How to Achieve a Dewy (Not Sweaty) Glow

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Prep Your Skin Properly

Fresh Beauty

Skincare is essential to keeping skin healthy, and targeting concerns like anti-aging, hydration, and scars are all reasons to have a regular routine that gives you results. For glowing skin, there are a few things you can do regularly to really change up texture and tone. First, use a mask that exfoliates and has vitamin C to give your skin an extra boost of glow, like this Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask from Fresh Beauty, followed by a moisturizer that will do the same. This mask contains 50% of crushed up citrus fruits that are bound to make you glow instantly, making it a perfect treatment to use two to three times per week. 

Need to get rid of those dead skin cells? Try this Sugar Face Polish to get rid of any unwanted skin build-up and reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. 

At-home micro-needling is a great way to produce more elastin and collagen in the skin, and can be paired with your favorite skincare products to make them more effective. Micro-needle three times per week for five minutes with this at home derma roller from Tina K, and wake up to a refreshed complexion. 

Top Product Picks: Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream, Hydratant K Vitamin D Nutraceutical Oil 

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Apply A Radiant Foundation Primer

IPKN

Before foundation, start with radiance by adding it to your skin in primer form. This will prep your skin for makeup, add a glow and help your makeup last through the day without smudging. Apply a radiant primer like this one here from IPKN all over the face until you feel you're ready to start with makeup. You can also mix a liquid illuminator to the primer if you want to see more shimmer. Start by adding small amounts and blending it until you feel it's highlighted enough. 

Top Product Picks: Estée Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher, Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Drops

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Choose the Right Foundation Finish

Giorgio Armani Beauty

Knowing what foundation finish is best for your skin type is ideal when wanting to maintain a natural glow through the day. With several different formulas out there, foundations that claim to have a luminous finish are ideal for glow versus those that have matte. If you have oily skin, there are plenty of luminous skin formulas that work with combination skin types, and be sure to blend them on the skin properly using this brush or a Beauty Blender Sponge. If you're someone who likes to use powder through the day, be sure to touch-up with a powder that has a radiant finish versus matte like this one from Alima Pure.

Top Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation , Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

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Highlight Your Heart Out

Urban Decay

Applying liquid and powder highlighter on top of foundation is the best way to keep the skin dewy, and you can easily blend them onto the skin after you've applied foundation. When you start with a radiant primer like recommended in step two, and then end with a radiant highlighter, your chances of your skin keeping its dewy finish through the day are high. It's best practice to apply highlighter on the cheeks, under the brow, above the lip area in the cupid's bow, and you can even take it a step further by applying it lightly down the nose, too. 

Top Product Picks: Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighting Palette, Flower Beauty Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette, By Terry Glow Expert Duo Stick

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Preserve Your Work

Urban Decay

Use a setting spray to ensure it stays through the day, and you will be pleased with the results. Setting sprays are always ideal to use no matter what season it is, and ensure that all of your hard work doesn't go to waste. If you feel like you need a refresher and know the importance of keeping your hands off your face, simply spray a facial mist like this Energizing Mist from Saje Wellness to give your skin a boost of hydration and vitamins. 

Top Product Picks: Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray , Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist  Broad Spectrum SPF 50