7 Tips for Naturally Beautiful Skin.
Put Your Best Face Forward Without Covering Up.
No one’s skin is perfect, which means at some point in the day you might find yourself dealing with dry spots, oily skin, or, yes, a zit. Instead layering on extra makeup over problem areas, here are a few solutions for a wonderfully fresh no filter look.
Moisturizer with a bit of sparkle: If your skin isn’t looking so hot, brighten things up with a touch of shimmer — especially under your eyes. After moisturizing, sweep on a layer of shimmering powder over eyes to create an allover glow. You’re ready to face the day!
Blemishes aren’t as bad as you think: Instead of spot concealing, and potentially aggravating blemishes further, distract from the spot by highlighting another area of your pretty mug. Swipe on some bold lipstick or play up a cat eye. And, honestly, a little zit isn’t the end of the world.
Drink your water: That’s right, girls. Drink, drink, drink! You’ve heard it before, but being properly hydrated results in a glowing complexion, so keep knocking back those glasses of water throughout the day — especially if you’ve got dry skin.
Shine free: If you’re worried about looking like an oil slick by the middle of the afternoon, instead of pressing on the powder, reach for blotting papers. Don’t feel like paying top dollar for expensive papers? A cut up coffee filter does the job just as well.
Banish dry spots: Tuck a mini spritz bottle filled with mineral water in your purse to use for spraying your face during the day when it’s feeling a bit tight. The mineral water quickly hydrates your skin without leaving any oily residue. You’ll look dewy and fresh-faced in seconds.
Layer on the SPF: You may not think slathering on the sunblock is really necessary, but starting early with sun protection keeps skin seriously healthy. And that means less blemishes and spots to cover with concealer. Pick one with at least a 15 SPF and use alongside your everyday moisturizer.
Skincare routine: Sticking with a regular skincare routine ensures your skin won’t totally freak out. That means washing your face before bed — every night. Keep a pack of face wipes next in your bedside table for the nights that you’re too tuckered for your entire nighttime routine.