How To Get Bright, Healthy Skin

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Nudes are one of the hottest trends! Elegant, understated nudes are the season’s fashion color trend, and classic nude, natural makeup color palettes are more popular than they’ve ever been. You can (and should) embrace them without fear because they are classics, and will always add a tone of class and sophistication to your image.

That said, the best nude to show off is 100% natural: your skin. To make sure it looks its best, keep it hydrated, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

That’s no simple feat, given busy schedules that don’t always include enough sleep, environmental pollution factors, and other lifestyle choices that may take a toll on skin. That’s all the more reason to consciously treat your skin well. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your future self.

Here’s a simple three-step process to instantly refresh, protect, and showcase your best skin. To get a healthy, natural glow for the day, here’s my simple three-product round-up: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery (I wrote about it here), and AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact with SPF50.



Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a rice-based powder exfoliant. It activates upon contact with water, and releases papain, salicylic acid, and rice enzymes (a skin-soothing and softening agent found in several high-quality skincare lines) that gently exfoliate dead skin cells, resulting in brighter, smoother skin.

Starting out with freshly-cleaned skin in the morning, I’ll pour 1/2 t of the powder into wet hands (adding a little more water, as needed), and rub it between my hands to lather it into a creamy consistency.



Then, I massage it into my facial and neck skin for about a minute. During this time, as it’s being massaged into my skin, the microfoliant will start to feel more and more tacky. At the end of the minute, my skin feels pretty sticky. I’ll then rinse it all off thoroughly and dry my skin.


Next, I follow up by applying 2-3 pumps of the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery, with its SPF50 protection. Then, I finish off with the barest makeup: an ever-so-light veil of AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact in 204 Tan Gold (also with SPF50), and Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Warm to fill in my brows.

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact is a unique, highly-moisturizing liquid product that is pressed into a dense, non-absorbing puff and applied by lightly patting it all over the face and neck. It is a sheer-light coverage that evens skin tones and adds an almost-dewy glow to your skin. It’s the lightest and most natural SPF skin coverage that I’ve ever tried – it feels cool and refreshing upon application, and feels completely weightless. For a truly natural, ‘nude’ look, this is the perfect makeup product!




Ta-da! Happy, glowing, naturally-beautiful skin for the ultimate ‘nude’ look. 🙂


I love this simple but effective regime. It makes me feel refreshed, happy, and confident about going out ‘nude’. 😉

It’s great to genuinely feel and look your natural best. Nude is beautiful; I hope you embrace and incorporate it into your life! <3




P.S. If you want to learn more about Dermalogica, they’re having a three-month ‘Face Map Our Nation‘ event (check the link to see if there’s an event in your area), in which you can get a 5-10 minute complimentary Face Mapping Skin Analysis to get product recommendations and tips for your healthiest-possible skin. And if you #shareyourmap with #dermalogica, you’ll get a chance to win a Dermalogica regimen worth up to $250!



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  2. Chrissy says:

    This look is gorgeous and it’s exactly what I am looking for in a skin care routine! Thanks so much for recommending this post on my blog…you have a new follower 🙂

  3. Kristine Foley says:

    THANK YOU for sharing! This pregnancy is killing my skin!

  4. I’ve heard such great things about Dermalogica! Thanks for sharing!

  5. You make a beautiful model. Loving that “nude” look! I’ve heard really good things about Dermalogica for people with skin allergies. Will have to check it out. Thanks for this post!

  6. Thanks for sharing, I love reading about skincare! Your skin, by the way, is amazing! If I did closeups of my bare face on my blog I would be a little afraid for my readers … 😉

  7. I’ve heard of Dermalogica, but never actually tried any of the products. Your skin looks amazing 🙂

  8. libys11 says:

    you’ve got that fresh natural glow! so pretty!

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  9. Your skin is gorgeous! I’ll definitely have to check out the Dermalogica microexfoliant!

  10. Nice! I have never tried a microfoliant on my face but I may have to check into it!


  11. This looks like it works well. I’ve always heard good things about Dermologica.

  12. Looks beautiful! I have been thinking of trying this out. Happen to know if they are creutly-free?

  13. I’ve heard of Dermalogica, but never actually tried any of the products!

  14. How lovely are Dermalogica? I adore their products. You truly do have beautiful skin! I love nudes and think they look so effortlessly classy!

    Katie <3

  15. Angela Livingston says:

    Haven’t heard of dermalogica, Can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for posting.

  16. I tried out some samples of Dermalogica a while back and loved them!

  17. Caroline says:

    This looks so soothing! I love products like this. You have great skin!

  18. I love your skin. This is a must try product

  19. I have friends who LOVE dermalogica. Im a Rodan + Fields girl for life though.

  20. Your skin looks gorgeous! I love anything that exfoliates or has t-tree oil in it

  21. Karissa Ancell says:

    Your skin loks great so I trust that this works

  22. Corina Sorensen says:

    I have never heard of this brand. I must look more into this! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Megan says:

    Your skin looks perfect! Must look into that!

  24. A former colleague of mine raved about this product but I since forgotten the name until now.

  25. Wow your skin looks amazing! I will have to check out those products 🙂

  26. You’re gorgeous! I want to purchase Dermalogica soon, just because I’m looking for a product to leave me feeling squeaky clean– especially for my night time routine!

  27. Heather says:

    Wow! Beautiful! I love finding out what other people do for their routines and I haven’t used these Dermalogica products, but I have used others and loved them, so these look like some that I will have to try!

  28. well, hello – perfectly beautiful washed face….this is what the commercials should be using to show the after! 😉

  29. Fiona Naughton says:

    I love Dermalogica products, my skin always feel deep cleaned after I use them. You have beautiful looking skin.

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