel your pain!


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  5. Eating before bed, is one of my golden rules too! If I eat after 7 the next day, I look more bloated! One of the best tips my mum taught me is to always try to do my makeup in natural light, to prevent over applying! xx

    www.lagebeauty.com

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    1. I know it is weird isn't it? I brush my teeth if I feel as though I want to indulge. Aw that is a good tip I always try to do that too!


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  6. Mums just know best, right? :)
    I have a massive problem with the hair advice, as I am just like you hon. I would wash it as much as I can but I know it's not the best for my hair.
    My mum also always gives me the best advice but then again, she's often biased because I am her kid no matter what age I am :)
    Hope you are doing great girlie! Sending lots of love your way <3
    xox Nadia
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    1. Mothers know best" as they say on Tangled! I feel your pain, it can be so hard to resist not washing it and feeling grouse. I hope you are well too lovely!


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  7. Mums are just the best aren't they. I remember when my mum used to nag me about how dark my make-up was or how thick my eyebrows were, at the time it drove me crazy. Now I can only thank her.

    Paige X
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    1. Always give great advice! I know I used to get stressed out if I was ready to leave the door and she'd tell me my makeup looked dark


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  8. Moms usually have the best advice, even if we don't initially see it. Great post!


    xo, Liz
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    1. I agree! And thank you :)


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  9. Mums have the best advice. And grandmothers. My nana always preaches about drinking lots of water and wearing suncream. X

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    1. Yes they really do! Not applying sun cream was definitely my weakness growing up


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  10. Nice post! Mums are just wonderful! My mum also taught me not to wash my hair too much, which is actually great advice :)
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    1. It is! I always worry now if I ever wash it too much just in case I am doing more damage than good!


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  11. Your mum is very wise haha! Although I had the exact opposite problem in high school - I was so terrified of my makeup being too dark that I went completely the opposite way and ended up looking like a ghost! Not a good look.

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

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    1. Aw I'd prefer to look like a ghost!

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  12. All these tips remind me of my mom too :) Really good tips!

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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    1. Aw good! They are great resources ;)


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  13. I really wish I have the self-control to not eat past 6/7! I really should stop watching Masterchef and any other tempting cooking shows at night haha! :P Will definitely try my best to not eat after dinnertime :) I am sure there are a lot of benefits coming with this :) xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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    1. haha watching food channels can really suck us in!


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