How To Get A Head-To-Toe Glow

Radiance. Luminosity. Health. That’s all we want for our skin, right? With the end of 2023 looming, it’s normal for our complexion to appear dull, tired and exhausted. That’s where we come in. Follow our six easy tips to the road to glowdom.

1. Get a great exfoliator

Dead skin cells are a no-no if you want an overall glow. The best way to get smooth, fresh-looking skin is to get a reliable exfoliating product to use once a week and we recommend this one. Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘peel’ – this magical product by La Mer was designed specifically to gently, but effectively exfoliate the skin while simultaneously soothing it. It contains the Miracle Broth hero ingredient to energise your skin cells, as well as The Refining Ferment to stimulate cell renewal, resulting in a vibrant complexion. Apply this product at night after cleansing.

La Mer The Micro Peel 30ml

2. Disguise Your Eyes

Our eyes are a dead giveaway for fatigue, dullness and stress, so it’s important to keep the area bright, light and ‘awake’. Masks are the best excuse for downtime, so choose an eye mask with hydrating, brightening ingredients such as Vitamin C and B3 to give your peepers a boost. If you need extra coverage, opt for a creamy concealer for added hydration benefits under the eyes. Use a concealer brush or your ring finger to blend in the formula and you’re good to glow!
Skin Republic Brightening Eye Mask
Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

3. Choose a super serum

Although serums have lightweight formulations, their potent active ingredients pack a punch and are designed to target specific skincare concerns. This one from Dior helps revive the skin with the antioxidants iris and kakadu plum, which is meant to be 100 times more concentrated in vitamin C than an orange. Now that’s impressive. If you’re travelling a lot this time of year, this serum is a must, especially for stressed, jet-lagged skin.

Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum 30ml

4. Buff that bod

We underestimate the power of a good body scrub. Not only is it great for our skin, it’s great for our minds too. And we’re all about upping our wellness game. Apply this delicious Elemis scrub onto damp skin, using circular motions. As the product melts into your skin, you’ll notice a gorgeous frangipani aroma, which will leave you with that ‘just got home from the spa’ feeling. Use this product twice a week to boost circulation and keep your skin glowing throughout summer.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

5. Opt for a glistening body moisturiser

A nourishing body moisturiser, once applied to freshly exfoliated skin, has the ability to re-energise your skin. It gets rid of roughness and instantly adds moisture, giving skin a noticeable glow. NIVEA is known for their fabulous body lotions, so it was tricky to choose a fave, however, we feel that this one embodies summer perfectly with its fresh, almond scent.

NIVEA Body Milk Irresistably Smooth

6. Create a ‘glow-up make-up kit’

Let bronzers and oils be the finishing touch to your head-to-toe glow. They’re great for enhancing sun-kissed skin or for creating a realistic faux tan. Pick your formula and use the products to sculpt your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and even your collarbones and decolletage for extra radiance. Lip oils are one of the most sought-after products of 2023, so if you’re still in need of one, consider this your sign to add to cart.

Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'R Instant Warmth Bronzer
Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Sun Glow Gel
Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

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