Our sun-kissed holiday glows have long since faded, but that doesn’t mean we have to give in to dull, dry, winter skin until next summer. All that’s required is a few tweaks to your skincare routine, some extra TLC, and loads of hydration. These products will not only combat dryness, but also give skin the next best thing to IRL summer radiance.
Glow might be an understatement as far as this scrub is concerned… It’s got the same coffee-based exfoliating magic as the original scrub, but with the added bonus of a subtle shimmer – powered by mica, a naturally holographic mineral. Aside from the instant glitter gratification, the formula contains long-term glow-getters like grapeseed oil and vitamin E as well – it’ll give you the softest, most hydrated skin you’ll have all winter.
If your idea of the perfect winter glow resembles Gigi Hadid’s candid beach shots, you could book a December holiday to the Bahamas, or you could turn to the experts at Vita Liberata instead. Most specifically, their tanning mousse is exactly what you’re looking for – buildable, streak-free, and believable, it gives a warm, golden glow that makes it is easy to see why it’s a bestseller.
A few drops of this turns your favourite night cream or oil into a bespoke self-tanner that builds colour subtly, giving you the kind of tan you can pass off as your own. Providing all the results, with half of the effort, it’s ideal for beginners and gives skin a noticeable glow in just one use. In fact, it happens so fast we’re quite convinced that Tan-Luxe’s secret ingredient is sunshine.
We all know the importance of using serum on our face, but our limbs need just as much love, too – especially after hot showers leave our body parched. This antioxidant -rich elixir will hydrate dry winter skin and give it the healthy glow you’re looking for. It’s infused with 24-karat gold that absorbs into skin and leaves it literally glowing.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask
As temperatures fall, cell turnover slows, meaning skin appears dull and congested. This easy-to-use mask acts like an at-home facial to brighten and even out your skintone by sloughing away pore-clogging dead skin cells. Leaving skin not only noticeably dewy and radiant in just a couple of uses, it also helps to reduce breakouts and the appearance of fine lines. Use it twice a week throughout winter and your complexion will thank you come spring.
A lack of vitamins can leave skin looking dull and lifeless. If you want your (inner and outer) glow back, a scoop of this in your morning drink will give your skin the perk up it needs. The multivitamins, antioxidants, probiotics, and minerals help to keep you and your skin clearer, brighter, and healthier by boosting collagen production and supporting gut health.