The summer is here, and we can’t wait to pack our bags, catch up on reading, relax, and be out in the sun. But with all that travel, packing, and prep work, it’s easy to overlook something as simple as your appearance. With sunny days comes the need for a lighter, sunkissed look. A good tan with some SPF protection is a must. Follow these tips to get a glow this summer.
Jumpstart Your Tan With a Spray-On Product
A spray-on tan is a quick and easy way to get a healthy and long-lasting tan instantly. It is important to start with a good base before you apply your tanner. Make sure your skin is exfoliated as this will help the product last longer and look better. Before applying your tan, ensure your skin is clean and free of any oils or products that could hinder the tanner from sticking to your skin.
You can also go to tanning professionals, like Tan Your Hide, and have the experts apply tanner for you. By doing this, you can ensure you have an even color and don’t miss any spots!
Add a Light Glow With a Highlighter
A highlighter is a quick and easy way to add a subtle glow. A liquid or cream highlighter is best applied to the tops of your cheekbones, brow bones, chin, and bridge of your nose. A little goes a long way, so apply a dab on your brush and lightly tap it on your skin. It’s amazing how quickly this product can give you a gorgeous glow.
Find the Right Foundation for Your Skin Tone
If you’ve tanned in the sun recently, you might find that your foundation makes you look washed out. It’s important to color match your current foundation with your skin’s appearance. Because being in the summer sun can cause darkening of the skin, make sure to buy a foundation that matches your tan. Doing this simple step can highlight your sunkissed skin.
Keep It Light and Natural
Summer makeup is all about functionality. Wearing heavy makeup not only will cover up the summer glow you’ve achieved, but it could cause acne as heavy makeup in the sun can lead to clogged pores. Make sure to use a good moisturizer for your face and opt for light coverage for your foundation and powders.
Double the SPF
With your skin getting frequently exposed to sun rays, nothing is as important as sunscreen. Invest in a quality sunscreen that will protect your skin from damage. As much as you may feel this will get in the way of achieving your summer tan, SPF will only help you keep from burning and absorbing harmful rays. You can absolutely still achieve a tan whilst wearing SPF! Make sure to reapply your sunscreen if needed and always wear it when going out in the heat.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to getting that summer glow. Make sure to take good care of your skin to keep that sunkissed look all summer long!
About the author:
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.