glowing summer skin You know the way that as soon as Easter is over all the ads you see suddenly feature women looking lithe, tanned and full of energy? They’re always glowing and ready for summer and no one ever looks tired and red faced or sweaty? Well, while we can’t guarantee that you’ll look like one of those perfect women (it’s Ireland, it’s probably raining and sunny) there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your skin looks as good as it can this summer.

Wear a broad-spectrum SPF. The quickest way to skin damage and premature skin aging is to head out into the sun with no protection. Even on a dull day those damaging rays can get through. Invest in a face specific product if you can that will sit nicely under your make-up.

Exfoliate regularly. SPF is important but so is getting it off. Extra products can sit in your pores and block them and your skin really appreciates a little bit of help in shedding the dead cells every so often. Two or three times a week use a cleanser with a little glycolic acid in it to help get that glow.

balanced diet for good skin

Get your vitamins. You can eat your way to a radiant complexion and one of the best vitamins for your skin is Vitamin B2 which is also known as Riboflavin – remember reading that one on your cereal box as a child?! Riboflavin helps to maintain the growth of tissues to ensure healthy cell turnover which is what gives you that glowy, radiant skin. You’ll find it in foods like spinach and almonds.

With our busy lifestyles you may not get all the vitamins and minerals from food that you would hope to get, so you could try investing in a supplement like Cleanmarine For Women. It contains vitamin B2 which works to maintain normal skin and sunshine vitamin D3 which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.

makeup for glowing skin

Fake it ‘til you make it! If you want to look good into your seventies and beyond, get yourself some fake tan, bronzer and highlighter! You’ll save your skin the damage of trying to get some colour in the sun while still looking like a bronzed goddess. If the temperature is warm enough to give you a natural glow swap your powder products for cream ones that won’t melt off.