How to Get Glowing Skin Without Bronzer

You want glowing skin but tired of “faking” it with bronzer? Well, to get a truly illuminated complexion, you have to know the proper skincare techniques. Here are the best things you can do to get that glowing skin.

Use Topical Antioxidants like Vitamins C and E

“Free radicals contribute to a breakdown in the skin’s collagen and leave it looking dull and sluggish,” says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. “Keep skin looking fresh and bright with an antioxidant serum like the Vitamin C & E Treatment ($65),” she says.

Replenish Moisture

One of the leading causes of dull skin is dehydration. To treat dehydrated skin you have to dive deep to replenish moisture and the best way to do that is with a humectant called hyaluronic acid. This ingredient helps skin retain water and plump it up from the inside. 

An easy way to do this is with a facial mask. We like the Hado Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($15). It offers an intense yet gentle infusion of super hyaluronic acid and Soy Peptides, Collagen and Vitamin E for immediate results.

Eat smarter

It sounds simple and it is. Certain foods can help your skin immensely. “Internally, grapefruit is a great example of a fruit that is loaded with skin-protective antioxidants and also has a high water content, which helps keep your skin’s barrier (the outer layer) hydrated and more resistant to wrinkle-causing free-radical damage from the sun and daily pollution,” says Los Angeles dermatologist, Howard Murad, MD.