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How To: Get Your Summer Glow Up

How To: Get Your Summer Glow Up


Glowing, summer skin? Yes, please. The warmer weather is here, and its finally time to crawl out of winter hibernation and get ready for summer. So how do you nail that summer glow sans a three-week beach holiday? There’s more to it than fake tan (although they also feature). Think hydrating and glowy serums, sunkissed bronzers and luxe body oils that’ll leave your skin glistening. Keep reading to discover how to get a summer glow.

Prep is Key

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.

Fake It

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 2023 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.

Add Bronzer

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.

Make it Shine

The finishing touch? Skin that glistens. Smoother on Patrick Ta's Major Glow Body Oil and bathe (not literally) in Dr Sebagh's Body Oil for silky, smooth limbs.

On the face, add a touch of Gucci Beauty’s Liquid Highlighter 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 Tom Ford’s Hyaluronic Energizing Mist will leave skin looking dewy, fresh and perfectly illuminated.