How To Jump-Start Your Summer Glow

GET A FAUX TAN

We all know better than to bake in the sun to get a little color. But there’s no need to face spring with a pale complexion or pasty legs. Start now by using a lotion with a built-in self-tanner every other day, and you’ll have just the right subtle hint of color come warm weather. A faux glow will also cover up imperfections and make you look instantly slimmer.

Beauty tip: To prevent telltale streaks, exfoliate your skin before you use self-tanner. St. Ives® Purifying Sea Salt & Pacific Kelp Body Wash can be used right in the shower.


LIGHTEN UP ON THE MAKEUP

You don’t need a face full of matte, heavy makeup for spring. Replace your lipstick with gloss and play with brighter colors and iridescent textures. “Get into a habit of thinking of makeup like clothing—add more layers in winter and take them off in summer,” says Susie Galvez, author of You Are So Going to Thank Me for This: How Real Women Conceal, Reveal, Find, Flaunt, Fake & Fix Just About Every Hair, Skin & Makeup Dilemma There Is.

Beauty tip: Now may also be the time to replace your heavy winter moisturizing cream with a lighter product, such as non-greasy Pond’s® Bio-Hydratante Hydration Cream.

GET SOME HIGHLIGHTS

If you darkened your hair color for fall and winter, it may be time for a few blonde streaks. “A few highlights near your face will really revive you,” says Galvez. Even better, highlights grow out gracefully and don’t usually require the time or maintenance of allover hair color; you can go up to three months without a touch up.

Beauty tip: Protect your color with the Nexxus® Signature Color Assure line.


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