Glowing vs. Sweating: 7 Tips On To Master Your Summer Glow
A summer glow is best described as a luminous look that can be achieved with or without makeup. Instead of the usual sweaty look, a summer glow makes looking hydrated and shiny look chic. There are tons of opinions about how to achieve the perfect summer glow, but one thing everyone can agree on is that the key to this radiant look is healthy skin. Here are six skincare-friendly tips to help you master your summer glow and prioritize healthy skin at the same time.
There’s a reason why health professionals recommend we drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Our bodies rely heavily on water in order to run properly, and our skin benefits from the hydration tremendously. The high temperatures of the warmer months can often make us feel dehydrated, so it’s important to increase your water intake. Keeping your skin and body hydrated can result in reduced appearance of wrinkles, improved skin elasticity, and an overall improved appearance of skin. If you needed a reason to fill up your water bottle today, here it is.
Lotions are a great way to keep your skin moisturized, but when you’re looking to get that extra layer of glow, natural oils like coconut oil and jojoba oil are the way to go. Not only do these oils keep you shining, but they also boast a ton of other benefits like accelerated wound-healing and improved collagen production. If you have oily skin, you can still reap the benefits of these oils as long as you use them with moderation.
It’s no secret that some makeup products and heat do not mix well. When the sweat starts to drip, we often find our full faces ruined by the afternoon. If you want coverage without the pain of melting makeup, opt for a tinted moisturizer. This secret weapon can give you a more even look without the heavy feeling that comes with some foundations. When purchasing a tinted moisturizer, pick one with SPF in it, so your skin can be flawless and protected.
The face masks craze seems like it’s here to stay and we’re 100% okay with that. Face masks cover all the bases of being fun, relaxing, and great for your skin. The effectiveness and timeliness of your face masks benefits depend on the mask you’re using. There are many masks that claim to give your skin an improved look after you wash it off. Since healthy skin is the key to mastering your summer glow, it makes sense to incorporate this extra skin care step in your routine.
Depending on your skin type, you may do one or the other more frequently, but both toning and exfoliating are essential steps in a skincare routine. Exfoliating helps you achieve glowing skin by removing any dry or dead skin and dirt from your skin. Toning helps remove traces of oil, dirt, and makeup from your skin while also balancing your pH and helping with acne control. If these steps aren’t already apart of your skincare routine, now is the perfect time to work them in.
The words “glow” and “highlighter” go together like mac & cheese. It’s rare that you see one without the other. This step may not be the most skin care friendly, but to many people, a summer glow look is not complete without a dash of highlighter. With a variety of brands to chose from, you can find highlighters in various colors and textures. How much you want to shine is completely up to you!
Say goodbye to the days of sweaty chic and hello to an almost natural summer glow. You can complement your summer glow with the Fat and the Moon’s Lip Paint found in our April box. Subscribe today to have curated items delivered straight to your door. And don’t forget to share your summer glow pictures with us via social media @theposebox!