How to Get the Perfect Glow for Independence Day Without Hurting Your Skin

 How to Get the Perfect Glow for Independence Day Without Hurting Your Skin

If you want that perfect healthy glow just in time for Independence Day, you don't have to lay out in the sun. For a healthy summer glow without all of the sun damage, here are a few cosmetic dermatology tips you need to follow.

Use a Tinted Lotion or Tanning Cream

Sun exposure really is the enemy when it comes to truly healthy, glowing skin. A tna might make it look like your skin is healthy, but the long-term effects of tanning are far less than positive. In fact, tanning has been directly linked to the development of skin cancer. So if you want to avoid sun damaged skin while getting your glow on at the same time, it's a good idea to consider investing in tinted moisturizer or a self-tanning cream. These skincare products are the perfect way to get a little bit of color and promote a truly healthy glow. Tinted moisturizers, in particular, are an excellent option. Not only do they provide a little extra color, but they also leave your skin fully moisturized. In addition, you can invest in a tinted moisturizer specifically formulated for use on your face. And if you're really aiming for that tanned summery look, then self-tanning creams are going to be your best friend.

Well-exfoliated skin can also help make sure your tanning cream is fully absorbed into your skin and gives you that long-lasting glow you want for Independence Day. If you've never used self-tanning creams before, it's a good idea to consult with your dermatologist to find a formula that won't cause a skin rash.

Mix Highlighting Serum with Foundation

If you're not looking for an all-over summer glow, there's a simple trick you can use to give just your face and neck a little extra radiance: mix a little bit of highlighting serum with your liquid foundation! If you're not sold on investing in a chemical peel just yet, this makeup trick can be the perfect substitute to help you get that glowing summer skin, even if it's only temporary. The method is simple. All you need to do is take a few drops of your favorite highlighting serum and mix it into the foundation you plan on applying to your skin. It's best to use a serum that complements the undertones of your skin and to do your mixing on a glass mixing palette or the back of your hand. As long as you're using the correct color foundation for your skin, it will look completely natural. Just remember to use a concealer to highlight the areas underneath your eyes and anywhere you're experiencing hyperpigmentation. These small makeup tricks can help you look positively glowing without ever having to set foot in the sun! The best part? Nobody at your next big outdoor gathering will be the wiser.

Change Your Skin Care Routine

While faking a healthy glow might seem like the easier route, most of those methods are just temporary. The truth is that it's possible to attain a natural glow, but it might require a little bit more work on your part. One of the most important things you can do to achieve a truly natural glow is make sure you're using the right skincare products. Investing in high-quality products that truly care for your skin can really help you prioritize developing a healthy, glowing complexion. If you're not sure what kinds of products are best for your skin or for developing a healthy glow, make sure you consult with your dermatologist. They may be able to help you select an array of skincare products that complement your lifestyle and skincare needs.


Getting a healthy glow doesn't necessarily mean you have to bake in the sun. If you're ready to explore better ways to get glowing skin, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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