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Get that Summer Glow

The trend this Summer is glowy and dewy – think fresh-faced, sun-kissed goddess! I love a makeup look that enhances someone’s natural glow because less it more this Summer. Here are five ways you can get that Summer glow with skincare-friendly products. 

Exfoliate and protect your skin. 

If you want to keep your complexion smooth throughout the Summer, exfoliating and using SPF are essential. During the warmer months, you can tone down your exfoliating routine to once or twice a week. You do not want to cause skin sensitivity during a time with increased sun exposure. Opt your chemical exfoliator with a physical exfoliator, like Lumiere de Vie’s Volcanic Exfoliating Mask. Use both chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen for maximum protection! Chemical sunscreen is absorbed by the skin and helps convert the UV rays into heat that is then released. Physical sunblock sits on top of the skin and helps deflect UVA/UVB rays from your skin. I use Lumiere de Vie’s Daily Brightening Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (chemical) and Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15 (physical). 

Adding your favorite facial oil to your foundation.

No need to buy a new foundation for your new dewy look. Mix in a few drops of your favorite facial oil to your foundation, mix them together and apply. This is a simple and easy way to achieving dewy skin, with some extra coverage. You can choose to only apply this in the areas you want to be more luminous, like the tops of your cheekbones, nose, and cupid’s bow, or your whole face. 

Using cream products, instead of powder.

Creamy makeup products have a naturally luminous look to them. Opt-out your powdered makeup for cream ones. Cream blush, contour, and highlight are very much on-trend at the moment. It’s the key essential ingredient to a glow, sun-kissed look. I am obsessed with Lumiere de Vie’s Lumi-Sticks and Motives’ Flawless Foundation Sticks. They are so nourishing and the colors are gorgeous. What more do you need? If you are feeling a tad bit too dewy, add some translucent powder to the areas you tend to be most oily. 

Using a luminous body cream.

I love going on a tropical vacation and be glowing from head to toe! Moisturizing is essential all year, especially when you are out in the sun. Why not moisturize with some luminescence? Lumiere de Vie’s After Sun Glow and Renew makes me feel so fabulous. Not only does it give me an extra glow, but it also helps extend the lifespan of my tan. I appreciate that because I am not a sun worshipper, so if I get a little tan, I want it to last. 

Get yourself a moisturizing overnight mask. 

While you’re busy enjoying your Summer, treat your skin while you’re sleeping. The ingredient I have implemented in my routine that helps with sun exposure is Astaxanthin. Lumiere de Vie recently came out with their Overnight Renewal Mask this past spring and I am obsessed. 

I hope you have the most amazing Summer surrounded by the people you love. Now get glowing! 

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