Dewy skin, without any of the oil.
A matte finish has its place in the world of beauty: on lips, it's classic and gorgeous; on nails, it's an unusual yet not-too-bizarre choice. But when it comes to skin, doing the matte thing can read as flat, dull and (gasp) aging. On the flipside, the elusive dewy skin we read about and naturally, want more than just about anything, seems impossible to achieve past age 15 without looking like a teenage wannabe. The good news? We investigated and-thanks to breakthroughs in skincare, makeup and nutrition-the dewy look really isn't that hard to create. If your complexion wish list involves descriptions like glowing, luminous and fresh (yes!), here's how to get it.
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1. Encourage Your Natural Glow
Dennis Gross, M.D., a New York City dermatologist, suggests flooding skin with a steady supply of ingredients that hydrate and brighten. He's partial to radiance-boosting vitamins C and D (both are found in Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta