Are you ready to try a healthy approach to skincare that gives your complexion a natural glow? Here are the secrets to the fabulously dewy complexion that those in the know have already embraced.
Gone are the days of heavy contouring and thick matte looks— glowing, youthful skin with no visible pores is here to stay! This movement comes from an innovative Korean trend, the “glass skin” look, which focuses on a super-clear appearance that resembles polished crystal. Lovely!
Healthy skin is your best makeup
What does a dewy look have to do with skincare? Well, achieving a flawless dewy look while not taking proper care of your skin is all but impossible! Imagine trying to make a tattered, aged dress look good by just ironing it— doesn’t work, does it?
While constant heavy makeup and commercial cosmetics can leave your skin parched, dull, and with lots of issues, Active Skincare is great at providing long-term solutions that target your concerns on a deeper level. For your skin to look attractive, healthy, and authentically glowing, you need to commit to a solid Active Skincare routine that serves.
Taking a page from the “glass skin” trend’s book, you can learn to focus on high-performance skincare as a daily act of self-love rather than just another chore! Here are our favourite Active Skincare products to help you do exactly that:
1. Cleanse for the Gleams
The first step in any optimal skincare routine is, always, a good cleanser. Not skipping this step will help your skin get rid of harmful toxins and makeup residue. This way, your pores will be free of impurities and able to receive all the nourishment your skincare products have to offer.
Try Aspect’s Purastat 5 for gentle purification and exfoliation. It’s antioxidant, cleansing, and soothing ingredients— such as Canadian Willowherb and astringent botanical complexes— will help clarify even the most congested, problematic complexion.
Purity Clean by Cosmedix, with L-lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid, is perfect for cleansing and stimulating devitalised and damaged skin. Its composition works to reveal the smooth, brilliant complexion underneath clogged pores and acne scars.
2. A Winning Toner
Toning is a crucial step to achieve a flawless, balanced, glowing skin. Cosmedix’ Benefit Balance Antioxidant Prep is a medical-grade toner infused with shea butter, antioxidant green tea and L-Glutathione, and age-defying D-Glucuronic. Just pat it in! This step stimulates better blood flow and helps your skin reduce free radical damage, restoring the necessary Ph balance for a youthful, healthy look.
3. The Exfoliation Factor
Life happens. Cells die. And dead skin cells build up on top of new ones, dulling your natural glow. To buff away the offending dead skin and reveal young, unspoilt layers, you have to exfoliate once or twice a week (depending on your skin type!).
A good exfoliator to try today is Pure Enzymes by Cosmedix. It has Cranberry Enzymes that help build new collagen and elastin (the key ingredients to supple skin) as well as naturally occurring acids (such as L-Superoxide Dismutase) that soften, smooth, and protect.
Fruit Enzymes by Aspect Gold, with actively exfoliating Papain & Bromelain enzymes and Aloe Vera that delivers gentle hydration, is also a good option!
4. Some Serum Hydration Love
Why is Serum important? Besides giving you the perfect, most dewy pre-makeup canvas, it’s essential to keep your skin looking moisturised and plump. Our faves are Hydr8 B5 Hydrating Serum— a brightening, thirst- quenching powerhouse of Hyaluronic Acid to make dry skin silky.
5. From within: Boosters and Multivitamins
Beauty comes from within, in more than one way! Boosters and Multivitamins are superpowered tools that help you replenish your skin layers with essential hydration and nutrients. And, as you already know, moisturised and nourished skin is happy, radiant skin!
Use Medik8’s CE serum to achieve your flawless skin texture goals: its stable Vitamin C is a sure track to target premature aging, pesky redness, and excessive sebum production.
Extreme C 20 by Aspect also contains awesome, scientifically proven ingredients—such as Oil soluble Vitamin C and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5— that fill in wrinkles and brighten even severe cases of sun-damaged skin. You’ve gotta see to believe!
6. Finishing Touches: Hydrating Mask
Last but not least: a good Active Skincare mask is the final step to get that Instagram-ready dewy complexion. When you use a mask— which, ideally, happens once or twice a week—, you saturate your skin with optimised oils, antioxidants, and lubricant elements that hydrate your skin like it’s their job… which it is. Aspect Gold’s Hydrating Mask is your pore’s perfect choice! Green tea, Olive Oil, Grape Extract. Just lay this mask on your face, put your feet up, and relax knowing that your skin will be glowing in no time!