It's Monday! So here is some insight from Dr. Jessica Wu over at the Glow.
Younger skin is soft, smooth, and dewy, so moisturize if your skin is dry or flaky. If you have an oily T zone or large pores, just moisturize any dry, flaky patches, typically the cheeks or around the nostrils and the sides of the chin. (click here for a quick fix)
The more your natural skin texture shows, the more youthful you’ll look, so use a light hand when applying makeup. Too much foundation or powder can settle into fine lines, accentuating wrinkles. Instead, use concealer strategically, only where you need it: on dark circles under the eyes, red patches around the nose, and/or any sun-damage spots. For the rest, use light liquid foundation or powder. Play up your eyes or lips, but not both. A smoky eye + a nude lip = sexy. A smoky eye + a red lip + loads of blush = painted lady.
Work with your hair’s natural texture and body. Stick-straight hair can look severe. On the other hand, stiff, teased hair can make you look like an extra from Mad Men. We love Joan, but she and everyone else back then appears older, thanks to their sprayed-to-death bouffant hair. Don’t be afraid to loosen up your hairstyle. You can look carefree and pretty but still well groomed.
*BEAUTY BONUS from DR. JESSICA WU*
Stylish & Sustainable
I packed Cove rGirl's NatureLuxe Gloss Balm for a ski trip recently and used it all weekend. It comes in a slim tube and moisturizes like lip balm (it contains castor seed oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter) while also giving you just a hint of sheer color, so you don't look overly made up when you're doing sports or working out at the gym.