Hot beauty trends for 2014

Skin treatmentsDecember has been and gone, the temperatures have dipped slightly and everyone is looking forward to a fresh and healthy start to 2014.

If, like us, you are conscious of a new year and a new beginning you will be focusing on banishing the party mood and concentrating on looking and feeling the best you can be.

It doesn’t all have to be diets and dry January though – taking care over your appearance also means spending time on and having fun with new beauty treatments and trends.

All of which help towards a shiny new you for 2014! Here is our pick of the trends set to take this year by storm…

1. Natural skin care

Natural and organic skin care ranges are improving their efficacy all the time, and with people becoming increasingly aware of what they put on and in their bodies the popularity of this sector looks set to rise this year.

2. Bright lipstick

The catwalk shows for S/S ’14 were awash with bright palettes on the lips, in particular orange. A hot orange can lift an outfit and add pizzazz without needing to spend a fortune on new outfits. Its playfulness is also perfect for moving in to spring – just when a shift away from the greys and muted tones of winter is needed.

3. Fraxel

This relatively new skin treatment to the UK has been popular in the US for a while and in particular with celebrities (Courtney Cox famously discussed it with Ellen DeGeneres on the latter’s talk show in the US). This laser treatment can be used on the hands or face and works by sloughing off old cells and rejuvenating the skin’s appearance. Perfect for a pick me up and to diminish fine lines – especially if partying was particularly energetic over Christmas and the New Year!