Passed down beauty tips & tricks

I always find it interesting to know what beauty tips & tricks have been passed down throughout the female generations. I never had much of a relationship with my grandmothers or god mother for that fact but luckily whilst my mum was still alive she taught me plenty of things that I still use daily in my routine. Some of them will be things that we have all been taught and pretty much common sense but maybe some of them are new. 

  • Remove your make up as soon as you get in.
  • To cleanse your skin properly you need to wash it, wipes and micellar waters just don't cut it. 
  • Change your pillow cases regularly.
  • Try not to touch your face unless completely necessary to avoid spreading bacteria. 
  • Never ever sleep in your make up. 
  • Plucking your eyebrows in the bath will ease the pain. 
  • Don't wash your hair daily, grease can do a lot of good for your scalp. 
  • Put conditioner through the lengths of your hair only, never on the roots. 
  • Let spots just run their course and keep them clean. 
  • Tweeze your brows in the direction they naturally grow. 
  • Moisturise and cleanse upwards to help circulation, don't drag your skin downwards. 
  • Keep your head high whilst applying mascara it helps with smudging. 
  • Always blend your blush upwards like you would to contour, nobody looks good with circular blush application unless your in a panto. 
  • Applying power in a downward motion (gently) will smooth over hairs on your face, I know we all have them lets be honest now. 
  • An old dry toothbrush can be used to exfoliate your lips. 
  • Don't rub your wrists together when you apply perfume it breaks it down and it wont last as long on the skin.
  • Your hair can get damaged in the sun too use a uv defence spray on it. 
  • Don't apply nail varnish too near the cuticle beds this is how they get stained. 
  • Cutting your nails after a bath or shower makes it much easier as they are softer. 
  • Water is your skins best friend. 
  • Feet need exfoliating too don't forget them. 
  • Oily skin needs oil too.
  • Don't apply concealer to blemishes directly, pop some on your hand and use a clean finger to put it onto the blemish to avoid bacteria.
  • Apply moisturiser to the body whilst the skin is still damp. 
  • Always use a heat protection when using any heat styling tools. 
  • Loosen curls with your fingers not a brush. 
  • Heating up your eyelash curlers slightly will help the curl hold just that bit more. 
  • Washing your hair in hot water can make colour fade quicker use cold if you can bare it. 
  • Thick layers of make up will make the complexion look worse use thin layers and build up gradually. 
  • Apply left over moisturiser to the backs of the hands and neck, they are the first places to show age.
  • Don't tug at your eye area it is incredibly delicate. 
  • Learn what suits your skin tone and face shape, bronzer isn't for everybody. 
  • Always make sure you have washed your hands before cleansing your face.

So I think that is everything I have learnt from others throughout my years whilst dabbling in beauty. I would love to know any passed down beauty tips you have up your sleeve.