Summer skin is more than just about a great tan. The healthy glow and radiance the summer sun gives the skin is something that the harsh autumn and winter rain cannot duplicate. Here are a few tips on how to fake a summer glow in the gloomy fall and winter seasons.
The secret to getting a glow that lasts is to start with an exfoliator and using it two to three times a week. Prepare the skin by choosing a gentle scrub that will clear the skin of excess dead cells and oil. Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant is a product rich in soy proteins, cucumber seeds and jojoba to increase cell turnover and resurface the complexion. Dampen the skin with warm water or steam to open the pores and place a nickel size of product on the fingertips. Place the scrub beginning with the nose and cheeks and move outward in small circular motions. Avoid the delicate eye contour and continue massaging the skin for three minutes. Let the product sit on the face for five minutes as a mask. Rinse with cool water and dry with a clean towel.
Because the dry weather can leave the skin tight, it is important to make a few changes in the daily skin care regimen. In addition to a basic moisturizer and eye crème think about the skin as needing layers of nourishment just like the layers of a rainy day outfit. A serum is an extra step that takes just a few seconds but makes a huge difference in the instant and long term appearance of the skin.
Beneath the surface is where signs of dehydration and aging start. A serum penetrates the skin to the deepest layers and work with your moisturizer to hydrate and protect every level. Try Capture Totale One Essential from Dior. This super serum eliminates toxins, encourages cell turnover, and corrects all signs of aging. Use one to two pumps on the face and neck after cleansing to build a healthy skin care routine.
To add an extra dose of radiance, play with highlighters a makeup secret celebrities use to create a faux glow to the skin. Choose a finely milled powder highlighter and place strategically on the face. Use a fan brush or a fluffy dome shaped brush and sweep over the top of the cheekbones and down the center of the face. A crème illuminator can be used the same way but instead use fingertips for an easy blend. Enhance the overall glow of the face by using a liquid illuminator as a primer under foundation. Try Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, a face illuminator than can be used alone or under foundation to add luminosity.
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