Natural Beauty: Greet spring with a healthy glow
We are championing the healthy and natural look as a leading beauty trend this Spring. Natasha Eddery recently compiled her ultimate skincare rescue guide (read it here), which recommends the best luxury products for looking after your complexion. This is essential for achieving a healthy glow for spring. However, once you have indulged your skin, it is time to embrace your revived and fresh look and here are some additional tips…
Boost your immune system
With cold and flu bugs doing the rounds at the moment there is no better time to try Bee Prepared. BEE Prepared MAX Strength (£11.99) is a research-based immune support formula that will help keep any light illness at bay. Aside from helping to prevent you from catching the normal colds, it can also help with sinus problems and allergies.
Encourage a natural glow
While Natasha’s Winter Skincare Rescue Guide recommends some of the best products for helping your skin get back on track, Orico Marine Serum (£34) is worth an additional mention, especially with the theme of radiance in mind. It is a powerful anti-ageing serum but also specifically focuses on freshening your appearance with its illuminating and tightening attributes. Most importantly, your face will appear visibly brighter.
When it comes to using tanning products at this time of year, we definitely air on the side of caution. The sun might be coming out, but that doesn’t mean you need to go overboard with colouring. However, a hint of bronze will never go amiss and we love Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer (£49). It is super-light and also ultra-moisturizing. It is ideal for a natural look as it work best without makeup.
If you have been hitting the gym hard and lifting weights, your hands will probably be crying out for some pampering. Oskia’s Renaissance Hand Cream (£21) is a perfumed luxury hand cream that is packed full of nutrients. It leaves your hands feeling incredibly soft and as though they have been wrapped in soft feathery pillows. It can be used anytime but is also very good as an overnight treatment.
Lippman Nail Treatment
If your hands have been treated to some TLC, make sure your nails don’t feel left out. The Lippmann Collection includes a brilliant treatment that also works as a top coat. On A Clear Day (£18) is a multi-purpose product which means that your nails will receive the maximum benefits of a treatment. There are also some beautiful soft shades available in the colour range and Deborah Lippman has designed the polishes with the view that it should be healthier for your nails to be dressed rather than rested!
Handmade Hair Care
Regular readers of our beauty section will know that we are fans of Bumble and Bumble’s fabulous hair care offerings. We were also recently given some inside information than John Frieda’s products are the only salon branded products that are identical in both the professional and home ranges. However, we are particularly excited to discover a handmade hair care range. Hairy Jayne offers a brilliant selection that will leave your hair feeling silky and with a natural shine. The Nourishing Shampoo and Cream Conditioner (£20 for both) targets dry hair but does not weigh it down; they are definitely worth adding to your beauty cabinet.
A sparkling smile
If you are partial to coffee or red wine then it is likely that your teeth are not as white as they could be. Pearl Drops (from £3.20) is a great range of special whitening toothpaste and it makes a real difference to the colour of your teeth. There are various options to consider and some of the products will improve the colouring over a shorter period of time, whereas others will have a more dramatic impact over a longer period of time. Whichever option you choose, this is a must-have for a healthy spring appearance.