Gone are the days when matte and contoured looks dominated the skincare world. With the rise in the trend of ‘glass skin’ or ‘dewy skin’, people are looking for ways to look ‘lit’. And, that includes incorporating every trick that is in all the skincare books regime.
When it comes to achieving a dewy skin look, you can either fake it or make it. By faking the look, i mean using cream products in your everyday makeup look to make your skin look glowing. Whereas by making it, what i mean is to focus on the skin health from inside out, sticking to a healthy skin-care routine, and committing to take care of skin in a way that it starts shining on its own without the need of using dewy foundations and highlighters.
So, what accounts for a vibrant looking skin? Well, getting enough sleep, hydrating your skin and body, and eating well are just a few steps to start with. Take a look at the list below which has been compiled using expert opinions that contain everything there is to know about getting a dewy and glowing skin.
- Eat Well and Hydrate:
‘You are what you eat (and drink)’. This saying sits perfectly well when it comes to taking care of your skin from the inside. You can’t achieve a healthy and glowing skin when all you eat is junk and all you drink is soda. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day and try to stay away from lean meat and fast food. Instead, incorporate vegetables and greens into your meals. Hydrating your body prevents early aging and wrinkles and provides a natural shine to your skin. Remember, you can only look good if you feel good and to do that you need to eat and drink well.
- Invest in a Nice Cleanser:
The most essential part of your skin-care routine is cleansing. And, you cannot afford to compromise on it if your ultimate goal is luscious skin. Invest in a cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin out, but instead hydrates it so that your skin has enough moisture to get through the wear and tear of the day. Do not sleep with makeup on. You can use Bioderma Hydrabio H2O to give your skin the right amount of cleansing and hydration. Lastly, do not vigorously dry your face with a towel, instead, pat dry so that the skin can retain the appropriate amount of moisture.
- Don’t Skip Toner:
Skin-care experts suggest using a toner immediately after cleansing your face while the face is still wet to give an instant boost and hydration to the skin cells that need it the most. Use a toner that is alcohol-free (because that will dry the hell out of your skin), and is rich with antioxidants and vital fatty acids to give a healthy glow to your skin. One technique of applying toner is using it over your face with continuous and vigorous patting. This is the Korean way of applying toner which is meant to stimulate the skin cells and increase blood circulation to give a natural shine to your skin. Try using ARCONA Cranberry Toner which is a hotshot in the beauty space.
- Exfoliate, but Don’t Over Exfoliate:
To achieve a dewy skin look, don’t underestimate the power of exfoliation (and over-exfoliation for that matter). Exfoliation helps take down the dead skin, the build-up of which can make even the brightest skin look boring and dull, revealing new and glowing skin underneath it. But, limit your exfoliation to twice a week, otherwise over-exfoliation may make matters worse for you and you may end up with even duller skin. The exfoliant should contain hydrating agents and anti-oxidants which Luzern Laboratories Micro-Exfoliant Deep Hydrating Scrub is filled with.
- Do Facial Massages and Exercises:
Talking about achieving a dewy look from inside out and skipping the role of exercising and blood circulation? Not a chance. Facial exercises and massages help prevent aging and wrinkles as well as increase blood circulation so the skin can absorb products better. It helps in collagen production and bringing oxygen to the face which makes the skin look brighter and more awake.
You can also suspend your head upside down for a while every day. This will visibly increase blood circulation and in the long run, will make the skin glow from the inside. The effect of this exercise is long-lasting and it is a favorite exercise of Renée Rouleau, a famous celebrity makeup artist.
- Regularly Apply Face Serum:
Serum, especially a good one is meant to provide a boost of hydration to your skin. You can either use a serum for that or replace it with facial oils. But people with acne-prone skin should refrain from using facial oils as they react on most acne-prone skins. Look for a serum that has hyaluronic acid in it (such as SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel) as it can bring moisture to the outer layer of the skin making it glow from the inside. It makes the skin look vibrant, radiant, and plumped.
- Moisturize, Moisturize, and Moisturize:
Moisturizing the skin is really important especially for people with dry skin as it creates a barrier to supple skin. Use a moisturizer that is not too greasy so that you can apply it underneath your makeup without having to struggle with the makeup application. The moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid are really good as they lock in the moisture giving the skin a dewy look that is just enough and doesn’t make the skin look oily at all. One such moisturizer is Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream that provides the kind of hydration to the skin which is long-lasting and non-greasy.
Final take on Dewy Skin Article
There are some other habits that you need to incorporate into your daily routine as well like using an SPF daily even when you are not out in the sun. Use a good face mist as it makes your skin look hydrated. Don’t touch your skin unnecessarily to prevent breakouts and use a hydrating face mask at least once a week.
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