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February 21, 2018

Beauty: 6 Wonderful Spring Beauty Tips to Follow

6 Wonderful Spring Beauty Tips to Follow
Spring is around the corner, and with that, comes spring cleaning. In other words, in with the old and out with the new. This applies to your beauty routine as well. Now is the time to replace deeper hues with lighter, more playful shades. That being said, read on to learn 6 beauty tips to use in spring.

1. It’s All About Color

In winter, you may normally wear darker shade lipsticks and stains compared to sunnier seasons like spring and summer. We recommend that you change out your palette to more playful colors (as we’ve mentioned above).
Go for pinks and bright reds for lipsticks and blushes. And stick to lighter, powdery shades when it comes to eyeshadows. You can also include light peach colors, especially if you have a warmer complexion and are wearing earth-colored clothing.

2. Switch Out Your Moisturizer

Unless you naturally have very dry skin, now is the time to start switching out your moisturizer. In winter, you wore a thicker moisturizer to prevent dryness. Now, with the cold finally lifting, you can return to a more liquid-based moisturizer.

Go the Extra Mile

If you have combination skin, chances are, there are dryer and oiler parts. You may want to stick to using a heavier moisturizer for the drier parts. Or, if you are prone to acne, a gel-based, fragrance-free moisturizer is a great go-to.  

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3. Tea Bags Are Your Best Friends

While winter (and the dryness that comes with it) may be over, with spring comes allergies. This means incorporating a few beauty tricks up your sleeve to prevent watery and swollen eyes.
That said, tea bags are a great way to stave off unnecessary itching and watering. Simply, boil some water, dip tea two tea bags into the water. Take them out and wait a minute or two for them to cool down. Afterwards, place them on your eyes for about 15 minutes. In general, chamomile is a great go-to.

Go the Extra Mile

As a bonus, if you have some extra time, you can stick the tea bags in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow them to get cold—which will boost their effectiveness. If you don’t have tea bags two cucumber slices will do.

4. Wash Out Your Eyes

Speaking of allergies, you can also make it a point to wash out your eyes at the end of the day. (This tip is geared to those who have more moderate to severe allergies.) Let’s face it, you’ve been outside and exposed to pollen and ragweed. Your face (and eyes) are not only putting up with your makeup but nature.
Do your eyes a favor—especially if you suffer from moderate to severe allergies—and wash out your eyes with a saline solution.
Make sure that you buy the solution from the store, and that the solution is 100% sterile. After cleaning off your makeup, tilt your head back and pour the solution at one eye. Half way through, switch to the other eye.
Doing this will help rid your eyes of any allergens or dirt, and will help with any itching or wateriness.

5. Always, Always, Always Wear Sunscreen

Even though it’s spring and not summer doesn’t mean you get to skip out on sunscreen. For those who don’t wear makeup, a lightweight sunscreen with at least 20 SPF is good. Those who do wear makeup, make sure the makeup has an SPF.
Be sure to read the ingredients. Not all are the same. In general, you are looking for titanium dioxide and zinc. Be sure to re-apply at least every 2 hours, especially if you are going outside. While there are powder sunscreens, which can be great to apply like pressed powder over makeup, they are not good to inhale. We recommend that you stay away from those or look the product up on the EWG for more information about the product.

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6. Choose Lighter Shade Nail Polishes

Yes, even switch out the nail polish you wear. This means lighter, playful shades like pastel blues, reds, and even oranges. You can go to your local drugstore or Pink Gellac to get a better idea of the polishes you want.

Go the Extra Mile

Apply a clear base and top coat when applying your polish. That way, it lasts longer and is less prone to chipping and flaking. You’ll also want to wear gloves when you do hands-on activities (i.e. washing dishes, gardening…) so your polish doesn’t wear off

Bonus: A Little Shimmer Goes a Long Way

Spring is about freshness and newness. That said, it’s time to bring on your spring glow. Using a highlighter, brush the tip and bridge of your nose, bottom of your chin, sides of your temples, underneath your eyebrows, and along your hairline.
Make sure you don’t overdo the shimmer. While this is very easy to do, this may end up being distracting and making your look appear too busy. The overall look should be natural

Final Thoughts: Spring Beauty Dos and Don’ts Are Your Choice

No matter whether you use one, some or all of these tips, no that what you use in your spring beauty routine is up to you. If you still are a fan of darker hues, then by all means go for those.

What other tips do you recommend? Do you change your beauty routine when the seasons change? Let us know by commenting below.
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