6 tips for dewy, naturally glowing skin (sans makeup!)
We all crave that glowy, fresh-skin look! Or is that just us?
But a lot of time, it just doesn’t come naturally. Whether it’s from lack of sleep, a bit too much stress at work, or that dry winter air, our skin can often look dull and tired.
We are here to give you our top tips to curate that dewy look all year round, aside from the obvious ones that everyone will tell you, such as “get more sleep, drink more water, eat your fruit and vegetables.”
TIP ONE: Repair your acid mantle. aka the skin's moisture barrier.
This tip is the driving force behind almost all we do here at GoodieCo. Without an intact natural barrier, the skin will always be compromised, and not able to perform and look its glowy best!
Not sure what we're on about? Check out our blog Why Oil Cleanse - but basically, when you repair the acid mantle, your skin is able to lock in its natural moisture and will keep its own healthy glow!
TIP TWO: Exfoliate regularly - but not too much.
Like dust on a polished surface, old, dead skin cells can make even the dewiest skin look dull and decidedly un-lustrous. Exfoliating is the quickest and easiest way to brighten your skin. Just be sure to limit your exfoliation to a maximum of five times per week, even if you feel like your skin can handle it.
Exfoliation also helps your skincare products absorb into the skin better, which means an extra boost of nutrients, hydration and glow.
TIP THREE: Give yourself a facial massage.
Regular massaging, either with fingertips or a massage tool, helps to drain puffiness and toxins. Massaging your skin, even for just a few seconds, brings about more blood cells to the skin, more oxygen, and better absorption of products. Plus, it works to de-puff those inevitable tired, morning eyes with lymphatic drainage.
For dry skin, massage in circular motions upward. Start at the base of the neck where your arteries are. Massage in gentle circles upwards, toward the jaw, up the sides of the face, and around the eyes. This will help coax nutrients into the tissue.
You want to do the opposite motion and start on the top of the face by the eyes if you are prone to breakouts—this will draw the waste away.
TIP FOUR: Use a serum every day.
No matter your skin type, a serum will help keep your skin looking youthful and fresh. It will revitalise, tone and smooth your skin.
Our favourites are the Dream Serum and Rose Dream Serum, both of which not only will ultra-hydrate and plump your skin without feeling heavy, it finishes with a beautifully smooth texture that acts as the perfect primer if you then apply your makeup on top!
Our Serums are made from only natural ingredients. Polysaccharide-rich extracts of Cucumber Fruit and Marshmallow with astringent properties to balance the skin, improve the appearance of pores, tighten, hydrate and soothe skin. Davidson plum – native to Australia – rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants to help repair & nourish the skin – with natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids to help clear and tone pores. Plus Lilly Pilly extract – an indigenous Australian botanical that naturally boosts Vitamin A levels and stimulates collagen production.
TIP FIVE: Don't forget to mist!
A good face mist is not just fancy water in a spray bottle!
It can be the perfect finishing touch to your dewy look, invigorating your skin and sealing in all that goodness.
Find one enriched with Vitamin C - known as the powerhouse ingredient to help brighten your skin, combat pigmentation, and contribute to overall better skin health. Just like our Cushion - Hydro Essences Face Mist.
TIP SIX: Sunscreen.
We hate to sound like your mother, but the only way to get your healthiest, brightest, most glowing complexion is to keep damaging UV rays far away from your precious cells. You know what that means—sunscreen, every day, no matter what.