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In this post, you’re gonna learn my formula for achieving glowing skin with The Ordinary Products.
This post is also great for people that have dry dehydrated skin like me or just want that glowy/dewy/shiny look.
I recently rejoined the Deciem Chatroom Facebook group; one of my favourite forums on the internet. One of the first inquires I saw was;
Which of the ordinary products are good for very dry skin? Also I want a shiny/glow skin.
I quickly jumped into the comment section with the most recent portrait of my bare skin. I also shared my formula which I currently use to achieve glowing skin.
Of course, I decided to share it here on the blog as well.
To backtrack a little, the concept of glowy or glass skin if you wish came from Korean Skincare. They were the first to popularise this skincare trend. Which relied heavily on using hydrating toners and essences as well as the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine to create a glass skin. Overtime, after tweaking my skincare routine, I realised that I didn’t need all of the ten steps. I just needed a perfect formula. I’ve been using that formula for over a year now across three seasons; spring, autumn and winter. You can check out my current winter skincare routine.
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My Formula for Achieving Glowing Skin with The Ordinary Skincare Products
Now it’s important to understand that you can’t just layer products anyhow you like. As there is a particular sequence to follow to get the best results.
There are three key The Ordinary products that you will need:
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors
- The Ordinary Plant-Derived Squalane
I’m assuming you have cleansed your skin with a foaming or gel cleanser (depending on your skin type) for sixty seconds. I’m also assuming that you have toned your skin with a hydrating alcohol-free toner.
If you haven’t, this is a very important step. You need to use a hydrating toner to tone and damped your face. This will serve as a base for the first product required for your glowing skin. Yes, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid (buy here) received a lot of backlashes when it was released but that was because people didn’t know how to use it well.
Again, the first step after toning your skin with a hydrating toner is applying a layer of Hyaluronic Acid. Not too little, not too much, just enough to go round your face. Apply it with your fingertips and tap it in until your entire face is saturated.
The next step is to moisturise. You have cleansed, toned and hydrated. Now you need to seal it all in with a highly effective moisturiser. I’m currently on my second bottle of The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors (buy here) and it’s not gonna change anytime soon. It works for my dry skin for all seasons except Summer.
Here you just need to press a little product into your palm and go around your face. Remember your face has been hydrated with the toner and Hyaluronic Acid. You’re just using the moisturiser to prevent it for drying out or evaporating.
I feel like the Ordinary Plant-Derived Squalane ( buy here )is lowkey one of the brand’s best products. It doesn’t make so much noise but is incredibly effective. I think I’m on my third bottle right now. That’s how much it has become a staple in my routine. Now that you have toned, hydrated and moisturised, you need to finish up with Squalane like the icing on a cake.
Here, all you need to do is apply a drop of Squalane all over your skin. You don’t need too much otherwise you’re gonna look shiny. You need just a little to complement your moisturised skin. One or two drops usually does the trick. Finish up with this and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to use your sunscreen if you’re going outdoors or if it’s sunny indoors.
This is how simple it is to achieve glowing skin with The Ordinary products. If you’re anything like me that is obsessed with hydrating, you’ll be including a couple of Korean essences between step 1 and 2.
Now that you have it, go forth and glow!…..literally!