Have you ever wanted that flawless summer glow that almost every model seems to have? You know the look; dewy clear skin that is plump and bright, not a blemish in sight. Well, with summer fast approaching it is so important to start taking care of your skin and your body so it can thank you later when you’re taking those gorgeous beach pics. Some summer skincare routines can be overwhelming and over complicated, but if you follow this simple guide you too can achieve that model-esque glow.
Martin Loofah King
To boost your glow, you should exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating helps stimulate blood circulation, can boost collagen production and breathes new life into your tired, dull skin. Our Exfoliating Oat Mask gives your skin a natural glow by using raw oats, coconut powder and pineapple to gently buff away dead skin cells and clogged pores, leaving your skin feeling purified and soft.
For plump, hydrated skin follow up your cleanse with a hydrating toner and moisturiser. Using a toner helps remove any stubborn makeup or oil that is left over after cleansing, making sure you have a clean canvas for the rest of your products. Using our Hydrating Toner pores will appear smaller and creates a lovely, more luminous appearance so you can go bare faced and feel fully confident. The next step is to treat your skin to a luscious moisturiser that will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh. With key actives; papaya and white willow bark, our Hydrating Daily Moisturiser gradually dissolves dead skin whilst locking in moisture to keep your skin feeling good all day. With daily use, your skin will stay refreshed, resurfaced and decongested, adding to your summer glow.
The final product to achieving that glow is the mother of all skincare… SPF! Sun protection is so important for keeping your skin looking youthful and cancer free. Sunlight is a combination of many different kinds of light, and each type of light has a biological effect on your body. For example, UV light has two main effects on the skin:
- UV light induces the production of melanin—also known as a 'tan'.
- UV light promotes the ageing of all types of skin cells, including the cells that produce melanin.
Basically any kind of sun exposure has a knock-on effect on all types of hyperpigmentation (patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin) and damage to your skin. By using sunscreen daily you can help even out your complexion by preventing hyperpigmentation, leading to a flawless glow.
Fine-lines, spots and cancers can also be caused by sun exposure and damage. Wearing SPF can help prevent these side-effects and keep your face looking healthy, wrinkle-free, and youthful for years to come.
So it's great that you know all about the skincare side but the glow does not stop there! Taking care of inside your body is just as important as the outside. Improving your sleep, what you eat, and how much you drink can have huge positive effects on your skin.
Getting a good night’s rest is critical for your overall health and well-being, but it also turns out there’s some scientific truth behind the concept of beauty sleep. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep. Because there is no UV exposure and our face isn’t moving any muscles, night time is actually the best time of the day for our skin. Overnight, skin goes into repair and restore mode. It removes toxins, repairs cell and DNA damage caused by the environment (hint hint - wear your SPF!), replaces aging cells and creates new ones. When we cut our sleep time down to below 7 hours, the effects show in our skin in the form of dark circles, puffiness, changes in texture and the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. Moral of this short story? Try get 7-9 hours of restful sleep, and wake up to skin that looks fresher, younger, and more radiant.
Your Skin Is A Foodie
You know that old saying, ‘beauty starts from within’? Well, when it comes to your skin, that is 100% true. What we eat has a direct effect on our skin, and having a healthy diet full of antioxidants, good fats and vitamin C (just to name a few) can mean the difference between a fresh, glowing complexion… and a tired, puffy one. Try adding foods like avocado, blueberries, salmon and lemon to your meals to help in the repair and regeneration of skin cells, and avoid foods like dairy, fast food and refined sugars as they can directly increase signs of aging and reduce the quality and texture of your skin.
Finally (and we’re sure you've heard this one before), drink water! You should aim for about 2.5L of water every day in order to keep your body functioning and healthy inside and out. Drinking water helps flush out toxins, reduces puffiness, and keeps your skin looking hydrated and even. Take it from us and make water your new bestie.
So, know that you're super knowledgeable about glowing skin, it's time to get out there and put it all to practice. Focus on what you put on your skin and in your body to get the best results! We can't wait to see you flaunting your makeup free skin this summer so remember to tag us on Instagram and use the hashtag fetherfam.