Skin, it’s a love/hate relationship for many of us. Sometimes you have days when you slay, other days (mainly before an important event) a pimple emerges to say ‘hey’. The good news is that whatever your sitch we feel you and it’s never too late to up your glow game, without having to splash out on an exxy facial. With winter around the corner, we’re here with five ways to make sure you’re glowing from the inside out – even on the dullest of days.
1. Fake it till you make it!
Just because the temp is falling below 12 degrees, that doesn’t mean you can’t have that “fresh off the plane from Mykonos” look all year round! For the perfect all over bronzy glow, one of our personal favs is Bondi Sands Self Tan Foam. It’s super easy to apply, and with a breezey coconut scent what’s not to love! For those new to the world of fake tan, opting for a gradual tanner is a great and safe way to go. Tan patrons, St Tropez, has an in shower gradual tan which tans while you shower! *Runs to Priceline* Just remember the three golden tan rules: exfoliate, tan and moisturise, for a glow from top to toe!
2. Slip, Slop, Slap (yes, even in winter!)
It may seem strange to be thinking about sunscreen when it feels like you’re in the middle of Narnia’s hundred-year-winter, but protecting your skin from every day UVs is just as important during the cold months. Protecting your skin all year round will keep you looking healthy, glowing and younger for years to come, so the only problem you’ll have is being embarrassed when asked for your ID.
3. A little goes long way!
Definitely true when it comes to your new best friend this winter – illuminator! A go-to product when you’re looking to master the lit-from-within glow. One of Meghan Markle’s fav products is Laura Mercier’s Radiance Foundation Primer and after Meg’s wedding day face, we’re sold. But remember, you only need a dab of this along your cheekbones and the high areas of your face to add a dreamy glowy dew this season.
4. Go a little nutty
It’s no secret that we are huge fans of all things almond, and with good reason! These beauties are packed with antioxidants and we hear were even used by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra in her beauty routine! Adding 1-2 handfuls to your diet a day can improve the texture of your skin and protect it from premature ageing (score!). Add them to your smoothies, handbag or just have a packet at your desk for when the 3pm slump hits.
5. It’s what’s on the inside that counts (literally)
Now here’s a product that does exactly what it says on the tin: Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder from The Beauty Chef = superfood with superpowers . Add one teaspoon of this magic dust to your morning Almond Breeze smoothie for that morning glow. It’s packed full of skin-loving ingredients that’ll leave you beaming.
Bring on the compliments!