Summer is not quite over yet even though the weather may make you think different. We want to share a few ways on how you can extend your summer skin, continue to glow and keep summer going for a little longer even if the rain is suggesting otherwise.
There are many different products that can help achieve this so there will be something for everyone whether it’s makeup or skincare!
Amazing Cosmetics Illuminate Primer and Highlighter in Bronze. Ideal for prolonging the wear time of foundation and concealer, this light-weight, water-based primer immediately brightens and evens out skin tone as well as blurring small imperfections. Transform skin from dull to radiant in a flash. The bronze shade can be used on most skin shades in the summer to create a bronzy glow! If you have lighter skin, apply it as an all over base to add a bit of colour and warmth to your skin and create and glowing base for any products to follow. Also great for no makeup days but you still want a bit of colour to your skin. For those with deeper skin tones, this product acts a beautiful highlighting product. Apply it to the cheek bones, down the nose, cupids bow and anywhere else you want to glow! The cream texture of this product is also great for the summer months as it feels lighter and more natural on the skin no matter if it is applied as an all over glow, highlighter or primer.
Bronzer! All we hear about in the beauty world is contouring and having a chiselled look, which is amazing and can totally transform your face however, bronzing doesn’t get it’s shout out as much as it should. Applying a bronzer can make you look healthy, sun kissed and alive in an instant. Apply it on the apples of the cheeks sweeping up towards the temples. Along the top of the forehead and even a bit across the bridge of your nose. This will instantly warm up your face and make it look like you have been sat out in the sun all day. New Cid i bronze. The make-up essential for that year-round sun-kissed look. The unique marbleised formulation means this bronzer has swirls of bronze, golds, pinks and chocolate browns to give the perfect colour for practically all skin tones.
Tan enhancers and accelerators. Amazing products for those who want more of an even tan and for it to last longer! Also, great products for those of you who struggle to tan as they work to speed up the skins tanning process. If you aren’t a fake tan lover, then an enhancer will be a game changer! Tan enhancers can come in many different forms serums, moisturisers, scrubs and even in some fake tans! They are also packed with moisturising ingredients to keep the skin hydrated in the skin and prevent peeling! These should be used a few weeks before sun exposure as your body moisturise or over the top of your normal moisturiser. One of our favourites is the Decleor Aromessence Solaire Tan Activating Serum for Face. A super serum to prepare the skin for sun exposure and boost tanning. This Tan Activator Super Serum is a 100% pure and natural, with a refined and silky texture. If you are waiting to jet away on your holidays then this product will help you to achieve a tan as the skin is better prepared for sun and the cells vital strength is optimised for an even, glowing tan. It will also help to maintain the tan after. You can carry on looking summer ready into autumn!
Bronzing Moisturisers are a great way to continue your summer glow! Not only will they enhance your existing tan and make that look healthy, fresh and moisturised it will add a little bit of colour to your skin and keep up the glow. Even when your tan starts to fade this is an easy way to keep it topped up! The Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser for Face will combine 2 steps into 1 and will wake up your skin with a golden glow using this luxurious day cream to instantly moisturise, enhance radiance and deliver a gradual sun-kissed tan all year round. It also has many skincare benefits such as Improves skin tone and texture, Instantly moisturises, creates a perfect base for make-up, Improves skin luminosity and gradually builds an even, natural- looking tan. For the body we love the Decleor Systeme Corps Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk! A light moisturiser that helps intensely nourish and gradually tan the body. This gradual glow moisturiser is the perfect treatment to offer intense nourishment to the body as well as gradually enhance it with a beautifully natural golden glow.
Finally, the obvious choice – fake tan! There are so many options and products available you will find the right one for you even if you are new to fake tan or fake tan daily! If you don’t like tanning and laying out in the sun then this will be your best option or it can be applied on top of a natural tan to top it up to continue your summer glow. Fake tanning is quicker, can be topped up as and when you need and safe than laying in the sun! St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even all-over tan you’ve always wanted. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting colour, you’ll have a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in an instant. For a lighter tan option try something like the Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum for Face and Body – a fast drying, refreshing, hydrating and moisturising serum that delivered a luxuriously natural golden glow. this one can be built up to a darker tan if left on for longer.