We all fantasise about bowling up on day one of a holiday looking sun-kissed and glowing with health. The reality, however, is that most of us tend to arrive looking pale, pasty and utterly exhausted due to the pre-trip panic that comes with finishing up at work, spending half the night packing, rushing to the airport and then travelling across time zones on a crowded plane. The solution? Actually, there are plenty of simple, speedy ways to get – and keep – that elusive all-over glow for the rest of the summer and beyond…
Want to Look Healthy and Radiant all Summer Long? Of Course You do! Here are The Expert Tips and Clever Products You Need to Know About Photo Gallery
Prepping your face for the sun is key to a healthy glow. ‘Exfoliate twice a week to ensure you buff away dead, dull-looking cells,’ says beauty therapist Lisa de la Plain. ‘But don’t rub too hard: the goal with any scrub is gentle exfoliation that reveals a bright, fresh-looking complexion.’ De la Plain recommends Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage (£44 for 200ml; beautyflash.co.uk), designed to suit all skin types.
And don’t forget your body – get a glow all over with a salt scrub to encourage cell renewal. Try Mio Heavenly Body Radiance Salt Scrub (£23 for 300g; mioskincare.com) with mineral-rich salt, plus coconut and sweet almond oils to moisturise, and scented with neroli and ylang-ylang. For a DIY body-scrub treatment, work a salt scrub into dry skin in upward circles to improve micro circulation, wash off and then lock in moisture with a body butter.
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- DR Karen Sherman Lead Researcher at The Seattle Group Health Center