Glowy complexions for all skin types
FACT: we all want healthy skin. All of us. And healthy skin is glowy, radiant and luminous. But nailing said skin is tough. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, there are hurdles to jump over and problems to tackle. But no stress – we know how to combat them, and we’re sharing our awesome tips, tricks and winning product suggestions with you, you lucky thing…
SKIN TYPE: dry
A lot of people suffer from dry skin during season changes, but those who are the true owners of dry skin will experience dry, tight, flaky skin all year round. This is because your skin cells are naturally dehydrated and shrivel up as a result, which then causes the skin to look dull, lacklustre and dry.
How to make dry skin glowy: the good news for dry skin sufferers is you can afford to utilise radiance-inducing products without fear of causing oil slicks. Look for hydrating creams that contain luminous pigments, and mix liquid illuminators with your foundation for a truly glowy effect. Try: Pelactiv Vita C+ Day Radiance, Revlon Absolute C Radiance Moisture Crème, and MeMeMe Beat the Blues Skin Illuminator.
SKIN TYPE: oily
You know you’ve got oily skin if your t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is prone to shininess, you have enlarged pores, are prone to blackheads, or you suffer from breakouts as a result of overactive sebaceous glands. You probably find yourself using a lot of powders, and avoiding luminisers altogether for fear of looking excessively shiny.
How to make oily skin glowy: although having oily skin can be beneficial in keeping skin hydrated and youthful down the track, it does cause problems in the present when you’re trying to look radiant – as opposed to overly oily. The trick is wise product suggestions (read: powdered illuminators instead of creams) and even wiser product placement (read: apply it to your cheeks and brow bones only, and avoid the nose area). A radiance-inducing primer will also keep oil slicks at bay, while maintaining a youthful glow. Try: Garnier Youthful Radiance Multi-Action Day Cream, Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, and mineral fusion Bronzer.
SKIN TYPE: redness prone
If you find you’re regularly sporting abnormal flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, it’s highly likely gaining an even, uniformed complexion without any irritation is your main aim. It’s not impossible to also add a little glow to that mix, though…
How to make red skin glowy: when it comes to skin care, look for calming and redness reducing products. Applying them from the get-go will mean you skin is more even-toned by the time you apply your foundation. Apply a sensitive-skin friendly foundation (think mineral or certified organic) and follow-up with a skin-soothing illuminator. Try: Dermalogica UltraCalming Redness Relief SPF20, ASAP Pure Mineral Make-up, and Prestige Cosmetics Skin Loving Minerals Sun Baked Bronzing Powder.
What skin type do you have? Do you like to have luminous skin? What glow-inducing tips and tricks do you have for your skin type?
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