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. Unfortunately, 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. 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 option because its micro pearls and glycolic acid gently exfoliate to improve skin texture and tone, while increasing radiance.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #2: USE AN ILLUMINATING SERUM
You’ve probably heard that all that glitters is not gold—but in this case, it is! The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum is a non-greasy, lightweight serum that’s formulated with golden micro-reflectors to help illuminate the look of your skin. Immediately after applying it, skin feels smoother and appears refreshed. Apply it daily to cleansed skin morning and night before your moisturizer.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #3: HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
It should go without saying that hydrating the skin is the most important element in achieving vibrant skin. Not only does moisturizing help to remedy skin care concerns like dullness, dry patches and dehydration, but many moisturizers have a dewy finish which naturally makes the skin appear more glowy. For the day time, try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30. 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 has exfoliating properties that resurface the skin while you sleep. The silky texture has our editors raving about it.
GLOW SKIN TIP #4: MIX HIGHLIGHTER DROPS INTO YOUR MOISTURIZER OR FOUNDATION
You can also create the appearance of glowing skin with makeup. Mix a little bit of a 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 it 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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. It provides medium coverage and it’s a hydrating formula, making it perfect for people with dry skin.
Editor’s Note: If you have mature skin and want a glowing base product with a bit of coverage and SPF, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 was made for you. It has a lightweight and hydrating formula while providing natural looking coverage.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #8: 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. They’re a great great option because they require minimal effort and provide a natural looking faux glow. Simply mix the drops in with your moisturizer and avoid washing your face for six to eight hours while the tan develops.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #9: TRY A HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
If you’re looking to create glowing skin through the use of skin care, consider using a face serum that’s packed with hyaluronic acid. This hydrating ingredient can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it the perfect product to use for glowing, radiant skin. 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 hydrate the skin and reduce wrinkles over time.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #10: USE A GLYCOLIC SERUM
If you want to take your skin care game up a notch, you may want to add a glycolic acid product 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 glowing skincare routine.
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