After religiously following your skincare routine day in and day out, all you expect is a little glow. But what you get in return is breakouts, dark circles and other unforeseen skin issues. This often makes you think: is glowing skin even real or is it just makeup and Instagram filters? Well, while filters do make our ‘I woke up like this’ posts attractive, you don’t have to depend on them each time to make your skin look glowy.

You can achieve a natural looking glow by using a combination of skincare and makeup products. Yes, really. Let us show you how.

 

Step 01: Stay hydrated

Step 01: Stay hydrated

We’ve said this many times before and we will say it again, one of the easiest ways to get healthy and glowing skin is simply by drinking enough water and consuming food with high water content. While internal hydration is important, so is external; do not forget to slather on moisturiser (yes, even if you have an oily skin type).

 

Step 02: Address problem areas

Step 02: Address problem areas

Understanding your skin’s needs will help you address the problems better. For example, if you have oily skin, start by following a skincare routine that will tackle issues related to your skin type — excess oiliness, large pores, etc. Using products formulated for your skin type and following an extensive skincare routine is half the job done to achieve the glowy skin of your dreams.

 

Step 03: Put those dewy products to good use

Step 03: Put those dewy products to good use

If you are a skincare and makeup junkie, you will have tons of hydrating and dewy makeup products in your kit. Make good use of it. Mix your illuminator with your moisturiser or foundation to add glow to your face. Use a cream blush to add a flush of colour to your cheeks for a youthful look. You can also set your makeup with a dewy setting spray to make your skin look glowing instantly.

 

Step 04: Invest in a bronzer

Step 04: Invest in a bronzer

If you don’t have bronzer in your makeup kit already, it’s time you get one! It will add dimension to your look and give your skin a sun-kissed glow. Just one quick swipe is all it takes to get that glow without looking OTT.

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