For busy moms, the art of highlighting and contouring as tools to illuminate the complexion might not be the most time-saving beauty solution. Skin whitening treatments that are one-step solutions for that dewy brighter glow allow moms on the go to channel that dewy and vibrant beauty look without breaking out numerous brushes and products.
When we talk about lightening, however, this is not about chemicals and dyes to tarnish and punish the skin. The right beauty products for a gorgeous glow do not include bleach, harsh additives, dyes or chemicals. Being beautiful inside and out requires treating the skin with naturally beneficial beauty products.
You’ve probably heard coconut oil and argan oil touted as miracle ingredients for wrinkles and skin hydration. While no product can permanently take away wrinkles—yes, that includes oils—coconut oil and argan oil are amazing hydrators for the skin. The oils also create a vibrant dewiness when mixed with foundation that leaves the skin glowing.
Oils won’t lighten your skin shade, but they will reflect light to create a glowing complexion. With oils, though, a little goes a long way. For argan oil, apply about two drops onto your finger and swipe on the cheekbones, dot on the nose, the chin and forehead.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so application can be a little trickier. Dab your finger into the jar and rub the oil between your two index fingers. Then apply on the areas of the face where you would like to highlight. Cheekbones, the top of the nose and the chin are ideal for highlights.
Many cosmetics companies offer highlighting products that can be applied like a concealer. Highlighting products that are in bullet form (like a lipstick) are the best option. These products twist up to let you swipe on the right amount of product. Most of these highlighting sticks have pigment that has an almost prismatic glow. When the light hits areas where the product has been applied, your face will have an amazing pop of illumination.
Toners & Serums
Some skin whiteners may reduce the appearance of dark spots and also may improve skin tone. One of our skin brightening serums is applied at night and in the morning to help brighten the complexion. However, serums and toners often take several weeks for skin to show improvement…so don’t feel frustrated if that glow doesn’t appear overnight. Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should talk to their doctor before using any new treatment.
Highlighting powders are easy to apply and give a similar glow as the stick. Many powders also add a setting layer to foundation, allowing it to last longer. Just dab your pouf in the powder and apply to the cheekbones. Many of these products are offered in a variety of illuminating shades—yes, there are even unicorn-inspired rainbow highlighters.
There are many quick and easy options for busy moms to use for dewy, light-infused skin whitening beauty. Illuminated products are available in sticks to easily swipe the face with a glow, and powders also help set foundation while adding light-infused dimension. For skin that demands a little more care and treatment, try toners and serums that may help decrease the look of dark spots while brightening the skin. A healthy glow doesn’t have to take hours out of the morning, and most busy moms can achieve a brighter complexion in minutes!