Glowing Skin







 

During the spring/summer – it is all about the glowing skin! So, here are my tips to help you look fresh faced & well polished for this next season!



HYDRATION: 

Drink a lot of water. 

You should drink half of your weight in pounds, in ounces per day. 

Example, if you weigh 135 lbs, you should be drinking 67.5 ounces of water per day. 

It makes the biggest difference in your skin.



EXFOLIATE:

The Rite Aid knock off version of Saint Ives Apricot Scrub (sometimes I’m cheap)

Look for face scrubs with the key words “fresh” or “brightening”

Also, look for products that contain Vitamin C in them. An alternative is to crush up vitamin C tablets and add those into your face wash. Vitamin C is a natural brightener.

The Saint Ives Apricot Scrub (or Rite Aid knock off version) is a great face scrub.



MOISTURIZE:

Get a good moisturizer with at least an SPF 15 level to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, causing dullness, dryness and premature aging to the skin.



LUMINIZER:

Benefit Watts Up & Benefit High Beam



Mix a dot of liquid highlighter (such as the Benefit HighBeam) in with your liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer or regular moisturizer to add an overall glowy appearance to the skin.



Look for foundations that are “luminous” or “anti aging,” as they have a dewy texture & hydrating feel.

An example is L’Oreal True Match Lumi or the Ponds Luminous Finish BB Cream.



USE CREAMS INSTEAD OF POWDERS:

NYX Cream blush in “Rose Petal,” Benefit’s Posie Tint, NYX Cream blush in “Boho Chic”



Skip powder products, such as setting powder, powder blush or powdered bronzers. My favorite cream blushes are by NYX or one of the Benefit Cheek tints. My favorite cream bronzers are the ELF one or Sonia Kashuk one.

To set your face makeup, use a setting spray. Urban Decay, NYX or Ulta’s in house brand make good ones.



HIGHLIGHTING:

Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in “Peach Mosaic”

Use a powder or cream highlighter along the high points of your face: brow bone, tops of your cheek bones, cupids bow of your lip, chin, center of your fore head, & down your nose bridge.

Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush or a fan brush to apply a powder highlighter.

Use your finger tips to blend in a cream highlighter.

My favorite powder highlighter is by Laura Mercier. The Balm also makes a great one.

My favorite cream highlighter is Benefit’s Watts Up.





DONE! πŸ™‚ 





Thanks for reading, beauties! XXX

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