Aloha my dear friends and readers! As we wrap up for February and prepare for the incoming season (spring speed up!), I feel compelled to share and enable you what I have been loving lately, both new and recurring staples, that are absolutely spring-appropriate (check out skincare for all ages).
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Fresh face is back! While I have always been a fan of barely-there makeup, fresh and dewy look is making a comeback, season after season. I prefer a tinted moisturizer which offers extra hydration, light coverage and sun protection such as Tarte Amazonian BB (see it in action here) and nude lipstick shade like Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Ludwig (watch my recent vegan and cruelty-free haul).
Rock a bright complexion. Slough off winter skin blues with mild exfoliating agents like derma-e micodermabrasion scrub. You can also jumpstart your at-home facials with Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial which has AHA and BHA and incorporate Vitamin C serum like 100% Pure. Exfoliate once or twice a week, do your facial at least once a week and use moisturizer and/or serum day and night, not to forget sunscreen in the morning. If you’re dealing with dark spots that do not respond to over-the-counter products, granted they are not precancerous (anything suspicious requires dermatologist inspection), you can benefit from laser skin resurfacing that specifically address sun spots, dark spots and wrinkles. I have discussed several options in this post. If you’ve been contemplating on laser procedures, now is the perfect time to do it because of “less sun exposure” as sun avoidance will help with yielding optimal results.
Airy and breezy for the win. While florals are the default look for spring, I’d say anything that’s dainty and breezy can in fact project a spring-ish vibe. A cardigan or lightweight jacket is likewise a necessity. Sticking to neutrals and clothes that you can wear multiple ways season after season is always a good choice. Same is true with your handbag, opt for something that you can carry either as satchel or crossbody.
Spring bodybuilding. I know winter has prevented some of you to exercise but if you’re thinking to lose the extra pounds gained from last year’s festivities, now is the time to get your body ready for summer. Run, bike, hike, swim if you prefer outdoors or hit the gym (or in my case at home) to get you rollin’ (read my fitness goals for 2018).
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