I think we can all happily say that spring has officially sprung! After the long, dark, gloomy days of winter (and when I say long, I really do mean long!) finally the days are extending ever so slightly. That moment in the morning when you pop the kettle on and take a peek out of the window, you’ll be amazed to see it’s actually light outside. So, in celebration of spring, I’ve decided to put together a short post on how to keep your skin looking and feeling great during spring and throughout the summer months.
Skincare is the foundation to achieving a beautiful radiant complexion, that allows your makeup application to glide on smoothly and evenly, giving you that flawless face from am to pm. It was one of the biggest trends seen backstage at last year’s SS15 shows.
Prep ahead of any big upcoming events and boost your skin’s moisture levels with the latest hype in skincare – the super effective moisture treatment masks! Essentially, this is a very soft cloth that has been soaked and sealed into an air tight pocket, which means every new mask you use has double the power in comparison to alternative pots/tube masks, which will eventually oxidise and loose their effectiveness.
There’s lots of options out there on the market and it really does come down to how much you can afford to splurge, however here’s a couple of suggestions to start you off. One of my favourites is the Dr. LeWinn’s High Potency Treatment Mask (£46.00), which is designed to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin. Loaded with skin smoothing and line erasing technology, this mask enables better absorption of active ingredients deep into the skin for more effective and visible results.
During New York Fashion Week, even Victoria Beckham was using them! She tweeted an image of one of her models wearing a SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (£60.00 Harrods) pre makeup, giving a hit of hydration and radiance in no time at all to achieve the ultimate dewy complexion. This is a slightly more pricey option but hey, Mrs Beckham has given the seal of approval therefore I’m won over! Your skin is immediately and exceptionally immersed in moisture, resulting in a visibly radiant and crystal clear complexion. Soft and luxurious, each cotton mask is generously soaked with Pitera, which gives maximum delivery to the skin.
The overall result of these masks gives you one of the most natural highlights when used pre makeup application. There is no longer a need for the shimmery shiny highlighters that fake what this will provide. So scrap your highlighting powders or creams and focus all your attention on skincare!
By Belle Pike