Beauty Tip of the Week: Get Glowing Skin for the Summer!: GetGlammedUp - Everyday Beauty, Simplified

Beauty Tip of the Week: Get Glowing Skin for the Summer!

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Summer is almost here, and we don’t want our skin showing any signs of those dry winter months! Here’s a few tricks to keep your skin looking glowy:
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-Exfoliate! Your skin cannot shine if there is dead skin on it making it look dull. My favorite was is using a gentle scrub every night like the Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub. Every other night I use it with my Olay ProX Cleansing System ($27.50 on Amazon). I did a review on it here. This little gadget really does the trick to make your skin look more luminous. And it even helps fade acne marks left over!
-Toner! Using a toner after washing my face always instantly makes it look more moisturized. This helps to close up your pores and add essential moisture back to your face that was stripped away with your cleanser. And it removes any leftover residue. I like the Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner ($4 on Amazon). Make sure it does not contain that drying alcohol!
-Moisturize! No matter if you have oily skin or dry skin, you must moisturize! If you dry out your skin it is just going to produce more oil, causing too much shininess. I like to use a thick cream at night, like the Olay Night Night Recovery Cream ($16 on Amazon), and the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($14 on Amazon). You must have an SPF in your morning moisturizer. Your foundation should contain it as well, especially in the summer. Then sun dries skin out and damages it, making it appear more dull.
-Light Foundation! The heavier your foundation is, the more cakey and less natural your skin will look. Heavy foundation also clogs up pores and leads to breakouts and larger pores. Especially in the summer, I like to use a light foundation that still has good coverage like the Covergirl NatureLuxe ($10 on Amazon). It contains moisturizing ingredients like cucumber extract and does not have pore clogging ingredients. You could also use a tinted moisturizer, for an even lighter coverage.
-Powder sparingly! Only apply your setting powder to your T-zone or areas where you get oily. If your skin is dry, you probably don’t even need a powder. My favorite is the MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural.
-Highlighter! I love using a highlighter to finish off my face makeup! Apply it right at the top of your cheek bones, down to your nose and up your temples and under your brow. You can also apply it down the bridge of your nose (which makes it appear thinner) and on your cupid’s bow above your lip (which makes them appear fuller). Where ever the light hits naturally! This really brightens up your entire face, but don’t go too crazy with it. I love the Revlon Finishing Powder in Brighten ($5 on Amazon).
Let me know if you try any of these tips! How do you get glowy skin for the summer?
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