Radiance is one of the indicators of healthy skin. The challenge is how to achieve it without looking greasy in a few hours—especially during the warm season.
We Have The Answer
Like all good things, be ready to put in some effort to achieve the dewy glow naturally.
You need a solid skincare routine
Your skin needs to be well taken care of to achieve the glow. Turning parched and flaky skin into a glowing one is an uphill task.
Exfoliation is essential because it unclogs pores and reduces the appearance of dullness. This step leaves the skin looking naturally radiant. For best results, do it once or twice a week.
Also, exfoliation makes it easier for other products to absorb into the skin. Go for a natural formula with clean and organic ingredients such as aloe vera, olive oil, and jojoba beads.
2. USE A HYDRATING SERUM
Serums give you an extra boost of moisture and antioxidant protection without weighing down the skin. During the day, use a gel or a light serum instead of oil.
One of the best ingredients that gives a glow is hyaluronic acid. It acts as a natural sponge, pulling water towards the skin.
Vitamin C is another fantastic ingredient that improves the appearance of your skin tone. It also bolsters your skin's natural defenses.
This step is vital even for those who have oily skin. Use lighter formulas during the day that include ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
Products that have essential oils are also perfect for balancing your skin's natural oils. A good moisturizer should help your skin balance your complexion and retain water while ensuring your makeup lasts longer.
4. WEEKLY HYDRATING MASK
Using a hydrating mask once a week gives your skin an extra moisture boost. The mask seals in moisture, but it does more than that. It also leaves your skin soft and glowy, defies your age, and improves your skin tone.
We recommend that you look for natural formulas with soothing aloe, nourishing oils like avocado and jojoba, hyaluronic acid, oatmeal, vitamin E, and essential oils. Adding a mask to your routine is easy- replace your nighttime moisturizer with this treatment.
Use the right makeup
Makeup, when misapplied, masks your features and can give you an unnatural look. However, when done well, makeup gives you a luminous complexion that compliments your skincare regimen.
5. EASE UP ON THE FOUNDATION
Thick, pancake-like foundations are a turn-off. Instead, use a light-reflecting formula made with natural mica powder that's non-comedogenic.
Top up with a slightly thicker concealer only where you need extra coverage, like over a blemish. You could also first apply a light-reflecting primer and then your regular foundation on top. If you have oily skin, this tip helps keep makeup in place. Some women like to use a tinted sunscreen in place of a foundation.
6. SELECTIVE POWDERING
Powder absorbs both oil and light. It also settles into fine lines and wrinkles, exaggerating their appearance. Instead, lightly dust your naturally oily areas such as the T zone.
7. USE A CREAM BLUSH
Go for a creamy blush formula that can be applied with your fingers or a brush. Apply powder only where needed. Blend gently for a natural, inner-glow appearance.
8. BE CAREFUL WHEN HIGHLIGHTING
Your goal is to make your skin to appear naturally dewy. Therefore, avoid highlighters with excess amounts of glitter as these make you appear oily. They're better suited for party looks.
Remember that highlighter is for specific areas, not the whole face. Apply it on the center of the eyelids, the inner corner of the eyes, under your brow bone, the apples of the cheeks, cupid's bow, and the bridge of the nose.
9. DAMP SPONGES FOR BLENDING
To ensure your skin looks dewy and not caked up, apply your foundation with a damp sponge using light strokes. This ensures the product is distributed evenly.
10. OIL BLOTTING PAPERS
Blotting papers are a great way to control oiliness. They soak up extra oil without disrupting your makeup. Use them only on extremely oily areas like your T-zone.
11. APPLY NATURAL FACE OILS
You'll only need a few drops! To use, warm the oils in your hands then pat them gently into the skin for an instant glow. For best results, use a blend of essential oils that are specified for your skin type. Geranium oil is an excellent place to start if you're unsure. It's an adaptable oil that balances oil production in all skin types.
12. MIST YOUR SKIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Beware of makeup setting sprays. They usually contain alcohol, which dries out the skin. Instead, use an alcohol-free toner to mist your face throughout the day.
Skincare from the inside out
A proper diet is the number one way to achieve a radiant complexion.
13. EAT VITAMIN-RICH FOODS
It sounds cliché, but it's true. Eat a diet that's plentiful in fatty fish like salmon, ditch junk food, drink two liters of water a day, eat fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team