The beauty industry is moving away from heavy makeup, with the focus shifting to healthy skin. Skinimalism is the latest trend on the block, a simple skincare routine for healthy, glowing skin. Inspired by Korean skincare, women across the globe are now aspiring for skin that is smooth and radiant.
Beauty blogger of the week Alana Mitchell is a trained esthetician with more than 13 years of experience in the industry. Her blog “SkincareByAlana” focuses on targeted skincare solutions with effective products. Alana is also a firm believer in achieving healthy and supple skin that doesn’t need high coverage makeup. Here are some of her favorite skincare tips for dewy skin.
Alana’s Favorite Skincare Products for Dewy, Glass Skin
1. Double Cleansing
Alana’s idea of a double cleanse is to first remove makeup and then deep clean the pores. She recommends a gel-based cleanser for makeup removal followed by a clay-based cleanser to remove excess oil from the pores. This double cleansing routine will remove any congestions from the skin and will offer it a smooth finish.
To remove any patches of dullness or dead skin from the face, Alana recommends a gentle physical scrub. She says that massaging the face with a gentle exfoliant 2-3 times a week is ideal. This step will brighten your skin and will remove any texture from dead skin too.
3. Sheet Masks
According to Alana, you shouldn’t leave your skin dry for more than a minute after washing your face. After the cleanser has removed excess oil from your pores, you need to add back hydration to the skin. For this, you can use a hydrating sheet mask that will also shrink your pores and tighten your skin for a youthful look.
4. Hydrating Toners & Serums
Alana loves hydrating toners with soothing ingredients like green tea and cucumber. These toners can penetrate the skin and add back hydration. Next, she likes to apply a hydrating serum with Hyaluronic Acid. The serum will make your skin soft and supple and also strengthen your skin barrier.
To add extra radiance to her skin, Alana gravitates towards active elements like vitamin C and retinol. Vitamin C fights free radical damage and reduces dark spots. On the other hand, retinol encourages faster skin renewal and offers bright and youthful skin. You can add these active ingredients to your skincare regimen for that added glow, after understanding their dos and don’ts.
Alana’s secret to glass skin is a tinted moisturizer during the day that can hide minor imperfections. She also recommends using sunscreen every day to protect your skin from photoaging.
These simple yet effective skincare tips can help you achieve flawless skin without makeup. For more beauty tips and tricks, check out Alana’s blog post.