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How To: Get Your Summer Glow Up

How To: Get Your Summer Glow Up

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It’s been a long time since most of us were blessed with a week in the sun and with our post-lockdown complexions less than thriving, how do we get a healthy summer glow from the comfort of our own homes?

From self-tans to bronzers, oils to highlighters, cue a whole host of trending beauty products that will work to boost dull skin, add a much-needed shot of colour and leave you shimmering. Who needs the beach?


As with everything in the world of beauty, it all starts with great skin. Exfoliating twice a week will buff away any dead cells, leaving your skin smooth, soft and more able to soak up all that skincare goodness.

Follow up with a serious shot of hydration and look for products that promise to brighten. Yves Saint Laurent’s Pure Shots Light Up Serum packs a blend of micro pearls and vitamin C to leave you looking instantly more radiant.


If all else fails… fake it till you make it, or so the saying goes. Thankfully, long gone are the days of dodgy orange tans and unwanted streaks; self-tan in 2021 is a classy affair. 

Isle of Paradise can be highly personalised: decide how dark you want to go by how much you add to your usual moisturiser. And for the body, Amanda Harrington has created a fool-proof mousse that can be buffed on smoothly with one of her signature brushes.


The power of a good bronzer should never be underestimated. An instant shot of colour, apply it to everywhere the sun hits: the bridge of your nose, the top of your forehead and the highs of your cheekbones.

In need of an extra flush? Bring down on to your chest and buff into your body for an all-over glow.


The finishing touch? Skin that glistens. Smoother on Patrick Ta’s Major Glow Body Oil and bathe (not literally) in Tom Ford’s classic Soleil Niege Shimmering Body Oil, for silky, smooth limbs.

On the face, add a touch of Iconic London’s Illuminator to the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and on your cupid’s bow – or simply mix with your foundation, primer or moisturiser for personalised glow. While Morphe’s Luminous Setting Mist will leave skin looking dewy, fresh and perfectly illuminated.