Face First: Achieving a Healthy, Natural GlowGeneral
As a recent college graduate in my early twenties, I’m at the point in my life where I’m battling the later years of teen acne while trying to postpone any signs of facial aging for as long as possible, all while on a budget. You only get one chance at a first impression and it’s so important to put your best face forward at all times!
Although I love makeup, I am a huge fan of the no-makeup look: a fresh face that glows from within and uses subtle makeup to accentuate your best features without looking like you have makeup caked on your face. This is the look that the Victoria’s Secret Angels have when they walk down the runway or pose for ads; it’s the look that our beautiful Planet Beach cover models have, and you can ask any man and he will tell you that the no-makeup look is the sexiest look a girl can have! Here is my routine to accentuate your natural beauty:
Step 1 Sunless Tan: Like most people, I feel like I look my best when I have a tan, but I don’t like UV beds so pbGlow is the answer to this conundrum; giving me a bronzed glow that looks so incredibly natural, my friends always ask me when I had the time to lay outside and tan! But my secret is that this sunless tanning booth gives me that natural glow in only a couple of minutes, saving both my time and my skin while allowing me to look like I just got back from a vacation in the Bahamas! It’s a win-win situation for this working girl and definitely my first step to achieving that natural goddess look. Plus, an added bonus is that a tan always makes your teeth look whiter!
Step 2 Acne Control System: Although I’m in my early twenties, I still battle the later stages of acne. It’s not as bad as it was in my teenage years, but I still have to take some steps to ensure that my skin is clear and my pores stay invisible. The Planet Beach Acne Control System is a lifesaver for me because it combines several amazing products into one package that work together to battle acne. The products in this kit contain active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide that combats breakouts before they even start. They really penetrate my skin to keep my face clear of any pimples!
Step 3 Pb Repair Vitamin Drops: After using the Acne Control system, my face sometimes feels a little tight and dry—this is because of the all active ingredients that work to battle acne. Clear skin is necessary, but so is healthy skin and no one wants a dry face! I use the Planet Beach Repair vitamin drops to nourish my skin and make it glow. This product is so necessary to me because it contains rich, natural essential oils and bee pollen extract to protect the delicate skin on my face from becoming too dry and dehydrated. It gives my skin that radiant look of glowing from within so that I hardly need to use any makeup when I start to get ready to go out!
Step 4 pbMaintain: Although this product was developed and intended for more mature skin (it reduces fine lines and wrinkles), it’s my favorite moisturizer for two big reasons. First, even though I’m still relatively young I feel that it is never too soon to start taking steps against aging. Its important for young people to take preventative steps against the signs of aging early on, and when I use this product I know that I’m postponing the signs of aging on my face as much as possible so I won’t see any wrinkles for many years to come! The second reason this is my favorite moisturizer is because it provides total moisture without making my face greasy. I have tried many, many moisturizers in my day and let me tell you, this is the best one I’ve found.
Step 5 Primer and Makeup: Now that I’ve completed my skincare regime, I already know my skin is glowing—but makeup is a fabulous tool to give you that boost of confidence and make you look extra radiant! I start with a makeup primer because this holds my makeup in place and ensures that my face won’t end up streaky by the end of the night! Then I use a little concealer on any spots where I’m breaking out. After this, I use the Planet Beach bronzer to sculpt my face and further enhance my glow—this product has just the right amount of shimmer to emphasize your cheekbones without looking glittery and fake. It’s perfect for achieving that natural sun-kissed radiance. I use a fluffy angle brush to sweep the bronzer on my cheekbones, my forehead/chin, and just a little on my nose. Then I do my eye makeup, spritz on a little perfume, and get dressed for a night out on the town!
The sexiest a woman can look at any age is when she lets her natural beauty shine through. With all the stressors and toxins that the average woman encounters as she goes through her day, achieving this natural glow can be easier said than done. The products I have described work for my particular skin type, but Planet Beach offers a wide range of products that can combat whatever your skin struggle is—whether its acne, aging or dryness! That’s how I know that even though I’m only in my early twenties, I will be using Planet Beach skincare products for many years to come to achieve a natural and fresh, glowing and radiant face.