Let’s say it again…it’s summer and with summer comes all the hallmarks of steamy weather, sudden showers, rolling power outages, frizzy hair and if we are lucky a Carvel cone or two. What we can also expect is an actual desire to up our healthy game. Summer fruit, bike rides, and a little extra sun. We might not want to admit it to our dermatologist , but we really do like the look of tawny skin. If dewy(as in the dew of youth) isn’t within our grasp, the glow of brighter bronzed skin is.
WE can achieve the glow by several means, some on the inside and some on the out. Some can be washed off after a party and others are a bit more permanent. Drinking water is the easiest most affordable means of getting some glow and eating lots of watermelon, cucumbers, and tomatoes help keep the epidermis water packed and plump. Some insist that a good night’s sleep AND hydration are the keys and if you add exercise and/or sex to the equation, you just might be that dewy girl without any extraordinary measures.
The cleansing and caring parts are a bit more time consuming, but once you’ve experienced the post glow of a good peel, you might want to give them a try . Until then, we can suggest some quick cosmetic fixes. We love the idea of adding a drop or two of glow potion to our foundation Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops work wonders on polishing up a previously matte finish with light infusing mineral pigments and a ton of deep nourishment.
Japanese skincare line, Tatcha is all about the glow and the dew and we love that a real Geisha is on the payroll. The Luminous Dewy Skin Mist can be used under, alone or over makeup. It smells and feels surprisingly clean, too.Any number of our fave highlighters will up the wattage of a good glow. We love this liquid highlighter from Becca as it is really creamy and you can blend it easily. We have also tried adding a little bit to our tinted sunscreen and the results are luminous.
J.Lo’s makeup guru recently let it slip that to get the gorgeous all over glow Ms. Lo is famous for, he sprays the diva down with Neutrogena Sunscreen Spray . That is what we call a two-fer, UV defense and the aspirational glow of youth.
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