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Your favorite products cant penetrate into your skin if dirt, grime, and sweat are in the way. Make sure to wash your face twice daily and cleanse in an upward circular motion for at least 60 seconds.
Editors Pick: [Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Cleansing Gel] (https://www.birchbox.com/product/36557 ) ($26)
Dead skin cells are glow blockers, incorporate an exfoliator into your routine to remove those skin cells and reveal brighter fresher skin. Check the product packaging for instructions and be careful not to overuse them. Exfoliating speeds up your cell turnovertry to do it at least once a week, adds Lakeisha.
Editors Pick: Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator ($34)
It might seem like an extra step, but believe us toner makes a big difference. Its worth the investment. The minerals in tap water can be a bit harsh on the skin and sometimes throw off your skins pH, explains Lakeisha. Toners help rebalance, so when you use it on a cotton pad you are wiping away traces of minerals from your tap water that can sit in the skin.
Editors Pick: [Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic] (https://www.birchbox.com/product/27221) ($29)
Your skin needs moisture all year round. But make sure to adjust accordingly to the season, Lakeisha stresses. For warmer months, use a light weight cream, lotion or water based moisturizer. FYI: Lakeisha uses [DR. JART+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel] (https://www.birchbox.com/product/30886) ($39) in the video above.
Still looking for your perfect moisturizer? Lakeisha has a few ingredient pointers. She suggests the following based on your needs:
Hyaluronic acid (for dehydrated skin)
Editors Pick: Alder New York Everyday Face Moisturizer ($32)
Sea buckthorn oil (for dry skin)
Editors Pick: Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer ($16)
Green tea (for sensitive skin)
Editors Pick: Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer ($23)
Salicylic acid (for oily/acne-prone skin)
Editors Pick: [suki balancing day lotion] ($35.95) (https://www.birchbox.com/product/39376)
BONUS: FACE OIL
Oil locks in moisture, so your glow lasts longer. But dont just slather that precious face oil all over and hope for the bestopt for the push/press method instead. Its a gentler way to apply oils and serums, explains Dale. You are pushing the product into the skin first instead of smearing it on. Remember, when massaging apply in an upward motion against gravity.
Editors Pick: [Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil] (https://www.birchbox.com/product/38060) ($40)
Time for a little make up.
By now your skin is glowing beautifully. Here are a few light makeup tips (should you choose to wear some) to help maintain your glow all day.
Strobe cream sometimes moves foundation around when applied on top. Target areas like the highest points of your face (i.e. top of the cheek bone, bridge of the nose, chin, center of the forehead) and gently tap in. You want to apply this before your tinted moisturizer so that it gives your skin a dewy and subtle glow, shares Lakeisha.
Editors Pick: M.A.C. Cosmetics Strobe Cream ($34)
To keep your makeup looking and feeling light, start with one full pump of tinted moisturizer or concealer and apply it only where needed. In terms of tools, Lakeisha shares, I prefer a brush for the initial application, then use my fingers to add a bit more coverage where needed.
Editors Pick: W3LL PEOPLE Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer SPF30 ($28.99)
Fake a sun-kissed glow without spending hours in the sun. Select a bronzer one to two shades darker than your current complexion. For naturally looking results, Dale suggests Applying it just below the cheekbone, at your temple and a little at you hairline if needed.
Editors Pick: W3LL PEOPLE Bio Baked Bronzer Pressed Powder ($24.99)
A few finishing touches like tidying up your brows, applying mascara, and a little lip gloss dont hurt shrugs.
Editors Pick: R+Co Magic Wand Brow Gel ($20)
Editors Pick: Benefits Cosmetics Theyre Real! Lengthening Mascara ($25)
Editors Pick: Winky Lux Glazed Donut Lip Gloss ($15)
And...thats all you need to glow from A to Z.