Ways to Achieve a Natural, Sun-Kissed Glow
In addition to feeling great, having a natural glow also noticeably improves your appearance with these benefits: flush cheeks, bright eyes, radiant skin, deep-tinted lips and hair that has an unattainable quality. The key to nailing this look requires less makeup and more skincare than you might think, along with a few other amazing hairstyling secrets.
Exfoliation is one of the quickest ways to achieve glowing skin. You can do this through physical or chemical exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells and deeply cleanses your pores. We recommend doing a deep overnight peel once a week, then maintaining the luminosity with a scrub every few days that combines both chemical and physical exfoliation.
Invest in Vitamin C
Start your day by using a vitamin C serum, and people will quickly start to ask about your skin care routine. Topical vitamin C has been shown to brighten, smooth, and clarify the complexion; it’s also an antioxidant that helps fight damage from sun exposure, pollution, and other everyday aggressors.
It works just as well for people with acne-prone skin as it does for those concerned about premature aging signs, plus this particular formula is combined with hyaluronic acid to help boost hydration levels.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
There’s no denying that supple, firm skin looks trimmer and more vibrant. Just wait a few minutes after applying vitamin C before moving onto face oil, hyaluronic acid, lotions or creams for best results.
Push the Nourishing Products In
Using a good roller not only helps get all the beneficial ingredients deep into your skin, but it also lifts and plumps your skin for long-lasting results.
Illuminate Your Eyes
To create a bright-eyed look, first apply eye cream, then use concealer to cover any dark areas. Finally, add a coat of glossy black mascara.
The Star of the Show: Blush
We love lip-and-cheek formulas because they provide a healthy, natural flush. Applying the same color to both lips and cheeks creates an even more natural look. For those who are bold, applying a bit of the same shade just under the brows on the outer corners of the eyes can be very flattering.
Optional: Bronze or Highlighter
A sun-kissed look is always in style, but if you’re not blessed with natural bronzed skin, a little help from some self-tanner or bronzy makeup can get you there. If you want to take your glow up a notch, highlight strategic areas of your face for an extra pop.
Set Your Makeup
This makeup-artist recommended trick not only save time, but it also provides a natural look: spraying this antioxidant and ultra hydrating solution onto your skin helps settle any pigments in. Plus, it smells delightful!
Bedhead is the Epitome of Sexy
If you’re looking to avoid a messy appearance, it all comes down to texture. To get that sticky-sweet look without any of the negative connotations, use this new preshampoo serum from goop. Follow up with a salt-scrub shampoo and plenty of conditioner, then depending on your hair type add either hair oil, frizz cream, or volumizer for extra texture dimension.