Follow this roadmap to a serious at-home glow-up, which starts with a bubbling mask and finishes with a new skincare-makeup hybrid.
Glowy, dewy skin is a post-facial promise, but you can easily recreate those results on your own in the comfort of home. All you need is a handful of key products that will work together to dial up your skin’s radiance — and, with continued use, over time that luminosity will only get brighter. From a fast-acting mask to a new tinted serum, here’s how give your complexion a glow-up in five simple steps.
Step 1: Rev up with an invigorating mask
Glowy skin appears to radiate health, and an energizing mask can act as an invigorating warm-up routine. Neostrata Bionic Oxygen Recovery is a fast-acting mask that contains molecular oxygen and PHA, a gentle exfoliant that also helps deliver moisture deeper into the epidermis. The active bubbling formula feels like a luxe spa treatment, but it’s how instantly refreshed your skin looks after using it that will really bliss you out.
Step 2: Give eyes a brightening boost
Even the most luminous complexion can’t overcome the buzzkill of tired-looking eyes. For a wake-up call, apply Clarins Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate. Inspired by the best-selling face serum of the same name, it’s a concentrated mix of water- and oil-based ingredients that mimic healthy skin’s natural components. Spend a few seconds gently tapping it along the orbital bone in an outward motion with your ring fingers to increase circulation.
Step 3: Drench skin with long-lasting hydration
When you’re putting in the work to create a dewy complexion, you don’t want that moisture to evaporate in a flash. Layering hydrating products helps skin retain moisture for longer. Before skipping to face cream, apply a few drops of Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. The silky formula, made with antioxidant reishi mushroom and iris root extract, strengthens skin against signs of aging, environmental factors and daily stressors while enhancing hydration.
Step 4: Add lightweight moisture
Now it’s time for the protective topcoat, a.k.a. moisturizer. Think only a rich cream can do the job? Think again. The lightweight jojoba and squalane and two types of hydrating hyaluronic acid found in Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream help trap moisture without imparting a heavy or slick feel. Plus, the cooling formula feels fabulous as it melts into skin.
Step 5: Enhance with skincare-infused colour
An ultra-sheer veil of complexion-matching colour with hydrating ingredients is the last step in the ultimate glowy skin routine. Try L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum, which blends 1% pure hyaluronic acid into a range of natural-looking skin tone shades. Consider it a quick fix that leaves skin looking plumper and more evenly toned.