It’s a new year, which means many of us are creating New Year’s resolutions. One of ours (and probably one of yours too) is focusing on skincare, which means we’re focusing on how to get glowing skin. There are plenty of ways to optimize your skincare routine for radiant skin that not only looks beautiful on the outside but is healthy on the inside, too. Here are our best recommendations for how to get illuminated in 2020 and keep it glowing all year long.
Create a realistic skincare routine.
If you want to know how to get glowing skin, it all starts with taking care of your skin from the inside. That means you need to create a skincare routine you can actually stick to. Taking care of your skin should feel like a gift you’re giving to yourself every day. The moment it becomes more of a hassle than something helpful, you’re less likely to do it. Retrain yourself to think of it as a self-care moment instead of a chore. Then find a routine that works for you. Are you a morning person or a night person? Pick a time to do your standard routine that makes sense for your schedule. Does a simple 3-step routine get the job done, or are you using a ton of different oils, serums, and moisturizers that involve more steps? Either one is fine as long as you are seeing results and using products that are benefitting your skin. Try out different products and skincare methods and find what your skin loves the most and what you can really make time for.
Protect your skin with SPF.
Many of us think of sunscreen as a gooey cream we only need to wear at the beach. But if you want to know how to get glowing skin, it all starts with some simple skin protection. Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen or some form of SPF every day. That’s right, every day. Even when it’s cloudy or rainy. Luckily, there are other products out there that incorporate SPF into their formula so you don’t have to apply that sticky drugstore sunscreen every day. Our Selfie Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 38 Dry Oil Primer is a great solution to sneak SPF into your daily routine. It’s a clear primer that works on all skin tones and types and features SPF 38 in the formula for ultimate UV protection. Plus, it actually works with makeup rather than fighting against it as a lot of the typical oily sunscreens do. The less damage your skin takes in, the more healthy it is – helping you achieve a natural glow before you even start applying makeup.
Take your makeup off every night.
If we haven’t said it enough yet, radiant skin starts with healthy, clear skin. Taking your makeup off every night is an easy step to follow to help reduce breakouts and buildup on your complexion. We’ve all fallen victim to sleeping in a full face of makeup after a long night out or an exhausting day where we just couldn’t find the energy to cleanse before bed. Make a goal to keep this as an exception, not the rule (and stash some makeup remover wipes in your nightstand for those emergency moments). Taking off your makeup each night lets your skin breathe and gives you an opportunity to cleanse your complexion beneath the surface. If you need to know how to get glowing skin, taking off your makeup before bed is an easy tactic to get in the habit of doing every night.
Use a Beautyblender.
The Beautyblender is obv our favorite tool for achieving a glowing look on the daily. One of the main reasons we love our OG sponge is because of its versatility. You can use the BB for just about anything – primer, foundation, concealer, highlighter, even eyeshadow – you name it, the BB queen can do it. The one-of-a-kind texture works with both matte and dewy formulas. Makeup novice and beauty pros alike are always wondering how to get glowing skin – and the Beautyblender is the perfect secret weapon to make your makeup look like a second skin.
Apply highlighter for extra dewiness.
Who doesn’t want a golden hour glow every day of the week? The final touch for a glowing look in 2020 is to get on board with highlighter makeup. There are tons of different highlighters to choose from based on your ideal highlighter look, whether you like something powdery, dewy, shimmery, or glittery. Our favorite is a dewy, natural glow, which is why we made Glass Glow Shinelighter™. This highlighter is a clear, colorless balm that offers a glistening radiance on all skin tones and types. It’s not as frosty or sparkly as some other highlighters, which allows for a more natural glow that isn’t overdone. Use this highlighter not only on cheekbones but also on eyelids, lips, and wherever else you want to for an extra dose of dewiness.
Follow these tips and get ready to glow, 2020 is looking bright already!