Alicia Keys has been boldly leading the makeup-free movement. She was recently spotted at the TidalX1015 concert in NYC sporting her naturally beautiful bare face. Here are some products you can try when you decide to ditch the cosmetics but still want to be glowed up.
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The first ingredient to a fresh face is probably already in your cocina! Applying ice cubes to your face gives you that after-glow look. Get an ice cube from the freezer, wrap it in a thin washcloth, wait a minute for the cube to start melting and glide it over your skin. This will tighten up your pores. It's like going to the gym to gain abs for your face. Another key element is cucumber, which restores the skin. The greatest and most important skin benefit of cucumber is that it helps revitalize the skin.
In a SELF interview, Alicia mentioned using cleansing masks. These are very important because they leave your skin more youthful and energized with a refreshed look and feel. Cleansing masks gently detoxify your skin, deliver oxygen and energize your complexion if it ever looks dull.
Try: WUNDER2 WUNDERTOX Cleansing Detox Mask, $22, Wunder2.com
There's a reason Alicia's skin always looks glowy and wrinkle-free. She uses resurfacing masks, which are known to tone, retexturize and give your skin a vibrant look. These are perfect for those with anti-aging concerns who want to firm up their skin.
Try: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $58, sephora.com
Ever wonder how some Latinas stay tan year-round? We'll let you in on a little secret: they're most likely using self-tanners instead of taking tropical island trips. It is a simple way to get a touch of a bronzer on your face or body during the colder seasons.
Try: Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum, $37, tartecosmetics.com
Another important component you beauty lovers will need is a good moisturizer. Moisturizing is key in general, but especially when you decide to go "makeup-free." Moisturizers help prevent and treat dry skin, along with protecting sensitive skin. It also improves skin tones and textures.
TRY: L'Oreal® Paris Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer, $17, target.com
Alicia Keys is taking a stand on empowering women to feel beautiful with and without makeup.
She even tweeted: "Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you! Are you next?"