Now that the evenings are getting shorter and temperatures are slowly dropping, it’s safe to say that autumn has well and truly arrived. If your summer glow has faded and your skin is starting to look a little dull and lacklustre, we’ve got some handy hacks to recharge your glow quickly. In fact, our speedy guide to achieving a healthy, sun-kissed glow will have you Skype-ready in less than five minutes…
Two Minutes To Create A Smooth Base
Every healthy glow tan starts with some essential skin prep to create a seamless and hydrated base. Our NEW brand Medik8 has the perfect radiance-boosting liquid. Rather aptly called Press & Glow Tonic, this exfoliating toner is packed full of gentle but effective PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), which help to slough away dry, dead skin without causing irritation.
Apply three drops to a cotton pad and sweep across your skin. Don’t forget to pay special attention to your neck and décolletage area.
30 Seconds To Fake That Sun-Kissed Glow
The quickest and most effective way to boost your glow is with fake tan. If using self-tan makes you nervous at the best of times, Marc Elrick, aka the king of tanning and founder of Tan-Luxe, has a very handy tip. “The easiest quick-fix option to applying self-tan is to add a few drops of the Tan Luxe Face Drops into your usual moisturiser,” says Marc. “Your radiant glow will develop within two-to-four hours and your skin will look so healthy – even on those FaceTime calls with friends or Skype meetings.”
We also love Sisley’s Self Tanning Hydrating Facial, which hydrates and bronzes the complexion (with no streaks!) in just two hours.
If you’re adamant that you don’t want to use fake tan, then we can highly recommend using By Terry Tea To Tan. The liquid bronzer leaves you with just the slightest hint of a glow instantly and you can wash it off at the end of the day.
30 Seconds To Add Subtle Highlights
Accentuate your glow with the helping hand of highlighter. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wand as it offers a soft-focused glow and the innovative applicator makes it fool-proof and easy-to-apply in just one quick swoop. Brush along the tops of your cheekbones, a little under your brow bones and a dot on your cupid’s bow. You’ll be amazed by the difference.
Not only will you have achieved that glow-from-within look in four minutes, but if you took Marc’s advice your complexion will look more radiant as the day goes on…