Natalie Sexton, fashion and lifestyle expert, gave us tips today to keep you looking your best this winter!
Skin care – Even the most oily skin can use help during the winter months to replenish moisture and reduce redness. This winter we are going outside more than ever, so we need to keep the skin calm, nourished and well-groomed. Following a normal morning and evening routine is really a great way to keep your skin healthy, and it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. If you’re looking to add something new to your cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine, a spring water spray is an ideal start to your daily makeup routine as it’s a super easy way to soothe, moisturize, and soothe sensitive, irritated skin to calm down – just spray lightly on your face before applying makeup. I also use it after a workout or outside and as a final step before bed to set my nighttime moisturizer.
Form – Here’s another great tip for updating your skincare routine this year: Take advantage of multitasking beauty products! Diligent formulas that offer multiple benefits can save you time and money. From Smashbox, a brand I love, their Healthy Glow All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer is a must have for makeup bags. A tinted moisturizing formula does it all: it preps, moisturizes, perfects and gives you SPF 25 broadband protection – in one easy step. ALWAYS look for SPF in your base product – we forget about it in the winter months, but we still need it just as we do in summer. This contains rose extract, hyaluronic acid, peptides and more … to provide you with natural, moist coverage and moisture for up to 24 hours!
Radiant smile – Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Hence, it is important that your pearly white remains polished. Aside from brushing our teeth, many of us have invested in teeth whitening treatments to brighten their smiles – BUT these kits can cost hundreds of dollars. With endless Zoom / Skype calls for the foreseeable future, a bright white smile is your perfect accessory to make you feel confident and stylish this year. I found a super affordable and easy to use option that you can easily find at your local drug store! Make sure you are looking for something that is enamel-safe and also not complicated to use in a teeth whitening treatment – an application pen will do it flawlessly! Another bonus with this system is that it turns white as you sleep AND removes stains for 15 years in just a week when used as directed!
Hair care – No bad hair days in 2021! Since trips to the salon for regular blowouts no longer happen like they used to, it’s important to invest in quality hair tools that won’t break and damage your hair! Many of us are opting for longer hairstyles these days and ideally would like to get a few days out of a style with the help of a dry shampoo! You want mega shine without the damage of the “hot tool”. A salon-quality curling iron or flat iron ensures long-lasting hairstyles, natural flow, and softer hair, regardless of hair type. I use heat to style my hair every day so I really had to find something to keep it strong and shiny. Use a serum to seal in the shine and avoid static build-up – a weekly maintenance mask is a great routine and a heat protectant spray to prevent breaks and runouts!
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