When summer rolls around, all most of us want is to rock that dewy, just-got-home-from-the-beach look. There’s something about dewy skin that makes you look fresh, radiant and ready to take on anything life throws your way. If you’re wondering how to get dewy skin without looking like you just stepped out of the shower, we’re giving you our best tips so you can head into the summer looking as glowing and vibrant as possible!
What is Dewy Skin?
Dewy skin is a type of skin finish. Unlike matte skin that’s void of any excess oil, dewy skin has a moist appearance. Dewy skin has natural oils that reflect light and make your skin look glowing and radiant. It was made popular by celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and is achieved with strategic highlighting and bronzing.
Dewy skin makes you look young and vibrant! It leaves your skin looking well moisturized, and softens fine lines and imperfections. It makes your skin look healthy and gives off the illusion of an active lifestyle (whether you have one or not!).
5 Ways to Fake Dewy Skin
1. Always Wear Sunscreen
Tanned skin and dewy skin don’t always go hand in hand. When you give your skin too much sun exposure, it actually thickens up the layer of dead skin on the surface, causing it to look dull and rough. However, if you wear sunscrean on the daily, it allows your skin to stay young, plump, and glowy.
2. Apply Makeup Immediately After Moisturizing
If you want the look of dewy skin, slather on your moisturizer and apply your foundation and concealer immediately afterwards. This allows your foundation and concealer to blend in more easily, giving you a gorgeous, glowing finish.
3. Use a Cream Blush
Loose and pressed powder blush mattifies the skin, so a cream blush is your best bet for a dewy complexion. Apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks, along the sides of your forehead, down your T-zone, and even over your eyelids for a natural flush.
4. Use a Moisturizing Mist
There are lots of great options out there for moisturizing mists you can use over your makeup. Whenever you want to give your skin a moisture boost, apply a spritz to plump up your skin and make it glow!
5. Fake Tanner
While fake tanner used to set off the oompa loompa alarm, there are really great quality fake tanners out there these days. A natural looking fake tan will make your skin look radiant and help give you that dewy skin look you’re going for.
Photography | Kate Redko @r.ekaterina_ph
Model | Anastasia Erdman @anastasiaerdman
MUA | Darya Remsha @remsha_mua
If you’re ready to rock gorgeous, dewy skin every day, use these tips and they’re sure to help you glow!