Have you been eyeing all the celebrities online and in magazines as they seem to show off the most gorgeous glowing and healthy looking summer skin? Do you find yourself wondering how they achieve it and what products you need to add into your own skincare and makeup routine to achieve the glowing summer skin look? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of products available and don’t know where to start?
If you’ve answered yes to all these questions, then we are here to help. We’ve done the legwork and research for you and come up with a list of six products you absolutely need in order to achieve glowing summer skin. You’ll be looking like a celebrity yourself thanks to these products.
Choose Lightweight Hydration
Because the temperatures are quite high during summer, there’s a good chance you’ll be working up a sweat, especially when outdoors. For that reason you want to use a lightweight facial moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated but doesn’t add oil or greasiness to the skin. There is such a thing as being “too glowy”. The gel-based moisturizers tend to work especially well in summer as they are absorbed quickly and don’t leave behind heavy residue.
Use an Illuminating Primer
Illuminating primers can also be a big help in achieving glowing skin. Primers can be worn under makeup to prolong its longevity and help it apply more smoothly, or you can skip makeup altogether and just use the illuminating primer. You can even choose one with a slight color to it to give your skin a more bronzed look.
Skip the Full Coverage Foundation
While full coverage foundation may be the product you use in the winter months, in summer it’s going to look very heavy and can end up fading and sliding off as you sweat. So, what’s the solution? Use something with lighter, more natural-looking coverage that has a satin or radiant finish.
Some examples include BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. You can even take it one step further and choose a tinted sunscreen and not worry about foundation at all.
Neck Firming Cream
One area that is often overlooked is the neck. Use a good quality neck firming treatment to counteract signs of aging. The skin on your neck isn’t exactly forgiving and it can give away your age quicker than anything else. If you’re focusing on your face that’s fabulous, don’t forget that delicate skin on the neck that is also prone to aging. Ideally you should be using your neck cream twice a day – morning and evening – and wearing SPF daily in order to provide protection from sun damage.
Highlighter and Bronzer are a Must
Of course, to really ensure you get that golden bronzed goddess look, you’ll want to be sure you’re using highlighter and bronzer. Each of these imparts that sun-kissed glow that is so sought after during the summer months. Just be sure you are choosing products that are right for your skin tone so they appear natural-looking.
Even if you don’t apply any other makeup, highlighter, bronzer, a bit of mascara, and a lip balm or gloss will give you a finished and beautiful look.
Finish Off with a Hydrating Setting Mist
To keep your makeup in place and ensure you get the maximum amount of glow, you can use a hydrating setting mist. These are meant to add hydration to your skin and a lightweight “glow” that looks natural and healthy.
The Summer Skin You’ve Been Wanting
Simply by using this small handful of products you’ll be able to achieve glowing summer skin that makes you look like a celebrity on the red carpet.