Here's How to Get the Perfect Summer Glow
GLOW FROM WITHIN
The state of your skin (your body’s largest organ) is a direct reflection of what’s happening on the inside. Try one (or all) of the tips below — and watch your radiance skyrocket.
Eat half an avocado every day, whether it’s on top of a salad or in a smoothie. The fruit supplies the skin with healthy fats and phytonutrients that hydrate from the inside out.
A good cardio sesh can make skin come to life: It speeds up your heart rate and ups blood flow to the brain, and that’s reflected in the face. Cue that lit-from-within look that lasts long after your workout.
Hit the Hay Earlier
Listen up, night owls! Skin’s restorative powers kick in when you snooze, specifically between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. If you’re up at that time, you’re missing out on benefits like cell turnover and collagen building.
Have More Sex
Afterglow is real, ladies. Getting busy improves circulation and keeps stress hormones in check. Plus, orgasming spikes levels of DHEA, a hormone that has been linked to glowier, healthier skin.
Studies show gut health is essential for glowing skin. It’s where we make nutrients that contribute to collagen formation as well as enzymes that detoxify. A daily probiotic can keep your gut balanced and digestion optimal.
Stress can cause hormones like cortisol and adrenaline to go into overdrive, which can increase inflammation (a known glow stealer) in the skin. Make a daily date with a meditation app, like Headspace — or give yourself a few minutes a day just to chill. You and your skin deserve it!
GLOW WITH SKIN CARE
If your complexion isn’t on point, you’ll never glow like a goddess. These two steps make it easy to score a smooth, super-hydrated surface.
Step 1: Exfoliate
When dry, dead skin piles up, light scatters off the face in different directions, which is perceived as dullness. Getting rid of those cells allows light to bounce off in one smooth direction. The easiest way to buff: with a light exfoliator. Try our Miss Julie Green Enzyme Powder Mask that is a mask and an exfoliator in one.
Step 2: Moisturize
While lots of lotions claim to offer radiance, look for one that contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Applied to wet skin, HA can hold 1,000 times its weight in water for a serious hydration boost, while glycerin creates a barrier to trap it all in. Treat yourself to a mini facial massage and increase circulation by bringing oxygen to the skin’s surface. For the summer we recommend the Daily Dose Creme. It's light in texture, it has antioxidant Resveratrol to help protect skin from UV rays, HA for hydration and Peptides for an anti-aging purpose.