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Long Term Beauty Habits to Invest in Now to Stay Gorgeous for Longer

Fashion writer Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard in a denim skirt, black tank, leopard sunglasses and gold hoops | LADYLIKELEOPARD 2017

Beauty and fashion fads tend to arrive and leave in the blink of an eye. Most of them are rarely worth investing your money (or Sephora vouchers) in. However, there are certain areas of style that will keep delivering long after you’ve entered your debit details. These long term beauty goals will continue to ensure that you’re as beautiful on the outside are you are on the inside.

The following are some ideas for those fashionistas who want to boost their appearance, and the areas you could focus on that will last a lifetime. If you feel great on the surface, you’ll have inner strength and confidence as you strut through life.

The Long Term Beauty Habits to Invest in Now

Fashion writer Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard in a denim skirt, black tank, leopard sunglasses and gold hoops | LADYLIKELEOPARD 2017 | Natural Makeup Look | Long Term Beauty

Your Skin

Your skin can give away your age or can add or take away years from your appearance. Nobody wants a weathered look to their face! So, good skincare is an essential long term beauty investment that’s worth getting the hang of. Visit a dermatologist for a professional consultation on skin perfection; they’ll be able to tell you your skin type, tone, and what you’re likely to be sensitive to. Understanding what your skin needs will help to prevent you from splurging on a night cream just because it’s been beauty-guru approved (and sponsored), and you’ll be able to make mindful and informed decisions when it comes to what you’re slathering on your face every day.

Get into great skincare routines and habits as soon as possible. This will help to keep the temptation of fillers and botox away, and you’ll have a natural radiance to your complexion. At the risk of sounding like your mom; stay hydrated and shield yourself from the sun (sorry). You know what to do: plenty of sunscreen and water all day, for a youthful, long-lasting glow.

Your Smile

A beautiful smile will enhance your face at any age (and get you out of all sorts of trouble). So, perfecting your teeth is a great investment. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your teeth, it’s worth looking into processes like digital smile design with a trained dentist so that you can create a natural and healthy-looking beam. You don’t want to have to “smize” all the time! Sometimes you’ll want the confidence to give someone a huge grin and love the way your teeth look and feel.

You can also invest in dentistry for the health and function of your teeth. This will help the aesthetic side of things remain attractive well into your older years (they hit everyone) when you’re doing high teas and spending some inheritance.

Your Brows

Put down your tweezers! That’s a great start. Invest in a consultation with a brow expert, who will be able to give you the best shape for your face. Your eyebrows can change your appearance, and a bad DIY job can be difficult to conceal. So whether you choose microblading, threading, dyeing, or a traditional wax, invest wisely and look for beauticians who have been recommended by more people than just your mom. (Sorry to all the moms out there, but you get the idea.)

Investing wisely in your beauty choices will give you happiness and confidence that will shine through, and that’s the stuff you can’t pay money for.

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This ‘Long Term Beauty’ post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.


Melina Morry is the author behind the blog The Lady-like Leopard. She has a journalism/fashion design degree and all that other boring stuff but most importantly she's a master of her own spots and is always hungry for more adventure. Melina works as a writer and fashion journalist all over the world. She's been spotted in New York, Paris, London, Sydney and Toronto—to name a few. She loves to be raw, fierce and a rare breed. Follow along with her on social media at @ladylikeleopard.

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