Whether you have a special day ahead or are simply looking for a few quick ways to give your skin a beauty boost, you can look and feel your best by incorporating certain skin care tips into your routine. You have beautiful skin, let it shine through by trying these beauty tips to help enhance your natural beauty look without having to spend a ton of time on it. What are you waiting for? Read on to easily enhance your natural beauty.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #1: WASH AWAY SURFACE DIRT AND OIL
It’s important to start—and end—your day with clean skin so that your natural beauty isn’t buried underneath surface dirt and oil. Find a skin cleansing option that best suits your skin type and make it a point to wash your face before completing any other skin care steps. We love the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, a convenient sink-less cleanser that leaves skin hydrated and purified. Saturate a cotton pad, gently wipe across your face, and you’re all set.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #2: PAMPER YOUR SKIN WITH A FACE MASK
You can never go wrong by adding a masking session to your routine. Face masks work wonders to address a variety of skin care concerns and are also great at improving your overall complexion. Beyond that, they’re the perfect way to practice self-care with your beauty routine. Check out our article, The Best Face Masks for Your Skin Type, for all the details.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #3: POLISH SKIN WITH REFINING FORMULAS
An excellent option for boosting your skin’s natural glow potential is to exfoliate after cleansing two to three times a week. Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin and cause your complexion to appear dull, which won’t work if you have a big event coming up. Try gently exfoliating away surface buildup with a pre-soaked glycolic acid peel pad, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #4: REACH FOR A WATER-BASED MOISTURIZER
When you’re all done with exfoliation, it’s essential to follow up with a facial moisturizer. After all, hydration and natural beauty go hand-in-hand! Reach for a water-based moisturizer that complements your skin type to lock in long-lasting moisture. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin, all of which are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #5: LAYER SERUM AND MOISTURIZER
Instead of using your daytime moisturizer as your sole source of moisture in the a.m., consider layering a lightweight serum underneath. Hydrated skin can appear more luminous, so layer a serum before applying your day cream to encourage the look of a beautiful, glowing complexion. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum, which helps to reduce wrinkles and restore healthy radiance, is a perfect pick.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #6: OPT FOR TINTED MOISTURIZER
For days when you’d much rather skip out on the heavy makeup look, tinted moisturizer will come to your rescue. Known as one of the hottest skin care-makeup hybrid products, this essential works wonders to provide your skin with instant hydration and a touch of pigment for a glowing, natural-looking complexion. See what all the hype is about with the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Tint, a lightweight offering that moisturizes and gives your skin a luminous glow.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #7: HIGHLIGHT WITH SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Enhance your skin’s natural beauty without bronzer or highlighter by using facial oil to highlight your cheekbones instead. Dab a few drops onto your cheekbones with your fingertips, and you’ll instantly highlight your features—no makeup required.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #8: GRAB A SELF-TANNER
Prefer how your skin looks with a golden glow? You can always give yourself a faux glow by using a self-tanner. In the winter, when your bronzed summer skin is nowhere to be found, this is a great way to enhance your natural beauty. Use the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse, a long-lasting, clear, hydrating formula, to achieve sun-kissed skin all year round.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #9: DON’T SKIP OUT ON SUNSCREEN
Whether it’s bright and sunny outside or cloudy, it’s essential to take sun protection measures. Spending prolonged periods of time in the sun without the proper protection can cause skin damage, which can lead to visible signs of aging over time. Not what you want! To stay in the clear, you’ll want to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which combines a moisturizer and a sunscreen. It’s a great pick if you’re looking to pare down your skin care routine and don’t want to have separate moisturizer and SPF steps.
Even if you apply sunscreen every day already, what you might not realize is that SPF shouldn’t be your end-all-be-all when it comes to sun protection. The Food & Drug Administration recommends limiting your time in the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense, re-applying sunscreen every two hours, wearing clothing to cover exposed skin, and tossing on a pair of sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #10: TRY A SKIN SMOOTHER AS A FINISHING TOUCH
No time for a stitch of makeup? No problem. Some skin care products are formulated to help blur the look of imperfections. On days when you won’t be wearing foundation, try a skin smoother or blurring primer that can help make fine lines, wrinkles, and pores appear less noticeable, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur. Remember, you can love your skin without makeup, even at a fancy event—if celebrities can strut down the red carpet with a fresh face look, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t celebrate your natural beauty, too.
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP #11: REMOVE MAKEUP AT NIGHT
You may be too tired to remove makeup at night, but catching Z’s with your makeup still intact can wreak havoc on your skin. Makeup can mix with dirt and oils on the surface of your skin, which can lead to clogged pores that cause blemishes. Be sure to completely remove all of your makeup from your skin—even if you only wore a touch of tinted moisturizer—before you hit the hay.
Keep things simple and use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smooth Wet Cleansing Towelettes, which nourish skin, boost radiance, and remove all traces of makeup. You can also keep a bottle of micellar water and a few cotton rounds on your night table for a seamless makeup removal process before bed.
BONUS NATURAL BEAUTY TIP: GROOM YOUR BROWS
This tip may not be skin care-centric, but in the spirit of natural beauty, we couldn’t not mention eyebrows. One of the fastest ways to pull together your beauty look is to groom your eyebrows. And no, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to break out a brow mascara or pencil—although we love those, too. Use a spoolie to quickly brush your brows and instantly boost your natural beauty. Seriously, good brows make a big difference! You can even try brushed up brows if you’re feeling particularly trendy.
Want to learn about more ways to embrace your natural beauty? Here are 10 Ways to Look Good With No Makeup.