The Ultimate Guide to Glowing Summer Skin

August 2nd, 2017 at 2:00am

I think it’s fair to say that a good summer glow is on trend right now. Everyone craves that sunkissed look for the summer. The best way to get there is to prep your skin so that it’s at its full potential to get that radiant summer glow. Following all of the steps below will leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Be sure to follow this guide before your next day out in the sun, or even on a daily basis to get that craved summer glow.

1—Exfoliate. The first step is to exfoliate. Use a sugar-based scrub to remove dead skin cells. Not only is a sugar-based scrub more sensitive for the skin, it also helps treat acne and other skin problems. It is the perfect way to prep your face and body before going out in the sun.

2—Tone and hydrate. Once you’ve exfoliated, you want to make sure your skin is toned and hydrated. A great way to do that is to use a toning and hydrating face mask. It will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Another great alternative is a mask that will brighten and energize your skin. To get that summer glow, you want to brighten the appearance of dull-looking skin.

3—Apply sunscreen. The most important step before going out in the sun is to apply sunscreen. Hawaiian Tropic’s sheer touch sunscreen protects your skin, and it has a shimmer to give you an automatic glow. It’s perfect for a day at the beach with friends or a summer barbecue. If you have sensitive skin, use a higher SPF sunscreen.

4—Apply coconut oil. The last step that I swear by to get that summer glow is coconut oil. I never understood the hype about coconut oil until I tried it out myself. It’s great to use all over your body, and it even doubles as a hair and lip mask. Use coconut oil all over your body after a shower and after the sun to rehydrate your skin. Scrub your lips with either a toothbrush or an exfoliating lip scrub, then apply coconut oil to instantly hydrate your lips. I promise that coconut oil will be your new best friend.

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