1. Stay healthy 1
The first rule to beautiful skin is to start on the inside. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to help flush out water retention and keep your body hydrated. Opt for at least 8 full glasses of water a day; this will also help keep skin clear. A balanced diet, good vitamins (prenatal or multi), and plenty of fruits and veggies will also contribute to a healthy and clear complexion.
2. Exfoliate 2
3. Moisturize 3
Apply a deeply hydrating serum like Truth Serum before your moisturizer for a flawless complexion. Opt for a serum that is oil-free and contains a collagen-boosting formula. This will leave your skin bright, smooth and plump. Not to mention, also help your makeup go on better.
5. Cover Imperfections 5
Give yourself a little pick me up with Laura Mercier Secret Brightener to hide any dark circles, shadows or discolorations.
6. Highlight your assets 6
Take a highlighter and apply along your cheek bones, nose and brow bones to create a nice, radiant glow. I like Benefit's High Beam. This highlighter in a bottle works perfectly on a range of skin tones!
7. Blush it on 7
For a nice wash of color and a gorgeous flushed look, add a cream based blush on the apple of your cheeks. Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow will give skin some natural looking color and won't look like you're trying too hard!
8. Finish with lips 8
Top off your look with a shimmery lip gloss like NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger to highlight your pout.