Glowy Skin Tips: How to Master the Dewy Makeup Look
Forget the matte makeup; 2019 is all about that glowy skin. Ya know, the one where your skin looks soft, luminous, and lusciously dewy. Yassss, that’s tha one!
So how do you create this look? Stay tuned and follow these steps outlined below!
Don’t Skip Your Weekly/Nightly Skincare Routine
Dewy skin doesn’t happen by chance. It does take some effort on your part. However, the time spent will be well worth it!
You can’t expect to have that dewy glow if your skin is dry and flakey. That’s why you need to stay on top of your skincare routine. This means not forgetting your weekly face scrub. Use a gentle method of exfoliation, such as a homemade sugar scrub to slough away dead skin cells once per week (twice at most).
Next, you want to detoxify your skin at least once per week using a clay mask to extract impurities and firm up your skin.
Finally, you want to ensure you cleanse your face every night and follow up with a restorative night cream, one that helps repair and regenerate skin tissue. Your skin spends time healing and renewing itself while you sleep so you can wake up with healthy skin in the morning.
Shave Yo Face!
Yes, that’s right – shave your face! Your dermatologist may refer to this as ‘dermaplaning’, but it’s essentially shaving the peach fuzz off your face. What does this do for your skin, you ask? Well, a lot actually! It sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a fresh layer of new skin. It promotes cellular turnover and increased collagen production. And the best part about having a clean-shaven face, is it allows makeup to glide on smoothly for a flawless look!
Prep Your Canvas
Before your daily makeup application, it’s important you start by prepping your skin. That means cleansing your face using a mild cleanser that’s free of harsh chemical surfactants (foaming agents such as SLS).
Next, you want to use an alcohol free toner to help remove any remaining traces of dirt and to balance out your skin’s pH levels.
Okay, now your skin’s ready for a lil’ pampering! You’ll want to give your skin a relaxing, gua sha facial massage. For this, you’ll first want to apply your most luxurious facial oil to help your gua sha tool glide smoothly across your skin.
Not only will the gua sha massage help drain toxins through your lymphatic system, the oil will also penetrate your pores more deeply for an oh-so-radiant glow!
Congratulations! Your skin is now prepped and hydrated and ready for liquid foundation application. Using a makeup brush, apply a thin layer of your favorite liquid foundation. Don’t go too thick, though, otherwise it’ll start looking cakey!
Using a shade that’s slightly lighter than your own skin tone, apply concealer to your dark under eye area, the ridge and tip of your nose, and the center of your forehead.
Next, it’s time for a little highlight. Using a fan brush, apply a highlighting powder to your cheekbones, brow bones, and on your cupid’s bow.
Set Your Makeup
Finally, you’re ready to set your makeup. Rather than using a powder to set your makeup, opt for a setting spray or face mist. This will lock in moisture and help preserve your glowy, dewy look!