In the past year health and beauty have started to go hand in hand with every website, magazine and blogger promoting their own way of achieving ‘wellness’ that will make you glow from the inside out, but if you hate the taste of kale or a 3 hour cleansing routine just isn’t your style, here are some of the easier ideas on how to get glowing skin this summer.
While we may have said a 3 hour routine is a step too far, the first step in achieving naturally glowing skin is through using more than just a makeup wipe before you collapse into bed. There are hundreds of different cleansing products available but for a range that’s safe for every skin type look to Liz Earle. Their Cleanse & Polish cleanser is legendary having won more than 125 awards and will melt away makeup to leave skin baby soft and sparkling clean.
We’re not saying you should become a vampire and hide from sunlight forever, but the importance of SPF cannot be stated enough. So many people don’t use anything with SPF at all or think the SPF in their makeup is enough which dermatologists say just isn’t the case. Wearing a Sun Protection Factor of at least 30 on your face, or higher if you live in a perpetually sunny place, and covering your neck with it too can help keep your skin protected and keep fine lines at bay. If you want something a little different from the standard thick white sunscreen, try one with a tint to fake your glow until you make it.
You may think we’re crazy when you read about the benefits of facial massage, but if you want naturally glowing skin pampering your face like you would your body can go a long way. Thinking logically, just like any other body part it’s important to keep blood pumping around the face and increased blood flow also means a boost in collagen production which gives skin its youthful elasticity and glow. You can use a cleansing oil or cream while you do this and massage them into your face using upwards stroke and focus on your forehead, cheeks and jaw to help get your glow on.
Another idea for how to get glowing skin that may surprise you is by cutting down your shower time. Long, hot showers or baths may seem luxurious but your face won’t thank you as they can strip the beneficial oils out of your skin and leave you looking more like a steamed ham than a starlet. Instead try to have shorter, cooler showers more frequently, and on the occasions you just can’t resist a good soak, make sure you nurture your face with a nourishing oil. Try Cowshed’s for an amazingly fruity facial boost.
If you still want to fake your glow until you perfect it naturally, you can check out our list of the Best Summer Bronzers For A Sun-Kissed Glow and drop us any more tips on how to get your glow on in the comments below!