Radiant, Not Sweaty
Radiant skin is something that I strive for all year round but in the warmer months it's far too easy to look sweaty rather than radiant. Whilst it's too all tempting to reach for the most glow inducing base you can find it's not the only answer to radiant skin. Over the years, I've figured out a few ways to still look glowing but not resembling someone whose been on the treadmill for hours.
Water: Of course this isn't a skin care item but by getting your eight glasses a day you're going to notice a huge difference in your complexion.
Serum: Hydrating serums are a crucial part of my skin care routine to keep my complexion looking plump. The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum* has been my go to at the moment, pumped with hyaluronic acid that helps skin maintain a healthy glow and help with dehydration. It's a lightweight serum and doesn't pill together with any moisturiser.
Mask: Whenever my skin is looking dull which quite frankly is rather often at the moment. I always dig out the Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator Mask*. It contains exfoliating properties but doesn't require abrasively scrubbing at your face. Within 5 minutes of application, I can feel it getting to work and I'm always left with glowing skin that feels fresh and it's great for helping diminish the appearance of scars too.
Oil: The sight of an oil no longer makes me run for the hills in fear of them breaking me out instantly. The Clarins Lotus Face Oil is designed for oilier skins so it won't aggravate breakouts or cause anymore to erupt. I prefer to use an oil as a treatment rather than having it a permanent part of my routine as my skin is generally ok with one. A few drops when in need can make a huge difference in my complexion.
Primer: It's hard to say whether the Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Balm is just a primer. It's marketed as being a primer, moisturiser and radiance booster so you definitely get your money's worth. I've found it's great at tightening and brightening my complexion, it's brilliant on the days that you don't really feel like wearing makeup.
Blush: Baked blushes are a new favourite of mine but what a beautiful discovery they are. I'd been eyeing up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes since they were released but damn they're pricey. When Maxfactor released their budget friendly answer I think we all let out a sigh of relief and I'm sure our bank accounts did too. They're marbleised and contain not only the blush it's self but it also contains highlighting properties too. It leaves's the most beautiful radiant sheen to the cheek without being too obvious.
Highlighter: It's all too tempting to pack on the highlighter when we want radiant skin isn't it? I've learned that by using it sparingly and mixing a cream with a powder it delivers glowing skin perfection. By using something like the Clinique Sculpting Cheek Highlight in combination with MAC Soft & Gentle , it creates a natural highlight that is seriously long lasting. A light hand is required upon application. and using too much product will only result in a very sparkly face.
What do you like to use to boost radiance?