How To Maintain Your Summer Glow For Fall

Fall is almost upon us and if you are not ready to say bye-bye to that golden summer glow, check out anti-aging expert Dr. Adrienne Denese‘s 4-step Exfoliate, Moisturize, Bronze and Protect approach on how to maintain it.

* Exfoliate. Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and lifeless so make sure you exfoliate regularly for your skin’s natural radiance to shine through. This step is also extra crucial for those who use self-tanners. My picks are Skin Food Black Sesame Hot Mask or the good old Baking Soda mixed with a creamy cleanser.

* Moisturize. The scorching sun along with the AC all summer can really dehydrate your skin and kill skin cells. Dr. Denese recommends moisturizing your skin at least once a day. After cleansing, I like to use a hydrating toner followed by an oil-free moisturizer like NARS Aqua Gel Hydrator.

* Bronze. Prolong your fading summer glow with a self-tanner. I personally like to mix a liquid bronzer into my foundation to add warmth or blend NARS The Multiple Bronzer on the cheekbones towards the temple.

* Protect. Sun protection should be used through out the whole year, regardless of the weather. Remember to use a product with at least SPF 30. My favorite? Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lotion SPF 30 24 Hr Fortifying Moisturizer.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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