Glowing Skin Tips

skin care essentials 9 Tips To Get Glowing Skin This Year

Shine bright in 2022.

No matter what our skin type is, it’s safe to say that having glowing skin is a goal we all share. After all, nothing beats a radiant and youthful complexion. But achieving glowing skin isn’t always easy, especially if you’re battling dry skin or an uneven skin tone. Thankfully, there are a few tweaks you can make to your skin care routine and makeup looks to illuminate the appearance of your skin with minimal effort. We’re sharing our best tips to give you the glowing skin of your dreams this year. The best part? They’re easy and affordable.

Glowing Skin Tip 1. Exfoliate 

Exfoliating your skin to improve texture and remove surface level dead skin cells is incredibly important when looking to achieve radiant skin because it ensures that the new, vibrant skin cells are visible. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser is a great exfoliant because it uses micro pearls and glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and improve skin texture and tone, while increasing radiance.

Glowing Skin Tip 2. Hydrate Your Skin

It should go without saying that hydrating the skin is the most important element in achieving vibrant skin. moisturizing helps to remedy skin care concerns like dullness, dry patches and dehydration and many moisturizers have a dewy finish that naturally makes the skin appear more glowy. 

For daytime, try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30. It brightens, hydrates and protects your skin from sun damage, which is crucial when aiming for glowing skin. Not only is it great for brightening and hydrating, but it will also protect your skin from sun damage which is crucial when aiming for glowing skin. At night, grab the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer which contains lipo-hydroxy acids (LHAs) that resurface the skin while you sleep. The silky texture has our editors raving about it.  

Glowing Skin Tip 3. Mix Highlighter Drops Into Your Moisturizer Or Foundation

You can also create the appearance of glowing skin with makeup by mixing liquid highlighter into your moisturizer or foundation. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops are multi-use highlighting drops that can be used all over the face or on specific areas you’d like to accentuate. In addition to mixing them in with your moisturizer or foundation, you can also wear them alone on clean, moisturized skin or apply them underneath or on top of foundation. Don't be afraid to play around and see which illumination style you like best.

Glowing Skin Tip 4. Use A Powder Illuminator

If you prefer powder makeup over liquid, we’ve got glow-boosting makeup options for you too. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette onto your cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of your nose for an instantly radiant look. If you want to highlight your body, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Shimmerista Highlighting Powder was designed to give your face and your body a natural glow. 

Glowing Skin Tip 5. Try A Glow-Boosting Lotion

Another illuminating option that can make for more of a no makeup, makeup look: the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer. This highlighting glow lotion provides effortless, natural-looking illumination. It’s a multi-use product that’s great for all skin types. You can wear it by itself if you really want to embrace the skinimalism trend or apply it underneath or on top of your foundation if you want coverage and illumination. 

Glowing Skin Tip 6. Opt For A Luminous Foundation

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to make your skin look glowy is by opting for an illuminating foundation over one with a matte finish. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation is a lightweight, creamy foundation with a dewy finish and impressive lasting power. Its hydrating formula provides medium coverage and instantly covers imperfections, making it perfect for people with dry skin. 

Editor’s Tip: If you have mature skin and want a glowing base product with light, natural coverage and SPF, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 was made for you. It has a glow-boosting formula that contains vitamin B3 and a hydrating serum for a radiant, youthful-looking finish. 

Glowing Skin Tip 7. Get A Faux Tan Glow

For many of us, adding a bit of bronze color to our skin gives us immediate confidence and a much appreciated radiance boost. To create the look of a gorgeous golden glow, reach for a self-tanner, like the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse, simply apply the mousse to clean, exfoliated skin and wait four to eight hours for the tan to develop before showering. To ensure your face matches your freshly tanned body, grab the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops, Fragrance Free or the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Water Mist, Vitamin E. Both are great options because they require minimal effort and provide a natural looking glow. Simply mix the drops in with your moisturizer or spritz the mist evenly across your face and avoid washing your face for six to eight hours while your tan develops.  

Glowing Skin Tip 8. Try A Hyaluronic Acid Serum

If you’re looking to create glowing skin through the use of skin care products, consider using a face serum that’s packed with hyaluronic acid. Remember, hydrated skin has a healthy glow to it. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which works to replump the skin and reduce wrinkles over time.

Glowing Skin Tip 9: Use A Glycolic Serum 

If you want to take your skin care game up a notch, you may want to add a glycolic acid moisturizer, cream or serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, into the mix. Formulated with pure glycolic acid, this serum visibly evens your skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles over time. Skin clarity and smoothness are key elements of glowing skin, so this serum is the perfect addition to your nighttime glowing skin care routine.

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Edited by: Caitlyn Martyn, Photo Credit: Alyssa Kaplan