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How to Get Glowing Skin Without Makeup

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Skincare As Makeup: 6 Tips For Glowing Skin 

After years of layers of makeup, Instagram eyebrows, contouring, strobing and 3-shadow concept eye makeup looks, our culture has settled into a less “done” makeup moment. And it’s a good thing! We feel more confident wearing no makeup, or simply minimal makeup now and invest more time and energy into our skincare Regimens to keep our skin looking great so we can wear less—or even no—makeup.  

Skincare as makeup is the next frontier in beauty. That subtle strobing effect can start—and even end—with your skincare routine. A clear, glowing complexion starts with healthy skin and we all know the key to healthy skin is using a skincare routine consistently. Find skincare that works for you and addresses your main skin concerns to see the visible results you’re looking for. 

How to achieve glowier skin without the help of lots of highlighters and shimmer? Gorgeous, glowier skin is all about how you care for it—sometimes in place of a multi-step makeup Regimen. Here, our 6 best tips on how to get naturally glowing skin, fuller-looking natural lashes and thicker-looking brows.  

  1. A New Way To Get Glowing Skin

Glowing skin is exfoliated, smooth, hydrated and moisturized skin. That doesn’t mean your skin has to be perfect (nobody’s skin is perfect, after all). It’s about keeping your skin healthy and using the best products for your skin type and skin goals to keep it looking fresh and luminous. To achieve naturally glowing skin, it’s all about your lifestyle, hydration and skincare.  First off, you want to exfoliate your skin at least 2-3 times a week to keep your pores clear.  

  1. Hydration is a Necessity for Glowing Skin

Staying hydrated inside and out is important to looking your best without makeup. That means drinking a lot of water—investing in a large water bottle to use throughout the day to keep track may help you. Decaffeinated tea is another great way to up your water intake during the colder months of the year. Good hydration habits also include avoiding alcohol, which dehydrates your system and your body. Last, it’s all about hydrating your skin with a moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin looking beautiful.  

  1. An Antioxidant-Rich Diet Supports Glowy Skin

You want to ensure that both your diet and your skincare include antioxidants to get that natural-looking glow to your skin.  

Antioxidants not only protect your skin from the effects of free radicals, but they can also help reduce inflammation in your body—and more importantly, in your skin. Inflammatory damage in your skin can contribute to the formation of wrinkles, so antioxidants are an ingredient that can help with anti-aging skin goals.  

To help protect your skin from aging, you want to be mindful about choosing antioxidant-rich foods like berries, carotenoids like apricots and carrots and greens like spinach and broccoli.  

  1. Enhance your skin’s natural glow with tinted moisturizer  

A natural, no makeup look lets your skin glow on its own. For a little extra radiance, our Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid boasts SPF and is the perfect no-makeup makeup to give skin a subtle boost.  

  1. Lash Out

Enjoy a little mascara break and complete your subtle look with longer-looking lashes. Lash Boost is a total game changer when it comes to achieving longer, fuller-looking lashes. It’s a nightly eyelash serum that conditions and moisturizes lashes to promote the appearance of fuller, longer, darker-looking lashes. Routine is key when it comes to using this product. With nightly applications, you’ll see results.  

  1. Brows Around

Enhance your look with natural eyebrows—no pencil necessary. Brow Defining Boost can help you achieve that no makeup-makeup look when it comes to your arches. It is the best of the makeup and brow-conditioning serum worlds combined. A tinted brow gel that’s lightweight, think of it as a pigmented brow gel and a conditioning serum in one. It features fibers that increase the appearance of brow volume and fullness with buildable coverage. So, it instantly and over time creates the look of beautiful, defined, yet natural-looking brows. 

When you brush it on, it naturally tints brows to enhance color and shape. Over time, it helps boost the appearance of fuller, thicker and more defined brows. Brow Defining Boost is made with Lash Boost Technology, along with Cellulose Fibers and Castor Oil to help amplify the appearance of fullness and thickness instantly and overtime. Castor Oil helps moisturize and condition brows, while Cellulose Fibers, which are natural, renewable fibers, provide an instant volumizing effect. 

Alongside your skincare routine, add in one or all of these six simple steps and you’ll be able to get your glow on with or without makeup.