Getting glowing skin like Jessica Alba’s can be a challenge, especially during the hot and sticky summer months. Luckily, we scored some awesome advice from the experts Valmont Spa for the Plaza Athénée in New York. Here are their pro tips for staying gorgeous all season long.
1. Summer Skin: Exfoliate
Say adios to a dull complexion! To enhance your natural glow, don’t forget to exfoliate with an in-shower scrub a few times a week.
SPLURGE: Nature by Valmont Reviving with a Biological Scrub, $80, amazon.com
It goes on as a gel to gently exfoliate. Because the enzymes only react to dead skin cells, it’s perfect for skin made sensitive by sun exposure.
STEAL: The Body Shop Brazilian Nut Body Scrub, $20, thebodyshop-usa.com
2. Summer Skin: Hydrate
Don’t Forget to Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to stay hydrated during the summer. But moisturizing face and body is also a key factor for beautiful skin—especially when spending the day out in the sun.
SPLURGE: Nature by Valmont Priming with a Hydrating Fluid, $108, amazon.com
It moisturizes the skin, leaving it glowing and plump. Follow with a serum that contains hyaluronic acid to seal the deal.
STEAL: Stila Hydrating Primer Oil-Free SPF 30, $34, Sephora.com
3. Summer Skin: Smooth
Get Smooth Skin
Shorts, skirts and summer dresses look cute but can also highlight dreaded cellulite. Although it’s nearly impossible to eliminate, there are ways to minimize the appearance or disguise it temporarily.
SPLURGE: Valmont D. Solution Booster, $255, amazon.com
It’s packed with ingredients that help eliminate lipids—the stuff that creates that orange peel look—while also preventing them from coming back. Plus it helps fat cells to work as a fibroblast, i.e. to produce collagen instead of fat.
STEAL: Nivea Body Good-Bye Cellulite Smoothing Cellulite Gel-Cream, $13, drugstore.com