Skip the shine and grease. Do dewy, glowing skin the right way for a fresh faced, healthy looking you.
“You have gorgeous skin!” Rather than just hearing people exclaim that to you in your dreams, we say make it happen in real life. Yes, it can happen. Worry less about fine lines, wrinkles or any problem areas you have on your skin and focus on giving it a natural, dewy glow that will leave you with fresh, healthy looking skin. That suppleness is synonymous with good health and youth and these seven simple rules to creating the perfect dew will get your skin there, stat.
Glowing skin must #1: Exfoliate well
Look for a facial scrub that does double duty – that has both chemical and physical exfoliants – says Holly Sherrard, who is the education manager at the International Dermal Institute in Toronto. Physical exfoliants, such as silica, rice meal or corn cob meal, will help buff the surface of the skin and make it softer. “Then a chemical exfoliant, such as salicylic acid or lactic acid, will penetrate further and give you more results by tackling blackheads,” she says. Exfoliating regularly will also allow your moisturizer to better absorb and hydrate your skin.
Glowing skin must #2: Skip the foundation
If you have fairly flawless skin, why cover it with foundation? Even out any red spots (around the nose, for example), but other than that, let your skin shine through with very little product, says Vanessa Jarman, a Toronto-based makeup artist with Page One Management. If you have problem skin, then opt for luminous foundations that have a pearlescent formula. “These types of foundation will have properties that will help brighten the complexion with very little effort,” she says. One she favours: Dior Hydra Life Pro Youth Skin Tint SPF 20.
Glowing skin must #3: Powder sparingly
Powder will give a matte finish to the suppleness you’re seeking – so hold back on it. Only powder where necessary, which, for most people, says Jarman, is around your nose, the hairline and forehead if you tend to be on the oily side. If you’ve had to apply foundation all over your face (see above), and you want your bronzer or blush to have more staying power, she suggests lightly dusting some powder underneath your cheekbones.
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