From organic self tanning products to eco-friendly facial treatments, the hottest skincare trends in 2014 are inspired by nature and environmental accountability. The bold lip colours and heavy eyebrows of the previous season have been replaced by dewy skin, metallic eye makeup and playful lips.
In 2014, skincare isn’t just about beauty. It’s about accentuating your features with subtle tones, taking care of your body and living a sustainable lifestyle. Below are some of our favourite tips for creating a straight-off-the-runway look on any budget.
Look Better Naked with Dry Body Brushing
Using a brush to stimulate your skin can increase blood flow and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Use Antioxidants Slow Down the Aging Process
Now that the benefits of antioxidants have hit the mainstream media, they’re used in beauty products as varied as self tanning solutions and skin detox brands. Packed with antioxidants, rosehip oil can make a great addition to your skin-care routine. Use it regularly to erase fine lines and prevent wrinkles.
Stay Safe with Sunscreen
Just because you don’t see the damage yet doesn’t mean that exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays is a good idea. Over time, UV tanning can lead to premature wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. Not to mention the increased risk of developing skin cancer. If you haven’t already, make this the year that you finally start staying out of sun’s reach by wearing a high-SPF sunscreen and switching to self tanning solutions. With new advancements in technology, self tanning products can deliver results that are as good as the real thing and a whole lot safer.
Go naturally dark with Organic Self Tanning Products
Made with all-natural ingredients that will not irritate even the most sensitive skin, organic self tanning formulas are ideal for creating a subtle tan with sun-kissed undertones. For a health bonus, look for products infused with skin-soothing ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants and essential oils. If you have naturally darker skin or want a deeper tan in the summer, do daily applications to build up your base colour.
Quench Your Skin’s Thirst at a Juice Bar
Offering nutrient-rich recipes, juice and smoothie bars are in line with this year’s emphasis on beauty from the inside out. How your skin looks is directly related to your diet. For smooth and hydrated skin with a natural glow, try juice cocktails with carrots, leafy vegetables and citrus fruits.
Colour Your World with Orange Lipstick
Leave last season’s deep red lipsticks on the shelf. Orange, this year’s hottest lip shade, is youthful and unexpected. To pull it off, even your skin out with a balancing BB cream and keep eye makeup neutral.