Put Your Best Face Forward This Spring
With spring just around the corner, it’s only logical that you feel like your whole life is about to move on to a new chapter. Aside from spring cleaning and decluttering, this is truly the perfect time to start thinking about your health and beauty regimen. For starters, sunny spring weather matches our mood the best only when we feel confident and happy in (and with) our own skin.
As you bid farewell to cold winter days, don’t hesitate to upgrade your skincare and makeup routine, and treat yourself like a true princess. It’s time to put your best face forward this spring!
Maybe you’re already aware of this, but after the cold winter months, it’s paramount that you revive and rejuvenate your skin accordingly. Obviously, no amount of makeup will do you any good if you fail to take proper care of the canvas – your skin. In that respect, cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating are a must.
Cleanse your face in the morning and evening. You don’t have to use harsh cleansers and you shouldn’t employ the same cleansing process constantly. In the morning, it’s more than enough to use a light cleansing wash/cream/foam. In the evening, you should add an extra steps with micellar water or makeup removing wash to make sure all makeup is gone from your face.
Keeping your face moisturized is key to making sure your skin looks healthy and radiant. Aside from drinking plenty of water, don’t ignore the importance of adequate skin care. Serums and moisturizers are ideal for your morning routine while richer creams may be an ideal extra step before you go to bed. Make sure you choose products that suit your skin type. You don’t want clogged pores or dry patches.
Exfoliating your face (and your whole body) is not something you should do every day. Depending on your skin type and its needs, this should be a once-or-twice-a-week deal. This will remove dead skin cells and stubborn dirt particles from your pores, thus making your face smoother and more radiant. When it comes to exfoliation, DIY homemade scrubs may be the best choice. For instance, honey and sugar scrubs make a perfect combo for calming and soothing yet scrubbing your face effectively.
Enhance Your Beauty
There are many ways to put your best face forward this spring and enhance your already beautiful features. Proper skin care is a must, but you also have plenty of options, from cosmetic treatments to makeup.
There’s nothing strange in wanting to look your absolute best. This is precisely why small beauty tweaks and cosmetic treatments are all about you cherish yourself. For starters, you may be interested in trying microdermabrasion before the sun rays become really strong to reveal even smoother and healthier skin. In case you feel your lips could use some plumpness, opting for special medical lip fillers can create the most beautiful balance in your face. Not to mention that you can choose between temporary and permanent fillers. There’s also the interesting procedure of eyelash extensions, which is perfect for ladies with short or light eyelashes that simply don’t like wearing a ton of mascara.
Never use makeup to hide your wonderful features – only to enhance them. Makeup allows you to be creative and express yourself, not run away from the beauty of who you are. Some makeup tricks can help you embrace your natural look even more. For example, shaping up your brows with a pencil, powder or pomade (whatever you prefer) can create the most gorgeous balance in your face, and matched with a plump pout, you can bet you’ll look absolutely amazing. Highlighter is the true star this spring, so use it to highlight your brow and cheekbones. Avoid glitter in highlighters and blushes if you’re interested in a more natural look.
Also, skin-like foundations and BB creams are perfect for spring. If you need some extra coverage, use a spot concealer; don’t feel pressured to use full-coverage foundation all over your face. Setting your face is a must; what’s more, the greatest trick of them all may be the finishing spray. If you don’t have one (or don’t want to buy one) try spritzing rose water all over your face once you’re done with makeup. True perfection.
Love yourself and enjoy your everyday look just like you love spring and enjoy every sunny day. Effort and care you put into your skincare and makeup will make you feel even more confident so that you can fully utilize sun rays as your personal accessory.
Sophia Smith is an Australia-based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about the latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly about fashion-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, High Style Life, How to Simplify and Carousel.