Achieving naturally dewy and glowing skin might take a lot of commitment and hard work, but it’s not impossible, no matter your skin type. With the right habits, lifestyle, products, and regimen, you can have a fighting chance of having healthy and glowing skin. All of us may want youthful, fresh, and plump skin, but we need to be willing to put in the work. Here are some practical tips for achieving naturally glowing and dewy skin.
What does it mean to have dewy skin?
But first, we need to define what healthy, glowing, and dewy skin even is. Dewy skin does not mean oily skin, and it also does not mean matte skin. The word “dewy” is enough to give us context clues: Imagine how the grass looks in the morning when it has a certain amount of moisture. That’s something we can compare to having bright and glowing skin: It means being fully hydrated and moisturized, without it looking oily or greasy. It means glowing the high points of your face when the light hits it—even without a highlighter or other similar products. Think Jennifer Lopez and those stunning South Korean actresses with a natural glow about their skin.
Amp up your anti-aging routine
Since one of the hallmarks of glowing and dewy skin is a plump youthfulness in all the right places, you need to invest in the best, most effective anti-aging items in the market. This means investing in high-quality products with ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, collagen, glycolic acid, niacinamide, retinol, etc. These ingredients are known for giving our skin the youth boost it needs, and they work in various ways to help you combat signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
It doesn’t matter if your skin type is normal, oily, dry, or a combination—no matter what your skin issues are, it will always need water. Not all skin types may require oil, but all skin types always need hydration. Think of your skin cells like they are sea creatures: They need water to be able to survive. If you want a dewy and plump look to your skin, proper hydration is crucial. Make sure to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day to ensure that you’re properly hydrated all day long.
However, proper hydration alone is not enough to give your skin the glowing boost that it needs. Exfoliation should be a regular part of your skincare routine because it works to slough away dullness and dryness—two of dewy skin’s most common enemies. Use a chemical exfoliator, one with acids, to help your skin digest and dissolve dry cells. There’s been a lot of debate about physical exfoliators like facial scrubs, so tread carefully and do your research if you want to give them a try.
Don’t skip your moisturizer
Moisturizing is one of the more instant ways to add hydration to your skin. More often than not, flaky and dry skin is often the result of a damaged moisture barrier, meaning your skin does not have the protection it needs since it lacks moisture. Combat this problem by looking for a moisturizer specifically designed to repair the skin’s damaged moisture barrier. These products were created to rescue dry and sensitive skin through hydrating and soothing ingredients.
Let skincare and makeup work together
It’s one thing to get your skincare routine right and another thing to learn to do dewy makeup the proper way. All your hard work will be for naught if you use more matte products or if you apply makeup products in ways that cause them to cake up or amplify the dryness of your skin. Here are some tips to bring out the natural dew in your skin through makeup:
- Use a dewy face primer, foundation, and concealer. These products often have “for dry skin” on their labels.
- Take it easy on the powder. Only powder the areas you know are prone to oiling up, like your T zone.
- Use a dewy setting spray to keep your makeup in place.
Having healthy, glowing, and dewy skin does not just happen; it takes long-term commitment coupled with the right skincare regimen and healthy lifestyle and eating habits. If you want your skin to look good even without makeup, invest in the right products, don’t stop doing your skincare routine, and live a healthier lifestyle. Everything is achievable if you set your mind to it. You can do it!