How To Get Beautifully Dewy Skin: 11 Expert Tips
If you’re after that dewy skin look, you’re not the only one! Many of us are trying for hydrated, plump, glowing skin.
We’ll let you in on a little secret — a big part of this look comes down to a consistent skincare routine because great-looking, moisturized skin is closely related to overall healthy skin.
We’ll also go ahead and say that while you may be able to achieve it with makeup, the dewy skin look is not natural for everyone. Remember that healthy skin is gorgeous skin, and your face is beautiful the way it is!
That said, let’s get straight to 11 tips to help you get the plump, bright skin you crave.
11 Tips For Dewy Skin
1) Stick To A Routine
You might have the most amazing skincare routine in mind. But the best skincare regimen is worth nothing if you don’t do it! That’s why this is our first tip.
To get the dewy skin look, you need healthy, well-cared-for skin. And that requires sticking to your routine and staying consistent!
If you don’t have a skincare routine currently, start with a simple yet effective, regime. It’s easier to get into the habit if your routine is not too overwhelming.
Let’s talk about what that might look like...
2) Cleanse Well
Keeping your skin clean is essential. This doesn’t mean you should cleanse all the time, which can actually cause your skin to produce more oil.
Twice a day should do the trick; just make sure to use a cleanser that jives with your skin type.
If you have sensitive skin, for instance, you may want to look for a gentle product. That simply means that the cleanser is low in allergens (things that could irritate your skin) and, usually, chemical ingredients.
While some very sensitive skin is even irritated by certain natural ingredients, typically the no-go ingredients are chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances, silicone, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
3) Hop On The Toner Train
If the purpose of toner has never been quite clear to you, here’s the lowdown. First of all, it is always applied after cleansing and before moisturizing.
It serves as a final cleansing of your skin, normalizes your skin’s pH level, and helps tighten and close your pores (which improves appearance!). It also primes your skin to absorb your moisturizer.
Toner is easy to apply. Simply dab some onto a cotton ball and gently glide it across your skin.
4) Apply Moisturizer Right Away
Moisturizer creates a barrier that serves to trap hydration in your skin (hello, dewy skin!). So as not to let any much-desired hydration evaporate into the air, it’s best to apply moisturizer right after cleansing your face.
To give your skin the ultimate moisturization, try our Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Miracle Cream. Don’t let the name fool you; this cream isn’t just for babies! The gentle, rich formula contains the perfect blend of active botanicals to help protect and soothe skin.
5) Embrace Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid might sound like a caustic chemical used in a chemistry lab, but it’s actually found naturally in your body!
It’s a molecule (a sugar) that occurs in your skin and connective tissue. It helps lubricate your joints and eyes and contributes to wound healing.
As far as your skin is concerned, hyaluronic hydrates. In fact, it’s super effective at keeping your skin hydrated! Why? Because it can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
This is why hyaluronic is praised as a miracle product when it comes to skin. As it hydrates, it also plumps and smoothes your skin.
So, where does the hyaluronic acid in skincare products come from?
Some hyaluronic acid is derived from animals. But in Babo Botanicals products, we certainly don’t use this derivation of the acid! Ours comes from fermented and non-GMO corn and yeast.
To add this hydrating ingredient to your skincare routine all year long, opt for Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 for everyday wear and After Sun Soothing Hydrating Aloe Gel when you overdo it in the sun.
6) Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliating regularly takes you one step closer to dewy skin because it sloughs off dead skin cells, brightens your face, and gives other products a way to reach your skin cells.
Don’t get carried away and exfoliate all the time, though. That can have the opposite effect! Once or twice a week is plenty. Just be sure to notice how your skin reacts and adjust accordingly.
7) Go With Cream-Based Makeup
What’s the protocol for using makeup to get dewy skin? If you want to glow, don’t use matte makeup!
It might seem obvious now that we’ve mentioned it, but it’s worth saying. Go with cream foundation and cream blush for a sheer look.
Keep in mind that this sort of makeup might not be your jam. Refer to what we mentioned at the beginning and remember that whether you achieve the dewy look or not, your face is lovely the way it is!
8) Let Your Skin Breathe
Speaking of makeup, taking it off at the end of the day so your skin can breathe is one of the basic rules of skin care.
But don’t put unnecessary, harsh, or drying chemicals on your face in the process!
Carefully wipe the day away with a gentle makeup remover or a wipe, like Babo Botanicals 3-in-1 Calming Face, Hands & Body Wipes with Lavender or 3-in-1 Hydrating Face, Hands & Body Wipes with Aloe Vera & Cucumber.
9) Protect Your Skin From The Sun
The sun can be drying to your skin in the short-term and speed up skin-aging in the long-term. That’s why it’s important to protect your skin from the sun, both by wearing protective clothing and applying sunscreen regularly.
This goes for your face as well as the rest of your body when it’s sun’s-out-guns-out season.
Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum protection while also treating your skin to hyaluronic acid and moisturizing oils like kahai, sea buckthorn, and argan oil.
For your body, try a moisturizing sunscreen, like Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.
10) Give Yourself A Facial Massage
While you might not be able to enjoy a full-body massage on the reg, you can give yourself a little facial massage in a matter of minutes!
This might provide you with a zen moment, and that’s great. But one of the biggest benefits of a quick yet gentle face massage is that it increases blood flow (and with it, oxygen) to your skin.
Using your fingers to massage your face can easily become a part of your daily cleansing routine.
Enhance your facial massage with our Skin Repair Nutri-Firm™ Treatment Oil to help improve the appearance and texture of your skin!
11) Create Healthy Habits
Above, we listed several tips for facial skin care that will help you toward your goal of dewy skin. But we think it’s very important to mention that healthy skin comes from a healthy body.
If you think that your diet, exercise, and stress levels don’t have anything to do with the skin on your face, think again! Eat well, exercise regularly, and reduce stress for glowing, dewy skin.
And last but certainly not least, be sure to drink plenty of water. That hydrated, dewy look you’re going for won’t be easy to achieve if your skin is dehydrated from the inside-out.
Healthy habits will be reflected in your glowing face!
Consistent Skin Care For Healthy, Dewy Skin
As you’re going for the dewy skin look, remember that healthy skin is what really matters. A dewy look will be easier to achieve when you stick to a good skincare routine.
Follow the tips we mentioned in this article to achieve healthy, gorgeous, glowing skin! Cleanse your face well, apply toner and then moisturizer, and use products with extra-hydrating hyaluronic acid, like Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.
Work other healthy habits into your regime, too, like exfoliating regularly, taking your makeup off with a gentle product (Babo Botanicals 3-in-1 Calming Face, Hands & Body Wipes work great!), and protecting your skin from the sun.
Little by little, good habits over time will lead to healthy, vibrant skin and a healthy, vibrant you!