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Before the year 2022 ends, know about this year’s donut skin trend

Glazed donut skin is one of the hottest skin trends of the year 2022. But what does having a donut skin exactly mean and how is it possible to get one? Read to find out all about it.
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This skin trend is here to stay. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Dr Monica Chahar Published: 14 Dec 2022, 21:30 pm IST
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Glazed donut skin is exactly the way it sounds which works by enhancing your skin glow. It involves moisturizing your skin to the core before you hit the bed so that you wake up with a face that is glistening but not greasy and radiating with a glow but not tight or shiny.

How is it possible to get donut skin?

Hydration and protection of your skin barrier is the key to attaining glazed donut skin. Ultra-hydrating ingredients such as squalene and glycerine leave skin soft, smooth, nourished, and glowy – just like a yummy crème donut.

Glazed donut skincare routine

Celebs swearing on the donut skin follow a tried and tested formula – begin with double-cleansing the skin followed by applying a serum to damp skin and lastly finishing up with hydrating moisture. Here are all of them:

1. Moisturiser

Use an occlusive moisturizer that helps you look like a glazed donut at the end of the day. Make use of face oil for extra glaze and luminosity if required.

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Moisturise your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Serum

One way to achieve glazing luminous skin is to use serums with antioxidants that boost collagen production and cell turnover to help skin glow from the inside out. Remember, consistency and quality of ingredients in serums are key to glazed skin.

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Choose serums that include THD Ascorbate, which is gentler and simultaneously powerful than L-Ascorbic Acid. This is found in most other vitamin C serums.

3. Liquid highlighter

Of course, getting a glazed donut look is more than just skincare alone. A liquid highlighter placed strategically on the high points of the face, collarbones or cheeks can add the needed dewiness and a donut-y glaze to your face.

4. Minimal makeup

Additionally, lightweight, breathable makeup can also work to enhance your look, especially dewy formulas containing glazed donut standards like hyaluronic acid or glycerine. Glazed skin-approved foundations work by providing light coverage and evening-out pigmentation. Though, in the end, healthy skin remains the star of the show-stealing the limelight.

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Abide by light makeup. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tip: Before you go glazing yourself up, a piece of advice for skin breakouts—using a thick moisturizer can make breakouts worse, so opt for a lighter alternative. Also, make sure to apply some spot patches at the end of your skincare routine, they help heal a pimple way faster.

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At night time, prefer going with a more intense moisturizer, something thicker, just to kind of soak into your skin overnight.

Takeaway

The glazed donut skin trend is here to stay especially since it builds on popular skincare principles like slugging and glass skin. It reminds us that glowing and reflective skin is the moment. And to hop on the skincare bandwagon, you don’t need to spend a fortune on skincare products. Start by getting the right product with the necessary ingredients to help give the skin the glazed donut look without layering on product after product.

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Dr Monica Chahar, Chief Dermatologist and Director, Skin Decor, Delhi ...Read More

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