June 27, 2023
Summer has arrived—and as you start to wear sundresses and shorts instead of jeans and sweaters, you might realize that your skin seems dull. (Especially if you weren't able to take a tropical escape this winter!)
Fortunately, there are numerous ways you can get your skin glowing without the harmful damage of the sun or major changes in your daily skincare routine. From sun damage prevention to our favorite brightening products, I'll share eight skincare steps to get glowing just in time for warmer weather.
While it may be tempting to lay out and soak up the sun without proper protection, you don't want to cause unnecessary damage to your skin. And contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get a sun-kissed glow while wearing sunscreen. You'll want to use an SPF of at least 50, especially on your face—our Dr. Esthé Sun Protection Ultra Repair cream is a great option. Plus, this sunscreen doubles as a regenerative moisturizer that will help reduce wrinkles and ensure your skin gets the glow it deserves. Apply it as the last step of your skincare routine before you head outside into the sunshine!
When it comes to an everyday glow, vitamin C is a must-have step in your skincare routine. Vitamin C helps brighten your skin and treats UV-induced sun damage by evening out dark spots and hyperpigmentation in your skin tone. It can even help prevent future UV damage, so it's a key step in proactive sun care... especially if you spend a lot of time outside or love to soak in the sun. Our Triple C+ Gold Serum is made with pseudoalteromonas ferment extract, an ingredient that boosts collagen, improves hydration, and provides skin with that natural summer glow.
If you're looking for a more targeted skincare serum to give you a summer glow, experiment with a brightening serum—like the CBE Botanicals Brighten The Day. This serum reduces melanin formation to brighten your skin, using ingredients like bearberry extract, licorice extract, CoQ10, green tea extract, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
No matter what products you use, your skin won't glow if you don't exfoliate. So add an exfoliant to your skincare regimen to smooth uneven texture and revitalize your skin. If you have thicker, oily skin, you should plan to exfoliate once a week. People with dry or sensitive skin often don't need as much exfoliation—so shoot for once every two weeks.
If you want a sun-kissed look beyond a healthy glow, get some color without harmful UV rays. Use a mitt to apply self-tanning lotion or water at home, and choose a formula free of preservatives, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. In a pinch? Make an appointment at a chemical-free airbrush tanning salon in your area for a short-term glow. And don't forget to exfoliate before and moisturize after for the best results!
Looking for a quick way to get your glow on? Dust on some golden bronzer—and highlighter, too. Brush bronzer across your cheekbones, forehead, jawline, and anywhere else you want a warm, golden glow. I recommend extending it to your neck, shoulders, and décolleté for a goddess-worthy, shimmery effect.
Haven't you noticed how glowy your skin looks after you leave the spa? Stimulating the muscles in your face can help the skin retain suppleness and elasticity, flush excess fluids, and promote better blood flow. So, book a facial with your favorite esthetician or add a gua sha regimen into your skincare routine.
Your diet also plays a role in achieving glowing skin. Processed sugar, simple carbs, and high-fat foods can dull your skin tone. Instead, try to reach for fresh products, whole grains, and healthy fats—and drink plenty of water! You can also supplement your diet with vitamins and antioxidants that your skin will love—like vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
Now that you know how to get a summer glow without damaging your skin, what are you waiting for? Mix some ingredients into your daily diet and skincare regimen, and get ready to shine.
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