We’ve officially reached the part of the season where we’ve spent enough time on beaches and rooftops and patios to have a summer glow. A summer glow is one of those looks that everyone can pull off. Skin starts to look more even, and makeup colors begin to pop in new ways. It's a beautiful thing. And while summer glows happen naturally for most of us, there’s more we can do to bring that radiance to the surface. Here are five beauty treatments to enhance your summer glow.
Pop your pills
Summer glows come from the inside out. When you nourish your body with wholesome foods, you’ll see benefits in your hair, skin, and nails. Add vitamins to the mix, and watch your summer glow up unfold before your own eyes. We’re partial to our own whole foods vitamin. Read the reviews, and you’ll see that others are, too.
Make salt and sugar your friends
Salt and sugar shouldn’t be mainstays in your diet, but they should make regular appearances in your skincare routines. Exfoliating with a salt or sugar scrub will allow you to say goodbye to dull, dead skin. Exfoliation also increases blood circulation, which helps your skin cells have the oxygen they need to really glow.
In an article about your summer glow, it seems counterintuitive to mention SPF. However, your summer glow shouldn’t come at the expense of your skin’s long term health. Use at least an SPF 30 on your face daily, and be sure to use sunscreen on your body if you’re going to be out in the sun for a long time. You’ll still get your glow, and your future self will thank you.
Highlight your glow
Use makeup to make your glow stand out. Keep it natural with gold hues, a touch of highlighter, and a little bronzer, or experiment with bolder colors and deeper pigments, think teals and purples, that show off your summer glow. Sunkissed skin makes for a beautiful palette. Have fun with it!
Summer glows happen when you’re doing the things you love with the people you care about most. Make time in your schedule to do the things that matter to you, whether it’s an adventurous hike or a backyard barbecue with family. Cultivating your inner glow will make your summer glow that much more prominent.
What do you do to make the best of your summer glow? Share your favorite tips in the comments below. Let’s glow up together.