Fresh, natural, and glowing-from-within are your keys for an updated beauty routine for the new season. It’s a look that might be a major adjustment for many of us, but I love this trend because it’s all about celebrating the skin you’re in!
After cleansing your skin and using a toner, I suggest using a vitamin C serum to give your skin that awake and youthful appearance we’re all chasing.
The most important step of all? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Right before you go to bed and right before you apply any makeup in the morning. When choosing a moisturizer, it’s key to read labels. Avoid moisturizers with synthetic fragrance and silicones, especially if your skin is sensitive. The ingredients to look for include: squalane, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and marula oil.
Next in your arsenal should be a brightening eye cream. Using an eye cream will get rid of any puffiness and set the stage for any eye products you’ll apply later. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate area, so be gentle with ingredients and remember that a little goes a long way here.
And last in your AM skincare will be the ever-important sunscreen. Opt for a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical sunscreen, as chemical sunscreens have active ingredients that don’t play well with the previous skincare steps or upcoming makeup application.
The next step might require some bravery, but try swapping your foundation with a tinted moisturizer or if you’re comfortable enough, just a concealer for under-eyes and any other small problem areas. This change will give you a less caked on look and will allow your natural skin texture to shine through.
Follow up with a touch of creamy blush and highlighter for a natural flush and a radiant glow. It’s all about the dewy look, and these will take you to the next level.
Finish up with a mascara on top and bottom lashes for added brightness to your eyes and a lip balm for lush, healthy lips!
After all is said and done, all you should need to keep your look feeling fresh throughout the day is a facial spray for a quick spritz when you start to feel a little dull.
The no makeup-makeup look is definitely a little more work than one might think, but your skin will be thanking you for this update and everyone will be admiring what a natural beauty you are!