We admit it, the youthful hue of dewy skin can elude us some days when we look in the mirror. And there is so much information out there. For example, being dehydrated, consuming too much sugar, or not getting enough sleep. These factors can affect our overall skin health. But before you start loading up on avocados, green tea and berries (all great for skin), what can you do to achieve that dewy complexion during your daily skin routine? We have rounded up our top recommendations for dewy skin products. Here are five ways to get dewy looking skin to rival the freshest faces you've seen.
What is dewy skin?
Optimal hydration levels are essential for dewy skin. The skins' surface is supple because it is fresh and nourished. Dewy skin is healthy skin that has a glow from within.
What does dewy skin look like?
Dewy skin is natural-looking. It is a clear and even skin tone with small pores and a smoothed-out texture—Moisturised without being shiny. And a complexion that has a light-reflective surface. It's radiant-looking skin.
Five steps to dewy skin
Step one – Cleanse
A daily cleanse is a sure-fire way to get dewy skin without looking oily. And a double-cleanse ensures a deeper clean. In the first instance, using an oil-based cleanser is the best way to remove products and impurities from your skin gently. Ensuring the second cleanse can get to work on a fresh canvas.
Vital C Hydrating Cleanser infuses your skin with high levels of antioxidant vitamin C and ingredients to improve your skin's radiance. In addition, vitamin C is mildly exfoliating to target uneven skin tone and clogged pores.
Positive reviews also claim that it cleanses deeply and moisturises, which is what you need to achieve dewy-looking skin.
After cleansing, an optional facial mist can illuminate, tighten, and hydrate your skin. Circadia Licorise & Bearberry Brightening Mist has extracts formulated to improve your skin's texture and tone with lightening effects to enhance radiance.
Step two – Exfoliate
It's worth remembering not to exfoliate too much as you risk damaging your moisture barrier. Also, over-exfoliation can cause tiny fractures to form on the peripheral layer of your skin. And glowing, dewy skin needs a smooth surface for luminosity.
iS Clinical Tri-Active Exfoliating Masque has eco-friendly micro-beads, botanical enzymes and salicylic acid - ingredients that help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. The Brazilian blood orange extract has a heavenly scent and a high antioxidant content.
Step three – Serum
Serums are developed to penetrate your skin's surface, achieving stellar results for dewy-looking skin. In addition, serums offer hydration for more extended periods, especially when used as a sheet mask. Sheet masks create a seal over your face that prevents the beneficial ingredients from escaping. And using a serum at night can help you obtain the full spectrum of dewy benefits.
Try Image Skincare's Iluma Intense Facial Illuminator for a dewy boost. It has been formulated with vitamin C, tranexamic acid and niacinamide. These ingredients deliver powerful brightening benefits and target an uneven, dull skin tone.
Or try ZO Skin Health's Brightalive, one of the brand’s best-sellers, due to exceptional outcomes in targeting the appearance of pigmentation. The enzyme Papain helps remove dead skin cells that can lead to clogged pores. And the skin’s moisture balance is restored by the inclusion of glycerin.
Step four – Moisturise
Optimal hydration levels are essential for dewy skin. So, aim for a moisturiser that feels lightweight but keeps the skin soft and supple. We suggest a powerful moisturiser with barrier benefits that locks in hydration, plumps and protects.
Josh Rosebrook's Vital Balm Cream contains ingredients such as botanical hyaluronic acid and soothing oils, well-formulated for achieving dewy skin. Indian Senna Seed offers high polysaccharides responsible for the skin cell's ability to hydrate and hold moisture while also critical for skin repair.
Step five – Make up
While a good skincare regimen is an integral part of getting that glow, one shouldn't underestimate the magic of dewy skin make-up.
Primers and foundations often have sun protection added, which is prudent if you want to protect that even skin tone you've worked so hard on.
Colorescience Brightening Perfector Face Primer with SPF 20 is a 3-in-1 primer that helps to brighten your complexion, thanks to a yellow tint. It has a broad spectrum of SPF 20 and extends make-up wear.
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation is our favourite due to its soothing aloe vera base. We found that it's the best dewy foundation for dry skin and oily-prone skin. The aloe and grape seed extract ensures a light feel whilst working on building collagen and elastin. It has a gentle, buildable coverage and doesn't clog pores. In addition, the formula is hydrating, which gives the effect of dewy skin without looking oily. Plus, it has an SPF 30 UVA/UVB.