Green is the new black right now, and all the spring trends point to natural and feminine faces. So for 2011, let’s resolve ourselves to be more forgiving and more natural with our reflections.
Start by going through your makeup case. If anything is over a year old, toss it. All makeup has an expiration date. Mascara goes bad after 6 months but most other things can last up to a year. Remember to keep all your makeup brushes clean, and throw them away if they are losing bristles.
There is so much available for natural products right now, there is no reason to be subjecting your skin to harsh, unnecessary chemicals. Sephora carries a huge assortment of natural makeup and skin care products that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, natural botanicals and essential oils. Look for their natural stamp of approval.
Refine your makeup routine
Less is more, especially when it comes to your face. Keep your skincare routine simple and pure. Philosophy makes pH balanced products with natural ingredients that has been rated a best-selling cleanser by women everywhere.
Toning your skin is important for closing your pores and maintaining moisture. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is great for restoring, toning and hydrating the skin in one mist without parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances or dyes.
Moisturizer is the one of the only makeup products you should need. It can improve your complexion and minimize the need for foundation. A great cream for all skin types is Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiwrinkle Night Cream. It’s formulated to improve your skin during your beauty sleep so you wake up to younger looking, firmer skin, after just one use!
Put on a happy face
For those of us who cannot leave the house completely bare faced, try to bring out your natural glow, instead of trying to cover up or make a statement. A little mascara and some blush can make so much difference and isn’t smothering your skin in creams and powders that will undo all the good you’ve done. Josie Maran makes the Argan Color Stick. It’s dual purpose for your lips and cheeks, and treats your skin with argan oil, while you wear it.
Chose a green salon
When it comes to your hair, less damage equals a more beautiful mane. Zen Zen Salon, located in Miami Beach is just one of many salons that have minimized the amount of water use, paper use and pollution being released in to the environment. Their philosophy is the power of purity and their goal is to bring out your natural beauty. Call today for an appointment and enter to win a complimentary blow dry! Zen Zen Salon (305)ZEN-ZEN9