We all want that healthy summer glow. Who doesn’t? So, to cut to the chase here’s how to achieve that envy-worthy radiant skin this summer!
Healthy Summer Glow | The Best Tips and Tricks
Summer is a season to go bare – from your clothes, shoes and even your skin. But sadly, not everyone is blessed with natural, glowing skin. Most of us will go the extra mile to achieve a healthy summer glow. What you must know is that a healthy summer glow can’t just be pulled off with makeup alone; you’d actually need to prep your skin too. So how can you get that healthy radiant glowing skin this summer? Here’s what you need to do:
I know it’s sort of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people do not prioritize wearing sunscreen in the summer. The summer sun is unforgiving and you’ll regret leaving your skin unprotected. Facial skin is thin and very sensitive, so any exposure to the sun can easily cause sun spots. Protect your skin with sunscreen. The higher the SPF the better. Apply sunscreen on the face 15 to 20 minutes before stepping out of the house and make sure your skin has absorbed it already too.
2. Drink Alot
If you want your skin to be healthy this summer, one of the most important things to do is to drink plenty of water. Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate ladies! If you’re craving for a bit of flavor, make DIY detox water at home. Citrus fruits are always a good choice for detox water as they’re refreshing and gives you a Vitamin C boost that helps your skin too. Just add slices of lime, lemon, and orange into a pitcher of water and cool. Fruit-infused water is great for flushing away free radicals and can really help make the skin look more radiant.
Gone were the days when we relied on our Pond’s Cold Cream to take off our makeup. Now, it’s all about the Micellar Cleansing Water. And it’s not just hype beauty lovers, it’s the real deal. Micellar water is composed of micelles that are attracted to dirt and oil, which is why this water makes it very easy to use for removing anything dirty on the face. Plus, it’s non-drying! It is very important to clean the face thoroughly during the summer months as your skin can really take a beating from the sun’s heat and the makeup you use daily.
After cleansing the face, you need to apply toner. Toner is another important step in your summer skin care regimen especially if you want to have healthy skin that naturally glows. People with oily or acne-prone facial skin benefits the most from the extra cleaning that a toner offers. Furthermore, applying toner will help prevent summer breakouts (caused by a dirt-oil-bacteria-sweat combo) and will tighten the pores too.
During the summer months, you cannot be complacent. You must not forget to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells that actually makes your skin looks dull. If you want to bring out that glow, exfoliate ladies! It is highly recommended to exfoliate once or twice a week.
While there are plenty of exfoliators in the market today, I highly suggest you just make your own at home. Why don’t you give this Green Tea Exfoliator a try? All you need are 1 tbsp. of dried green tea leaves, 1 c. white/brown sugar, 1/2. extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp. honey, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. This DIY exfoliator will not only slough off dead skin, but it will also help reactive skin cells as well as fight skin damage caused by heat and pollutants.
To top off your 3-step skincare regimen, you have to moisturize. If you have dry skin, the more you need to moisturize in the summer. If you have oily skin, yes, you still have to moisturize, but pick a product formulated for oily skin.
I’m not a fan of applying moisturizer during the day as I find it too sticky especially during the summer. But hey, what can I do? I need to protect my skin! Also, at least twice a week, I wear an intensive moisturizing sleeping mask. At night, your moisturizer will keep your skin’s moisture intact during the repair process. During the day, it helps protect the skin from sun damage. Thus, wearing a day and night moisturizer is a must!
Why do you think Koreans have that perfectly glowing skin? It is because they pamper their skin! Have you heard of their 10-step skincare regimen? Anyhow, you really don’t need to follow all those 10 steps, but pampering your skin with a face mask twice a week will be very helpful too. I love sheet masks, but I also like doing DIY face masks because they’re a lot cheaper! Here’s one I suggest you try–DIY Glowing Face Mask. You’ll only need 4 tsp. of lemon and 3 tbsp. of honey to do this.
8. Eat Healthy
Truth is, even if we have the best skincare and makeup products if we don’t eat right, that will show in our skin. Your diet is a critical component of your skin’s glow. So, this summer, make it your goal to always eat healthy meals and try as much as you can to follow a well-balanced diet. I know summer is a very tempting season to chow down junk food, but you must resist the urge.
Also, take Vitamin B, C, and D which basically slow the signs of aging from showing, help to achieve an even complexion and prevent breakouts. By practicing a healthy diet and taking vitamins regularly, you’re sure to get a healthy skin and a healthy natural glow!
Exercise is widely known for its physical benefits, but how exactly does it benefit the skin? Well, healthy blood circulation is always good for the skin. But to go deeper into this, exercising nourishes skin cells as it helps increase the blood flow throughout the body. As you may know, blood carries the oxygen and nutrients that the body needs. What you may not know is that the blood also carries away free radicals and waste products. So yes, exercising helps in keeping us clean and healthy from the inside! If you don’t have a lot of time, you can do the 10-minute workout shown in the photo above.
10. Do a Dewy Look
Do you know why Koreans pull off the dewy makeup look the best? It’s because it’s pretty much effortless for them. But don’t fret, even if you don’t have the most beautiful skin, you can still pull off this look. Just one important tip to remember. Wear BB cream instead of foundation. BB cream has a dewy finish compared to foundation, which has a matte finish (mostly). You can also use cushions to achieve a dewy skin finish.
11. Wear Bronzers and Highlighters
How can we live without bronzers and highlighters in summer? We can’t. That is why it’s taking its spot on our list today. A bronzer will give you that sunkissed glow which is perfect for women with tan skin. If you’re on the fair side, you’d want to stick to highlighter to give your skin a healthy glow.
12. Spray Facial Mist
You step out of the house looking fresh and glowing. By midday, you look like you spent a full hour under the heat of the sun. Avoid this scenario altogether by spraying facial mist on the face throughout the day as needed.
Facial mists keep the skin fresh and hydrated. It revives your makeup and can help your skin look moisturized and dewy all day long. Actually, there are facial mists specifically designed to have a glowy, dewy finish. But if you want to try your hand at making one, try this DIY Simple Rose Water Facial Mist. Just mix 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil, 2 drops peppermint essential oil, 2 drops geranium essential oil, 4 tbsp. pure Moroccan rose water, and 3 tbsp. coconut water.
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So, there! Excited for Summer? You should be! With just enough preparation, you’ll achieve that envy-worthy summer glowing skin Bring out those pair of shorts, summer dresses, off-shoulder, and sleeveless tops because you’ll be rocking it this season!
What’s your go-to summer beauty product? We’d like to hear from you in the comments section below!
Do you want more ideas on how to detox the body with water? Check out these 25 Detox Waters For Clear, Radiant Skin | Makeup Tutorials!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.