Celeb makeup artist shares spring beauty tips
Your beauty routine should reflect the freshness of the new season.
Like our wardrobes, beauty and skincare regimens should change with the seasons. Color palettes, styles and heavy creams that made sense in the cold, harsh winter months don’t necessarily work with warmer days and sunnier skies. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and we’re dressing lighter and brighter. Our beauty routine should reflect the freshness and renewal of the season.
Rebecca Casciano, celebrity makeup artist and natural beauty expert, shares her tricks to help you refresh your beauty routine in four easy steps.
1. Ditch anything rich
Skin can get oily a lot more quickly in the warmer months. Casciano suggests switching to a lighter, nutrient-rich moisturizer. “We can usually lighten up heavy moisturizers needed for dry skin,” Casciano told From The Grapevine. “Try a lightweight moisturizer such as Om Aroma's Carrot Rose Serum. The Vitamin A in carrot seed oil helps get rid of dead skin cells, clearing the way for fresh, glowing, spring skin.”
2. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Dry skin is often accompanied by visibly clogged pores and a buildup of dead skin cells that accumulated over the winter and that can prevent your moisturizer from absorbing properly. Casciano said those dead skin cells need to be properly sloughed off. “Exfoliators are beneficial in the cellular turnover process, but be sure to choose one that is made of all-natural ingredients and that’s fragrance free.” Israel-based Sabon's renewal face polisher is made with healing ingredients from the Dead Sea that will gently exfoliate dead skin.
3. Do a bright lip
“I'm always excited to go brighter for the spring, and this season, I'm loving all shades of fuchsia and hot pink for lips,” Casciano said. “It's such a nice change from the reds and wines of fall and winter, it looks fresh and pretty on everyone.” We've been loving Nu Evolution lipstick in Diva – it's a deep, bold pink and perfect for transitioning into spring. If that's not your style, start with a sheer pink lip gloss like Be of Love by Modern Minerals or Jump Tinted Lip Conditioner by Ilia Beauty from Los Angeles.
4. Be bold
Most of us stick to the same old beauty routine using products and colors we’re comfortable with. Casciano said that now is the time to step out of your shell! “Spring is a great time to try something new, so don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone a bit,” says Casciano. Have some fun and experiment with a bright, new eyeshadow or lipstick. Refreshing your beauty arsenal, even with just a change here or there, will make you look and feel radiant and bold.
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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