Have you ever heard your mom say this famous line: “Trust me. Mother knows best”? Now can you remember all of the times you ignored her wise advice? Turns out, all of her nagging was more than just that; it was guidance. Moms are our first teachers, after all. But, of course, this isn’t something you realize until you have kids of your own. It’s only then that “mom’s nagging” become’s “mom’s words of wisdom”. Here’s a collection of useful beauty tips from moms who really do know best.
According to Elizabeth Angell, Allure contributor, her mom isn’t the kind who would dish beauty tips. However, a piece of advice she’ll always remember is: If you have great hair, you can keep the rest simple. Though her mom didn’t wear makeup, she did spend a fortune on her hair, so never underestimate the magic of a pretty haircut. Hair is your crowning glory. Coincidentally, you can get your right haircut by clicking here to request an appointment at CJ Warren!
Alexandra Tunell’s, beauty editor for Harper’s Bazaar, best beauty advice she ever received from her mother: “Take care of your neck. You never think of your neck until it’s too late.” Truer words were never spoken. Because your neck doesn’t produce its own moisture, it’s imperative you keep your neck moisturized at an early age to prevent wrinkles. To not forget your neck, always include it in your day and night skin regimen. It would be a shame to have tighter skin on the face only for people to see a sagging neck.
“Use caffeinated tea bags to reduce puffiness under your eyes”, says Susan McLean, the genius behind Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva. Soak the bags in hot water for a few minutes, let cool to room temperature before squeezing out excess liquid, and place them on your closed lids. The caffeine will increase circulation, while antioxidants provide additional wrinkle-fighting benefits.
“My mom definitely taught me about the versatility of products,” according to Ewen556, a Buzzfeed Community user. A bit of blush mixed with Vaseline makes lip gloss. Moms sure know how to save!
Even as kids, our mom would ALWAYS nag us to wash our face at night. Little did we know at the time that this is the most helpful, important piece of beauty advice a mother could impart. Now that we’re older we remember to ALWAYS wash our face at night. No matter what. Or better yet, make it a point to cleanse the face with a trusted facial wash, cleanser, or foam. Pick one that’s specially formulated for your skin type.
This is probably the most important out of all the beauty tips out there for women, no matter what age you are. It is vital that you build your skin care regimen or routine starting from your 20s. As they say, prevention is better than cure. You can begin with the basic steps: cleanse, tone, and moisturize. However, when the signs of aging start to show, you’re better off with products that are regenerative, boosts skin elasticity, and deeply moisturizes the skin. As we grow older, facial skin starts to lose firmness and it gets drier. Check out the skincare routine above to combat signs of aging or at least, delay it from getting worse. And as for getting a professional facial? That’s something we can do here at CJ Warren Salon & Spa!
Ladies, there’s a reason this piece of advice has been passed down from generation to generation: it works. According to moms, the only lipstick shade you need is red. With some mascara and a swipe of red lipstick, you’re done. How very French! Although I personally think it’s always better to have a good mix of lipstick colors in your makeup stash, but hey, when in doubt, always go with red!
My mom always taught us the importance of cooking and eating together as a family. Having dinner together as a family keeps her happy and radiant. When asked how she manages to look so young, my mom’s only secret is: “I only have one secret – my family makes me feel young.”
“Try to find the positive side of every situation, no matter how unpleasant—and the hidden goodness in every person, no matter how unpromising” is another bit of advice from my mom. Once you adopt a positive attitude and have a good heart, that will shine through and show in your physical appearance. Likewise, if you are always negative, that negativity will also show up in your physical appearance, regardless of how naturally attractive you are. I always bear this tip in mind, so whenever I start my day, I look into the mirror and boost my happiness and confidence with positive affirmations. Try this! It’s a great tool for remaining mindful and positive. Don’t let bad vibes pull you down!