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How many times have you heard the expression, “beauty is pain?” I’ve heard it a handful of times and although I’m a self-confessed beauty junkie, I have always rebelled against this idea. That doesn’t mean, however, that I haven’t fallen victim to some painful beauty practices. Haven’t we all? I kind of have to laugh when I look back at the course of my beauty obsession and some of the things I have done to myself in the name of beauty. Believe me, there are plenty of, “what was I thinking?!” moments! As I continue to evolve in embracing a more simplified life, I’m always looking for ways to simplify my beauty routine too. Let’s all hold hands and say it’s time to let go of this whole “beauty is pain” thing! With me? Great! Let’s share some ways that we can take the pain out of beauty. I’ll go first then I’d love if you share yours too!
Take the Pain Out of Hair Styling
The pain associated with hair can be literal to our bodies (burned scalp, burned fingers from a curling iron, etc.) but the hair itself bears the brunt of the pain and frizz is the evidence in my case. I’ve realized that you can spend a ton of money on great shampoo, conditioner, and any variety of anti-frizz products, but without high quality hair styling tools, those investments are in vain. I recently picked up 2 Remington® Thermaluxe™ products in the hair appliance aisle at Target. The thermal technology is designed to maintain healthy and long-lasting hairstyles. Sounded good to me! The Thermaluxe Dryer is made to reduce hot spots to dry hair evenly and faster, with less heat damage. Definitely sounded good to me!
I have a natural curl to my hair and have to spend a long time with my hairdryer and brush to get my hair totally dry and somewhat smooth, which still isn’t smooth enough, so then I have to run a straightener through it multiple times. With the Thermaluxe Dryer my hair did indeed dry much faster and was much smoother and even shiny, even without straightening it! Wheeeee!!!
Curling my hair is probably the worst torture I subject my hair to. First of all, I’m not good with a curling iron. I end up crimping it half the time because of the clamp and by the time I finish curling the second section of my hair, the curl on first half has already fallen out. Ugh. I also bought a Thermaluxe Curling Wand and this tool is rocking.my.world. Truly! First of all, no clamp = no crimp. #bye80s. The base of the wand is hotter than the tip to give the roots of hair volume and boost and also to protect the delicate ends of hair from further damage. Not only did the curl not fall out by the time I got to the second section of my hair, but it didn’t fall out all day. I even didn’t wash it the next day and still had a pretty wave. The wand comes with a heat protectant glove to prevent above physical burn injury. 😉
Take the Pain Out of Your Makeup Routine
When I say pain with this one, I primarily mean the time investment and interrupting my sleep! That is painful, don’t you think? You may not know this about me, but I used to work for a cosmetics company. I went all out with my makeup every day. We’re talking a good hour spent on doing my makeup, I mean 6 – 7 products alone on just my eyes! I still am obsessed with makeup and there are still times when I want to play and take a little longer, but I have really simplified my every day routine by using multi-tasking beauty products. BB and/or creams, color sticks that work on lips and cheeks smudgy liner/shadow sticks are my favorite beauty products to get ready super quick.
Take the Pain Out of Makeup Removal
To put it in perspective, I used to spend the same amount of time removing all of my makeup than what I spend applying my makeup now! Tugging, rubbing, scrubbing… ouch. I discovered oil based cleansers and removers and they just melt the makeup off. Minimal time and NO pain.
Take the Pain Out of Chapped Lips
I love lipstick and gloss, but my lips don’t. I find that the majority of lip products dry out my lips and cause painful chapping. Using a gentle oil and sugar based scrub like the recipe here helps to slough off dry skin on and around the lips and hydrates and softens them.
So your turn! What are some of your favorite (non-painful) beauty tips? Which of these ideas might you like to try? Check out the Thermaluxe site for more details on these (painless) hair problem-solvers! @remingtonready