There’s healthy skin — and then there’s gorgeous, dewy skin. Getting the former isn’t much of a chore, but achieving that radiant, dewy skin you see in beauty magazines takes a little effort.
With that said, it’s probably easier than you think! In this post from the skin care experts SiO, you’ll learn how to get dewy skin in 12 easy steps.
Follow these tips and your skin will glisten like a flower in the morning sunshine!
What’s Dewy Skin?
If you’ve ever seen a woman with skin that looks like a fresh mountain spring is ready to start flowing forth from her cheeks — well, that’s dewy skin. Dewy skin is skin that’s so hydrated it almost looks like it will start leaking if you poke it.
You might also think of dewy skin as a ripe piece of fruit, like a grape or a strawberry. When it’s fresh off the vine, the grape or strawberry will be luscious, full of color, and visibly full of juices.
That’s what dewy skin is! When your skin is so healthy and hydrated that you can practically see the moisture, you have reached a state of skin care nirvana.
What Prevents Dewy Skin?
Before we get to the 12 tips that’ll help you achieve dewy skin, it’s important to talk about what prevents dewy skin in the first place.
Aging is both an unstoppable force and the cause of many skin care issues. As you grow a little older, your skin simply isn’t as healthy and resilient as it was when you were in your early 20s.
But don’t lose hope! There are plenty of things you can do to fight the effects of aging, like wearing SiO Beauty patches at night while you sleep.
Clinically proven to boost moisture and reduce the depth of wrinkles in as little as one night, SiO Beauty patches are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to get that glowing, dewy skin you’ve been dreaming of.
Just like your height or your hair and eye color, many characteristics of your skin — including its dewiness — are determined by DNA.
While some lucky ladies are blessed with skin that never seems to form wrinkles, the rest of us ordinary souls have to deal with things like crow’s feet, lip lines, laugh lines, and under-eye wrinkles.
Skimping On Skin Care
Sometimes, an extensive skin care routine can seem like a ton of work. Between a career, a family, and trying to find time for yourself, skin care might sometimes take a back seat.
But if you’re after gorgeous, dewy skin, making time for complete skin care is crucial!
Having healthy, dewy skin is about much more than just skin care — it’s about overall wellness. Here are some unhealthy habits that can prevent you from having dewy skin:
- Eating too much junk food and not enough fruits and veggies
- Drinking alcohol too often and/or to excess
- Sleeping fewer than six hours per night
- Not getting enough exercise
All of these factors can contribute to skin problems and keep your skin from glowing.
How To Get Dewy Skin in 12 Easy Steps
1) Cleanse Properly
It’s universally understood that cleansing your face twice per day is important. But are you cleansing the right way? Follow these tips:
- Use a gentle cleanser — not a harsh soap, clay, or oil-based cleanser.
- Wet your face with warm (not hot) water and rinse with cold water.
- Lather gently! No need to lather your cleanser on too vigorously.
- Always pat your skin dry gently with a soft towel.
These simple tips will help you along your path to dewy skin.
2) Exfoliate Regularly
Since millions of dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin each and every day, it’s essential to exfoliate.
Use a gentle, natural exfoliating scrub rather than harsh synthetic exfoliators, like microplastics. Exfoliate once or twice per week for best results.
3) Try Toner
Toners are an oft-forgotten step in many women’s skin care routine, but they can work wonders and help you get that dewy skin you’re after.
A good toner will balance your skin’s pH level and prepare it to absorb all of the fabulous vitamins and minerals in the other products you’re getting ready to treat your skin with.
4) Start Using Serum
If you’re not already using one, start using a serum to pamper your skin. Choose one with plenty of vitamins (especially A, C, and E), retinol, and hyaluronic acid.
These ingredients will work together to nourish and replenish your skin into dewy perfection.
5) Moisturize All The Time
Moisturizing is crucial. You should be moisturizing no less than twice per day — once in the morning and then once again at night.
Always put your moisturizer on last, since it basically acts as a seal on the surface of your skin to keep nutrients and hydration locked into your skin cells.
6) Apply Sunscreen Every Morning
For most women, exposure to the sun’s UV rays does more harm to skin cells than any other factor. That’s why it’s so important to apply sunscreen each and every day!
Many moisturizers have a little SPF in them, so try to kill two birds with one stone and use one of these as your morning moisturizing product.
7) Use A Hydrating Face Mist
Face mists are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They provide a nice little boost of moisture to your skin while also giving you a bit of fragrance and helping you feel refreshed.
8) Remove Makeup Gently
Make sure to remove your makeup gently! Try using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup as part of a double-cleanse, like those found in Japanese skin care routines or Korean skin care routines.
If you’re not into oil cleansers, we recommend micellar water to remove makeup.
9) Stay Hydrated
Remember the analogy at the beginning of this article about dewy skin being like a juicy grape or strawberry?
Well, you can’t get that look without plenty of water in your skin cells! Make sure to drink at least 64 ounces per day.
10) Live A Healthy Lifestyle
All of your lifestyle choices play a role in your body’s health — that includes the health of your skin! To get dewy skin, follow these easy tips:
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes no less than three times per week.
- Get at least six hours of beauty sleep every night.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut back on junk food and soda.
- Drink alcohol in moderation and quit using tobacco products if you currently do.
These habits will not only help your skin look better, but they will also improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Research posted on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website has shown that stress can have a negative effect on your skin. That’s why it’s so important to make time for yourself.
Take a hot bath, read, go to a yoga class, or go for a night out with the gals — whatever it is you enjoy most, give yourself the time to unwind and relax.
12) Wear SiO Beauty Patches
If you want to work toward dewy skin 24/7 — even while you sleep! — then SiO Beauty patches are exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Made from the highest quality medical-grade silicone, SiO Beauty patches are clinically proven to provide a big boost of moisture and reduce the depth of wrinkles in as little as one night.
The beauty experts at SiO have you covered with beauty patches for all the most important regions of your skin— your brow, your eye and smile region, and your neck.
All you need to do is wear these patches while you get your beauty sleep (or for a few hours during the day as a quick skin care boost) and you’ll wake up to smooth, dewy skin! What more could a woman want?