Dove Cameron Without Makeup

Dove Cameron is currently starring as Princess Diana in Disney Channel Original Movie “Tinker Bell and The Legend Of The NeverBeast.” She also stars in the upcoming movie adaptation of YA novel series Divergent with Shailene Woodley. Not bad for someone who wasn’t even born when she was cast — thanks to some serious acting chops and an adorable British accent. And although it may seem impossible that this girl could actually pull off such a dramatic transformation from average teen to beautiful young princess overnight, we assure you, it can be done. Here are five tips for going bare-faced for one day.

1.) Put Your Lip Balm Away

Lip balms have long been used by people trying to achieve shiny lips, but they’re not really necessary unless you want them to stay that way all day (and night). If you want great looking pout, just follow these simple steps: First, apply lip plumper serum underneath the lipstick/lip gloss layer. Then smooth over the product until it becomes sticky so no excess drips down your chin. Finally, swipe on your favorite lip color using clean fingers. You’ll still get shine, because there’s nothing better than having dewy skin, but you won’t need excessive amounts of moisture in order to do so.

If you don’t use moisturizer regularly, try applying it right after shaving instead of before bedtime. This will help lock in the hydration throughout the night while you sleep. Also, consider wearing Vaseline around your eyes instead of under eye cream. It works well because it doesn’t sit under your eyelids where it might cause irritation.

2.) Brush Your Teeth!

You may know how important brushing your teeth is, but did you ever think about why we brush our teeth in particular ways? While it seems pretty obvious why we should brush away harmful bacteria, here are two other reasons to keep up proper dental hygiene:

It helps prevent gum disease. Gum diseases can lead to infections inside the mouth which can spread into the blood stream leading to heart problems. Keeping plaque and tartar buildup away from your gums means less risk of suffering from periodontal issues later on in life.

The wrong toothbrush can make things worse. According to a National Institutes of Health study, improper toothbrushes can contribute to plaque buildups. For best results go with soft bristled brushes made specifically for cleaning hard surfaces like countertops and toilets.

Just remember to floss daily, too. Brushing alone isn’t enough to ensure good oral health — flossing plays an essential role in keeping plaque growth at bay. Floss twice a day to remove between-meal food particles and stickiness left behind by toothpaste.

3.) Don’t Use Cream Blush or Pressed Powder Foundation

Although everyone likes their cheeks rosy red, especially during fall and winter seasons, many women prefer to cover their naturally pigmented complexions with foundation. However, covering your entire face with powder makes your pores smaller and prevents oxygen from getting through to your skin cells. When you wear foundation you trap air within its chemical structure, preventing oxygen molecules from penetrating your skin. On top of that, most foundations contain oil and waxes meant to give coverage and texture, respectively. These ingredients clog up your pores and reduce the amount of oxygen available to reach your skin cells. As a result, your complexion tends to appear duller. To avoid this problem simply leave your foundation out altogether and apply only to your T-zone area. That way you can still feel comfortable in your own skin and enjoy the full benefits of healthy skin.

4.) Go Bare-faced for a Night in Hollywood

Many actresses, models and celebrities have mastered the art of making themselves glow without appearing fake. One method is to dab on a small amount of translucent pressed powder highlighter directly onto the cheekbone. Another technique involves blending loose mineral powders together to create your desired shade. Consider trying a combination of both methods. Just don’t forget to blend the highlight outwardly toward your jawline — otherwise you’ll end up highlighting yourself more prominently.

If you’d rather skip the heavy stuff, try experimenting with sheer colors. A light dusting of shimmer or luminous finish can enhance your features without drawing undue attention to imperfections. Keep in mind that lighter shades tend to reflect sunlight and sometimes come across as being slightly orange. So, choose wisely based on your lifestyle and personal preferences.

5.) Let the Sun Shine In

While sunless tanning products can provide a nice golden hue, they usually require several weeks to develop. Instead of waiting patiently for your body to produce melanin, take matters into your hands by letting the sunshine work its magic. Try taking a walk outside every chance you get. Even if you aren’t able to fully expose your skin to direct sunlight, you can still reap the beneficial effects of UV rays by spending time outdoors in places like parks, museums and zoos. Applying sunscreen lotion before exposure to the sun protects against UVA and UVB rays that damage DNA and promote premature aging.

For those times when you must protect yourself from the sun, choose a formula containing broad spectrum SPF 15+ protection that blocks 97 percent of UV radiation. Look for water resistant formulas so you can reapply often. Also, pay close attention to label instructions regarding minimum safe exposures to the sun. Some sunscreens claim to block 100 percent of UVB rays, however, studies show that this percentage varies depending upon weather conditions. Always consult your dermatologist prior to self-medicating with sunscreen lotion.

According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic services at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, the key to staying flawless is to always start with good, old fashioned care. He recommends washing your face twice daily with gentle cleansers, exfoliating weekly with facial scrubs or loofas, limiting alcohol consumption and cutting back on smoking cigarettes. Lastly, he suggests drinking lots of fluids to improve circulation to the surface of the skin, thus allowing nutrients to penetrate deeper levels of tissue.

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