No Coverage, Just Glow: 7 Skincare Steps To Follow To Look Radiant Sans Makeup

Eden NoronhaEden Noronha  |  Sep 29, 2021
No Coverage, Just Glow: 7 Skincare Steps To Follow To Look Radiant Sans Makeup


A full face of makeup is all fine and dandy, but sometimes your skin just needs to breathe. Gaining full coverage from a skincare-infused foundation or even your trusted tinted BB cream is always a great way to correct discolouration and camouflage blemishes, but wouldn’t it be nice to be comfortable in your own skin without the coverage for a change? Every once in a while, it is okay to skip makeup and embrace your skin in all its glory.

That being said, you don’t have to compromise on your appearance just because you are skipping makeup for the day. I mean, what if you run into your crush in the supermarket and you wish you’d done something to look more attractive. Well, let me tell you, your skin is amazing and it can look even more bomb with the right skincare products and routine. It is a fuss-free way to rock clean and clear skin with a natural glow. Scroll down to find out which skincare steps and products can get you glowing sans makeup. 

7 Steps To Get Glowing Skin Sans Makeup

Follow through for healthy-looking skin always.

Step 1: Gentle Cleansing

Whether your skin falls under the oily, normal, acne-prone, dry or combination skin type category, you must understand that facial cleansers should be gentle on your skin so that it doesn’t disrupt the skin’s pH balance. A hydrating gel cleanser infused with natural ingredients is your best bet to achieve clean skin that is well-nourished and healthy. A gentle cleanser will also not aggravate any existing skin conditions.

Step 2: Toning & Applying Essences

After cleansing, it is ideal to apply a toner or a skin essence to neutralise your skin and give it a boost of antioxidants. You can even go in with a toner and an essence if you space it out well. Look for toners or essences with moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid and avoid products that contain alcohol.

Step 3: Serums & Ampoules

We love a good vitamin C serum as it will treat dark spots and brighten your skin. You can choose a hydrating serum of your choice that works well for your skin type and is well absorbed. Ampoules are more concentrated versions of your serum and you can use them in case you require targeted action for acne, wrinkles or dark spots. Make sure to apply the product with the thinnest consistency first and then wait for a few seconds until you apply the next one. Ideally, we suggest you apply the ampoule first and then go in with a serum.

Step 4: Iridescent Eye Cream

This is a lovely way to add an extra layer of hydration to your eye area and also blur out dark circles. Iridescent eye creams are unique products that nourish the under eye and lid areas with the right kind of moisture while delivering an ethereal glow to make dark circles less visible.

Step 5: Illuminating Moisturiser

Another glow-boosting product that helps your skin stay healthy and offers a gorgeous glow. We love illuminating moisturisers with a slightly pinkish tone or ones with a gold-tone for deeper skin tones. You can even play with both hues of illuminating moisturiser to get a makeup-like effect except it’s purely skincare. Go in with pink illuminating moisturiser on your cheeks and the gold illuminating moisturiser all over your face and neck.

Step 6: Non-Greasy Sunscreen

A lightweight sunscreen is necessary and it will help your skin stay protected from UV damage and even environmental aggressors. You just have to choose the right one. There are many new formulas that work wonders for your skin in terms of appearance as well. Think sunscreen essences, gels, or spray-on formulas. 

Step 7: Pearlescent Lip Balm

Last but not the least, you cannot forget about the skin on your lips. Opt for a pearlescent lip balm in a tinted formula for a unanimous glow. 

Your skin is now ready to slay sans makeup. You may even dare to ditch filters for those Insta selfies.

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