Shakira just released her tenth studio album, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” this month. While keeping herself busy as a guest judge on The Voice, making new music albums and travelling around the globe, this glamorous singer is always seen in top shape with gorgeous skin. How does she manage to look perfect all the time, even with so much going on? She reveals her beauty tips on an interview with Instyle.
Her skin looks perfect all the time. She says the secret to it is that she prepares her skin with a Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C hydrates. If severely dehydrated, she layers on Vitamin E as well. The interesting catch is that she doesn’t use any specialized products for this purpose. Shakira just squeezes the goodness out of vitamin capsules from the pharmacy directly onto her skin and makes the most of this topical anti-oxidant application! She also emphasizes on removing makeup at night, and further ensuring all impurities are removed by using a cleansing brush or washcloth.
This top music star is another celebrity who sports the minimal makeup trend and carries it off to perfection. With no elaborate makeup routine, Shakira feels the lesser makeup she uses, the better she looks. In fact, she feels she looks much better now than she did ten years ago, when she used much more makeup. And this lovely lady also does her makeup herself, most of the time!
The secret behind her dazzling smile? She takes good care of her teeth. Spokeswoman for the Crest 3D White Brand, Shakira says she was the perfect person for the job. Her smile is gorgeous, and she is always seen with a happy face.
Her top beauty tip to all her fans out there- Apply Sunscreen and Smile! Like Shakira says, “ a good smile shows off confidence and that’s really the best makeup.” Taking cue from this actress’ intelligent advice, let’s explore more on sunscreens!
What you need to know about Sunscreen
The strength of a sunscreen is represented by the SPF or Sun Protection Factor. This specifies the ability of the product to prevent the UVB rays of the sun from damaging the skin. Ultraviolet radiation of the sun is basically of two types, UVA and UVB. Both these types are harmful to the skin.While UVA causes aging and wrinkles, UVB causes sun burns and photodamage. Broad spectrum sunscreens offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
The SPF factor of a sunscreen indicates it’s ability to deflect UVB rays. Experts recommend that an SPF factor of at least 30 is necessary for sufficient sun protection. Sunscreens with SPF of 50 or more are widely available today.
It is important to apply sunscreen generously to the skin atleast 30 minutes before stepping outdoors. Reapply it every two hours, as it’s protective action is effective only for so long. Do not stop wearing sunscreen in winter, as snow and water reflect sunlight and make it essential during the colder climate too. If the sun has made it’s mark on your skin and you can see visible sun spots already, you can still have it corrected to a great extent. Treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or microdermabrasion in Sydney can be performed to make considerable difference to these marks. Sun damage can age your skin beyond expectation. Thus, minimizing exposure and taking suitable steps when outdoors is the only possible way to be safe.
Sunscreen aside, you should also consider using protective sun glasses, a wide brimmed hat and clothing that covers your skin to stay safe from the sun. Avoid the mid-day sun as far as is possible and stick to the shade. Protecting yourself from sun damage will make you feel better now and later on!