How do Victoria Secret models get that radiant glow? Yeah, it is probably the tonne of bronzer, army of award winning make up artists, photo shop and their regimented fitness and eating regimes (…did I mention the photo shop?). But there is nothing sexier than a woman with a beautiful, natural glow to their face. To top that glow off with a gorgeous Naked Tan – you will be an absolute showstopper walking down the street! Below are four simple steps that you can start doing every night before you go to bed to help promote a more gradient glow.
1. AVOID HOT, HOT WATER
We all love a good hot, steamy shower – especially in winter. A steamy shower may feel great, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your skin. The heat strips essential oils and blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing and ruddiness. When you’re in your 20’s, you can take a hot shower, be red & swollen and recover in an hour, but in your thirties, it may take 2-3 hours. By your 40’s, your skin just doesn’t have the ability to shrink back to its original state so you stay ruddy all the time. We aren’t saying you need to have cold showers in the middle of winter but try and have it as warm/mild as you can handle!
2. MILK, MILK, BABY.
An unusual one but one worth trying out. Milk (yep, as is cows, goats or sheep milk) not only helps reduce dark pigments and spots but also is very nourishing to the skin and works while you sleep. Each night before bed splash a small amount of milk on your face. Massage into your skin using upward strokes, til the milk is totally absorbed by your skin. Wash your face with a mild face wash afterwards (to get rid of any milky smell) and pat dry. We are still trying this one out and are excited to see the results!
3. HAVE A GLASS OF WATER BEFORE BED.
Sometimes during the day we forgot to drink our 8 glasses a day. Getting into the habit of a glass before bed is great routine. Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It also assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, and preventing dehydration, which can cause the appearance of wrinkles. Drinking water can make the skin appear fuller (since the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in skin will pull in and hold the water for a wrinkle-plumping effect). So for once water bloat is a good thing, right?
We know, you’ve heard it all before, but it’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours. It’s also the best time to rejuvenate your skin. Your body’s cellular renewal team has the night shift, so this is when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients it needs to do a fine job. So for once someone is telling you to hit snooze and enjoy it!
If you have any other tips on how to maintain a radiant glow – let us know on our Facebook page! We love hearing from our Naked Tan Goddesses!
Until next time,
Naked Tan x