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In the winter time, people tend to worry a lot about their skin because it’s dry and chapped. This is all down to the drop in temperate and the low humidity levels that steal moisture out of the skin. While it may sound rather daunting, there are plenty of things that you can do in order to keep your skin glowing, and feeling magnificent.

Here’s what you need to do.

 

Don’t be tempted by the heat

Sure, when it’s been a long day, and you’ve finally got back home from being stuck out in the cold, there is nothing better than a hot shower to bring your body temperature up to toasty. But having the water hot – especially on your face – will actually dry it out even more. It may not feel like it at the time because you’re wet, but the drastic change from cold to hot will pull out any moisture that you had left, leaving you with nothing. This doesn’t mean that you have to shower under freezing water – but rather, lukewarm. And if you’re able to manage it, an icy cold splash on your face at the end is great for closing up your pores and tightening your skin, giving you the ultimate facelift for free.

 

Invest in the right skin care

There are plenty of different brands of skin care on the market all claiming they do the best job. But actually, a lot of them have all the same ingredients, they just add a different scent to them and maybe even a bit of color, and voila - totally different. Right. So when looking for the right products, it’s essential that you do some research first. Have a look at the label on the back, and google what the different ingredients are and how they can help you. Face masks are a great way to restore moisture while also cleaning out your pores. Natural products are a brilliant direction to go in because there aren’t alien chemicals that you’re applying to your face like many other brands out there, so try and use innisfree mask and see what kind of results you get.

 

Hydrate from the inside out

Eating food that has a high content of water is a very clever trick in restoring the moisture back into your skin. Food like watermelon, apples, oranges, tomatoes, cucumber, and celery work great for this as they are made up of a lot of water. Plus they’re deliciously juicy, and good for you in so many other ways too. You will want to make sure that you are getting a lot of Vitamin C and Zinc that makes your body create more collagen and elastin, which keeps your skin looking younger and tighter. And don’t forget the Omega-3 which will smooth out your complexion.

You should also be drinking a lot of water, as we tend not to in the winter time because we move onto things like hot chocolate to warm us up rather than quench our thirst, but you still need water.

 

Sadly, it’s that time of the year where you have to let go of summer, and say goodbye to sunkissed skin, long warm nights, and sipping something fruity al fresco. However, fall is here, and there’s plenty to get excited about; including Halloween, cosy nights by the fire, and the upcoming festive (and party) season. With so much to look forward to and plenty of socializing to do; you’ll want to ensure that you’ve retained as much of that summer wellbeing and glow as possible.

You don’t have to keep up a tan to feel beautiful; embrace the change in season, and switch up some of your summer beauty habits to suit fall. The following are some tips and ideas for those who don’t want to compromise on beauty, just because the weather has changed, and want to head into fall feeling gorgeous and as confident as ever.

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A Shining Smile

There’s nothing like a beautiful smile to give your whole appearance a glow. If you’re lacking confidence in your teeth; you could consider looking into braces and ways to fix them, so that you can continue happily and with plenty of self-esteem. You’ll need to learn what food to avoid while wearing braces and they might take some getting used to, but you’ll be so glad you made an effort in the long run. Keep up your dental hygiene regime, and smiling through the colder months; it’ll lift the mood of yourself and others, and you’ll feel gorgeous. Don’t forget to moisturize your lips each day and protect them from the cold and wind. A tinted lip salve is the perfect fall addition, and something you can rock everyday to give your beauty a boost (reapply after a pumpkin spice latte).

Plenty Of Color Pops

As mentioned before; a beautiful boost of color will lift your fall style and your mood, so embrace the new trends this season. Burnt oranges, rich burgundy, and all the colors that the leaves change to are perfect for highlighting your eyes and giving you a statement lip. Invest in a palette; you can check out what the beauty gurus are loving this season and treat yourself to one that suits your skintone and gives you plenty of options. Once you’ve discovered a formula you love; find a lipstick or lip cream that has an array of shade, and pick a couple so that you have some for day and night. You can complete an outfit with a bold lip; so don’t be fearful of experimenting.

Nourished And Glowing Skin

It’s crucial that you keep up a great skincare regime, especially as the weather changes, because it can take its toll on your skin. Head to a beauty counter and figure out your skin type and what products will nourish it the best. Don’t skip night and eye creams; this is the time when your skin cells will be regenerating, and it’ll need as much help as possible in doing so. Make the changes that will make you feel great, both inside and out, for a fall and stylish season ahead.

Everyone else might think that you look stunning, but if you’re looking into the mirror and believe that you’re looking a bit, well, boring, then you’re probably thinking about reinventing your look. But we know what you’re thinking: after a fun summer, your bank balance probably doesn’t look quite as healthy as you’d like, so how on earth are you going to turn heads with your new look if you don’t have the budget for a complete overhaul? Luckily, the new version of you doesn’t have to cost the earth, and in fact can be quite affordable. Take our tips below and find yourself a new person.

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Makeup Shakeup

 

Ah, the power of makeup. Such slight alterations can do so much for our appearance, and how we feel about ourselves. Might the latest version of yourself be just a simple matter of mixing up your makeup routine? If so, there are a few key areas you should focus your attention on. Nothing will have a greater impact that changing up your eyes and your lips. There’s a reason why lipstick has been a go-to favorite for decades – it holds all the power!

 

Accessorize

 

OK, so you can’t afford to buy a whole new wardrobe, but you will be able to add a few useful additions to your outfits, in the form of accessories. People often give the same amount of attention to all aspects of their outfit, but the reality is that it’s usually only a few standout pieces that get all of the attention. A stellar handbag, new shoes, or a standout scarf will make it look like you’ve overhauled your wardrobe. In reality, you’ve just been super crafty with your cash. If you haven’t got an unlimited budget, make sure the money you spend goes a long way!

 

All in the Hair

 

And talking of big impact, let’s take a look at your hair. The second a person changes the color of their hair, it’s all anybody else can talk about; that’s how much of a difference it makes. Of course, many people don’t want to be quite as bold as that when it comes to their hair, so what can they do? You can try something as simple as parting your hair on the other side, or getting tape in extensions to give your hair that fuller look. Our hair has a much bigger impact on our appearance than you’d think; if you’re having a perfect hair day, then you’ll be looking your best.

 

To the Wardrobe

 

It’s time to dig deep and discover all those hidden gems that are buried in your closet. Is it possible that you’ve become too reliant on just a few go-to pieces, and that you’re neglecting the pieces that might just deserve to see the light of day again? If you’re sure there’s nothing of note back there, consider getting out the scissors and modifying your old items to create a new piece.

 

Get your thinking cap on, and you’ll be on your way to turning heads over the next few months!

 

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I just got off a crazy 24h work trip and these tips are tried and tested -the best way to look good is to get your sleep when you can- but these tips keep you looking fresh and away even when you could sleep standing up!

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A good night’s sleep on a regular basis will keep you looking rejuvenated. However, for those nights when this isn’t possible, there are still options to keep you from looking like a zombie the day after. Here are a few simple tips for beating the puffy eyes.

 

Feed your fatigue

 

The right foods for breakfast can energise you and help you to look less drained. Blueberries, apples and tea are great for relaxing arteries and increasing blood flow. This can help return colour to your face and keep you more alert by providing your face and eyes with a fresh source of oxygen.

 

Cut back on coffee

 

Whilst a cup of strong coffee will temporarily energise you, too much coffee throughout the day can have the adverse effect. The caffeine will constantly pump your body with adrenalin, which can make you overly alert to the point that you can’t focus on any one thing for too long. Too much caffeine can also trigger the stress hormone cortisol which makes your skin more reactive to spots and allergic reactions. On top of this, too much caffeine throughout the day can affect your sleep the following night – so you could end up back in the exact same situation.

 

Fix up with a cold flannel

 

Soaking your face with a cold flannel is an easy way to reduce the puffiness under your eyes. The cold water will constrict blood vessels which cause the bags under our eyes. Do this in the morning and throughout the day and the swelling will be kept at bay.

 

Clear up your complexion with cosmetics

 

Many people will choose to mask their tiredness with make-up. Your eyes are the most common place where tiredness shows and where bags appear will depend largely on the shape of your face. Various cosmetics such as V shape face serum can help to hide those bags, taking the shape of you face into account. Special eye creams meanwhile can also have the same effect as a cold flannel.

 

For bringing colour to a pallid face, blushers and concealers are ideal for the job. Choose warm tones that will give your face that glow, but be aware of going overboard. When considering concealers, peach may look more natural than full-on yellow (obviously dependent on your skin tone).

 

Finally, you can top of the whole look with a refresher spray that will help to hide any dryness. It’s useful to keep these sprays in the fridge so that they will be cool, helping to bring down the puffiness.

 

Curl your lashes

 

Your lashes can also make a huge difference. Curled lashes make your eyes look more open, giving the impression that you’re more awake. Lengthening mascara can also be used on top of this to make your eyes even bigger.

 

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