Beautiful, Glowing Skin in 4 Steps

Beautiful, Glowing Skin in 4 Steps

How to get gorgeous and glowing skin — even when the elements are working against you.



By: Nadie Jolie

No matter how cold it is, your complexion can look fresh, dewy and peachy thanks to a few insider tricks. Here are our tried and true secrets for looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

1. Exfoliate
We've said it a million times, and we'll keep repeating it until the cows come home. Beautiful skin is well-exfoliated skin. By giving your complexion the best possible base and getting rid of dry, dull, flaky build-up, you're allowing active ingredients from products to penetrate your skin (and work better) while revealing the beautiful, fresh new skin underneath.

Whether you use a chemical mask or peel, a manual scrub, or simply a good ol' washcloth, regular exfoliation several times per week will procure almost instant glam results.

Editor’s Pick: Olay Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser

2. Moisturize
No matter what type of skin you have — dry, oily or combination — you need to moisturize. It's important to choose the right delivery system for your skin's unique needs: If you're oily or acne-prone, try a sleek-but-effective serum that sinks in quickly and won't cause breakouts.

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Aim to moisturize twice daily, and apply it right (this is key). Pat in your moisturizer immediately after washing your face for a proper application.

Editor’s Pick: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

3. Hydrate
There's a reason dermatologists (and red-carpet-ready celebs) are always touting the benefits of prodigious amounts of water.

Your skin is your body's biggest organ, so load up on the H2O — it'll do wonders for your complexion! If you're dehydrated, your skin will show it from the inside out, resulting in a sallow complexion.

Hydrated skin is plump, glowy, happy skin.

4. Glow
A little makeup assistance — achieved with the lightest hand and savviest eye — will fool everybody into thinking you've gotten plenty of beauty sleep. Dot a luminizing balm across your temples, cheekbones and on your brow bone. The subtle shimmer will catch the light, making you look positively radiant.

Editor’s Pick: COVERGIRL truMAGIC in Luminizer

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