Four Ways to Get Glowing This Summer!

Okay ladies, summer is right around the corner and it is finally time to get your perfect summer glow on! The weather is getting hotter, shorts are getting shorter, and tans are getting darker (level 3 faux glow anyone?). Here are our tips for mastering our favorite summer accessory, the perfect healthy summer glow! 

Tip #1: Exfoliate and Get A Spray Tan!

     Exfoliating your skin has so many amazing benefits!  It keeps your skin soft and glowing by buffing away dead skin cells while speeding up the rate of your skin's natural cell turnover process.  Plus, it creates the perfect canvas for a flawless spray tan.  

How amazing does Kate Hudson's spray tan look?! She definitely got her exfoliating in beforehand. 

How amazing does Kate Hudson's spray tan look?! She definitely got her exfoliating in beforehand. 

Tip #2: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

     After you stop by Let's Glow and transform yourself into a glowing, bronzy goddess, you'll want to keep your tan looking amazing by moisturizing regularly.  Keeping your skin moisturized will make it look young and healthy, and will make your tan last longer.  We love the Hempz body lotions, which we keep in stock so you can pick some up after your tan! 

Tip #3: Don't Shy Away From Bronzer!

     We like to wear bronzer year round, but during the summertime, bronzer is an absolute must.  Use a fluffy brush to sweep bronzer on your cheeks, on your temples and forehead, down your nose, and a final light sweep on your chin, for a natural and effortless look.  We love Too Faced bronzers because they don't have any orangey undertones and always look natural, plus they are paraben free, sulfate free, and even GMO free! A quick story about Too Faced Cosmetics: Jerrod Blandino created the line after his sister was diagnosed with skin cancer and wanted women to have a safe and healthy alternative to baking out in the sun.  They even have a grant in support of skin cancer research!  Bronzing for beauty and for a cause?  We can get behind that! 

Tip #4: Use Highlighter

    This is a step in your makeup routine that is crucial to obtaining your perfect glow.  Highlighting your skin brings out the features that you want to stand out, while bringing light to your face.  Use a brush to highlight down the bridge of your nose, the tops of your cheekbones, and a little on your forehead.  Put a little on your cupid's bow above your lips to create the effect of fuller lips.  You can even take a big fluffy brush and dust highlighter down your arms and legs, or sweep some across your collarbone for radiant looking skin! Right now we're obsessed with The Balm's "Mary-Lou Manizer" and "Cindy-Lou Manizer," which you can get at Heaven and Earth in St. Helena! 

J-Lo has always been famous for her glow, which she creates with bronzer and highlighter!

J-Lo has always been famous for her glow, which she creates with bronzer and highlighter!

Now that we're glowing, it's time to have the best summer yet! Don't forget your sunscreen! Glow on!