4 Products You Need for the Perfect Sun-Free Glow
Summer may be perfect time to rock glowing skin—but, with the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays, the price paid for naturally sun-kissed skin is definitely not worth the risk. Luckily, there are other ways to achieve glowing summer skin, sans the sun. Go for the glow with these four sun-free products, below.
Exfoliating the skin on your body can slough off dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, which in turn can lead to soft, supple, and radiant-looking skin no matter the season. In using a hydrating body scrub, like The Body Shop’s Honeymania Body Scrub, you can exfoliate away those dead skin cells and give your skin some moisture at the same time. Formulated with the brand’s Community Trade honey—which is made from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers, providing the scrub with a rich, floral scent—the Honeymania Body Scrub can wash away dead skin cells and stimulate the surface of skin. Honey is known for its natural humectant properties, which can draw moisture to the skin, providing it with a long lasting hydration.
Editor’s Tip: Apply the body scrub to skin before you jump into the shower or bath. This can help target the dead skin cells before they get a chance to soak up any water and may leave you with ultra soft skin.
When it comes to achieving the perfect sun-free glow, a sunless tanning serum, like L’Oréal Paris’ Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum, is just what you need. You can use this oil-free moisturizer on its own or you can mix it in with your regular lotion for a gradual tan that leaves your skin sun-kissed and glistening for up to two weeks. Just be sure to properly prep your skin beforehand to prevent any unwanted tanning mishaps.
It wouldn’t be a sunless glow without a little shimmer and Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder For Face and Body has you covered from head to toe. Formulated with micro-fine shimmer and light-reflecting particles, the face and body highlighter can illuminate and accentuate any area of your body for a radiant glow. To use, apply the included brush to the compact powder and dust lightly across the contours of your face, neck, chest, arms, and anywhere else you’d like.
Editor’s Tip: To create the illusion of long, lean legs—or to give your leg muscles extra definition—apply the highlighter down the center of your thighs and shins.
Our Skincare.com editors can’t seem to get enough of oil—the good kind, that is—and its ultra-hydrating, fast-absorbing, and lightweight properties. From cuticle oil, to facial oil, to coconut oil, there are many reasons incorporate oils into your daily skin care routine but one you’ll want to reach for that perfect sun-free glow is dry oil. We love the Ocean Softening Dry Oil Body Spray from Carol’s Daughter. It helps to provide the skin with an overall youthful-looking appearance, leaving it with hydrated and glowing n. Formulated with shea butter, aloe, acai, and sweet almond oil, the Ocean Softening Dry Oil Body Spray has a clean and relaxing aroma that leaves your skin with a soft, summer glow. To use, simply spray all over your body and massage into the skin. Reapply as needed throughout the day to increase your glow.