We Are What We Eat
Those trendy acai bowls aren’t only delicious, they’re good for your skin. According to dermatologists, antioxidants help keep your complexion looking great. Drink green tea, use grape seed oil in cooking, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables in order to get doses of these powerful nutrients that will help promote collagen production, keeping skin firm and smooth. While you should always try to stay hydrated, doing so will also help your skin! Proper hydration makes skin look plump and less wrinkled.
Bare it All
Nude is the new black. Neutral lips, sheer foundations, and subtle eyeshadow shades are dominating the fashion scene in 2017. Emulate Kylie Jenner and countless other young stars with a matte nude lipstick or go for Alicia Keys’ stunning bare-faced look by swapping your heavy foundation with a sheer skin tint. For your eyes, opt for brown liner and peachy shadow in lieu of a smoky eye for a bright, fresh warm weather look.
Charcoal skincare products are all the rage this season, and for good reason – activated charcoal acts like a magnet, attracting and clinging to dirt, oils, and impurities While you can shell out big bucks for premium face washes and masks at a department store, it’s safe, easy, and cost effective to make your own charcoal skin treatments at home. Make a cleansing light exfoliant by combining equal parts activated charcoal powder (available online), sea salt, and rose water. Rub the mixture all over your skin for a couple of minutes and rinse off with warm water for refreshed, soft skin.
We live in an age where we can custom order everything from shoes to phones, so it was only a matter of time before customized beauty products came into the fold. Whether you’ve been on the hunt for just the right foundation matching your complexion or are constantly switching out hair care brands because nothing quite does the trick, beauty startups have caught onto the need for products to address your particular issues. Take a quiz about your hair’s texture, annoyances and goals, and Function of Beauty will send you a personalized formulation of shampoo and conditioner for your unique strands. Try the MatchCo app for foundation that’s just right – no more too-orange hues! The app requires just five photos to determine your perfect tint, so there’s practically nothing standing between you and a flawless finish.