Selfies and the rise of social media have got us all dreaming of perfect summer skin. Who doesn’t want to look like they do with a flattering Snapchat filter in real life? This summer, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve that flawless look. Here are some top tips to make your skin glow, no filter required!
Daily skin care basics
Most people aren’t blessed with perfect skin. If you have clear skin, you’re very lucky, but if you have redness, uneven skin tone or you’re prone to breakouts, don’t worry! You’re not alone! If you don’t have flawless skin, taking good care of your skin is essential. Try and establish a basic daily regimen, which will keep your skin clean, fresh, and hydrated. Start by buying a cleanser. Cleaners are used to remove impurities and unclog the pores. Choose a product that suits your skin type. If you’re not sure which skin type you are, ask a dermatologist or a beautician for advice. Most people are either normal, dry, oily or combination. Once you’ve found a cleanser, invest in a moisturizer. Moisturizer nourishes your skin and makes it feel smooth and soft. Some people are like to use toner, which increases the skin’s firmness. If you wear makeup on a daily basis, make sure you remove it before you go to bed. If you sleep in your makeup, this can block your pores and make you susceptible to pimples.
As well as your daily skin care products, it’s also wise to buy an exfoliating face scrub. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and encourages the production of new cells. Try and exfoliate once a week to give your complexion a radiant glow.
Many of us have concerns about our skin showing the signs of aging. If you’ve done some research on celebrity beauty treatments or you’ve been reading up on anti-aging solutions, you may have a list of therapies and remedies to try. However, if you don’t know the difference between vampire facelift and vampire facial treatments, don’t worry. There are so many anti-aging products and treatments out there, and it can be difficult to determine which ones are effective, and which warrant you spending your money. Everyone is different, and some people will respond better to certain treatments than others. If you are thinking of having cosmetic treatment, the best thing to do is read up and gather as much information about the process and the expected results as possible. Have a consultation to find out more, and then make a decision. If you’re more interested in using skin care products, look out for those that contain ingredients that are proven to restore youthfulness, such as retinol and hyaluronic acid.
Image credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/designmilk/20881880321
You can prevent skin cell damage and premature aging by taking good care of your skin, especially in the sun. As summer approaches, many of us will be looking forward to jetting off and spending some time catching rays. If you are planning a beach break, make sure you take sunscreen with you. Use high factor on your face and avoid the midday sun. If you feel your skin burning, move into the shade. When you get in, smother your skin in aftersun or intensive moisturizer. Drink plenty of water and try and avoid drinking too many cool beers or tropical cocktails.
If you want that gorgeous natural glow this summer, it’s time to master minimal makeup and try out some self-tanning products. If you like to have a bit of color in the summer months, using self-tan is a lot safer than spending hours in the sun. Exfoliate before you tan and apply a small amount of moisturizer to the knees, feet, hands, and elbows. Apply your tan using a mitt, and take care to cover every part of your body. Use the residue on the mitt to tan your feet and the backs of your hands. Shower after 6-8 hours, and then moisturize once a day. When it comes to summer makeup, less is definitely more. You don’t want your skin to feel suffocated by heavy foundation or go too bold on the eyes or lips when you’re at the beach or you’re heading out to lunch. Use a light liquid foundation or BB cream to even out your skin tone and dab concealer on areas of redness or pimples. Add a flick of mascara and a subtle sweep of golden bronzer on the cheeks, nose, and forehead for a beautiful fresh-faced and understated look.
Are you after that all-important Instagram-worthy glow this summer? If so, take these tips on board, and you’ll look and feel fabulous in no time!