Hear those birds chirping? Feel that sunshine on your face? That鈥檚 spring making its bright and cheery way into our lives, y鈥檃ll, and I don鈥檛 know about you, but I鈥檓 welcoming this season with open arms. With warm weather upon us, our beauty routines tend to lighten up 鈥 in fact, spring is the perfect season to experiment with new ways to keep yourself looking fresh (and fly).


We teamed up with HEALTHY ESSENTIALS庐, a destination for helpful advice, tips, tricks and money-saving coupons, to help you refresh without piling on makeup products. The site provides real-time insights and answers 鈥 personalized just for you 鈥 to help you care for yourself (and save some money, too!). Whether you鈥檙e in need of a mid-day pick-me-up at your desk or are heading out to carpe that diem with pals, here are five ways to revitalize yourself sans makeup.




A refreshing, DIY face mist is a must-have for fresh-ups (touch-ups without makeup, duh!), especially if you鈥檙e a busy girl on-the-go. It doesn鈥檛 get easier than making your own DIY face mist: Grab a small spray bottle, fill it up with your favorite gentle skin toner and witch hazel (half toner, half witch hazel) and then add a small drop of tea tree oil to make it minty. Spritz, spritz, spritz this stuff on your face whenever you want to wake up and invigorate your senses. Pro tip: Stash one of these in your purse, on your desk and atop your vanity. You鈥檒l use it all the time 鈥 promise.


You might not realize how much having tired eyes can affect your overall appearance. If you鈥檝e been staring at a screen for a long time or have fallen victim to allergy season, it鈥檒l show in your eyes: They can take on a dull and/or irritated appearance, not to mention that they can also feel super dry. A couple drops of moisturizing, gentle eye drops like Visine Tired Eyes will instantly bring your peepers back to that bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed state. I always have one of these in my purse and one on my desk, because I can鈥檛 stand the way my eyes look and feel after a long day.


Whether or not you鈥檙e a lipstick lover, it鈥檚 easy for our puckers to get chapped, dry and flaky. This is not cute. A DIY lip treatment 鈥 made with ingredients you prob already have in your cupboard 鈥 is an absolute must.


Mix together equal parts of brown sugar, olive oil and honey, and apply it to your lips (don鈥檛 forget to have a taste; it鈥檚 so yummy!). You鈥檒l instantly have super smooth, hydrated lips that are ready for anything 鈥 including red lipstick.



You already know about the bend and snap from Legally Blonde, but have you heard of the bend and flip? It鈥檚 my go-to hair hack when my locks are lifeless and in need of a little love, but I don鈥檛 have time to re-style. Start by brushing your hair as you normally would. Then, flip your head over so your hair is pointing toward the ground. Give it an upside down brushing from root to tip, and then FLIP over! Your hair will look a little crazy at this point. Give it some oomph at the roots by zhushing it with your fingers, and then lightly smooth it out with the brush. Voil脿!



Having a white and bright smile is key to looking fresh. Even if you鈥檙e not at home, you should give your mouth a little TEETH-L-C with Listerine Healthy Whitening mouthwash. I know what you鈥檙e thinking: Am I supposed to carry around a big container of mouthwash with me? No! Put a couple capfuls of this effective mouthwash into a travel-sized bottle, and toss it in your purse or in your desk drawer. Do a couple swishes whenever you want to freshen your breath, whiten your teeth and refresh your mouth. It鈥檚 as close to brushing your teeth on-the-go as you can get!

Easy as that! Don鈥檛 think that freshening up has to mean applying more makeup, y鈥檃ll. Embrace spring, and don鈥檛 forget to check out HealthyEssentials.com for more ways to stay fresh and win prizes. From a digital fitness tracker to music downloads to a 12 month magazine subscription, Brit + Co readers can win an assortment of prizes that will help them stay on top of their 2016 resolutions. Starting December 27, 2015 through March, 27, 2016 when you register for HealthyEssentials.com, you鈥檒l have the opportunity to 鈥渟pin the wheel鈥 for a chance to win wellness-related products. Note: There will be 100 winners DAILY!

This post is a collaboration with HEALTHY ESSENTIALS庐.

Authored by Beth Wischnia

Beauty Production, Styling + Modeling: Beth Wischnia
Photography: Chris Andre