Want Glowy Skin for the New Year? Follow These Easy Tips
Dull skin is one thing we’d rather leave behind in 2019. But, with just T-minus one month until the ball drops, it’s about time to kick start our 2020 dewy-skin resolution. Highlighter is great and all, but in order to get that lit-from-within, au-naturale glow, you’re probably going to have to revamp your skin-care routine. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some tips and product recs to get your skin prepped and looking illuminated — just in time for New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #1: Add Collagen Powder
Coffee with a side of collagen peptides? Sounds like a no-brainer if you ask us. Vital Proteins has easy-to-use collagen peptide packets that the brand claims offer support for your skin, hair and nails.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #2: Don’t Forget to Cleanse
The dead of winter can take a toll on your skin — especially if you’re on the drier side. It’s important to use a cleanser that is designed to restore moisture and provide comfort, while also removing gross build-up, impurities and oil from your skin’s surface. It may seem self-explanatory, but cleansing your skin morning and night is the first step to having a radiant complexion come party time. We recommend CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #3: Tone, Tone, Tone
Glowing skin is extremely desirable. Oily skin on the other hand? Well, we would like to avoid that at all costs. Kiehl’s Calendula Toner is a great addition to your skin-care arsenal if you tend to get shiny. The formula contains both calendula and burdock root to help control excess oil production. Using this morning and night will help keep your skin from appearing slick when the clock strikes 12.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #4: Use a Vitamin C Serum
Nothing will kick your glow into overdrive quite like products with vitamin C and antioxidants. This SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic holy-grail serum lives up to the hype. It works to neutralize free radicals and prevent photoaging; this increased protection from the environment will have your skin looking younger and more youthful. Start using this serum ASAP for noticeable results in time for the new year.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #5: Treat Yourself to a Mask
You seriously can’t go wrong with the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask — I speak from experience. After applying the jelly texture all over your face, let the BHA and enzymes work their magic for 20 minutes. You’ll be shocked at how radiant your skin looks post-masking. Plus, your makeup will apply insanely smooth and sans pilling. It’s literally called a glow-giving mask, so add to cart (obviously) and use up to three times a week.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #6: Load Up on Moisture
Hydrated skin is imperative to getting your glow on. We hope you already have a hefty arsenal of serums, face oils and creams on rotation in your morning and nighttime routine. But whether or not that’s the case, adding Vichy Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer to your regime can only help boost your skin’s hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and Mineralizing Thermal Water, this light-weight gel will plump up your skin with hydration and make you look well-rested — even after one-too-many holiday parties.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #7: Feel Free to Add Something Extra
Lit-from-within is definitely a skin-first mission, but a little support from our makeup friends doesn’t hurt. We love Maybelline New York Chrome Jelly Highlighter because the jelly texture blends in with our natural skin and doesn’t leave behind a powdery look. Applying this on the high points of your face is a quick way to bring a little extra oomph to your New Year’s Eve look.
New Year’s Eve Glowing Skin Tip #8: Give a Misty Finish
Still don’t feel like you’ve reached your dewy potential? Lancôme Rose Milk Mist has you covered. It’s the perfect finishing touch to your fresh face, party-ready makeup or as a mid-celebration refresh. A quick spritz will noticeably illuminate your complexion and give the ultimate glow.