You must have noticed the latest celebrity trend. It’s everywhere from red carpets to shoots and runways.

Jennifer Lawrence sparked headlines when she attended the New York City premiere of The Great Gatsby wearing barely any makeup. Our own Charlize Theron have embraced this laid back look and turned heads at the 2020 Golden Globes looking fresh faced while sporting her new pixie hairstyle. 

It seems like less is more when it comes to this new makeup trend. The “fresh face” is definitely the new beauty look of choice. Although this look is very natural, this doesn’t mean going completely sans makeup. There are a few tricks to looking effortlessly natural. Mary Phillips, who is Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen’s go-to makeup artist, advises that you warm your moisturizer with your fingers and apply a small amount after applying your foundation. Kim Kardashian’s makeup god, Mario Dedivanovic, uses Vaseline to reminiscent the glow of a steamy situation under the covers.

To sport the “fresh faced” look there is one requirement though – radiant skin. Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA – your daily habits have a big impact on what you see in the mirror.

Most of us only have time for a simple skincare regimen, yet beauty aisles are overflowing with supposed “must-haves.” Too-good-to-be-true claims often make beauty and skincare shopping more confusing than helpful. Really, I mean, how many must-haves does one person need?!

Don’t overthink your skincare routine.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt, and other factors each day that should gently be removed. Use a daily gentle cleanser twice a day. Wash before you go to bed to get rid of the day’s grime as well as first thing in the morning to avoid clogged pores, dullness and acne.
  • Toners should be done after cleansing and before applying anything else. Think of it as a supplement delivering an extra shot of nutrients aiding absorption of your next product while balancing your skin at the same time.
  • Moisturizers hydrate and soften the skin keeping it plump and youthful. Day creams are equipped to protect your skin from the environmental aggressors, while night creams focus on repairing damage. The addition of an anti-ageing product such as retinol will optimize your skincare routine. This star ingredient penetrates deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production right at the source.
  • Apply sunscreen. This is hands down the most crucial skincare product. The sun is responsible for 90% of the skin’s ageing. So yes, SPF 30 to 50 is the best anti-ageing product money can buy.

Add an exfoliator three times a week to remove the build-up of dead skin cells. Also, as we get older serums can be powerful allies. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients these elixirs can mitigate a number of issues from dark spots to wrinkles.

Radiant skin day after day is all about sticking to a simple skincare routine. Cleanse, tone, moisturize and apply sunscreen … totally doable, right?


DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.