Ah yes, it’s that time of year where we pack our suitcases with our favorite swimsuits, flip-flops and sundresses. And then promptly unpack our suitcases because as much as we’d like to have a tropical vacation planned, we don’t. Lucky you if you do! But if you haven’t got much more than a staycation in your basement on the schedule (sun kissed skin), rest assured that you’re not alone.
The Ultimate fake bake
Just because you haven’t been relaxing on beautiful beaches lately doesn’t mean you can’t look like you have been. We’re not suggesting that you hit the tanning beds hard and get cornrows beaded into your hair, but we think everyone should get to have supple, glowing skin, regardless of where you’re spending winter. Here are our top tips for looking like a breezy beach goddess, minus the beach.
1. Get a little color on your bod. Yes, there’s a reason we tend to put the self-tanner away come September. However, if you mix up a half and half formula with your self-tanner and morning moisturizer you’ll get just the right glow for winter.
2. Get a little color in your cheeks. Forget about sculpting those cheekbones with your blush and instead tap a pop of pink onto the apples of your cheeks. It will have you looking instantly healthy and refreshed.
3. Highlight, highlight, highlight. Don’t think we’re going to ignore your cheekbones altogether. Swipe a subtle bronzer over your cheekbones where light naturally hits your face. Add a dab of champagne or pink-colored highlighter or eye shadow to the inner corner of your eye to look extra awake.
4. Stay silky. You know how we love our glowing skin around here so to keep your skin lush and velvety in the dull winter months, we recommend the Gold Elements Golden Salt Scrub. With its natural exfoliating salt crystals and gentle, nourishing oils, using this scrub in your luxurious morning shower will help you forget all about the beach. Almost, anyway.