I am one that always looks forward to spring cleaning. I do it to my apartment (bedroom in particular), to my wardrobe and to my beauty routine. I play a series game of “Keep?” or “Toss?” with myself and after recently reading this book, I was even more game to spring clean this past weekend.
Ways To Be More Fresh-Faced
So in the spirit of spring cleaning your beauty products, I am sharing 5 tips to be more fresh-faced this season. It’s time to dust off that routine of yours! Join me, won’t you!?
Upon being in Colorado last week I was reminded of what staying hydrated can do for your skin. Given the altitude, you always have to be sure to be drinking a ton of water and guess what? Upon arrival, I hit the slopes and preferred other beverages instead of water and the following day I paid for it. I felt dizzy, nauseas and had a horrific headache. Having grown up going out to Colorado and previously been a victim of altitude sickness, I knew how to cure myself and chugged (and I mean chugged) glass after glass of water. Not only did I feel better shortly thereafter but my skin the next day was GLOWING. It was the first time it felt truly hydrated in months and was so soft to the touch. Lesson learned…drink more throughout the day than you think you may need. Many parts of your body will benefit!
I’m always surprised when girlfriends reveal they don’t exfoliate regularly. I love nothing more than applying a gentle exfoliator in the shower and seeing my skin get more clear as I get rid of dead skin cells. It’s like a mini at home facial to polish skin right up. It’ll help your products be better absorbed, too once they have a better surface to work with!
Look for products that have lactic acid or AHAs for every day gentle exfoliation. Exfoliating your skin is truly one of the best ways to look more fresh faced. And if you have sensitive skin just be sure to do a patch test with a product before you use it on your face to avoid any reactions!
Swap Foundation for BB Cream
No need for heavy foundation this time of year – let your skin breath and go after a healthy glow. Swap out your regular foundation for a lighter weight BB Cream like my beloved Erborian BB Cream which gives the best, most natural glow.
Unlike heavier liquid foundations, BB Cream does a quick job of getting to work and blurring pores, smoothing out skin tone and making your skin look like it has a pretty yet natural filter on it. I also love that it I find it has my skin looking fresh throughout the day.
Anything that makes getting out the door in the morning I’m a fan of so if you’re not already using a BB Cream, get on it. I also find it can help cover dark circles in a pinch if you don’t have time for concealer.
Ditch the bold lip
I’m all for a fun, color-popping pout when the occasion calls for it but this season I am going to let my skin do the talking and reach for more neutral and pale pink lip colors like in today’s look. I am obsessed with the Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Balms for every day.
Make facials part of your routine
Ever since I started getting facials once a quarter, my skin has benefitted. It’s the spring cleaning of your pores this time of year, really. A good deep clean + extractions + a mask or two = glowing skin and the perfect foundation for your more natural, radiant makeup routine we are now embracing as a group, right? And in the absence of facials you can also give yourself an at home facial or at home facial massage. And if you don’t already – I highly recommend you get a jade or ice roller!
Of course we all know that getting more hours of sleep and avoiding processed foods will also help us feel and look better but in the absence of those, I hope my tips will be helpful for you!