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How to achieve glowing skin this summer

When we eat right, get enough sleep, and commit to a simple yet effective skincare routine, we’re rewarded with brighter and more radiant skin. It’s that ultimate beauty goal that leaves us glowing, feeling great, and looking our very best.

But what skincare steps are recommended to best complement a healthy lifestyle? Read on to discover our top tips to glowing skin, just in time for summer.

how to achieve glowing skin this summer

Create a hydrated base

A glowing complexion should always start with a well hydrated base. Serums are one of the most effective ways of achieving this due to their small molecular size which sinks quickly into the skin while delivering active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid to the dermis.

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring humectant that helps the skin to attract and retain water. This makes it great at bringing a brighter, glowing look to the skin while creating a well-hydrated base for makeup. Add it to your skincare routine with CeraVe’s lightweight Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Developed with dermatologists, it helps to protect the skin’s natural barrier and retain moisture with 3 Essential Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. Use it alone, layered under a moisturiser or as a base for makeup.

By day, you should also follow this with broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays – well known for creating skin damage that can dull and age the complexion. The CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF25 provides the skin with all-day hydration while helping to support natural barrier function. It’s also ultra-lightweight and spreads easily, so makes a glowing base for makeup.

Create a hydrated base

Brighten the eye area

If your eye contour area often appears dull with dark shadows, you can help to target it with a product formulated to brighten the skin. This will help to create a fresher, wider-awake look that improves your entire complexion.

CeraVe’s lightweight Eye Repair Cream moisturises the delicate skin around the eye contour with Hyaluronic Acid and three naturally occurring ceramides. Apply it each morning to protect and hydrate the skin and help it appear brighter. MVE® delivery technology also ensures your skin receives long-lasting hydration throughout the day.

brighten the eye area

Hydrate the skin naturally

In addition to providing your skin with everything it needs with great skincare, your lifestyle and diet also plays a huge role in keeping it healthy. As well as prioritising sleep and enjoying around 8 hours each night, you should aim to eat a fresh, balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, oily fish, nuts and cereals. Foods high in saturated fats, salt, oils and sugars should be limited and enjoyed sparingly as a small part of your overall diet.

Glowing skin also requires plenty of hydration from the inside, so try to make sure you’re drinking around two and a half litres of water a day. If you find yourself craving something a little sweeter, liven your water up with fresh fruits such as lemons, oranges, cucumbers and strawberries.

brighten the eye area