One of my favourite parts of summer is that gorgeous fresh sun-kissed summer glow on my skin. It actually feels a bit nostalgic to feel the sun on your skin. However, as I age, I’m also more aware that I need to keep my skin protected from those harmful sun rays and strive for healthy, glowing summer skin. I definitely don’t lay out in the sun like I used to. Sun protection has become a must, which of course helps with decreasing signs of aging and keeping my skin looking healthy throughout the years to come.
Throw on a big sun hat, oversized sunglasses, a great SPF on your skin and you’re golden! But perhaps not as golden as you hoped? I actually struggle with the fact that I want a golden colour on my skin, yet want to stay away from the sun because of all the things we hear about sun damage and aging.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve found some of my favourite products to give me a sun-kissed glow. Side note: I don’t tend to reach for the self-tanner either. My absolute must haves for fresh, bronzed and healthy glowing skin?
1. Vitamin C serum
2. Foundation primer
3. Light foundation or tinted moisturizer
4. Face mist or finishing spray
5. SPF BB Cream
6. A lightweight bronzer
7. Body creams and oils
Tip: I also make sure to use a great application brush or beauty blender sponge for a smooth finish.
In terms of SPF and sunscreen, I like to keep it simple and organic. My two go to’s are by SkinCeuticals and Coola. I look for a mineral-based sunscreen that stays on all day and is, of course, organic. Great for myself and the kids! Sometimes it may be hard to justify the price, but I really believe a little goes a long way. Once you’ve tried them it’s hard to go back! Hope this post is helpful! I’m always looking for new products to try, so if you have any favourites be sure to share in the comments below!
By the way, keep an eye on my Instagram feed next week. I’ll be giving away some lovely Coola goodies to help you and two friends achieve healthy, glowing summer skin!