Nothing says “hello summer!” like dewy, glowing skin. It’s not only your best accessory, it should be the foundation of your entire look this season!
The best part — you don’t need to spend a fortune on products to have beautiful skin … you just need a few key products, and commit to using them regularly.
First — and most importantly, sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! There’s nothing more important than protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Sure, it may give you a little glow, but the long term effects just aren’t worth it. If you want to keep your skin looking smooth, bright, and wrinkle-free as you age, you must wear sunscreen every single day (not just when you’re headed to the beach or pool)! I love this one by Elta MD. It contains 9.0% transparent zinc oxide (so, a physical, mineral barrier that’s transparent which means no ghost face!), and it has added antioxidants to combat skin-aging free radicals generated by the sun’s rays. It’s also lightly tinted for a bit of coverage, perfect if you want to go foundation free, but it also works fine under foundation if you want more coverage. This product has completely replaced my go-to BB cream for the summer! Finally, for those of you concerned about unnatural additives, it is fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, chemical-free and noncomedogenic.
Second — Skincare. There are two key products that make up any anti-aging, brightening skin-care routine — a serum and a moisturizer. L’Oreal has some amazing skin-care products at mind-blowing prices.
The Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair Serum contains bio-peptides that help reverse the damage caused by the sun and other environmental toxins, and ceramides, which help improve skin barrier function and keep your skin moisturized and supple. This is your anti-ager, and the product you need to repair any past damage and to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
The second product, is L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Cell Renewal Beauty Oil, is your glow-getter! This oil contains surface renewing ingredients and essential oils to help encourage skin surface cell turnover. Say bye-bye to all those dead surface skin cells that keep your skin looking grey and dull!
Finally, we move to the third step, which is the make-up you need to help enhance your new glow! As I said above, you may like passing on the foundation all-together during the summer months. I certainly do on the weekends sometimes, or when I’m heading to the beach or pool. But, I do still like a bit of coverage, which is why the Elta MD tinted sunscreen is so great, it gives you just enough! However, on those days when you need to look really polished, and you want more coverage, L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Foundation provides great coverage, a pretty glow, and contains anti-aging ingredients! I love this foundation because it basically kills two birds with one stone — coverage + anti-aging all in one!
Now onto the highlighter — perhaps one of my favorite products of all-time for giving that lit-from-within glow! I love L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator — it’s a powder compact that contains four different illuminating colors. Swirl a large powder brush around the compact and onto your cheekbones, for a slightly bronzed glow, or use the lighter color as a highlighter, and dust it just on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and to the bottom center of your forehead. It’s simply gorgeous!
Lastly, I included one of my favorite lip glosses, also by L’Oreal — Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir is the perfect light gloss, with just a touch of color and shine. It basically give’s your lips a rosy hue, and makes them look moisturized and plump without super-high shine or glossiness. I think I have about ten tubes of this lying around the house — I know I have one in each one of my purses!
And there you have it — the secret to gorgeous, glowing summer skin! I’d love to hear how you get your glow on, so send me a note 🙂
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