Recently, I sat down for a chat with noted beauty expert Jen Falik about getting skin super soft, sexy skin just in time for the summer. She also filled me in on how you can get involved with the Dove “Show Us Your Skin” campaign. For the first-time ever, every woman who uploads a photo at Dove.com/ShowUsYourSkin or Facebook.com/Dove will appear in a Dove ad – including online ads and a dynamic billboard in the world-renowned Times Square. All women have to do is have the confidence to show off their skin. Sounds like something I want to be a part of! Here are Jenn’s summer beauty tips:
1. What is the secret to achieving super soft skin?
Getting yourself into a good routine is key. Exfoliate a couple of times a week before you step in the shower. Use a nourishing body wash that is going to cleanse your skin in the most hydrating way possible. After you step out of the shower, before you dry off completely, pat body lotion from head to toe- let it soak in for a second and then, pull your favorite tank top and shortest shorts out of the closet and wear them with pride.
2. What are your favorite fashion and beauty trends for the summer? How can they everyday woman take them from the runway to real life?
Floral print denim is a surprisingly wearable trend, love that it allows you to wear the most basic top you own and still make a style statement because the flash factor is all in the jeans. Women should seek out a silhouette that they already know and love first- skinny, bootcut, straight leg- and then find a floral print version. Paired with a chambray button down and flats- completely simple and chic.
And I love how last season’s braid trend has evolved into a twist trend- on a bad hair day, dividing hair down the middle and twirling it to meet in the back in a bun is doable. Braids I had a hard time doing myself, but twists are simple. Stock up on bobbie pins and spend some time experimenting with different styles.
3. How can women get that super-hydrated, dewy glow?
Of course, the first step is a great skincare regimen- making an effort to care for your skin every single day, protect it from the sun- all that stuff which we have heard a million times. But for a quick fix, I rely on cream highlighter in an ivory shade. Applied on the apples of the cheeks, down the center of the nose and just under the brow- instant illumination.
4. What is the best beauty tip/remedy/secret that you have come across as a beauty expert?
White eyeshadow in the inner corers of your eyes is hands down the best way to fake a good night of sleep. Press it in with your fingertips, letting it smudge into the sides of the bridge of your nose for an extra gleamy effect.
5. What is the Dove Show Us Your Skin campaign and can women get involved?
It is all about feeling confident in your own skin- and making it as easy as possible for women to celebrate this confidence by simply uploading a photo of themselves to the Dove Facebook page or Dove.com.