Health & Beauty

Achieve Natural Beauty This Spring

After sitting inside our houses, offices and apartments for much of the winter most of us are eager and ready to get out and explore. As the cold temperatures give way to warm breezes we want to grab our bags, meet up with friends and venture throughout the cities and towns we live in. Do you want to grab lunch with your friends at an outdoor cafe, watch the NCAA tournament at a local bar or take a long walk with your family around the neighborhood? No matter where you to plan to go you’ll want to look good when you get there.

2017 is being called the year of less makeup, but how can you look and feel beautiful without wearing eye-shadow, lipstick, blush and other such tools of the trade? How can you enhance your natural beauty? The key is to clean, brighten and soften your hair and skin. Here are a few products to help you achieve that goal.

Clean and Clear Your Skin

If you want to dump your foundation and concealer you’ll need to keep your skin clean and blemish free. This small pack of Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes will help fight acne and blemishes all while on the go. With a few wipes of these towelettes you’ll unclog pores, break down blemishes and control oil. Best of all this product will clear your skin and prevent future breakouts from occurring. Clean, blemish free skin is the first step to achieving natural beauty. You can find these towelettes for just $4.29 at Target.

Nourish Your Lips

To maintain a natural look, you’ll need to put aside those bright and colorful lipsticks in favor of a lip treatment with a clear tint. To achieve healthy looking lips you’ll also need to keep them moist and hydrated. This limited edition Suga(RED) Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 contains a blend of nourishing oils that can soften and smooth your lips with real sugar. This little tube will also provide year-long protection from UV rays, which prevents wrinkling. You can find this limited edition Suga(RED) at Sephora.

Fake a Sun-Kissed Complexion

After spending most of your time indoors this winter your skin may appear a bit pale and pasty. So how do you achieve that sun-kissed complexion when you haven’t spent any time outdoors? Brighten your skin with a sweep of bronzer. Bronzer adds just a hint of radiance to your natural skin tone and the Soleil Matte Bronzer by Too Faced neutralizes redness and evens out discolorations. A small sweep across your cheeks will provide the extra brightness that makes your skin glow.

Moisturize Your Skin

Dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Add moisture back in with Gud Floral Cherrynova Natural Body Butter. This body butter features the sweet scent of springtime in the form of Japanese cherry blossoms. Do you want to show off your arms and legs as the weather gets warmer? Then apply this thick, rich body butter to those parts of your body and any others that feel particularly dry. Your skin will feel naturally soft and smooth in no time.

Wear Your Hair Naturally

2017 is not only the year of less makeup. It is also the year of natural, no blow-dry hairstyles. This spring don’t attempt to tame your hair with flat irons and harsh chemicals, instead let your curls and waves bounce naturally. To increase the volume and texture of your hair try Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray available at Sephora. This mix of organic essential oils will help you look like you just stepped off a sandy beach. The dreamy beach rose scent will further enhance that feeling.

This spring put aside your heavy makeup. Focus instead on naturally enhancing your beauty with the products shown above.