How, oh how could the not so glam side of beauty be trending, I hear you ask? After a long and sometimes lax winter when it comes to beauty, it's time to get down to the beauty jobs you try to ignore until it's just too hard to keep your head in the sand. Time to buckle up, and get down to the less glam, but no less essential parts of your beauty routine...
A little messy, but with a lot of benefits, mud masks should be a regular in your routine (try at least every 3 weeks). They help to clear the skin of blockages deep within, drawing them out ripe for exfoliation and disposal. Skipped it recently? Spring is the perfect time to mask up again, helping to remove dead skin cells and prep for buffing up to achieve that spring glow. Try the Montagne Jeusness Blemish Mud Masquewhich contains just the right amount for one application, to help with the messier side of mud masks, and consists of Aloe Vera, Willow, Rosemary and Witch Hazel to balance out oils in the skin. To avoid extra mess, try applying with a brush (a clean foundation brush is ideal). Just be sure to wash afterwards to avoid bristles cemented together.
If you're anything like me, you'll avoid fake tanning to the max - not because of the potential results (I really could do with a bit of bronze!) - but because of the hassle. Who wants to stand around in their birthday suits waiting for tan to dry? Not to mention the frequently streaky aftermath. To make the whole process a whole lot easier, reach for an instant tanner with a spray nozzle. The applicatior means a lot less rubbing with hands, to not only avoid streaks but also orange mitts and the instant tan formulation means you'll get a good gauge of how bronzed your bod will be during application - no nasty post-tan surprises a la Lindsay. I'm love the Reef Beach Glow Instant Tan Spray in Bronze, which ticks all of the above boxes. Once you are bronzed, you can glimmer up with a gorgous body lotion, like the new to bb PRTTY PEAUSHUN.
My sister has such a foot phobia, she can't even deal with her own that well! It certaily makes giving herself a pedi a whole lot harder, but once the results are in, it's so worth it. Pretty feet! There are a few things that really need to be addressed before you pick your pretty polish colour though... First off, a callous exfoliator. It'll gently buff away dead skin and keep heels crack free, so you won't have to be ashamed of slipping into your fave pair of heels. We all snapped up the Manicare Callous Exfoliatorat bbHQ when they hit this month.
Constant friction and pressure on your heels are also the reason to blame for creacks and dryness. So if you are going to be wearing your heels, or less than comfortable shoes this spring (because the pretty ones are always the less comfy ones!) be sure to enlist a gel cushion in the bottom of each shoe. The Footcare Ball of Foot Cushions make sure your feet stay comfortable from day to night, avoiding foot damage. Plus, they're even washable and re-usable.
Hair removal pre-spring, and during, is a must. Less opportunities to wear tights, means more reason to stick with your shaving routine! Pick up a great razor to make the job faster, easier, smoother and cut-free. Schick is where it's at as far as we're concerned...
Which areas of your beauty routine do you avoid? Don't you think it's true that the parts of your beauty routine you most avoid yield the best results once you do them? - Lauren