Crystal skin. Glass skin. Glowing skin. Whatever you call it, we want it! And here's the key to getting it!
What’s so appealing about glowy, clear skin is that it truly comes from the inside out. Clear, glowing, radiant skin implies a life full of healthy habits, a good, consistent skincare routine, happiness—and some strategic, skin-plumping makeup.
Day, night, whenever it feels right—moisturize. Daily moisturizing helps retain skin’s natural barrier and creates a smooth, even surface. Moisturizers also help skin stay taut and bouncy. In the morning, let your moisturizer sink in for about 3-5 minutes before applying your makeup over it. If you’re new to moisturizing, it may take some time and experimentation to find the right formula for you, since every complexion is different.
Zzzz. Sleep helps skin cells renew. Turn in for a tune up! Going to bed at a consistent time every night helps your body “shut down” and go into repair mode easily. Keep sheets and pillowcases fresh and clean to avoid dirt and oil build-up in the fabric that can cause breakouts. Some people swear by sleeping on smoother silk pillowcases, to reduce line-causing friction on skin.
Read your bottles, tubes, compacts and more! Look for products with skin-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, glycerine and collagen. The more you layer on, the better. Feel free to apply a moisture-rich BB cream or hydrating foundation on top of your moisturizer—skin needs plenty of quenching.
Hyaluronic acid: For plumper, dewier skin, add hyaluronic acid to your skin-care routine, ASAP. It’s a naturally occurring molecule that binds to water to plump up your skin and give it that dewy, glowy look.
Collagen: We’re all born with natural reserves of collagen in our skin, hair and bones—it’s a stretchy protein that provides strength and structure. Problem is, we lose about 1% of it every year after the age of 20, resulting in fine lines. Using products with collagen in them helps rebuild our elasticity, resulting in firmer, plumper, more youthful looking skin over time.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights off environmental aggressors, and helps our body and our skin cells stay healthy. It’s often used in skincare to help keep signs of aging at bay.
Glycerin: Glycerin isn’t going to win any buzz awards for being new, sexy or breakthrough—but it’s a super-effective, lightweight moisturizer often found in many skincare products you probably already own. This naturally occurring compound attracts and draws moisture into the skin. It fills in tiny cracks within the skin, resulting in a softer, suppler texture.
Your skin: the largest organ in your body is thirsty, too! Quench that thirst, stay hydrated and improve the look of dry skin. The rule of thumb is that adults should drink about 2 gallons a day to stay optimally hydrated. Some swear that waking up and drinking a cup of warm water with lemon, first thing in the AM is the secret to their perfect complexions.
Don’t let the TLC stop at skincare. These days there are plenty of amazing makeup products packed with beneficial, skin-loving ingredients. Our Dream Radiant Hydrating Foundation is formulated with hyaluronic acid and collagen and offers a breathable, medium coverage finish that lasts up to 12 hours. Looking for something lighter? Dream Fresh BB Cream helps to hydrate too and has 8 skin-loving benefits in 1!
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