How to Look Fresh: 5 Easy Tips for a Fresh-Faced Look
We don’t know about you, but we strive for our skin to have that glowing-from-within look—c’mon, who doesn’t? But if we’re being honest, drinking 128 ounces of water every day and always getting those full eight hours of sleep ain’t easy. Since we need a little extra help, we’ve come up with a five-step beauty routine that enhances the look of natural skin. And we’ll do you one better: The entire look can be done in just five minutes. Read on for our simple tips on how to achieve that fresh face.
Start with a pH-Balanced Cleanser
To begin your routine, cleanse your face using First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser. Its whipped, creamy texture and pH-balanced formula will easily rid your skin of dirt and bacteria without stripping away its natural oils (so it’ll never feel tight or dry). Plus, thanks to the gentle formula, your skin will maintain its natural balance, which will leave your face feeling smooth. And that, friends, is the foundation of a fresh look. In general, opt for products that have clean formulas and ingredients like aloe and natural antioxidants that work against environmental stressors.
Slough Away Dead Skin Daily
The key to achieving a smooth, flake-free makeup application is exfoliation. Look to First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Facial Radiance Pads to clear away dull dead skin while also toning and brightening thanks to its key ingredients, glycolic and lactic acids and lemon peel. Simply swipe one of these guys across your face after cleansing. (Psst: They’re gentle enough for everyday use.)
Opt for Hydrating, Natural Coverage
Instead of hiding your skin beneath an opaque layer of liquid foundation, pick a product that will accentuate your natural complexion and, in turn, help you appear healthier. We like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer. Along with providing luminous lightweight coverage (don’t worry, it still masks imperfections), it keeps skin hydrated for 12 hours and soothes with vitamin E and colloidal oatmeal. Oh, and it has SPF 30, so your face will always be protected. No sun spots for you.
Nix the Heavy Black Eye Makeup
You aren’t doing yourself any favors by covering your eyes with thick black liner and spidery lashes. We suggest building upon what you’re already working with. Define your lashes by curling them and using a light coat of mascara. Our go-to is Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Go a step further by using a subtle brown liner and highlighting the inner corners of your eyes. They’ll appear fuller, brighter and younger overall.
Choose Glossy Lip Colors
Swap a bold matte color for a creamy lipstick, like Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. Rather than swiping it on for full color, lightly dab it to give your lips a natural-looking flush. Top it off with sheer gloss to make your lips appear fuller. That little bit of sheen, along with a hint of color, will give you a healthy glow.