With spring break fast approaching, it’s time to wave farewell to dull winter skin. Get ready for warmer weather by giving your skin some extra TLC. No more skipping shaving because of the winter chill. It’s time to get your best skin ready for spring. Bye, snow boots, bye. See you later thick winter sweaters. It’s all sandals and sundresses from now on.
Heal Your Skin’s Winter Blahs
In the warmer weather, it’s more about healing any lingering issues your skin may have rather than hiding them. Since winter skin tends to be dry, flaky, and cracked, now it the time to up the moisture and radiance. Small things like adding a humidifier to your bedroom or dry brushing daily can help get your skin ready for spring break.
Shave away winter stubble and slough dead skin cells away with an exfoliating body scrub. Apply a glycolic cleanser in sensitive areas you are shaving such as your bikini line to avoid razor rash and ingrown hairs. Moisturize your skin to protect its sensitive moisture barriers and prevent further dehydration. Clear your skin of pore-clogging debris with a clay mask. Clay removes oil build up and leaves you with fresh, glowing skin.
And lastly, now that your skin is smooth and glowing, highlight that glow with a beautiful, bronze tan to help you show off all the spring fashions you will want to wear on spring break and into the summer.
Glitter, Lots and Lots of Glitter
Nothing says glow like glitter’s adult relatives sequins and sparkles will be a big deal from spring to summer. In every runway show glitter and glitz were prominent, from Mark Jacobs and Tom Ford to Gucci, Chanel, and Dior. Show off your glowing skin by styling a sequined sweatshirt with jeans. Or pair a gold sequin top with a white blazer for fancier events.
Pretty Pastels Make a Strong Statement
Pretty pastel shades of pink, lavender, blue, or lemony yellow show off your gorgeous tan in tropical locales. But these are not saccharine sweet colors, in the words of Victoria Beckham “delicacy can be strong.” Wear these ice cream colors in boxy blazers and tailored suits that juxtapose hard and soft.
Fringing Makes a Comeback
Far from its recent, tired festival incarnation, fringing made a surprise comeback on the runway with sophisticated, empowered appeal. Mixed with soft draping and sequins, fringing will take you from day to night with ease. Saint Laurent’s fringed boots have already been seen on Rihanna.
Bold Colors Brighten Up Spring
Spring will be full of bright yellows creations from Christopher Kane and bold blue suits from Rosksanda Ilinic, and floating orange dresses from Stella McCartney. These bold, vibrant shades give you many options for showing off a deep, dark tan.
Sheer Spring Brights Make Headlines
Spring brights take on transparency in Dior’s bright blue skirts over cycling shorts and bright pink dresses over full briefs from Prabal Gurung let you discreetly display your beautiful, sun-kissed skin. This trend is truly about what lies beneath. Consider it a more demure take on the ubiquitous naked dress of 2017.
Fun and Flirty Ruffles
Fun and flirty ruffles add feminine flair to pastel dresses from with Erdem and Valentino while Alexander McQueen brings the drama with a bright orange, ruffled frock.
Sparkling Cinderella Shoes and Strappy Sandals
Lightweight summer sandals are a staple for summer and everyone needs at least one pair. Then there are sequined strappy sandals and glittery Mary Janes to liven things up. If glitzy sequins, fringing, and bold colors are too much for you, wearing them on your feet is an alternative way to stay on trend.
Don’t Forget Your Feet
Now that you are ditching your snow boots in favor of summer sandals, make sure your feet are ready to bare all. Scrub away dead skin and calluses with a foot file or exfoliating scrub. Get a pedicure and paint your toes in one of spring’s bright, bold colors. And don’t forget your feet during your pre-spring break fake tanning.
There is plenty to glow about this coming spring, but whichever way you wear the trends, a gorgeous tan is your best accessory.