Beauty Talk: Give yourself a summer glow

July 15, 2013 Editorial Staff
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With the summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to have the perfect summer glow!

Most of us love summer clothes, skirts, dresses, shorts and tank tops; with that said, we are showing more skin. Don’t we want our skin to be glowing?

Unfortunately we all know how damaging sun exposure is, but we still love to be sun-kissed a bit. By using an SPF of 30 or more, we can still get some of that good old vitamin D and a bit of color, so those great colorful summer clothes will look even better.

Those of us that don’t like sunbathing or just don’t have the time to go to the beach or pool, but still want that summer glow, can get it too! With spray tanning, in my opinion the greatest invention ever, it can be done weekly and can be customized to your desired shade.

In between, if you feel your face is losing color more quickly than your body, you can use a spray mist; my favorite is NORVEL SUN.

But, remember, whether you sunbath or spray tan, a successful summer glow is accomplished by exfoliating your skin. You should exfoliate once a week to ensure you have an even top layer of skin.

Use a gentle body polish the night before to remove any dead skin cells, and don’t forget to pay special attention to those dry areas: feet, elbows, knees and hands. Before any spray tan is done, apply a light layer of moisturizer to those areas to prevent uneven tones.

Another great product to help revive dull, dry skin, giving it a natural summer glow to highlight the skin, is by BENEFIT. It’s available in two shades. One is a slight pink glow called HIGH BEAM, which is for lighter skin that has red or pink pigment, and the other is a goldish apricot tone called MOON BEAM for darker skin with yellow or olive pigment, which illuminates and adds a warm shimmer.

Just take a bit of your normal face cream — about the size of a dime — in your hands and mix two to three drops of one of the beautiful highlights by blending it across the upper cheeks and the arch of your brow. It will brighten your skin and will give it a lifted, youthful look.

Until next week, remember, look your best…feel your best… but most of all, love yourself…

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected].

Olympia Colandrea is the owner of Da Noi on Fifth.

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