Hello My Lovelies! Today, I am collaborating with an amazing beauty and fashion blogger Azra, from Simple Serenity. She is an amazing writer who is passionate about makeup and fashion. Please go check her out and follow her blog here! And Please check out her Spring Essential Blog Here! Now, Let’s begin with our Spring Essentials for 2017!
Skin Care Spring Essentials
Was your skin suffering this winter? Have no fear spring is here! The word spring is synonymous to blossoming of flowers and sunny showers, and with spring break just around the corner; you need to look your best. Let’s us help you reveal your best skin forward by these small tips and tricks.
In winter, people tend to lean towards heavy moisturizers to keep their skin from drying but in that process the skin gets clogged and sensitive due to the thickness and chemicals in the products. Using the correct form of moisturizer for your skin is extremely important to maintain the elasticity and even skin tone. Use peptide serums, retinoid creams and/or light moisturizers. If you have dry skin, use a light moisturizer and serums along with a retinol/retinoid based cream. For normal, combination and oily skin, the use of moisturizers should be limited and instead use of serums and retinoid/ retinol cream is ideal. It is very important to keep the natural oils of skin flowing by letting it breath and letting it produce its natural nourishment.
Caption: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion; 2.5% Retinol serum; Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion with 2.5% Retinol; Bio Oil; Amore Pacific Moisturizing Mask; Hyaluronic Acid.
Treat your skin with natural ingredients and products that work for your skin issues. Cleanse your skin with gentle cleansers. For acne prone skin, salicylic acid based products are beneficial. Scrub your face with gentle scrubs like Aveeno’s skin brightening daily scrub, coffee scrub, or natural scrubs like a mix of sugar and honey. Use the appropriate topical serums and lotions for acne and other skin issues. For spot treatment, Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion does wonders. Pimples are dried out in 2 days. Use mists like rose water spray to cool your skin. Check out a DIY mask here.
Caption: Aveeno Skin Brightening Scrub; Aveeno Clear complexion foaming cleanser; Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater; Cetaphil Moisturizer with SPF 30
Protect your skin from sun. It is so important to protect your skin 365 days a year, whether it is raining outside or snowing. Use a sunblock that contains SPF 30 or more, apply and reapply. Do this trick daily and it will keep years off of your face.
Keep it simple:
Let your skin breathe and let it take in the nourishment of one product at a time. Do not overwhelm your skin with tons of steps and products with tons of ingredients. Check out an old blog on this topic here, and just enjoy your life.
Use light colors and lightweight makeup products. Soft pinks and peaches give you the spring glow needed. A touch up with concealer and light foundation goes a long way. A hint of mascara brings out your eyes and gives you natural glow. Using peach or pink blush along with highlighting the bridge of nose and cheekbones will give you a soft look. This simple makeup look gives you a naturally beautiful face that says, “I woke up like this… flawless!” (Channeling your inner Beyoncé).
Caption: Mascara from Sephora collection, Chanel foundation, LUNA highlighter, Cruelty free LaRitzy Lip gloss in Pink, Kylie Cosmetics Candy K.
Here are my other favorite products for hair and skin care. Using a wooden comb is Ideal for hair follicle stimulation and less breakage, a known tactic from Ancient India. Micro-needling is also great for inducing blood circulation in skin to stimulate collagen growth. It helps fade away scars and blemishes.
Caption: Wooden Comb, It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in product, Microneedle.
Don’t forget to check out Simple Serenity’s blog here: https://simpleserenity.wordpress.com/
Some of my favourite posts from the Azra-Simple Serenity are:
So enjoy this spring to the fullest and smile! Stay Tuned for an upcoming giveaway!
Beautiful Spring! Beautiful You!