We all know how amazing your skin feels after a long summer holiday. The sun, sand and relaxation do wonders, including exfoliating, giving you a healthy glow and that all-important summer tan. As we move into autumn, the harsh conditions can take their toll, but not to worry, we’ve come up with the 5 top ways to hold onto great-looking summer skin all year round – without the need to splurge on a trip somewhere exotic!
Whilst you’re sunning yourself and relaxing on the beach, the sand works as a natural exfoliator for your skin. It can leave your face feeling fresh and bright, and now you can achieve the same results at home (no sandbox needed)! By using a microdermabrasion device like the Riiviva, you can get salon quality exfoliation from the specially designed diamond tips whilst the vacuum sucks the dead skin cells away – leaving your face fresher than ever. There’s a model available for the body too.
Healthy skin begins with cleansing, which we’re more likely to find the time to do on holiday. By using a cleansing device like the Clarisonic, enlarged pores are reduced and oil and dirt are lifted from the skin, meaning that your face is better prepared to absorb any moisturisers or BB creams you use. The result? A smooth, fresh-faced you ready to tackle the day.
This one is so important. If your skin is smooth, soft and moisturised, your make up will last much longer and things like fake tan can be applied without any trouble. You can avoid the flaky-faced look that’s often associated with autumn/winter and keep your fresh-faced summer look all year.
Drinking plenty of water will stop your skin from drying out like it often does in the colder months, as well as helping your overall health. Being well hydrated can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite too. Using a device like the Hydratest can tell you if your skin is dehydrated, or if it’s overly oily, so you can adjust your water intake to suit.
If there’s one thing you need in your makeup bag this autumn, it’s a good bronzer. It can help you maintain your summer glow, and it was the item of choice on the runway at AW14 fashion week.