Step into Spring with your best face forward

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Makeup from dana L Skincare and Cosmetics.

Great skincare is the first step to complexion perfection. Try these top 10 tips to step into Spring with your best face forward. Layer skincare products thinnest to thickest. Applying dense creams first will prevent products, like serums, from being absorbed into the skin.Apply SPF every day to protect your skin!Choose a night cream with retinol to increase collagen production.For optimal results from your skincare products, apply within 3-4 minutes of showering to lock in moisture.If your makeup seems to disappear by the end of the day, most likely your skin is dehydrated. To help your makeup last all day, start with a moisturizer prior to applying foundation and finish your day with a rich, quality night cream to replenish the moisture. When applying your skincare products, use a circular motion.Regular exfoliation will give your skin a beautiful, natural glow.All skin types need moisture. If you have oily skin, opt for an oil free moisturizer.Vitamins make a difference! Vitamin A is one of the most effective anti-aging skincare ingredients, Vitamin C improves clarity and is used to activate collagen production and Vitamin E protects skin against free radicals and environmental factors.There is no substitute for hydrating from the inside out. Drinking water all day long can dramatically improve your skin’s tone, texture and overall appearance.There you go! All the tips you need for a great, effective skincare routine that will help you look your very best! Dana Reason is the founder of dana L Skincare & Cosmetics.