We’ve Got You Covered From Head To Toe With These End of Summer Self Care Tips!

Now that temperatures across the country are slowing dropping to welcome Fall, it’s time to take a quick second to reflect on all your skin and body has been through over those scorching summer months.

Between the strong UV rays, dry heat and beach days, your body is bound to have taken a few hits by now. Not to worry, we’ve got three easy tips for making sure that you walk out of summer looking your absolute best!

To fine-tune your routine and repair some of the damage from summer, you want to start with three specific focus points. Your skin, your hair, and your feet.

Your Skin – Exfoliate

Your skin is exposed to so many harmful factors in the summer, ranging from smog and humidity to dirt and UV rays. While it’s always important to take care of your skin, now is the time you’re especially prone to damage from UV rays and needs a regimented, solid routine to fix it.

Make sure to start off with a good exfoliation to remove all the dead and damaged cells from your face. More than ever, it’s important to stay diligent in your moisturizing routine. Make sure you’re stocked up on your favorite hydrating face cream and don’t forget about your body too!

Your Hair – Mask

hair care, hair mask, diySummer heat is sure to fry your hair, even if you spend most of the summer in the shade. The effects of summer on your hair can result is dried out strands and tons of breakage and damage.

To rejuvenate your locks and add some moisture to your dried out strands, use an all natural hair mask you can make yourself at home! Leave on for a few moments and rinse it off. If your hair is really dry on the ends from heat and sun exposure, you can follow up with the mask once a week for a month to get your hair back to healthy!

Your Feet – Buff

After a summer in sandals and all that time spent barefoot, your feet likely need some serious love by September.

To get feet looking and feeling healthy again, opt for using a tool like a pumice stone to buff the calluses off the bottom of your feet. Make sure to follow up with a super hydrating foot cream to keep them extra soft. If you find that your feet are still feeling a little dry, apply a thick layer of foot moisturizer before bed and put socks on. By morning, your feet will be soft as a baby’s bottom!

These Three Makeup Hacks Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

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They say the eyes are the window into the soul and they’re often the first feature someone notices about you. While eyes are a delicate area of skin and can often age quite quickly, they also have the opportunity to take years off your age and highlight one of the most naturally beautiful parts of your face! With a few simple makeup hacks, you can compliment your anti-aging eye routine with a few tricks to keep your eyes looking rested and young even when they aren’t.

White Eyeliner

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksWhile most women cannot live without their go-to black or brown eyeliner, when your eyes need an extra dose of help for brightness, turn to white eyeliner!

White eyeliner can brighten your eyes, make you look more rested and even make your eyes appear bigger. Apply the liner to the corner of your eye area and follow along under the lower waterline of your eye. The results are instant and you can still wear your beloved dark eyeliner on the top of your eyes.

Use A Concealer

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksConcealer is a bright eyes best friend! While most of us use some form of concealer under our eyes as part of our makeup routine, it’s important that you’re choosing the right one in the right tones

You’ll want to choose a concealer that is heavy with pink or yellow undertones will actually help cover dark circles and brighten the color of the whole under eye area. You only need a small amount but make sure you blend it well with a small beauty blender or just your ring or middle finger. Be sure to stay away from heavy coverage as it can backfire and make your concealer look cakey and dull.

Strategically Highlight

Highlighters are having a moment right now with the current trend of fresh, dewy skin but they can actually do wonders to improve the look of your eyes.

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksKnowing where to apply your highlighter is especially important when it comes to accentuating the eyes. Make sure to only apply it in 3 strategic places, your cheekbone, in the corners of your eyes and along the brow line. Avoid using it elsewhere to draw attention away from your eye area. Always start with a smaller amount so you don’t end up looking shiny (it’s easier to add more than to remove some). The highlighter will catch the light and provide a shimmer to brighten up your entire eye area!

Have any amazing makeup tips for brightening the eye area? Leave your favorites in the comments below!