How to get a Summer Glow & Flawless Beautiful Skin
These days, you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV without seeing a smooth-faced middle-aged actress or model touting skin care products that can “reverse the clock” on aging skin. “Free radicals,” “antioxidants” and “alpha-lipoic acid” have become buzzwords in the quest for eternally radiant skin. What are these “miracle” ingredients, and how do they work? Can they actually erase wrinkles, repair sun damage, or diminish age spots.
More and more, skin-care and cosmetics companies are incorporating natural components such botanicals into their product lines. Here are 4 of the latest ingredients being used in skin care products that may benefit your clients and your own skin.
Antioxidants are natural substances made up of vitamins and minerals. They have the ability to fight “free radicals” – unstable compounds that attack human cells and damage DNA. Damaged skin cells can lead to accelerated aging in the form of wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles under eyes, dull skin, and more.
Salicylic acid is used in many over-the-counter and prescription products to treat acne. It penetrates pores and reduces blackheads and whiteheads, with less irritation than may occur with alpha hydroxy acids. Like AHAs, salicylic acid exfoliates the skin, which can reduce signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid is incorporated into skin-care products to reduce the effects of aging. Your body produces hyaluronic acid naturally, keeping tissues cushioned and lubricated. It’s found in skin, joint fluid, and connective tissues.
You may have heard all the buzz about the role that the antioxidant acai plays in a healthy diet. The new “superfruit” – blueberries, native to Central and South America – are filled with antioxidants, more than those found in other berries.
Millions of desirable products belong to the beauty market. But what items are the most essential to always have on you? What items do you reach for throughout the day, and enhance your summer glow? It may be different for everyone, but the professionals at Chic Studios know a thing or two about must-have products! We narrowed it down to 9 products that will give you that summer glow. And take it from us, you won’t want to live without them.
Bioderma Micellar Water:
Bioderma Micellar Water is an all-year round must have, but in the summer I love it, as makeup is lighter, the skin is out in the sun so this will remove any sunscreen residue or mascara that is sweating off.
Yves Saint Laurent Nu Skin:
Nu Skin is a new product with a luxury brand at an affordable price. Nu skin is light-weight, and perfect for summer when our skin needs hydration, but not heaviness.
Mac Cosmetics Fix + :
Mac Cosmetics Fix+ is an essential makeup artist product but also a great personal product for all you beauties. This product is multi-purpose, helping keep the skin hydrated, and also, adding a natural glow.
Fenty Skin Invisible Moisturizer SPF 20:
Summer heat brings out freckles which we love, but having our skin protected is important. This light-weight, amazing smelling SPF 20 moisturizer is great to keep adding to the skin throughout the day.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder:
With summer comes hot weather, and with hot weather comes oily skin. An easy fix is touching up with a pressed powder, and it doesn’t get much better than Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Finish Powder. While we can name a series of must-have Charlotte Tilbury products, we recommend always having this product by your side.
Summer Friday’s Summer Silk Nourishing Body Lotion:
The name says it all, summer silk nourishing body lotion. Our skin gets dry under the hot sun, and by applying a smooth body lotion throughout the day, we are proactively protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. This lotion melts into your skin and provides the essential hydration you need!
Alumier Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (Versatile Tint):
You didn’t think we would include a tinted SPF facial sunscreen, did you? The key to beautiful skin is protecting it! There is no harm in enjoying a beautiful day outside but remember to take care of your complexion and have a sunscreen on you at all times! We recommend the Alumier facial sunscreen. Fun fact, it’s customizable!
Bioderma Lip Balm:
Not every product that is applied to your lips should shimmer. Make sure you keep your lips hydrated throughout the day! This Bioderma lip balm is meant for dry and sensitive lips, but anyone can benefit from it. Plus, it’s tiny and compact, so easy to throw in your purse and apply throughout the day!
Caudalíe Beauty Elixir:
A refreshing trick to keep your skin dewy and hydrated! Tuck this toning mist away in your purse and apply to look fresh. This Caudalíe Beauty Elixir spray is a cult favourite for a reason. Plus, it’s a great way to set your makeup.
Don't forget SPF 30 or higher all over your skin, and face!
Once you get used to having these products on hand, they’re hard to live without. If we must narrow it down to the most essential, ensure you’re prioritizing SPF and protective beauty products first. These products are necessary to have on hand and reap long term benefits. If you have any questions about Chic’s beauty products or recommendations from experts, let us know! We love connecting with the beauty community and are always here for you.
Check out our most recent Youtube video Flawless Skin Beautiful Glow with our Founder Amy Nicole Cohen!