5 Steps to Glowing Skin for Summer

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5 Steps to Glowing Skin for Summer

I’m always obsessed with glowing skin for summer. I just love that dewy finish and I love the idea of being able to get that (to a certain degree) from skincare products because I’m not big on tanning. Then, if your natural glow isn’t enough, you can always use highlighter and bronzing creams to amp it up a bit. In order to get your glow on all year long, master these 5 simple steps!

5 Steps to Glowing Skin for Summer


Daily Facial Massage & Hydrating Cleanse 

One surefire way to get glowing skin for summer is by doing a daily facial massage, specifically with cleansing oil. It may seem counter intuitive to use a hydrating cleanser during the summer, but your skin actually needs to hydration. Cleansing oils help replenish lost moisture and balance sebum production. Because natural cleansing oils often include potent plant oils and essences, they are invaluable for helping encourage cell turnover, feeding skin vital hydration, and sloughing off dead skin cells. Use upward and outward strokes to gently push the oil into your skin with your fingertips; then rinse. If you don’t like an oily residue or if you have oily skin, you can buff the oil off your skin in circular upward motions with a warm washcloth or muslin cloth. This will get rid of that “oily” feeling, but you’ll still get the benefits of oil cleansing.

Try → Province Apothecary Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover

Gentle Exfoliation A Few Times Per Week

Weekly exfoliation is paramount to get glowing skin because dead skin cells can make skin look dull and tired. Using a gentle scrub and/or face mask will help to slough off the dead skin, encourage cell turnover, and help prevent breakouts. If you have acne prone, dry, or oily skin, you can safely exfoliate your skin 2-3 times per week as long as the scrub you’re using is gentle. Remember not to press down on your skin; simply buff the scrub in upward circular strokes and then rinse. More sensitive skin types should limit exfoliation to no more than 1-2 times per week.

Try →  Primavera Revitalizing Face Scrub

Lock In Moisture & Brighten with Face Mist As Much As Possible

You might think of summer as time when your skin has more moisture, but this is not necessarily true. If you are in the sun frequently, your skin is actually losing moisture due to exposure to all the elements. This can be due to high sun, harsh winds, and many other factors so you want to ensure you keep your skin as hydrated as possible. In order to keep my moisture levels up, I always keep a face mist with me to refresh my skin throughout the day. The older you are, the more necessary this particular tip becomes because, as we age, our skin loses it’s ability to retain moisture. This is one tip you’ll want to stay on top of year round, especially if you’re 25 years or older!

Try → Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist

Be Religious About Antioxidant Serums

I’m religious about antioxidant-rich face serums and there’s a good reason for it! Antioxidant serums are great because they help protect your skin from free radical damage, repair existing damage, and help offer up vital nutrients to your skin along with hydration and other benefits. Free radicals can be caused by anything from pollution and poor air quality to the sun’s UV rays, poor diet, and more. These serums are ideal for use any time, but especially if you’re spending a lot of time in the sun or while traveling!

Try → Odacite Youthful Glow Booster Serum with Acai + Rose

NEVER Go Without Sun Protection

You never want to skip sun protection, but you especially don’t want to skip it during the summer! The sun’s rays are at their peak and we’re typically spending a lot more time under the sun so protecting our skin is important if we want to maintain skin health (and a glow!). Find a nice, light sun cream that works well for your skin type. The Graydon Face Glow Sun Cream (linked below) is ideal for all skin types because it’s incredibly light, has NO white cast (not even if you’re tan!), and has a satin/matte finish. The formula won’t break you out and it will protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays all summer long so you can enjoy time at the pool, beach, etc. without worrying about burning or damaging your skin.

Try → Graydon Face Glow Sun Cream

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22 thoughts on “5 Steps to Glowing Skin for Summer

  1. August 16, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Thanks for the tips! Definitely gonna try the oil massage.

    1. August 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM

      of course! the facial massage with face oils has done wonders for my skin. I can’t recommend it enough 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Roshni!

  2. August 19, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Great tips. Thank you! 😀

  3. August 22, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Taking care of our skin properly is so important, although I sometimes forget to include all 5 steps in my daily beauty ritual. This post is a great refresher! Thank you for sharing 5 Steps to Glowing Skin for Summer at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!
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    1. August 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM

      I definitely agree – hope this helps inspire you 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  4. August 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    I agree with the sun protection. This is very important step. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

    1. August 25, 2016 at 4:31 PM

      absolutely. sun protection is one of the most important things you can do. thanks for stopping by Anna! Hope you found these helpful!

  5. August 24, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    I really need to try the oil cleansing method, but am so nervous because my skin is so acne prone. I need to go for it!

    1. August 25, 2016 at 4:32 PM

      hi Lindsay, my skin is acne prone too and it LOVES oils. It’s just a matter of using oils that truly benefit your skin type and won’t feel heavy. If you don’t like the residue feeling, a good one to try is the One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil – it rinses off pretty clean!

  6. August 24, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    I need a good serum and that mineral mist sounds like an amazing product!

    Doused In Pink
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    1. August 25, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      both are amazing! your skin will love these 😀

  7. August 25, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  8. August 26, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Very nice tips! I am the same way! Glow, not sweating! I also am big on SPF and use 50+ on my fair skin.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    1. September 1, 2016 at 7:51 AM

      yes! glowing not sweating is the way to go! I’m quite fair also so I definitely use spf all day every day 🙂 thanks for stopping by Jess!

  9. August 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Awesome tips. I’m always telling people to exfoliate and properly moisturize! I’m finally getting into serums myself now.

  10. August 26, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    These sound like great products! Great tips also,

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    1. September 1, 2016 at 8:01 AM

      thanks Alix! They are really wonderful 🙂

  11. September 2, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Thank you for the tips, I’ve never heard of a face mist or antioxidant serums!

    You learn something new every day,

    Little B & Me

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    1. September 2, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      no problem! They make such a big difference to skin! You must try them! ♥ thanks for stopping by ♥

  12. September 5, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    Great tips! I’ve been doing the other things on this list, but I really need to get on the face mist and antioxidant serum train!

    1. September 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      thanks Farrah! Glad you think so 🙂 face mists + antioxidant serums are so good! your skin will love them!

  13. September 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    This is exactly what I was looking for. I have always struggled with my dry skin and it has been so dry at points that it even flakes which is not cute so I am so happy that you have listed some products to help combat that. Thanks so much for sharing!

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