Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring-Clean Your Beauty Routine

With the arrival of spring, it is time to refresh your beauty routine!

It’s time to trade in the winter routine of heavy creams and darker makeup for lighter lotions, pastel shades and products that give you a fresh and brightened spring look.

Add in the SPF 

With warmer weather and more hours of sunshine, incorporating sun protection products with a minimum of SPF 15 into your spring beauty routine (and your year-round routine) is vital to keeping your skin looking great, youthful and healthy.

Take an extra minute or two to apply sunscreen along with your moisturizer. To keep it even more quick, use a moisturizer that contains SPF 15. Take a minute to apply it first thing in the morning and you are done!

Remember – your lips need protection too, so apply SPF balm as well for full sun protection.

Show off the Sun Kissed Glow

Get your glow on, but in a safe way! To brighten up your look and illuminate your features, use a light bronzer. This will enhance your natural beauty and is a healthier choice for keeping your skin protected and younger looking.

A great glow tip – test out different bronzers first so the shade compliments your skin tone rather than appearing unnatural and find the one that brushes lightly onto the skin

Exfoliate to Exposure Fresher-Looking Skin

Freshen up your skin for spring time by buffing away any dull winter skin and make way for a more smooth and radiant complexion.

Purchase two gentle exfoliators – one for the face and one for the body – and keep them as beauty staples right by your sink and in your shower.

If you have sensitive skin, look for exfoliators with soothing ingredients such as Aloe, Vitamin E and natural fruits and use the products two to three times per week until your skin adapts.

Soft Shades over Dark Colours

Once you are sporting your sun kissed glow and radiant complexion, pair your fresh spring look with softer makeup shades, like pastels or warm tones.

Use soft shades to compliment your eye and hair colour and take some spring risks with some shimmery metallic makeup for a glamorous pop to the eyes. Accentuate your natural beauty with soft eye shadows, natural-looking glosses and a light brush of bronzer.   

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