8 Ways to Get Glowing Skin

How to Get Glowing Skin

Healthy skin has an irresistible glow and energy, no matter what a person’s age. We get a lot of questions at goop on how to get glowing skin (GP’s makeup-free selfies are at least partially to blame), so we approach the subject from every angle. Every little bit counts: Diet, exercise, supplements, skin care, and even a judicious bit of self-tanner, blush, or bronzer are all ways to increase your skin’s natural exuberance.

The goop Glow Essentials

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    We start with the inside: great sleep, clean diet, as much sweat as we can make happen, and an every-morning glass of GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder, the antioxidant-rich superpowder that supercharges skin with nutrients.

  3. goop Wellness GOOPGLOW
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin
    goop, $60/$55 with subscription

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    Once a week, we start our morning routine the night before—with an exfoliating glycolic acid peel that we swipe on overnight. The glow we get the next morning (and all through the following week) is better than any makeup.

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  2. Morning Skin-Care Routine

    Morning skin care—for both face and body—can make a huge difference. We start with a nurturing cleansing routine and follow up with topical antioxidants, powerful serums, and superhydrators. Start preshower with a skin-invigorating dry brush, then once your skin is wet, do a thorough exfoliation to reveal your softest, smoothest skin.

  1. goop Body G.Tox Dry Brush
    goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate
    Dry Brush
    goop, $20
  2. goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW microderm instant glow exfoliator goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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  2. Vitamin C

    After you step out of the shower, smooth topical antioxidants onto your skin (if you’re not taking a shower or exfoliating, we love this as a first step). Here, 20% vitamin C is combined with naturally moisturizing hyaluronic acid for maximum results.

  3. goop beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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  2. Face Oil or Moisturizer

    A great oil or moisturizer comes next (wait a few minutes to let the antioxidants sink into skin, however). Rose hip oil, particularly in its most raw, unprocessed state, is super nourishing for skin—if it’s got a deep-orange color, it’s less processed. For face, Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is absolutely brilliant; so is The Youth Dew from May Lindstrom. And we made G.Day body oil with the rawest rose hip oil we could find, so it leaves your whole body feeling supple, deeply moisturized, and glowy.

    If you prefer a moisturizer to an oil, the rich RoseGlow face cream from Living Libations is made with less-processed rose hip oil, too—hence its pinkish, luminous appearance.

  1. goop Body G.Day Black Pepper + Rose Hip Energy Body Oil
    goop Beauty G.Day Black Pepper +
    Rose Hip Energy Body Oil
    goop, $60
  2. May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Facial Serum
    May Lindstrom The Youth Dew
    Hydrating Facial Serum
    goop, $140
  3. Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
    Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil goop, $44
  4. Living Libations RoseGlow Face Crème
    Living Libations RoseGlow Face Crème goop, $60

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  2. Clean Self-Tanner

    Depending on your skin tone, a subtle self-tan can warm up your whole look. The brilliance of the tanning water from Vita Liberata is not just its supreme blendability (it sidesteps streaks by turning into a delightful foam that’s especially easy to apply with the mitt), its total scentlessness, and its incredibly natural color; it also doesn’t transfer, at all. Truly, you can swipe it on and put on a white T-shirt afterward with no worry. The tan that develops in several hours is noticeable yet gorgeously low-key.

  1. Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
    Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water goop, $39
  2. Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt
    Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt goop, $6.50

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  2. Luminizing Highlighter

    A luminizing step—we love the Glow Drops gel-serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm—can instantly brighten your whole face without going into full-on shimmer or glitter territory. Some of us use it alone, while others love it as a primer.

    For more intense luminosity, highlighter—a pearlescent cream that comes in a variety of pale shades—is brilliantly versatile, in that you can use it under makeup, without makeup, mixed with moisturizer or foundation, or as a literal highlight on cheekbones, browbones, and even the Cupid’s bow. The ice-white cream from Tata Harper is gorgeous and especially amazing dotted at the inner corners of the eyes (you look instantly more awake). The rose-gold one from KORA Organics flatters just about every skin tone on earth, and the candlelit glow of the Peach Luminizer from RMS is pretty epic.

  1. Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops
    Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops goop, $145
  2. Tata Harper Very Highlighting
    Tata Harper Very Highlighting goop, $42
  3. Kora Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer
    KORA Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer goop, $28
  4. RMS Beauty Peach Luminizer
    RMS Beauty Peach Luminizer goop, $38

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  2. Blush and Bronzer

    Depending on your skin, a bright (but sheer) bit of blush or bronzer can amp up your glow significantly. The hot-pink lip-and-cheek balm from Olio E Osso is so sheer that it flatters practically any skin tone in the most subtle way; the hot-pink Lip2Cheek tint from RMS Beauty is even brighter, but still sheer, for a super flattering result.

    If your skin needs even more warming up, a creamy bronzer creates a dewy glow that’s hard to match. MANASI 7 makes a light, fluffy cream one in a pot for gorgeous, subtle sun-kissed color.

  1. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved
    RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved goop, $36
  2. Olio E Osso Balm in No. 2 French Melon
    Olio E Osso Balm in No. 2
    French Melon
    goop, $28
  3. (m)anasi 7 Bronzelighter
    MANASI 7 Bronzelighter goop, $58

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  2. Finishing Touches

    For minimalists (and for the makeup bag), the Pop Collection Palette from RMS gives you blush, highlighter, bronzer, and lip tint all in one brilliant compact; Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer delivers three different highlighter shades in one kit; and Kosas blush-and-bronzer palettes are made with shades that work beautifully together to warm and enliven skin.

  1. RMS Beauty Pop Collection
    RMS Beauty Pop Collection goop, $44
  2. Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer
    Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments
    Flash Luminizer
    goop, $32
  3. Kosas Creme Blush and Highlighter
    Kosas Crème Blush and
    goop, $34
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