After a decade (plus more) of running a beauty brand, our team has learned a thing or two. We love sharing our tips and tricks with you so you can expand your redhead beauty knowledge. Want to know our top beauty tips as we transition from summer to fall? Keep reading, and let us know what your top beauty tip is.
Tip 1 – Wear sunscreen:
There’s a lot of misinformation out there on the internet regarding sunscreen. But all the professional research shows that its crucial for your skin, especially for redheads. Redheads should wear sunscreen every day (and every season) because their skin is more susceptible to sunburn and damage from UV radiation. The high concentration of melanin in red hair provides less protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Regular sunscreen use helps prevent sunburn, skin aging, and reduces the risk of skin cancer. So wear it.. and wear it every day. Your redhead skin will thank you.
Tip 2 – Try a liquid highlighter:
If you’re someone who has always used powder highlight, try out a liquid one. It’ll give you a dewy look this autumn, and is buildable so you can find the perfect amount of shine. It also blends better with your other cream products so you won’t get that harsh highlight line that often comes with powder.
To use a liquid highlighter, begin with clean, moisturized skin and shake the product well to mix it. Choose where you want to apply the highlighter, like cheekbones, nose bridge, cupid’s bow, or inner corners of your eyes. Dispense a small amount and apply it using your fingertips, a beauty sponge, or a makeup brush. Blend it in by tapping or sweeping gently, ensuring a seamless finish. You can layer the highlighter for a more intense glow. If desired, set it with translucent setting powder. Remember, a little goes a long way with liquid highlighters, so start subtle and build up as needed for a natural and luminous look.
Tip 3 – Self tanner can be your friend:
Most redheads don’t tan naturally and if you do, you’re putting yourself at unnecessary risk of skin cancer. But sometimes you need a little faux glow when the weather starts to cool down. Mystic Tan’s Sunless Tanner has been a favorite of ours this month. We loved it so much that we included it in the Summer Deluxe H2BAR Box!
Tip 4 – Apply a body serum 20 minutes before bed for ultimate relaxation:
We love L’Beauxtique Evening Body Serum, which was also featured in the Summer Deluxe H2BAR Box. Apply to arms, chest, and neck and ease into relaxation before bedtime.
Body serums offer a range of benefits for the skin, making them a valuable addition to skincare routines. These lightweight, quickly absorbing formulations are designed to provide targeted care for the body. They excel in hydration, often containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin to lock in moisture. Additionally, body serums are enriched with nourishing vitamins, antioxidants, and botanical extracts that enhance skin texture and appearance. Some serums can even brighten skin tone, firm and tighten areas prone to sagging, and address concerns such as stretch marks and scars. Their fast absorption and compatibility with body lotions make them versatile products to promote healthier, more radiant skin from head to toe.
Tip 5 – Add a tinted SPF to your routine:
Sun protection, an even skin tone, and hydration? Yes, please! Elta MD on a favorite brand of ours for years but we’re just lovin’ it even more this month and have been using their tinted SPF products non-stop.
Tip 6 – Drink water:
Make sure you’re drinking lots and lots of water. Not drinking enough water can be the root cause of so many issues that you don’t want to deal with. Make sure you’re drinking the recommended amount for your body weight and activity level.
The general recommendation for daily water intake is around 8 glasses, which is about 2 liters or half a gallon. However, individual hydration needs can vary based on factors like age, activity level, climate, and overall health. Listening to your body’s thirst cues and drinking water when you’re thirsty is usually a good indicator of your hydration needs. Additionally, consuming water-rich foods and adjusting your intake based on factors like exercise and weather conditions can help ensure you’re staying adequately hydrated.
Tip 7 – Cool things down:
Put your skin tools, eye cream, eye masks, and moisturizer in the fridge! It’s a game-changer, especially on a hot day, after a workout, or after a hot shower. Storing skincare products and tools in the fridge can yield multiple benefits. This practice extends the shelf life of products, particularly those with natural ingredients, by slowing bacterial growth and ingredient breakdown. Cold skincare items offer a soothing, calming sensation upon application, effectively reducing redness and irritation. The chilled temperatures also constrict blood vessels, enhancing the effectiveness of products designed to combat issues like inflammation, acne, and puffiness.
Tip 8 – Have fun:
Less of a tip and more of a life motto. Have fun with your redhead makeup and beauty items this fall. Beauty is a form of self-expression, so play with a fun nail color, try that new eyeshadow, or rock a bold lip. You look amazing.
Rock it like a Redhead!