Freshen Up Your Face for Summer

If you live in the dry cold North like me, you come out of winter with dry dull skin. The first days of sun on your face feel like a million bucks and you just can’t wait to get a little color back in your life! And those white pasty legs, oh man, I won’t even go there, just let me encourage you to start shaving regularly again 😉

A sun kissed glow sure makes you look fresh for spring and summer, but there are a few tips I’m going to share to help you get your best healthy glowing skin. You may already do some of these, but if you don’t, give them a try and I guarantee you’ll see a big improvement in how your skin looks and feels.

Exfoliate 

Start fresh with your beauty routine by exfoliating with a gentle exfoliator that will slough off dead skin cells and leave your skin silky smooth. This is something I’ve only started since fall, and I have noticed a huge improvement. It doesn’t have to be complicated. I keep my exfoliator in my shower and use it a few times a week (so every time I shower ;)) to remove any dry and dead skin from my face.  There are a lot of exfoliator options. I use and highly recommend Beautycounter’s Nourishing Cream Exfoliator – $34. It is a gentle exfoliator and a tiny pea drop does the trick. My bottle has lasted me 7 months and I know I have quite a bit left.

Hydrate & Glow for it

A dewy look is perfect for spring and summer. Leave your winter layers of foundations and concealers behind you and go for a glowing, luminous look instead. Choose a tinted moisturizer with lightweight sheer hydration that will even your skin tone and protect it from the sun with SPF 20. If you have very dry skin, I would recommend using a moisturizing cream under your tinted moisturizer to double up on moisture. I love my Dew Skin and I know you will too! Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – $45

Protect 

Combat skin aging and protect against sun damage by applying sunscreen to your face if you know you’re going to be outside. I love that my Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer has SPF 20 in it, so even if I forget I have a little sun protection. But if I know I’m going to be out, I throw my face stick – $18 in my purse.  Make it part of your routine, so you don’t forget the important step of protecting. The face stick and body stick are amazing. They glide on smoothly and are not greasy at all. They don’t leave white residue either!

A Pinch of Color 

Brighten your cheeks with natural, dewy color to finish off your fresh look. This step doesn’t improve the health of your skin, but it sure makes you feel good! A little color on my cheeks is the quickest way to feel alive! The color pinch blusher will give you a flattering look with just the right amount of natural looking flush.  Color Pinch Blusher – $37

You of course can follow these steps with whatever products you are currently using, these are just the products I use and love! If you have any questions, let me know.

Here’s to healthy glowing skin!

xo Debi

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