How to Do Spring Beauty Routines like a Pro
May 4, 2017 7:36 am
Finally, the warmer days are here. While the weather can still be windy and cold at times, it’s time to switch our winter beauty routines for something lighter. To welcome the pleasant climate and ensure you look your best, read on for a few useful beauty tips.
Spring cleaning of your beauty products
Your house isn’t the only thing that needs spring cleaning. Celebrity makeup artists recommend that you wash your eyeshadow brushes at least every month, so if you haven’t done that in a while, now’s the time. All you will need is lukewarm water and shampoo. Don’t use any detergent, as that’s too harsh. Of course, your beauty blender and foundation brush need to be washed after every use to save the skin from acne breakouts. Spring is a good time to examine your medicine cabinet and your beauty products and check the expiration date. Throw out anything past its due date, and anything that changed its smell or colour.
Winter can be harsh on our skin, so we naturally lean towards using heavy, greasier products to keep it protected from the wind and the cold. Right now, it’s time for something light and water-based, so change your moisturizer and serum unless you want to look like an oil slick. If you aren’t using any sunscreen, do it now because there’s no better way to protect your skin from premature aging. If you have problems with dark circles, you might want to take Nicole Scherzinger’s advice and try an energizing eye mask. They can be a bit pricey, so if you’re on a budget you could try a DIY version that will help revitalize the skin around your eyes.
Fresh makeup look
It’s time for a fresh look. For workplace appropriate makeup you can always turn to nudes, but don’t be afraid to put on a bright pink or coral lipstick when you’re going out. Use a quality makeup brand like Jane Iredale, which Jessica Alba, Emma Watson and Rihanna all swear by. Lip gloss is trendy again this year, and if you’re feeling bold, you could go for a monochromatic look. Instead of heavy contouring, let your skin breathe and try to capture its natural beauty. A tiny amount of primer, a lightweight foundation and maybe a touch of blush are all the layers you really need for an everyday look.
With all the tasty fresh veggies being in season, eating healthy is easier than ever. Asparagus, onions, leeks, shallots, scallions, carrots, peas and spinach are all full of vitamins and antioxidants and are incredibly healthy for your skin, nails and hair, not to mention your weight. Shakira herself claims that she never bothered going on restrictive diets, she merely tries to avoid carbohydrates and eat more fruits and vegetables. Elizabeth Banks is fond of slow cooker recipes because the meals retain more nutrients when prepared this way.
Fun workout routine
Staying fit doesn’t have to be a chore, and spring gives us more options to accomplish our fitness goals. If you don’t like the gym, something simple like going out for a run, or taking long walks every day can help you. Gisele Bündchen is a fan of yoga, and Gigi Hadid likes boxercise and the latest celebrity fashion trend – Ballet Beautiful. Exercising doesn’t have to be boring at all. In fact, it’s much better to find something that will feel fun and motivate you to keep doing it. Working out is good for your mental and physical health, so find a way to fall in love with it. Spring is the perfect time to shape up for the upcoming bathing suit season, so start as soon as possible.
Spring is the time to have fun and bring color to everything. No more dull wardrobe and makeup – wear something bright and eye-catching, and remember to take care of your natural beauty.