By Kristin Limoges

Published on February 10, 2018

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The level of glow we’re going for here is that straight-out-the-oven-glazed-donut look. No, really, that might sound odd, but think about how shiny and flawless that Krispy Kreme donut shines. Oh, how it glows. There is a short-term, quick guide to getting that glow, and then products to incorporate into your regime for long-term, more permanent, naturally glowing from within skin.

Turn on your “Hot Now” sign because you’re about to glow like that fresh donut.

Tonight

Mimi Luzon 24K Pure Gold Brilliant Super Oil

(available later this month on Mimi-Luzon.com) really wants to get you glowing. Take it from the queen of gold, Mimi, who is the known for her iconic 24K gold facials loved by mega-glowing supermodels around the world. Mimi has taken the glow factor of that famous facial and bottled it up for us in this handle little bottle with pure 24K gold, grapeseed oil, and Vitamin C for a stunning, immediate glow.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

($145) is your go-to glower—it’s literally written in the name. The instant glow is provided by mineral pigments; the long term healthy glow comes from ingredients like purslane, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin C, which will nourish skin woes with each use. Add the drops either to your moisturizer, after you moisturize or as a highlighter after makeup. (Versatile!)

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

($86.50) is the ideal treatment to really get that lit-from-within look. Use the night of or a night before a special event to guarantee smooth, glowing skin. It’s magic, thanks to a powerful blend of antioxidant-rich berries that clear blemishes and clogged pores, fade post-breakout marks, and smooth surface texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. (Blessed!)

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème

($38) is the perfect eye cream to apply before makeup, as it not only illuminates and instantly reduces the look of fine lines with vitamin C, but it’s also proven to improve concealer longevity.

Wander Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter

($25) is a subtle highlighter, boosting radiance and giving that undetectable glow (they’ll be able to tell you’re glowing but this highlighter blends in beautifully and looks naturally radiant). Highlighter is an obvious shortcut to glowing skin but this version also combines vitamins A, C, and E for long-term antioxidant protection too.

Make Beauty Face Gloss

($25) takes highlighting even a step further, its the highlighter for the person that wants some next level glow without the ‘wearing highlighter!’ look. It’s colorless but leaves a light sheen on everything it touches.

Facial Massage

(free!) is the free answer to glowing skin. Take a cleanser or oil and massage in circular motions for as long as you can, ideally a minute or two. The circulation will bring an instant glow that will last for hours. Throw in a jade or rose quartz roller too for an added depuffing and cooling factor.

Long-Term

Ren Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

($35) gives your skin a highly noticeable boosted glow in the medium-term (as in skin starts looking noticeable different within days). The formula delivers a mild but highly effective exfoliation, leaving skin brightened, radiant, toned, and smoothed, while being gentle enough to use daily. It also reduces breakouts, and the appearance of pores over the long run. Seriously, it’s incredible and one of the quickest and most effective ways to get that steady glow.

Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense

($98) (Available February 26) is a bold new treatment that prevents and corrects against all types of discoloration, specifically stubborn facial brown spots. Welcome to the future: Glowing skin without the need of lasers or painful treatments.

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