A Brilliant Hack to Make Dry Skin Look Dewy Instantly
Want to know how to get dewy skin? Below, we’re sharing a hack that can make dry skin look dewy in seconds—and you don’t even need any makeup!
These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a gal who wasn’t after dewy skin. Forget the fact that it’s all over runways and red carpets, dewy skin—otherwise known as a glowing complexion sans grease—is a high-ranking achievement viewed as a status symbol of sorts among the beauty elite. It makes sense: The result is delicate, fresh, and quite honestly gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want that for their skin? Plus, the look works well for any age.
And while a natural, lit-from-within glow may look effortless to achieve on some skin types, don’t let that fool you. Mastering the perfect dew is trickier than it seems, especially when your skin feels drier than the Sahara. But what if we told you there was a way to achieve a dewy glow this season in less than a few minutes? Best of all, this brilliant hack won’t make your skin shimmer excessively—a dead giveaway into your faux glow efforts—like a disco ball. Keep reading to discover how to get dewy skin without looking sweaty or oily!
HOW TO GET DEWY SKIN: MIX FACIAL OIL & FACIAL MOISTURIZER
You moisturize year-round (right?). Not only does hydrated skin appear more vibrant and plump, regularly moisturizing can help smooth the appearance of visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. What’s more, some moisturizers contain light-diffusing particles that can help skin reflect light for temporary radiance. That’s great on its own but if you really want to achieve an enviable glow, mix a few drops of facial oil into your moisturizer before applying it next time. You could also use hydrating serum instead of facial oil if you wish. The result? Supple, hydrated skin with a subtle all-over shine.
Pro tip: If you’re applying makeup and setting it all in place with powder, spritz some face mist over your face as a last step and gently press it into your skin. Since some powders can kill your skin’s glow, face mist can add that moisture back onto your complexion for a fresh, dewy appearance.
This hack can work with the facial oil and moisturizer you have in your arsenal, but if it’s time for a restock, consider one of these tried-and-true facial oils from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
VICHY NEOVADIOL MAGISTRAL ELIXIR
If dryness and aging skin are top concerns for you, Vichy’s Neovadiol Magistral Elixir needs to be added to your regimen, stat. Rich in omega oil, this restoring oil helps replenish the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and supple. Add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer for a boost in visible radiance.
Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir, $55 MSRP
Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil
Enhanced with seven botanical oils, this lightweight oil glides effortlessly onto the skin. As a result, the skin looks healthy and bright.
Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil, $185 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS AGE-PERFECT CELL RENEWAL FACIAL OIL LIGHT
On a tight budget? Reach for this drugstore facial oil. The lightweight formula—with LHA and a blend of eight essential and precious oils—refreshes and renews the skin’s surface.
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil
This multi-purpose, restorative dry oil— enhanced with Moroccan Argan Oil and naturally-derived emollients—helps smooth the skin for a healthy-looking, radiant sheen. Upon application, it leaves behind a silky feel and helps improve skin’s appearance and texture.
This elixir was made for mixing—the name even says so! The formula–powered by a nourishing blend of nutrients and antioxidants–can be worn alone for a fresh glow or it can be mixed into your moisturizer or foundation.
Urban Decay Drop Shot Mix-In Facial Oil, $34 MSRP
CERAVE SKIN RENEWING GEL OIL
Formulated with a unique blend of ceramides and sunflower, this skin renewing gel oil provides intense hydration and instantly improves skin radiance.
Cerave Skin Renewing Gel Oil, $16 MSRP
MOISTURIZERS: 6 PRODUCTS TO TRY NOW
Facial oil? Check. Next up you’ll need a moisturizer to mix it into. Here are some of our favorites from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAY MOISTURIZER
Searching for a moisturizer that can leave your skin feeling softer and smoother? You’ll be pleased to know that this budget-friendly, SPF-rich moisturizer can do just that. Blended with vitamin C, glycolic acid, and Pro-Retinol, you can expect this formula to help even your skin’s tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
VICHY MINERAL 89
This beauty booster—powered by hyaluronic acid and Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water—helps soothe and strengthen the skin. What’s more? It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, since it’s free of parabens, silicones, fragrances, colorants, and alcohol.
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP
IT COSMETICS CONFIDENCE IN A CREAM
They call it confidence in a cream for a reason. This quick-absorbing moisturizer can give your skin a supple, healthier appearance upon application. Ideal for all skin types, the formula can also reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles. The best part? You’re bound to see more dramatic results with continued use.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in A Cream, $48 MSRP
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE GEL CREAM
No need to resort to greasy textures to get your daily dose of skin moisture. This oil-free (and non-greasy) gel cream intensely hydrates and conditions the skin for long-lasting moisture.
LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE DAILY SOOTHING MOISTURIZER
If you have sensitive skin, you’re likely no stranger to formulas that don’t agree with your delicate complexion. But, we’re happy to report you don’t have to compromise comfort for hydration with this moisturizer. Keeping sensitive skin types in mind, the fragrance-free formula—with antioxidant Thermal Spring Water—absorbs quickly and soothes the skin.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Daily Soothing Moisturizer, $28.99 MSRP
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL RICH CREAM
If dry skin is your top area of concern, you’ll want to pair your facial oil with a rich cream that can recover your skin’s natural glow in a cinch. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, this moisturizer provides immediate and long-lasting hydration.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream, $31 MSRP