If you’ve always wanted those model-like legs, the secret to that is a body shimmer. A shimmer not only adds a glow and shine to your skin but also leaves it hydrated and healthy. It also helps in blurring all scars and give an even tone to your skin.
Body shimmer is a must in your makeup kit, and if you don’t have it yet, add one in your cart and order now. They are very essential during the summer for obtaining a natural-looking and a dewy skin within a minute. It is time you ditch the hassle of tanning lotions or tanning sprays and switch to a body shimmer. By using a body shimmer, you can add that magical and healthy glow to your limbs.
What is Body Shimmer?
- Body shimmer lotions/ Glotions
- Shimmer oils
- Body Shimmer powder
- Body Shimmer sprays
How to Choose the Best Body Shimmer?
Before buying a shimmer, always do a patch test on your arm. A fin shimmer will dry up quickly and won’t be oily or leave a stain on your clothes. If your skin tone is on the brownish or wheatish side, opt for a silver shimmer – it will give a more natural look.
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Body shimmers are available in different types. There are some in the form of a gel which not only makes your skin glow but also soothes irritated and burnt skin. Some shimmers have SPF in them and work as a sunscreen along with shimmer. They are usually lightweight and give you sheer, buildable coverage.
Shop like a Pro!
There is a perfect body shimmer for everyone out there. You just need to find it. Trial and error is the best way to find the ideal shimmer for you. While shopping, it is essential to read reviews and see the swatches for the shimmer you are thinking of buying. Buy the one which is closest to your requirements. If you have oily skin, you should opt for a powder shimmer or a body shimmer lotion. But if you have dry skin go for a shimmer oil or a shimmer spray.
How to Use a Body Shimmer?
If you do not want to look like a disco ball, follow these tips on how to use a shimmer. It is easy to use the product. If your shimmer is in liquid form, all you need is just a few drops of the product. Apply the product on your arms, legs, and other body parts you want to highlight. TaDa you have that sexy glow you’ve always wanted.
In the case of a powdered product, you need to dust the powder on the areas you want the glow.
* Trade Secret: Shh, don’t tell anyone! Always remember that before applying a shimmer, it is essential to properly scrub and exfoliate your skin. To ensure a smooth finish, use a thin layer of lotion and allow the lotion to sink in. After this apply the shimmer of your choice. It’ll not only give an even look but will provide a subtle glow.
DIY a Body Shimmer
If you do not have a body shimmer, no worries we’ve got you covered. Before investing in a shimmer, you can also DIY one and try it out. Recreate and obtain your favorite glow at home, without spending loads on it.
Aloe vera gel or body lotion or coconut oil for the base
Lavender oil (for the fragrance)
Highlighter or eyeshadow or lip gloss
A mixing bowl
Small spoon for mixing
An empty bottle to store the shimmer
Method to Make a Body Shimmer:
Follow these steps to make a perfect Body Shimmer.
1. You Can Use Aloe Vera Gel or Sunscreen for the Base
You need Aloe Vera gel or any sunscreen or a moisturizer for the base. Just keep in mind that it has an SPF included in it. Aloe vera is used because it is very refreshing and soothes your skin. It also helps prevent sunburns.
2. A Natural Oil you Love for that Texture
Next, you need is a bit of natural oil. Add one according to your preference. You can choose from various options like almond oil, lavender oil, or coconut oil.
3. Highlighter for that Glow
To make a shimmer, all you need is an old eyeshadow in golden, silver or copper shades. You can also use old lip glosses in the former shades. Select a shade that suits your skin tone and accentuates your features. For a bronzed and dewy look opt for a darker bronze shade of highlighter or even eyeshadow.
The most essential step amongst all is to mix all the ingredients together. Start by mixing the liquids like the aloe vera gel, lotion, and the oil together first. Follow that by adding the shimmer. The mixture should have a lotion type consistency. Add more shimmer if you want to add more glow to your body shimmer. Mix everything really well until it forms a homogeneous mixture (Glotion). Pour the mixture in a bottle for storage. Use it evenly on your skin and get a glowing skin.
How to Keep your Skin Healthy for an Enhanced Glow?
To make a shimmer look good on your body, you need to take proper care of your skin. As said above, before applying a shimmer, make sure that your skin is properly exfoliated. Use sunscreen before applying shimmer on your body. No matter what the weather is, sunscreen is a must.
For healthy and glowing skin, also check out: 8 Skincare Tips You Should Swear By For Glowing Skin
Find your favorite golden shimmer lotion and enjoy tanned, glowing skin for many weeks.
Given below is a list of few shimmers you can try from.
|Body Shimmer||Price (in rupees)|
|Colorbar Metallics Body Shimmer-Miss Reflective||550|
|Inglot AMC Face And Body Illuminator||1850|
|The Body Shop Drops of Glow Lustre Finish Creator||1545|
|Dirty Works Bling It On Shimmer Body Lotion||750|
|Bharat & Dorris Body Liquid||900|
Check out the Colorbar Metallics Shimmer-Miss Reflective
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