Whether you’ve heard of honey skin or not, there’s a solid chance you’re wondering what exactly it is. To answer your unspoken question, honey skin is one of the latest Korean beauty trends to gain traction in the skin care world. As for what honey skin actually looks like or is, just imagine your favorite sweet, syrupy bee byproduct. The goal of the honey skin trend is to make your complexion resemble honey—plump, hydrated, and dewy. If you already find yourself a fan of skin with lots of glow, you’ll surely want to give honey skin a try, too. The best part is, there isn’t any elaborate trick to get honey skin. All it takes is layering hydrating and brightening skin care products and makeup, like your best face masks, moisturizers, and highlighters. To give it a shot for yourself, follow these five simple steps.
Step 1: Use a Charcoal Mask
When it comes to brightening, charcoal is your BFF. And you can use a charcoal mask to help revive the appearance of dull skin. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is perfect for getting the job done. Formulated with charcoal, it not only draws out impurities, dirt and pollution, but it also reduces the appearance of dull skin and increases luminosity. Three times a week, apply an even layer of the face mask to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then remove thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Brighten with a Serum
Next, it’s time for a serum. Since honey skin is essentially flawless—no dark spots in sight—try the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector. The serum works on skin’s surface to help correct and fade the look of dark spots, resulting in a dramatically more even skin tone. Skin instantly appears luminous as if lit from within. Now, doesn’t that just sound dreamy? In the A.M. and P.M., smooth the serum over your face before reaching for a moisturizer or facial oil.
Step 3: Slather on a Facial Oil
Nothing gets a glow going quite like a facial oil. Massage one with a radiant finish into your skin before moving on to the next step.
Step 4: Mix Highlighter and Moisturizer
You could slap any old moisturizer onto your skin and be done with it, but that wouldn’t help you achieve true honey skin. Instead, choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type, whether that’s the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin. Once you have your moisturizer selected, it’s time to get crafty. To amp up the illuminating power of the moisturizer, mix in a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. (Try the shade Golden Hour for an extra honey-like look.) Then, smooth it on just like your everyday moisturizer.
Step 5: Apply an Illuminating Lotion
You aren’t done yet! Whether you plan to wear makeup or not—your skin will look so good you might want to skip it—apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi GLotion Natural Glow Enhancer, which is available in four shades. Apply it with your fingers, or use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, to bounce the lotion into your skin.
Step 6: Spritz to Refresh
This final step may not seem essential, but it’ll keep your honey skin look going throughout the day. Once you’re finished blending in your illuminating lotion, spray your face with a glow-enhancing face mist. Then, anytime you think you’re looking anything less than dewy as the day goes on, give your skin a few more spritzes. Bonus points if the spray also provides hydration!
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