Today I'm sharing some of my favorite beauty tips that will help you maximize your natural look! If you've read my daily wear page, you already know that I'm big on skin care. Taking care of your skin, especially now that winter is coming and the weather is colder, is so important. This means having a daily routine that works for you. Because everyone has different skin, it's important to try a variety of products until you find what works best. It took me a while to find the right mix of products for my skin. It was definitely worth it though because I've been following the same skin care regimen for probably over a year now. You can find my daily routine here. In addition to my daily routine I also do the following:
1. FACIALS: Getting facials on a consistent basis truly makes a difference in the way your skin looks and feels. They keep your skin healthy and hydrated and they can also be the perfect "me time" activity. Setting aside this time to not only relax, but also take care of yourself can be really rewarding. I know facials can be costly, but if you make them a priority and work them into your budget, you won't be disappointed. Because your skin will have a healthy, natural glow, you won't need to wear as much makeup. For me, being able to go natural is such a good feeling!
2. DERMAPLANING: More recently, I started to get into dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a safe and effective way to exfoliate the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) and get rid of fine vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). This process works wonders! It leaves your skin soft and smooth and your products work SO much better because all the dead skin is gone! This is a service offered by estheticians, which can also be costly since you can't do it yourself; however, you only need to do it about every 4 weeks. Dermaplaning in combination with facials will truly make in a difference in the health of your skin, how your products work, and how much makeup you need (or don't need!) to use!
3. LASH TINTING: My natural eye lashes are super light, but also super long. When I don't have mascara on you can barely tell I have any which is annoying because I feel like my eyes look tired and incomplete :( If you also have this problem, I have your answer! Getting your eye lashes tinted makes all the difference! Your natural lashes will now be darker, making them visible without tons of mascara! I especially keep up with this in the summer time because that is when I wear the least makeup. It lasts about 3 weeks for me until I have to get it done again.
4. BROW TINTING: I never had an issue with the color of my brows until recently when I darkened my roots. Because my hair was darker I felt like my natural eyebrows didn't match. Well there's an answer for that.. Brow tinting! Just like the lash tinting, brow tinting darkens your brows, and for me, made them the same color as my roots. This is also an amazing service for anyone who is naturally blonde and has super light brows. Instead of always having to fill in your brows, get them tinted!! I'm telling you it works wonders!
So now let's review.. Facials, dermaplaning, lash tinting, and brow tinting can all enhance your natural look! Your skin will be healthier and you will find yourself wearing less makeup on a regular basis! You may feel like you only need one of these services, or maybe you think you would benefit from all of these services. There might be a specific reason or time when you want to get these services done. And even though these services can be costly, anything that helps you feel beautiful and confident is worth it! You just have to prioritize and work it into your budget. Or... since the holidays are coming, you could ask for gift certificates to a salon or spa that provides these services. That would be a win win situation because you're getting it as a gift and you're also treating yourself!
I get all of these services done at Studio 21 Beauty Bar. If you are in the South Jersey area I ABSOLUTELY recommend going here! The girls are amazing and they know what they're doing!
If you have any tips to enhance your natural look, please share them in the comments below! I'd love to hear them!