Skin Care Tips
These beauty tips can help you maintain a clear complexion, speed up your morning routine, or pamper yourself in new ways. Find out how to look good without all the hassle and get help when choosing your skin care products.
Exercise: Twenty minutes of running, fast walking or aerobics will increase blood flow to your face. No time? Try just five minutes of jumping jacks.
Shower "up": Take a shower with an energizing body scrub and a nylon loofah. Let the spray massage tension away. Switch to cool water for the final rinse.
De-crease your face: Before you shower, apply a rich moisturizing mask or thick layer of moisturizer. The moist heat helps the mask plump up fine lines and creases temporarily. Apply a heavy layer of petroleum jelly to lips. At the end of the shower, use a warm damp washcloth to gently massage off both treatments.
De-puff eyes: An eye gel (stored in the fridge for mornings like this) reduces swelling and redness. Look for refreshing botanicals like briar rose, cucumber and chamomile. Good choices: Clinique Daily Eye Saver, Clarins Eye Contour Gel, Ponds Revitalizing Eye Capsules. Also try cold compresses for five minutes.
Hide undereye circles and blemishes: Dab yellow or skin-tone concealer on blue undereye circles. Stay away from lighter skin tone or white cover-ups.
Keep makeup minimal: Go easy on foundation and power, but do use blush and pink, rose or red lipstick to look alert. Stay away from browns and beiges. Keep texture creamy, not matte.
Wear an energizing fragrance: Try scents with hints of lemon, jasmine, bergamot, lily of the valley, hyacinth, basil and geranium. Some suggestions: Ralph Lauren Polo Sport Woman, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder's White Linen, Chanel's Allure, Celebrate by Coty.