Always envied the luminous glow that Bollywood actresses seem to have effortlessly? Want it too but don’t know where to begin? Well, we tell you how to get that radiant complexion in just 9 simple steps! Here’s all you need to do for glowing skin...
Step 1: Exfoliate Your Skin
Step one to get dreamy skin is exfoliating it to make sure that the dead skin cells are removed. Many people cleanse first and exfoliate later, but starting with exfoliation might actually give you better results as it removes debris and dead skin cells, which means that your cleanser is able to clean better.
POPxo Recommends: Anatomicals Apricot Face Scrub (Rs 175)
Step 2: Cleanse Well
Nobody ever achieved glowing skin without the most basic step - cleansing. Use a good cleanser without harsh chemicals and we promise you’ll see the difference in your skin!
POPxo Recommends: The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser (Rs 899)
Step 3: Use A Toner
A toner is something you should definitely include in your facial beauty regime now if you haven’t already! It takes care of your skin by restoring the pH balance and shrinking open pores. Just make sure you’re using an alcohol-free toner that doesn’t dry your skin out over time. Rose water is a smart choice.
POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water (Rs 250)
Step 4: Serum For Glowing Skin
A serum is a godsend for good skin. The intense boost of moisture that the active ingredients in serums provide replenish and restore tired-looking skin and infuse it with hydration. Get ready for luminous skin, ladies!
POPxo Recommends: Aviance Hydra Balance Moisture Infused Advanced Serum (Rs 1,099)
Step 5: Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
We’ve said it thrice to emphasize how important it is to moisturize! Your skin needs a dose of hydration and a barrier between the pollution you face every day. A good face cream is exactly what you need before you move on to your foundation.
POPxo Recommends: Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50 (Rs 520)
Step 6: Foundation On Fleek
Now that your skincare routine is done, let’s seal the deal for radiant complexion with some makeup! The most important thing for a good base is to have moisturized skin and to find a foundation that matches your skin tone as closely as possible. Blend it on your skin using a damp sponge (not your hands) in order to get a flawless natural finish!
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation (Rs 1,025)
Step 7: Concealer For Dark Spots
Some areas of your face might require more coverage than the foundation can provide. For such areas, that tend to be darker, like under eye dark circles and the area around your lips, we suggest you use a concealer.
POPxo Recommends: Oriflame The ONE IlluSkin Concealer - Nude Beige (Rs 299)
Step 8: Highlight The High Points
What’s a glowing skin essential? A highlighter, of course! Use a highlighter only on the high points of your face for some pretty dewiness - your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow. If you use it all over your face, you run the risk of looking like a disco ball rather than a girl with a radiant complexion!
POPxo Recommends: NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator (Rs 850)
Step 9: Set It All
And finally, the final step - use a translucent powder to set your makeup. Not only will it last longer that way, the powder will also diffuse fine lines and give your face a subtle luminous glow!
POPxo Recommends: Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder Small (Rs 400)
So go ahead, ladies - Get. Set. Glow!
Published on Nov 17, 2016