Dewy, glowing skin dominated the runways this season. Despite its status as a go-to beauty trend, luminous skin will never fade from fashion so it’s a good idea to tuck away a few handy tips to maintain a glowing complexion. By incorporating lifestyle changes and skin-care routine basics with useful makeup tips, we can all emulate a red-carpet and runway-ready glow.
Glow From Within
Start with the basics: eat plenty of foods with omega-3 fatty acids, up the anti-oxidant rich foods and stay well hydrated. The glow is built from the inside! It takes a longer time to see results, but when your skin starts glowing you’ll find yourself needing a lot less makeup than you’re used to. Sticking to healthy foods like nuts, salmon and berries ensures a long term solution to skin problems! Not to mention, you’ll probably feel great energy-wise.
Never go to bed wearing makeup! Make sure to thoroughly take off all makeup, dirt, and grime no matter how tired you are. Keep makeup removing wipes next to your bed if you’re culprit to falling asleep without washing your face.
Exfoliate twice a week with a strong exfoliator. Opt for a glycolic peel, such as Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21™ Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads, to increase cell turnover which will make your skin radiant. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is an excellent weekly mask to reveal a radiant glow, while The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%+ HA is a gentler exfoliating agent you can use more often.
Be liberal with the moisturizer
Makeup artists swear by Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream which deposits a subtle sheen on the skin. You can also try Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Follow this up with a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight foundation immediately, while the skin is still moist, for extra coverage.
Help The Glow
If your skin is normal or dry, you can rub a bit of petroleum jelly on areas you want to shine before applying your tinted moisturizer or foundation.
Try a face primer specifically formulated to illuminate the complexion. Go for a pearlescent finish that you rub unto the skin before layering a tinted moisturizer or foundation over the top. A few good primer choices that are popular among makeup artists: Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer – Illuminating, YSL Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow, Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Afterglow Primer & Luminizer.
Highlight BEFORE the foundation. Blend the highlighter onto tops of cheekbones, cupid’s bow, chin, along the bridge of the nose and along tops of brow arches.
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