How to get dewy skin in 5 easy steps
Smooth, moist skin is sexy. A dewy face says, “I’m young, I’m healthy, and yes, I look good.” Any self-respecting fashionista has her own secret tactics for getting a kissable beauty mist look. But if somehow your recipe for making your skin glow without looking greasy has failed you, keep reading, because in a matter of minutes your skin and your inner Queen (or King) of Vanity will thank you.
Step 1: Smooth your skin
Your skin is a canvas. You can paint pretty on bare walls but you can’t “paint pretty” on skin ravaged by rough texture. So the first step to getting the fun, wet look is to remove the dead, dry, ugly layers of skin.
A cheap and painless way to do this is with a two dollar bottle of cuticle remover. Yes, that is correct. You don’t always need a $90 facial to peel back the uneven layers of your skin when an impromptu “skin smoother” will suffice.
Cuticle removers dissolve skin proteins while their detergents like sulfates lift and remove dirt. Also, some cuticle removers contain agents like sodium chloride to leave skin moist. To smooth your skin with a cuticle remover, do the following:
1. Cleanse your face with your favorite facial soap, I only suggest your basic glycerin soap 2. Pat your skin dry 3. Spread a layer of the cuticle remover on your face while avoiding the eye area 4. Let the cuticle remover act act on the skin for one to two minutes 5. Rinse the cuticle remover
Step 2 – Build Moisture Layers
The real key to getting that wet, dewy look is having moisture-rich skin. Dry, unhealthy skin will never look dewy and vibrant. With that, our next steps on the road to “Operation Dewy Face” is to infuse the skin with great hydration.
Step 3: Design and use a face mist
My favorite thing to do in the morning is mist my face with my own custom face mist. I created this mist for less than three dollars, whereas I would have to shell out over $20 to buy a similar face mist in stores. Here’s how to make your own facial mist:
1. Get a 4-8 ounce bottle with a spray nozzle or be an environmentalist and recycle one you have lying around your house. 2. Go to the pharmacy and go to the skin care aisle. Take a 4-ounce bottle of “Rose Water” with glycerin. This is a generic and therefore cheap natural skincare product. However, don’t let the price fool you. This steal has just about every element you need to make a high-class facial mist: a rose hydrolate and a moisture-locking ingredient, glycerin. 3. While you’re out shopping, grab a bottle of witch hazel. It will cost you between two and four dollars. 4. Now, mix two ounces of the “Rosewater” mixture with two ounces of witch hazel in your bottle using a spray nozzle. Now you have a wonderful facial mist. 5. You can customize this facial mist by adding a few drops of essential oils like ravensara, rose, lavender, geranium, or ylang-ylang. Plus, you can add a spring of rosemary, mint, or citrus to your spritz for added botanical benefits.
Step 4: Add the layers of moisture to your skin
Now that you have smooth, clean skin and a facial mist, you’re ready to build the layers of moisture that will create that lovely wet look.
Here’s how you create those layers of moisture once you’ve smoothed your skin with cuticle remover:
1. Mist your skin with your facial mist. A light layer of visible moisture should remain on your skin. Previous layers of humectants will lock in the moisture that this face spray offers. 2. Now this step may seem silly, but it makes a noticeable difference in the final look of your skin. Clean your hands. Then rub a deep moisturizing hand cream on your hands. This step is important because you are using your hands to apply moisturizer to your face. If your hands are dry and chapped, your fingers will absorb much of the moisturizer intended for your face. 3. Then, if it’s daytime, apply your sunscreen (even if your foundation has sunscreen on it). If it’s night, apply a light face cream. 4. Mist your face once more with the facial mist, but use a lighter layer than you used previously. This spray does not need to be visible. 5. Next, mix a pea-sized amount of your liquid foundation with a pea-sized amount of your facial moisturizer. 6. Apply the foundation and moisturizer combination to your face. The dew is done.
Step 5: Repeat
Now, daily, repeat step four, while making sure to smooth your skin with a cuticle remover or compatible skin care product. This repetition is critical because every day you moisturize your skin, you set it up for a fresh, healthy, dewy appearance. Enjoy the dew.