Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You may already have your outfit all picked out and a reservation set at a romantic restaurant for you and your S.O. But have you given any thought to changing up your skin care routine in the weeks leading up to February 14th? Valentine’s Day falls smack dab in the middle of winter, and all that time spent in the cold air and indoor heating can lead to dry skin and dullness. If you want dewy-looking skin in time for the biggest date night of the year, we’ve got you covered. Below, find our best skin care tips for creating the appearance of radiant skin with skin care product recommendations including a facial cleanser, moisturizer, and face mask, along with our best makeup tips for faking a glowing complexion.
Beauty Tip #1: Wash Your Face with a Clay Facial Cleanser
Your first step to creating the appearance of glowing skin? That’d be picking out the right facial cleanser! The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox and Brighten Cleanser is formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities from the surface of skin without over-drying. Immediately, skin is purified of dirt, oil, and pollution and looks revitalized with a fresh glow. Use after use, dull skin appears more radiant and luminous. To use, squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the facial cleanser onto your face using circular motions, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Beauty Tip #2: Exfoliate with a Face Scrub
Dead skin cell buildup in winter can leave skin looking especially lackluster. Enter: exfoliation. Use a face scrub to help remove this buildup for skin that glows on Valentine’s Day. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Sugar Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Sugar Scrub, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Sugar Scrub are formulated to gently yet effectively exfoliate the surface of skin. Immediately, skin looks smoother and feels softer. Apply your face scrub of choice to dry skin, then massage over your face with wet fingers. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use three times a week. Oh, and don’t forget about your lips! If you’re gearing up for a V-Day smooch, use any of these face scrubs on your lips to help smooth and refine their appearance.
Beauty Tip #3: Hydrate Your Skin with a Water-Based Moisturizer
One of the best ways to create the appearance of dewy skin is by keeping up with your moisturizing routine. Look for a water-based moisturizer for a boost of hydration, and apply it after cleansing morning and night. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to provide long-lasting hydration.
Beauty Tip #4: Pamper your Skin with a Charcoal Mask
Let’s face it: Not all of us have the luxury of scheduling a weekly facial at a luxury spa. Luckily, you can help brighten the appearance of your skin by using a charcoal mask. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is formulated to draw out the buildup of dirt, impurities, and pollution from the surface of your skin, reduce the appearance of dull skin, and increase luminosity. Immediately, skin looks brighter. Three times a week, apply an even layer of face mask to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Beauty Tip #5: Layer on a Highlighter Lotion
If you want to go the no makeup, makeup route, use a glow-enhancing lotion, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, after applying moisturizer. With a single small dollop, you can help boost the look of your skin’s radiance.
Beauty Tip #6: Dot on a Radiant Finish Primer
If you can’t imagine stepping out without makeup on, the first step of your makeup routine should be to apply a glowing primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Apply it all over your face or dot it onto targeted areas.
Beauty Tip #7: Apply a Radiant Finish Foundation
After that beautifully glow-y primer comes the opportunity to apply a dewy-finish foundation. To get the look, squeeze some of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and stipple it onto your skin.
Beauty Tip #8: Apply Highlighter in All the Right Places
To take your no makeup, makeup look to the next dewy level, dab a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops onto your cheekbones, brow bones, and tip of your nose.
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