We may be at the peak of summer but British weather is being predictably unpredictable. And the lack of sun paired with the office aircon has left our skin dry and dull.
But you don’t have to wait until you hit the beach to get that summer glow.
Here’s our cheat to getting sun kissed skin from the comfort of your home.
Sun Kissed Skin
Thanks to 2016’s beauty trend, strobing, getting the glow from home is easier than ever. The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is great because it bronzes and highlights when applied together, whilst the individual shades double up as eyeshadow. Perfect for carrying in your handbag for a glow-on-the-go. Just dust the shimmery shades onto the highest points of your face for a natural sun-kissed look.
Rather have a lie in? For the girl who’d rather forego makeup (go you) then you can use a mask to wake up glowing. Charlotte Tilbury’s mask works its’ magic overnight at both nourishing your skin and adding a natural tan.
Pixi’s Tonic Glow makes your skin look refreshed, like you’ve just come out of the ocean. Spritz it on top of your makeup and top up throughout the day, for instantly hydrated and healthy looking skin.
Beat dull skin with some TLC (tender love & coconut oil)…
The first step is always to exfoliate. Sometimes skin can look dead, because it’s exactly that! Scrub off any dead skin cells using a body scrub which exfoliates and nourishes, as you don’t want to strip the skin dry from nutrients and oils. We love Laura Mercier’s Almond Coconut Milk Scrub which smells good enough to eat and makes your skin look alive and glowing.
Next, lather a generous amount of coconut oil onto your body to hydrate it and prevent wrinkling. Dr Jackson’s coconut melt is 100% organic and does exactly what it says on the
tin jar. Use the oil to highlight your legs, collar bone, and shoulders, to get hours of sexy shine.
If a glow isn’t enough and you really want the kind of tan only the Mediterranean sun can give, then we recommend using a fake tan. The Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster has all the benefits of a self-tanner, without the awful smell and with the added benefit of aloe-vera to keep skin hydrated.
Glow from the inside out
Needless to say, there are a few things you can do to help your skin glow from the inside out.
Exercising doesn’t only make you look and feel amazing, it also helps circulation which keeps your skin looking healthy.
Water; Drink it! There’s good reason why every beauty guru and magazine tell you to drink as much water as possible. It is literally the main ingredient in YOU. To keep your skin looking full-of-life and glowing, nourish it with water. Try and drink at least 2 liters a day for maximum glow.