Fashion Week Has You Wanting That Flawless Skin?
We're in the thick of Fashion Week all over the world; New York, London, Milan, Paris. Not only are we looking at the clothing and the trends but I mean, look at their makeup and skin. No, you don't have to live at a spa or spend money on expensive products, or even change your whole beauty routine in order to have that healthy, glowing complexion. Just because your friends are spending money on fancy oils and sheet masks, doesn't mean you have to. What works for one, may not work for the next. With that being said, we've rounded up the top skin complains and tips to help you get that perfect, flawless skin.
How to Make Pores Look Smaller
Pores look big when they're clogged with oils and dead skin. To clear them, make sure you're exfoliating at least once a week. To disguise your pores, swirl on some translucent powder where it is most noticeable. Another trick is to apply primer to give your face an even playing field. This also deters any beauty product that you apply after from settling into your pores, making them look bigger and more pronounced.
Buy this: MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed (Shop Now)
Buy this: Guerlain L'Or Pure Radiance Face Primer (Shop Now)
How to Prevent Midday Shine
We all want that glowy, dewy skin but that's different than that horrible midday shine. To prevent your skin from turning into an oil slick by noon make sure to apply SPF in the morning. SPF is key because the sun can actually stimulate oil production in your skin which causes you to get that midday shine. Setting your makeup with a powder formula will also help seal in any moisture. Finally, if all else fails, make sure to keep some oil-blotting sheets handy.
Buy this: Jergens Natural Glow +Protect Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum, 20 SPF (Shop Now)
Buy this: Benefit Hello Flawless (Shop Now)
Buy this: Sephora Mattifying Blotting Film (Shop Now)
How to Hide Dark Circles
Before apply anything, dab on an eye cream and let it settle for 10 minutes. This will help make sure your makeup doesn't crease. Then camouflage dark circles with one swipe of concealer and blend, blend, blend using a fluffy makeup brush. Use a stick concealer which is a little thicker in consistency, blend it down towards your cheeks and out towards the outer corner of your eyes. Find and apply a matching foundation, applying it from the center of your face outward. You're not finished just yet! Make sure to dust a translucent powder onto your cheeks, forehead, and chin to set your makeup and ensure it doesn't look cakey.
Buy this: Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream (Shop Now)
Buy this: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Shop Now)
Buy this: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (Shop Now)
Buy this: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Shop Now)
How to Treat a Pimple
We all get them. It's what you do next that will help you stay flawless. Fight that urge to attach the pimple because if you don't, it will win. Before you go to bed, spot treat your pimple with a sulfur based mask. Hands off - untouched blemishes go away in a few days; irritated ones can take up to two weeks to heal.
Buy this: Dermalogica Breakout Control (Shop Now)
Buy this: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Shop Now)
How to Stay Hydrated
This is such a multi-faceted step. Yes, it is important for you to drink water and hydrate. Aside from that, maintaining the water content of your skin is crucial for it to look healthy. The trick is to start with a good cleanser that is not going to strip your skin. Use different moisturizers for day and night; try a light formula with sunscreen for during the day and at night find a nice dense cream to soothe while you're asleep.
Buy this: Bioderma Hydrabio H2O (Shop Now)
Buy this: La Roche- Posay Anthelios 60 (Shop Now)
Buy this: La Mer Creme de la Mer (Shop Now)