Warmer days are officially just around the corner and the days are getting longer which means it’s time to start getting ready to show some skin! After being tucked away all winter long, your skin could probably use some love (and let’s be real, a tan) so it’s time to take a few steps to help get your glow on and get ready for spring style.
Hydration is key!: You can’t get glowing without the help of some good old H2O! A healthy glow truly starts from within so it’s always important to make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you’re also dialing up your workout routine to get ready for summer. Try keeping a carafe of water on your desk during the workday to keep water easily accessible and set a refill goal for the day to hold yourself accountable.
Buff your troubles away: Chances are that your winter skin could probably use a little exfoliation to scrub away dry, dead skin and reveal your true glow. I’ve been loving Olay’s Cleansing Infusion body wash because of its microscrubbing formula with crushed ginger that is the perfect everyday exfoliant. It also does an incredible job getting you squeaky clean without stripping skin of its moisture and actually is packed with hydrating ingredients that act like your skin’s natural lipids to renew skin’s surface from within.
Full body moisture: If moisturizing your face and body isn’t part of your daily beauty routine, it’s time to change that immediately! Get into the habit of applying a good facial moisturizer both morning and night, and also applying a body lotion before bed in the evening. Skin still feeling a bit dry? Your face wash may be the culprit! I’ve been using Olay Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser morning and night to remove all traces of dirt, oil and makeup without leaving my face feeling tight and dry. The rich, creamy lather does an amazing job taking off all of my makeup in the evening and leaves my face feeling super soft.
Add a little bronze: Some of us pale girls need a little extra help in the glow department and while my sun worshiping days are long gone (all of the SPF, please!), I swear by a little self tanner boost. I’ve found that foaming formulas as the secret to a streak-free glow and applying a light layer once a week is just what I need to look naturally sunkissed.
Don’t skimp on sleep: Regardless of how elaborate your self-care routine is, you can’t glow if you’re not getting enough sleep. Make it a priority to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night with a consistent wake up time, creating a bedtime routine to help yourself wind down and your body relax for a quality night’s sleep.
What are some of your secrets for getting your glow on?
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