A soft dewy face says, “I’m youthful, I’m healthy, and Yes- I look good.” If you’re like me you’ve spent hours researching how to get that “just kissed by a beauty-mist” look. The problem with most diy recipes for dewy skin ends up leaving your face looking greasy, but don’t fret...in a matter of minutes your skin, and your inner Vanity Queen (or King) will thank you.
Step 1: Prepare your canvas
The first step is to exfoliate to remove dead skin. You can do a chemical peel, a facial scrub or use a manual exfoliating tool like a facial brush.
Step 2: Build layers of moisture
The true key to getting that moist, dewy look is actually having skin that is moisture rich. Dry skin will never achieve that vibrant dewy look. With that, our next steps on the road to “Operation Dewy Face” is to infuse the skin with serious moisture.
Step 3: Design and use a facial mist
My favorite thing to do in the morning is to spray my face with my own, customized facial mist. I created this mist for less than three dollars while I would have to shell out over $30 to buy a similar facial mist at stores. Here’s how to make your own facial mist:
- 1. Get a 4 to 8-ounce bottle with a spray nozzle or go environmental and recycle one that you have lying around your home.
- 2. Go to the drug store and go to the skin care aisle. Grab a 4-ounce bottle of “Rose Water” with glycerin. This is a generic, and thus cheap natural skin care product. Do not let the price deceive you though. This steal has almost all of the items you need to make a high-class facial mist- a rose hydrosol and a moisture locking ingredient glycerin.
- 3. While you are shopping, get a bottle of witch hazel. It’ will run you between two to four dollars.
- 4. Now, mix two ounces of the “Rose Water” mix with two ounces of the witch hazel in your bottle with a spray nozzle. Now you have a wonderful facial mist.
5. You can customize this facial mist by adding a few drops of essential oils like va ills, rose, lavender, geranium or ylang-ylang. Moreover, you can add a spring of rosemary, peppermint or citrus to your mist for added botanical benefits.
Step 4: Add on the layers of moisture to your skin
Now that you have smooth, clean skin, and a facial mist, you are ready to build the moisture layers that will create that darling dewy look.
Here’s how you create those moisture layers once your have smoothed your skin with the cuticle remover:
- 1. Spray your skin with your facial mist. A light layer of visible moisture should remain on your skin. The proceeding layers of moisturizers will lock in the moisture this facial spray offers.
- 2. Now, this step may seem silly, but it makes a noticeable difference in the final look of your skin. Cleanse your hands. Then rub raw Shea butter to your hands. This step matters because you are using your hands to apply Shea butter to your face. If your hands are dry and cracked, your fingers will absorb much of the Shea butter intended for your face.
- 3. Next, smooth on your sunscreen
4. Spray your face once more with the facial mist, but use a lighter layer than you did earlier. This spray does not need to be visible.
5. Smooth on your moisturizer onto your face. Dewy is done.
Step 5: Repeat
Now, repeat step four daily, while making certain to exfoliate 1 - 2 per week. This repetition is critical because each day that you infuse moisture into your skin, you prepare your skin for a fresh, healthy, dewy look. Enjoy the dew.