That Au Naturale Glow

We all want skin that boasts that au naturale glow. Glowing skin is center stage now on the runways and in Hollywood. The “no makeup makeup” look is a refreshing trend that promotes a neutral and more youthful look. Not that we all want to look like airbrushed eighteen year olds, but who doesn’t want to feel beautiful without all the fuss?

You have to say there is something liberating about not hiding behind a full face of makeup every day. With the right treatments, products, and daily lifestyle choices, you can rock that natural look at any age.

How do you get that look? Let’s start with the basics.

I cannot stress the importance of these enough because without them the equation for a natural glow just does not add up. (P.S. These also happen to be the least expensive ways to look great.)

  1. Hydration
  2. Clean Diet
  3. Exercise
  4. Adequate Sleep
  5. Balanced Hormones
  6. Daily Sunscreen Use

Now onto the fun stuff. let’s get in the mindset that all these procedures and products are investments in your future. If you avoid major damage now, you will reap the benefits later in life with that continued natural glow. Protect your investment by being consistent and compliant.

You have to start with a customized at-home-care-skin regiment. This is your daily skin “homework” so to speak. Depending on your age and individual needs, these regimens may include Growth Factors. Retinol, Vitamin C, or skin•lightening agents such as Hydroquinone.

Chemical Peels are procedure based on skin type that exfoliates skin at different levels using various adds and concentrations, such as Salicylic acid, lactic acid, and phytic add. Chemical peels can treat pigment changes, acne, sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles, and even tighten skin.

Laser Treatments. such as Intense Pulsed Light or IPL, can be used for facial rejuvenation, including treatment of sun damage and rosacea and to improve skin laxity and collagen production in patients with appropriate skin types. Studies have shown consistent IPL treatments can actually make skin look and act younger.

If the most updated, safe, and advanced techniques are used when injecting Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma, a natural refreshed look may be achieved. So if you see someone who is still sporting the “trout pout or the “spocked” eyebrows, you may want to do them into the au naturale concept.

Glo makes up artist Mallory Burnett breaks it down on how to achieve the “no makeup makeup” look.

Au Naturale Makeup

Start with a light mineralize foundation. A favorite is Mac’s Mineralize liquid foundation.

Available at Macy’s.

Illuminators are all the rage to help give you that dewy glow and help accentuate cheekbones. Apply a peach toned blush before NARS Illuminators in Copacabana to complete the look.

Available at Macy’s

After naturally grooming your eyebrows (hint: stay away from thin brows – they may age the face), you can apply a nude cream shadow like Mac’s Paint Pot in “Painterly” to the eyelids. Then finish with a soft brown eyeliner and black mascara to bring out the eyes.

Available at Macy’s.

Finish with a natural lip. line with a nude lip liner then apply a warm toned nude lip pencil depending on your skin tone, then finish with a clear gloss for shine. Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Pale Peach or Ballet Pink.

Available at Macy’s

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