Art & Glamour

How to get dewy skin from the inside out

Published : 26 Dec 2019 05:16 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 10:23 PM

Janell M. Hickman

Let me tell you something: luminous dewy skin doesn't require ten steps to achieve. I’ve tested enough products to know that common denominator in the quest for glowing skin is hydration. “The first step is consistently good skincare, which reduces the likelihood of dryness,” explains Glowbar co-founder and CEO, Rachel Liverman. 

Commit to a Good Routine

A gentle cleanser, a hydrating toner and a hyaluronic acid serum should all have a place within your current skincare routine. For the winter months, opt for more occlusive creams versus runny lotions—and in the summer try a gel that won't get sticky in the heat. “The point is to build your hydration by starting light with products like essences, followed by serums, moisturizers,” explains Liverman.

Prioritize Evening Skincare

And, don’t sleep on your bedtime skincare routine, either. “The primary focuses at night should be on repairing the skin and addressing personal skin issues,” explains oculofacial plastic surgeon and founder of epi.logic skincare, Chaneve Jeanniton, MD, FACS. 

Acne-Prone Skin Should Reconsider Facial Oils

Unfortunately, oils and heavy moisturizers can trigger breakouts for those who are susceptible. “Those with acne-prone skin should be especially careful not to use ingredients that might cause breakouts, like alcohol, heavy oils or petrolatum,” explains Jeanniton.

Hyaluronic Acid Is The Real Mvp

According to Jeanniton, all skin types benefit from incorporating a hyaluronic acid-based serum morning and night. “This step provides a hydration boost due to its natural ability to attract and hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This translates to skin that looks healthy, plump and dewy,” she explains.

You Only Need A Little Makeup

The heavy contour wave might be over, but highlighting is still a winning technique. You want to highlight your cheekbones when possible with a light-reflecting cream or gel—this makes the face look youthful and slimmer.