Wednesday, August 27, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized
So, you spent the summer sleeping in late and slacking off…well, maybe that was just me. But whether you were visiting friends, working hard at your job or traveling the world, the reality is setting in: school is back in session. Here are a few simple beauty tips to help you get back into the swing of things and look great for the school year.
Get into a Routine
The carefree summer months can take a toll on your body and skin. To look and feel your best for fall, you’ll need to get back into your regular routine. That means getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet and staying active. This will keep your skin looking radiant and healthy, and help repair any damage that you may have done over the summer.
Your daily skin care routine should consist of washing your face with a gentle cleanser each morning and evening, moisturizing and drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. And just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can skip on the sun protection—always use a daily moisturizer with SPF.
Don’t Follow Too Closely
Sure, you want to be fashionable, but that doesn’t mean that you should follow every trend that’s out there. A neon green skirt paired with zebra print ankle boots is hardly fit for the classroom. The same goes for your makeup. Don’t try to combine too many different looks at once, or you’ll end up a fashion victim instead of a trendsetter.
Instead, pick one trend and work around it. For instance, if you’re going for smoky eyes, opt for nude or berry-stained lips. If you’re going for dramatic red or super-shiny lips, wear soft, natural eye shadow.
Your hair, that is. Your skin isn’t the only thing that suffers from harsh UV rays. The sun can dry hair out resulting in split ends and bleaching. A short, stylish bob is a great way to revitalize your locks, but if you’re not ready for such a drastic cut, trim off about two inches to keep your hair healthy.
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