It’s spring and before you know it summer will be upon us. Whilst the autumnal and winter months are a time for thick moisturizers and hydrating serums, the warmer months are about pared-back beauty routines and letting your natural skin sing. This is easier said than done when we’ve spent the last few months wearing full coverage concealers and swaddling ourselves in scarves. Needless to say, we need to take our skincare regime back to basics and give our skin a boost. Below are some beauty basics for warmer weather.
Fresh Faced and Feeling Fine
The key to nailing the fresh-faced look is to take a closer look at your cleansing regime. It’s okay to mix and match products, but if your skincare routine is a mess, or non-existent, it’s time to reevaluate. Makeup can enhance beautiful skin and mask problem areas. But it works so much better when you have a great base to start with.
Start with your cleanser. A cleanser is essential because it removes all the dirt, bacteria, and makeup from your skin. It’s the first step in any skincare regime and needs to be taken seriously. Not cleansing, or rushing the process, could result in a breakout as pores become clogged.
Dead skin cells which sit on the top of the skin also need to be cleansed to make way for new ones. So proper cleansing will help you to be spot free and have healthy glowing skin. Avoid any face washes which contain beads. These are abrasive and can harm sensitive skin. A toner is a great way to get a fresh faced feel. Chamomile is particularly good as it soothes the skin leaving it fresh and restored.
Beauty Basics: All Natural Everything
Eyebrows are another crucial element in nailing the spring and summer pared-back looks. Natural eyebrows are the way to go, so this will mean letting yours grow. Overly plucked eyebrows look too manicured and they don’t frame your face as well. If you have trouble growing yours you may need to see what a specialist can do. Besides shaping and threading, a brow lift is another technique used to emphasize your eyebrows. Check out www.davidhalpernmd.com for more information.
The Finishing Touches
Fuller brows really do make it easier to get away with much less eye makeup. This is good news because spring and summer looks don’t require heavy kohl! For the perfect fresh-faced look apply some concealer to any problem areas, letting as much natural skin shine through as possible.
Use a sheer foundation if you want to have a dewy shine to your skin. Line your eyes with a little eyeliner, brown rather than black. Finish with a little mascara and some bronzer on your eyelids and the top of your cheekbones.
That’s it. This simple guide for beauty basics will definitely come in handy.