You know how off duty supermodels always look so effortless and fresh? That’s because they have a natural glow that is a major sign of healthy skin. Healthy skin = looking fresh faced. There are many common sense factors involved in getting healthy skin, such as eating a healthy diet, getting enough beauty sleep, not overstressing yourself, regular exercise and drinking enough water. All that is important, but so is what you put on your skin, be it makeup or skincare. Here are the products that will help you to achieve that natural fresh faced look.
Always remove your makeup
Make sure you always (and we mean always) remove your makeup before bed to prevent your pores from getting clogged and thus breaking out. Sleeping with a dirty face is almost guaranteed to give you dull and tired skin. Removing your makeup thoroughly also allows your skin to breathe at night. The Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil is gentle enough for all skin types and will gently dissolve all the makeup on your skin.
When your skin is looking dull, it could be because you have a buildup of dead skin cells sitting on top of your face. Exfoliate at least once or twice a week to literally scrub off the nasties and you should see an instant improvement. The Estelle & Thild Biocleanse Radiance Micro Face Polish will renew your skin’s radiance and the black elderflower extract will help to decongest and detox the skin.
Dry and dehydrated skin always looks dull and tired, so don’t forget to drink enough water and invest in a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. The Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty is hypoallergenic so it will suit even sensitive skin, and provide instant hydration for fresh skin.
Use sunscreen religiously
Treat sunscreen like your bible and never ever forget to apply it when you leave the house (even when it’s cloudy or cold outside!). A lifetime of sun exposure can cause all sorts of skin problems like wrinkles, sun spots and sagging skin, so it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage with SPF that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Keep your face fresh and protected with the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF40. This oil-free sunscreen is also a great makeup primer.
Sometimes, you need a little help in the makeup department to enhance your skin. You can get an instant glow by using “glotions”, which basically combine the hydration properties of a moisturiser with radiance boosting effects of a highlighter. The Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser is perfect for this because its micronised pearls add instant luminosity.
Add just a hint of blush
A dash of blusher will make your cheeks look rosy and give it that ‘just pinched look’, the perfect combo for a fresh and healthy complexion. The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush has a natural looking finish, thanks to its creamy formula.