The sunshine had us all in a summer mood, and hopefully, we’ve all picked up a healthy glow safely over the past few weeks! For those of you lucky to have olive toned skin, and even for people like me that simply get a speckle of freckles, here are some tips on prolonging your summer glow with added product recommendations too!
The key to maintaining that ‘healthy summer glow’ is to stay hydrated! Drinking lots of water and keeping your fluids up on the inside is key but you need to up the anti on outside maintenance also! Adding a nice moisturiser all over your body will not only aid a tan that develops evenly but also prolongs your glow beautifully!
♥ General Moisturiser ♥
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula 250ml – Boots.ie €3.99.
This product softens and soothes the skin and is fantastic on stretch marks with up to 24 hrs hydration that sinks right in without residue! Not only that but is smells like memories of a beach holiday and is fantastic on super dry skins!
♥ Moisturiser With Added Glow ♥
Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun with Hydrating Tan Maintainer 200ml – Tesco – €7.50.
This is a fabulous product that not only hydrates the skin after a day of lounging in the sun but has a tiny hint of tan which helps intensify your current colour prolonging your glow with it’s mix of glycerol and vitamin E ingredients! What I particularly love about this product is its supple buildable glow and zesty scent that has zero smell of tan! Great for prolonging a real tan or creating a soft tan in winter or summer!
♥ Hydrating Oil ♥
‘THIS WORKS’ Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil 120ml – Eske Pharmacy – €49.00
If you prefer a luxurious super hydrated feel that leaves the skin with a light glistening effect, then this product is for you! Enriched with 9 essential oils which not only smell amazing but this product dries almost instantly so there’s no sliding feel when you cross your legs! It’s also fantastic for dry skin types and scarring. Although this is for your legs and fantastic to highlight and hydrate tanned skin, I’ve been using this all over my body this winter, especially after exfoliating! I’ve very dry skin and some fresh scars from an operation I had in January on my leg so for me, this product has helped not only soften and hydrate my dry skin all over, it’s also softened the look of the small scars. Your skin will glisten slightly also, so this is a fantastic addition to your suitcase for that holiday glow on top of glow to your summer holiday tan!
Note: do not use oil based products to prolong or hydrate false tan – the oil encourages false tan to come off in patches, unfortunately!
♥ Top Tip! ♥
Lightly exfoliating all over once or twice every week will not only remove any dead skin cells, but leave your skin silky smooth to really soak up your moisturising products! Cocoa Brown Exfoliating Gloves (Cara Pharmacy €2.95), is a must for good skin maintenance and brilliant for you false tan lovers to keep on top off, or indeed remove any patchy mucky left-over tan! If all else fails, a simple at home option is to dry off after your shower or bath, using an old towel that hasn’t been washed with the addition of softener or going through the drier! That slight ‘roughness’ of a towel like this will help softly exfoliate your skin without too much effort!
Next week, I’ll be looking at false tans – something for every type of glow. In the meantime be sure to check out my blog on Flawless Tanning Every Time by clicking here! If you have any beauty related questions, drop them my way via firstname.lastname@example.org or PM your message to my Facebook page Kerry Harvey Designs! For daily updates on all things beauty, feel free to join me on Snapchat – search @kharveydesigns or scan the code! Enjoy the summer sun safely!