Ready, steady, glow: 6 beauty secrets for gorgeous glowing skin
So you think you’ve tried everything in the book to get that glowing complexion? Read on for six skin care secrets that will have you shining brighter than the sun this summer!
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
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Start off your skin care routine with an invigorating face scrub. Not only does exfoliating get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, it also helps to stimulate blood flow to your face, giving your skin an instant radiance boost in seconds.
Try the YSL Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator that transforms into a light oil and then into a milk, gently removing dead skin cells and impurities during rinsing. Rich in essential trace elements and vitamins, the YSL Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator leaves the skin feeling relaxed, purified and delightfully replenished. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
2. Feed your skin
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Because your skin cells need moisture in order to repair themselves. Apply moisturiser to clean skin and allow it to really sink in for maximum effect.
We recommend the La Mer Perfecting Treatment, infused with Soft Focus Filter Technology, it helps to diffuse light, blurs pores and imperfections for a delicate glow. Day by day, texture and tone are refined, leading to a smoother and supple complexion. The Miracle Broth soothes skin and reduces visible redness. This Rose-Algae infused treatment helps to even out skin tone for a look of endless translucency.
3. Set foundations
If it’s smooth and flawless skin that you’re after, foundation will be your key glow enhancing tool. Choosing the right foundation like this Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation will help to cover blemishes, smooth over imperfections and minimise the appearance of pores, but be sure to select the right product for the job. For a natural glow, opt for a foundation with the right finish, sheer over matte and mid not heavy coverage. Apply your foundation with your fingertips instead of a sponge to avoid over applying your product. Lastly, be sure to match your foundation to your skin tone and take care to blend it in all the way down to your jawline.
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4. Illuminate to radiate
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If you haven’t got that natural summer glow, fake it with a cream illuminator. An illuminator has just the right amount of shimmer in it to reflect light off of your skin, giving you an instant radiance glow boost. The MAC Strobe Cream illuminates dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. It brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants.
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Apply illuminator to key areas of your face, such as your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the arch of your brows and your eyelids for maximum glow effect.
5. Conceal your dark side
If it’s dark circles that are keeping you from looking like a sun goddess, apply a small amount of concealer to your bags and watch those tired looking eyes transform into bright and beautiful peepers. Opt for a concealer that’s a shade or two lighter than your skin tone, apply and blend in with your finger tips. Try the YSL Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer, a densely pigmented concealer that's specially formulated for the delicate skin under the eye area, but can be used anywhere else on the face.
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6. A bit cheeky
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Give your skin a flush of colour by applying a bit of blusher to your cheeks. Opt for a cream blush with a warm peachy tone for a soft and velvety finish. You’ll want a very subtle touch of colour to keep things looking natural, so lightly sweep a small amount of blusher across the apples of your cheeks and forehead. Try the YSL Blush Volupte that comes in several shades! Have your pick now!
Finish off your glowing new look by applying a slick of volumising mascara across your eyelashes and a dab of clear lipgloss on your lips. Enjoy!