Glowing Skin Tips

by - 11:01:00

The sun's out, which means heavy make-up is out too. Now is the time of year we want to wear as little as possible, but still look made up if you will. We want that gorgeous, glowing skin that's gracing every magazine for the indefinite future. So where do you start?

Drinking lots of water is the obvious place to start you quest for glowing skin. Dehydration is one of the key causes of lacklustre skin, so drink up. I try to aim for 6 or 7 glasses of water a day and it seems to do the trick.

Sticking with the hydration theme, don't forget to moisturise. No matter what skin type you are, your skin needs you to put moisture back into it. Again, if you aren't moisturising your skin can become dull, dry and even flakey. Glowing skin should be plump and juicy so get your creams and oils out stat!

Once you've got the basics down, start looking at doing some kind of exfoliation. Whether you use a physical scrub or a chemical exfoliant, this will help cell turnover and get you closer to that glow. My product of choice is the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, which I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about now. 

Now if you've exhausted all available avenues, it's time to fake it till you make it. Whether it's a radiant foundation formula or using a liquid illuminator, there's so many way to get the look. If you want to switch up your foundation, try a lighter foundation like Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua. This will provide light, natural coverage and should give a glowy finish to boot. 

If you aren't in the market for a new foundation, there are ways to adapt the one you already own. To dial down the coverage, try mixing a pump of foundation with a bit of your regular moisturiser. This should create a slightly heavier tinted moisturiser situation. The next thing to do if the coverage is just right is to mix in a liquid illuminator like the Nars ones. A pump of foundation with a blob of the illuminator and you're good to go. 

And those are a few of my little tips. I hope you found them useful and if you have any of your own, feel free to add them down below. 

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