Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Top Tips for Dewy Skin

Product #1 - Natural Aqua Gel Cure
The first step is smoothing your skin's texture with a gentle, non-abrasive exfoliant. You want to remove as much of the dead skin cells without damaging your healthy cells. You can literally see the dead skin cells fall away with this product, and all natural too!

Product #2 - Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion
Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in the body, mostly concentrated in the eyes, lips and skin. It's function is to bind to water and act as a lubricant. High levels in the skin is smoothing, elastic and plumped. It can be found in many skincare and cosmetic products, this lotion being being my personal favourite.

Product #3 - Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Next step; prime. Finding a product suitable for your skin type is essential, but for those with dry to normal skin this balm will give you a shimmer-free glow and prepare a smooth base for makeup. Apply like a lotion onto the face, before makeup, and allow 5 minutes for it to settle into the skin. You'll also get longer wear out of the makeup you apply on top.

Product #4 - Mac Fix+ spray
This spray is a staple in my kit as it's so versatile. You can spray it onto a moisturised face in place of a primer, or on top of makeup to seal and merge makeup layers, or spritz at the end of the day to freshen your tired makeup. Play around with a combination of all 3 techniques to get the most out of the beautiful, subtle sheen it leaves.

Product #5 - Creme products
To maximise the healthy glow, avoid powder and go for liquids and cremes instead. I even use Burts Bees lip shimmer on my cheeks! It's 100% natural, and the closest thing I've found to replicate the natural flush of blood beneath the skin. Colours from left to right - Apricot, Rhubarb, Plum.