With summer in full force, all I want is glowing skin without the damaging effects of the sun. With the serious concern of skin cancer in mind, we highly recommend a sunless alternative.
When you follow our 5 sunless steps below, your skin will glow as natural and radiant as if you spent a week in the sun, so check them out and you'll be on your way to a radiant, lit-from-within glow.
STEP 1: GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT
How do we do that? by drinking water!...and taking your vitamins of course.
According to uwhealth.org, If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
Drinking water (and applying to your skin) will not only show a visible difference in hydration, but it can prevent wrinkles, as well, so drink up, ladies!
To give your skin that extra boost, try some vitamins with that water.
These vitamins from HUM Beauty have been flying around on social media for the last year now and I have to say they are great. The box is $35 for a month supply which might seem pricey BUT… that is about $1.16 every day for glowing skin, soft hair, and strong nails. And if I’m willing to dish out $5 every day for coffee then you betcha I’m going to shell out a fraction of that to enhance my outer beauty ;)
Price - $35.00
STEP 2: THE MAIN INGREDIENT TO GET THAT GLOW? SKINCARE!
This set is the Ultimate recipe for glowing, juicy skin, and now that we have tackled some healthy habits to help you glow from within it's time to tackle our skincare regimen.
With this Watermelon Glow set, you will glow without the need for a highlighter.
This K-Beauty sleeping mask uses aha’s to exfoliate your skin while you sleep and hydrates with hyaluronic acid. In the morning, top it off with the moisturizer which gives you an extra boost of radiance and glow.
STEP 3: SWAP OUT YOUR MATTIFYING PRIMER FOR A RADIANCE BOOSTER
Put your mattifying primer away and grab this radiance booster. Mattifying primers tend to make your skin look drier so to get that glowy look, you want a primer that catches the light like the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow.
This primer has enhancing light diffusers to boost your dull skin. You can use alone, with a little concealer, or as a base for foundation. This is going to be your go-to for blurring and luminizing your skin!
Subtl Beauty Tip: Dab your Wonderglow on the top of your cheekbones and brow bone after a long day to perk up your complexion boost your glow.
STEP 4: SKIP THE SPARKLES, GO FOR THE GLOW
Everyone’s first instinct to get a glow is to run to a powder highlight, but when done incorrectly, a powder highlighter can leave you looking a little overdone.
Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of favorites in the powder category but it just doesn’t give the same lit-from-within effect.
A liquid formula is easier to control, especially for newbies, and with the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, you can put it under foundation, dab a little here and there, and build the glow as you go.
The sheen is so much more natural and much less glittery. (even though I love a good sparkly highlight.)
STEP 5: GLOW ALLLLL OVER
Now, we can’t forget about the rest of your body, It’s summer!
To complete our golden goddess look, give your skin a boost with a radiant body lotion. The more you moisturize, the more your skin glows. I know I get discouraged when I don’t see instant results, so this gives you that radiant luminous glow immediately while moisturizing to get you a long-term glow as well.
The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch After Sun Moisturizer has pigments that reflect the light (no glitter here!) and with an Island Mango scent leaves you smelling like summer. Don't believe us? Check out some of the reviews on influenster and see for yourself, this moisturizer packs a pretty punch.