May 1, 2013
The warm weather is finally creeping in and if you're ready to get that golden glow to look best in your gorgeous and colorful spring attire, then learning how to look sun-kissed in a flash is a must. There are easy ways to feel your best no matter if you have an ivory, light brown or darker complexion.
Take your time with toner
Toner should be a girl's best friend, but some ladies don't even know the first thing about this important beauty product. According to Discovery Health, traditional toners are made up of moisturizers, oils and extracts that help sooth and tighten your skin when you use it.
To get the most out of this product, it's best to use it in the morning. First wash your face with your go-to cleanser like the Elemis Rosepetal Cleanser and then use a soft and clean towel to dry it off. Next, grab the toner and a few cotton balls and start to apply the product on your T-Zone - your forehead, nose and chin. Move on to your cheeks and jaw line to keep oil slicks at bay all day.
The experts at Glamour magazine add toners can also help balance out your skin's pH level, working to shrink pores and keep breakouts away.
Make a point to exercise
Whether you regularly hit up the gym or try to do a few lunges throughout the day, exercise is key in keeping healthy skin. According to Glamour, easy 10-minute workout breaks throughout the day effectively get your heart pumping, giving you a gorgeous healthy glow in a flash.
You can ensure you break a sweat a few times at the office by opting to take the stairs once or twice or even the long way to the bathroom.
Kick it up a notch with cucumbers
The old adage, you are what you eat, certainly rings true when it comes to how glowing or dull your complexion will look. Because of this, the fashion and beauty experts recommend ladies start to indulge in more cucumbers as the warmer months roll in.
This ultra fresh vegetable packs quite the healthy punch since it contains vitamin C and caffeic acid. Both are antioxidants that can help keep free radicals at bay, why also boosting collagen and elastin, which protects your complexion from issues like eye wrinkles or sunken cheeks with age.