How To Achieve A Hydrated, Glowy Look On Dry Skin

February 26, 2021

How To Achieve
A Hydrated, Glowy Look
On Dry Skin

Say goodbye to dry patches and hello to an illuminated complexion

The dewy look isn’t just reserved for one skin type. It’s possible for all complexions, even those with very dry skin, to achieve a lit-from-within look. All you need is the right skincare products and a brightening, lightweight BB cream. In this step-by-step guide we’ll teach you how to prep, treat and pamper your complexion as well as sharing our take on the best BB cream for dry skin, so that even the driest of faces can be hydrated and left with a gorgeous, natural-looking glow.

Photo credit: @indie_lee

First, remove dirt that may be dulling your shine

Before we can think about our makeup look or recommend a dewy foundation for dry skin, we must first prep our skin. Dead cells and dirt from environmental aggressors can cause skin to be dry, flaky and dull, so the only way to start any illuminating skincare routine is with a brightening face wash. Indie Lee’s aptly named Brightening Cleanser is the perfect product for the job. Infused with Strawberry Seed and Coconut Oil it removes all traces of makeup and grime, so your face is left feeling smooth and looking luminous.

Dewy Makeup on Dry Skin

Next, give your face a fit of hydration

Before you can get into creating a dewy foundation look for your dry skin, you must first tone your skin. After cleansing, follow up with an illuminating essence like Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner. It contains Watermelon Extract, an ingredient renowned in Korea for its ability to give dehydrated skin an instant and lasting injection of hydration. Use your finger to tap the product into your face, and you should be able to immediately notice the glow-inducing effects of the potent poly hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids. 

Photo credit: @glowrecipe

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Don’t forget to seal the moisture in

Before you rush ahead from skincare to makeup, don’t forget to lock in all that moisture you’ve just given to your complexion. Use a product like Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturiser all over your face, to cover it in a lightweight veil of hydration that will last all day. It will seal in all of the bouncy, dewy goodness the other products have created and leave your skin perfectly smooth and ready for base.

Choose makeup with skincare benefits to glow for longer

Instead of reaching for a traditional dewy foundation when you have dry skin, try a BB cream for dry skin instead. Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm is one of the best bb creams for dry skin available, because it's been created using innovative Knead Technology, and is infused with skincare benefits that help you to retain your glow all day long. A powerful blend of Pectin, Argan Seed Oil and SPF 15 is included in its lightweight formula, all of which help prevent dehydration, signs of ageing and sun damage. This makes it the ultimate glow getter and a must-have for anyone who wants a dewy foundation for dry skin that’s naturally radiant and smooth. It’s no wonder it was a Beauty Bible Awards 2020 winner.

Beauty Balm Application Now that you’ve read our guide to glowing even when you have dry skin, there’s no reason why you can’t be radiant all year long. If you need help finding your perfect Radiate Beauty Balm shade click here. Alternatively, book in for a free virtual consultation with one of our makeup artists. They'll help you work out your undertone and give you extra guidance on how to create a flawless base. ⁠

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