There are plenty of cool things at the top of our list of favorite things to do when the fall rolls around, but parting with our bronzed, summer glow is not one of them. Gearing up for colder temperatures after months in the warm sun can be difficult enough. Make that transition a little easier by holding on to your radiant summer skin by way of your beauty routine. We’re talking glowy lip balms, matte bronzers and self-tanner — all of which can help you to maintain a summer-inspired glow no matter the temperature outside. Read on as we share all the products to keep on hand to help you rock a summer glow year round — no UV rays required.
Don’t think that saying goodbye to summer means you can ease up on the SPF. It’s a year-round essential and it’s the key to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to sun spots, fine lines and uneven skin tone. This moisturizer with SPF keeps your morning routine short and sweet, plus, it’s formulated with Pro-retinol, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten the skin with each use.
Summer skin tends to run a little more radiant, natural and light. To replicate that year-round, opt for a hydrating base like so. This tinted balm is infused with firming serum to firm overtime, smooth fine lines and even skin tone. The buttery coverage melts into the skin and the radiant finish ensures that your complexion never looks dull, cakey or dry.
If lowkey, quick makeup is your thing, the best way to maintain sun-kissed skin is with bronzer. The one comes in eight, buildable shades that work to contour or bronze. The formula lasts all day long and it melts into the skin for a seamless look — no orange tones or cakey bronzer insight.
The path to bronzed skin on your own schedule is through self-tanner. It gives a bronzed glow at any time of year and there are no harmful UV rays or risk of sunburn. This hydrating tanning water provides a natural, sun-kissed tan with a streak-free finish that develops in four to eight hours. It has a fresh coconut scent that makes for a nice treat and there’s no need to worry about sticky textures or transferring.
Tanning your face in the sun is risky business. While applying self-tanner to your face may feel the same way to you, it’s not when you use one that’s formulated specifically for your complexion. This one provides a gradual, faux-bronzed glow sans unwanted orange tones and sticky textures. It looks natural on the skin and most importantly, it won’t clog pores.
Flushed, sunburnt cheeks are quintessentially summer beauty, so thankfully, the look is very easy to achieve with blush. Using a fluffy brush, lightly sweep the blush onto the apples of your cheeks and connect the two by placing blush across your nose. This is the same area that the sun naturally hits and you’ll get the look of flushed summer skin without the sun damage.
A glowy lip embodies a summery feel much more than something matte and vampy. This lightweight lip balm instantly hydrates the lips for a soft and smooth look. It’s easy to apply without a mirror and if your lips get chapped once the weather changes, this will give them a healthy-looking glow.
A natural glow comes along with summer skin because the hotter temps cause the skin to look more flushed (dare we say sweaty) and bring out natural oils. To get the look, switch out your powder highlighter for this liquid one. Use your fingers to lightly apply the product and melt it into the skin for a natural glow.
Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Design by: Sarah Duvivier