How to Achieve Naturally Glowing Skin

OUR TOP 5 TRICKS FOR SUN KISSED SUMMER SKIN

Wanna get glowing, summer skin without any of that icky, harmful UV-ray stuff? Personally, we don’t feel like heading to the derma come Fall and being shamed for sun damage (it’s happened way too many times!). But let’s be real…we can’t help it—summer calls for carefree days and dewy complexions, all while soaking in that beach or poolside nap we dream about all year. 

Now, we recognize some of you babes might live in all different climates across the globe, so we’ve compiled our top 5 tricks to achieving naturally glowing skin to make sure your glowin’ from head to toe no matter if you’re in the sunshine state or somewhere that might require you to fake it till you make it!

SAY GOODBYE TO THE BAD STUFF

Microdermabrasion is this season’s facial of choice. Give yourself 2-3 days where you spend a couple extra minutes on your skin. Reach for our Exfora Microdermabrasion Wand—our pro-level tool for sucking the life outta harmful impurities and exfoliating dead skin cells, all while improving circulation and collagen production. In just a few minutes, your skin will be fresh to death with a radiant after-glow.

STEP INTO A COLD SHOWER

Our favorite little secret trick: cold showers. I know you probably think we’re totally nuts and maybe this doesn’t sound appealing to some, but we swear by it. The cold water tightens and constricts the blood flow in your skin, leaving you with a healthy glowup…instantly. 

If you can’t even imagine standing in anything other than hot water while you’re waiting for your hair mask to set in or shaving your legs, at least end the shower on a cool note—just the last 30 secs in there makes a huge, glowing difference!

GET STEAMY ALL SUMMER

Amp up the effects from your entire summer skincare arsenal with our Senia Hot and Cold Facial Steamer. This baby has 6 (yes, that’s right…6!) customizable modes for your own unique skincare goals. Turn up the heat with “hot mode” to open pores and allow your skin to soak in all the yummy serums, masks, and treatments, or flip the switch to “cold mode” to close pores, tighten the skin, and lock in moisture. 

If you really wanna get wet and wild, turn on “hydration mode” to help keep skin moisturized and hydrated for an all-day glow. No matter what mode you’re in the mood for, the summer sure looks steamy. 

SLEEP WITH SERUMS

Skip the long morning routine and start spending a little extra time at night. When you reach for serums and oils at night instead of the day, you give your skin time to soak up all their goodness while you get some shut eye. Just like any other organ in the body, skin rests, restores and rejuvenates while we sleep—which is perfect for being able to really benefit from the antioxidants and nutrients in our skincare. 

The end result? Naturally glowing skin! You’ll wake up with a dewy complexion that’ll last all day. 

MAKE IT UP WITH MAKEUP

So, you live in a town that’s idea of summer is a thunderstorm and humidity beyond belief? Reach into your makeup bag, because we guarantee you’ve got everything you need to fake it till you make it!

STEP 1: Apply foundation as normal, choosing a shade that best represents your current skin tone.

STEP 2: Add a bronzer along the cheekbones, while lightly dusting the chin and forehead.

STEP 3: Brighten the apples of the cheeks with a highlighter, gradually diffusing towards the outer part of the face. Apply to the tip of the nose, cupid’s bow, and brow bone for an added pop.

STEP 4: Choose a bronze shade of eyeshadow and sweep over the lids.

STEP 5: Finish with a naturally pink shade of lipstick.

We hope you’re out showing off that natural summer glow right now, and if not, at least you’ve got a few tips and tricks for when the time feels right.

 

Contributed by Sarah Ashley Cutrona