After the long winter season is over, most of us are happy to see spring finally arrive. Unfortunately, shifting of the seasons also means dry, flaky, and dull-looking skin. As your skin is trying to adapt to the warmer weather, you need to take special care of it to achieve that natural glow you’re after. Luckily, by following just our simple tips and tricks, anyone can achieve radiant skin even when the changes in weather make this seemingly impossible. For best results, you need to combine proper skincare with effective makeup techniques. With that being said, here are just five beauty hacks bound to give you that youthful glow this season.
Nourish your skin with vitamins
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and like any other organ, it needs plenty of nutrients to stay healthy. During the colder months, we usually don’t get as many nutrients as we do when fresh fruits and vegetables are in-season. Make sure to include seasonal produce into your daily diet now that you have them available. But to get near-instant results, you can apply skin-benefiting nutrients directly to your skin. Consider investing in a carefully-formulated skin-nourishing serum containing vitamins C and E as these two vitamins are most important for skin health. A study published in Dermatologic Therapy found that a serum containing both vitamins works best and that it protects the skin from UV damage, reduces hyperpigmentation, helps with oily skin, and boosts collagen production.
Add moisturizer to your foundation
Since your skin has lost its natural glow and hydration, it’s best to go gently with the makeup. Most foundations are loaded with harmful chemicals that can suck the life out of our skin leaving it looking gray and dull. To fight this, apply add a few drops of foundation to your favorite moisturizer to achieve a natural glow. Alternatively, you can buy a tinted moisturizer or a light BB cream to get the natural glow look all summer long. The goal is to let your skin breath by applying the least amount of face makeup possible and upping on nourishing and hydrating products. This also means being skimpy with highlighters, bronzers, and blush.
Add oil to your foundation
If, however, you can’t bear the thought of not wearing full-coverage foundation, there’s a way to go around this. Simply add a few drops of your favorite beauty oil to your foundation to achieve a glowy look and to avoid a cakey finish. This simple trick is a makeup artist’s secret and the reason why runway models always look so radiant. Oils you can add include jojoba, argan, rosehip, and grapeseed oils. These oils tend to absorb well into the skin, and they’re non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t cause breakouts. However, avoid applying your foundation-oil mix under your eyes and apply an eye creams before your concealer instead. In this way, you’ll avoid eye makeup smudges and crease.
Exfoliation to rejuvenate your skin
Exfoliation is a skin care step that involves removing dead skin cells and sebum from the top layers of your skin. This is usually done with the help of chemical and mechanic peels that you can easily purchase in drugstores and pharmacies. Studies show that exfoliation improves the skin’s appearance and health, especially when done regularly. Exfoliation helps fight acne, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, improves skin hydration, and removes blotchiness. The result is beautiful and glowing skin. However, you need to be careful not to overdo it with exfoliation products as this can lead to dryness and flaking.
Makeup to create a glowy look
Sometimes, you just need a bit of help from MAC to give you that youthful glow you’re after. With today’s wide range of makeup products at our disposal, this should come easy. You can create a natural-looking glow with a shimmer foundation, a dab of highlighter across your cheekbones, or a translucent powder on top of your foundation. Another option is mineral foundation like Loreal’s True Match or Bare Minerals loose powder. These lightweight foundations contain minerals that create a natural shine on your skin that many describe as radiant and bright.
Everyone wants a glowing, radiant, and youthful skin, especially during the warmer season when bright sunlight makes us feel more self-conscious. Luckily, everyone can get glowing skin by following simple tips and tricks covered here. From nourishing your skin inside out to wearing makeup that helps emulate that glowing look, there are many ways you too can achieve youthful skin. Additionally, you should also consider purchasing rejuvenating skincare products like Avalure cream to boost your skin’s health as well as nourishing serums and exfoliating products that were scientifically proven to improve the skin’s appearance. So, make sure to follow our simple tips and let your natural glow shine through.
Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Beauty, nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up reading her favorite novel, or writing in her journal. She is regular Contributor at Consumer Health Digest. To Know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.