There’s no better feeling than going to put on makeup in the morning, looking in the mirror and thinking, “my skin is looking pretty clear today, I think I’ll skip the foundation.” Since no makeup-makeup is still so in (and there are no signs that it is going out of style anytime soon), having naturally glowing skin is more important than ever and anyone can achieve it! “It is absolutely a myth that only those blessed with beautiful skin can have [glowing skin],” says board-certified dermatologist and founder of SKINFIVE, Dr. Ava Shamban.
“Anyone with a solid skin care program can achieve the holy grail of glowing dewy skin no matter whether it’s dry or oily.” All you need is to perfect your skin care routine, and stick to it, applying the products every night, “like brushing your teeth,” Dr. Shamban says. On top of that, drink lots of water, eat fruits and veggies, and prioritize sleep over staying up until 2 A.M. scrolling through Instagram (I know, it’s hard). Want to learn more about how to achieve well-hydrated, naturally glowing skin, as well as the products that will help? Read on to get the 15 tips that will help you put the rad in radiant.
1. Stay hydrated!
I know, I know, you’ve heard it before, but anyone, including Dr. Shamban, will tell you that the key to healthy looking skin is staying hydrated af. So, grab yourself a cute water bottle (may I suggest a Hydroflask?) and make sure it’s with you at all times because no matter what else you do, if you’re not hydrated, your skin will show it.
2. Learn your skin type.
Before you can start treating your skin, it’s important to know what kind of skin you have. Is it oily, dry, or a combination? Do some research or head to the dermatologist to get a definite answer. This way, you can make the most out of the products you use by picking lotions, washes, and masks out that specifically target your skin’s biggest issues.
3. One word: sunscreen.
I don’t care if it isn’t even sunny out, you should be wearing sunscreen every. single. day. UV rays damage your skin cells, and make your skin’s surface uneven, meaning it won’t “reflect the light very well, hence no glowiness,” Dr. Shamban says. So, make it part of your morning routine and slap on suncreen every darn day!