When it comes to setting a strong skincare foundation for winter, implementing a routine that prioritizes hydration usually comes to mind. And in the age of social media, that means looking like a glazed doughnut. (Really.) Over the last few months “glazed skin” has become a trending topic on TikTok, with content creators trying the look for themselves without the aid of makeup. But what exactly does it take to achieve skin that’s so hydrated, it mimics the appearance of the fan-favorite dessert?
Meet the Experts
Ildi Pekar is a celebrity esthetician.
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“For your skin to look healthy, it needs to be healthy,” says celebrity esthetician Ildi Pekar. “What you want is the even hydration-moisture balance that’s achieved by fortifying and protecting your skin barrier, which results in healthy skin.” Enter: Sunday Riley. Our line of skincare products are glowing additions to any hydration-boosting skincare routine aka the key to glazed skin. After introducing a gentle exfoliator to your weekly routine (without over-exfoliating), Pekar suggests using a combination of lightweight formulas to help your skin reach peak moisture. “You don’t need a fancy routine or a closet full of luxury products to achieve this goal,” she says. “You need an effective routine of products to maintain the results of monthly facials.”
As for skin glazing don’ts, Pekar is adamant about using products that are just-right in terms of weight, texture, and quantity. “While thicker balms, oils, and ointments may make your skin look slick, the result is oily rather than dewy,” she says. “Heavy products that sit on top of the skin not only increase the possibility of congestion and breakouts but can also hinder the efficacy of other products used by blocking their ability to penetrate into the skin.”
Ready to get started? Here’s everything you need — categorized in order of usage — to achieve the dewy, glazed look this season.
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