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Skincare Trends: Alicia Keys Shares SECRET For GLOWING SKIN |The Beauty Book

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I'm going to let you in on the number one fashion secret for the summer: clean, fresh skin! It's no wonder that the global video sharing site TikTok is seeing thousands of influencers sharing their tutorials on how to get that glowing, angelic visage.

Racking up a climbing 11 million views on TikTok, the clean look hashtag is the "answer to post-lockdown makeup". It's a fun and easy way to approach everyday glamour "that is beginner-friendly and will make you look expensive AF"!

This look is characterised by a fresh, blushy appearance, achieved by emphasizing natural skin with the use of just a few products. Everyone has their own approach but it's best to start with an enriched moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer if you feel like you want some coverage and an even tone.

Image: Kesia via TikTok

One TikTok user chose to use products that aren't necessarily the crème de la crème of beauty merch, and noted that the look is perfect for those who want to dip their toes into makeup, but don't really know where to start" because it really doesn't require any technique.

It bbasically the moisturizer as foundation, a light touch of creme blush to lift the cheekbones, brows feathered out with gel and a glossy lip. The idea is to look well-hydrated, fresh-faced and clean. It's versatile enough to be worn to the office, out on a date and even for a nighttime event if you add some soft eyeliner and longer lashes.

Images: Alicia Keys via Instagram

You can extend this glowing look to the rest of your body, too, and songstress Alicia Keys has the answer! Shauna Beni writes: "The 40-year old enjoys spending time on her skincare routine so much that she swore off wearing makeup in 2016. She chose to embrace her natural beauty and encouraged other women to do so". too. This led to the creation of her clean skincare brand, Keys Soul Care.

In an Instagram post, Keys shared a picture of herself using her new Energizing Dry Body Brush, and her skin flawlessly beaming. If you haven't already heard about this centuries-old beauty ritual, it's a basic type of exfoliation that uses a "dry, stiff-bristled brush" to flake away old skin cells and open the pores for moisturization.

"You're scrubbing off dead skin cells, but it's important to remember that less is more when dry brushing," said Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a clinical associate professor of dermatology in New York. It is recommended to brush once a week for a few minutes, only using soft pressure. "As soon as you're finished, make sure you slather on a moisturizing body lotion since exfoliating can lead to dryness," advises Dr. Waldorf.

Keys told Allure Magazine: "Skincare to me is like a ritual. It's a really special time with yourself to just kind of give yourself some love". Her new body brush allows other women to share in her trusted beauty routines. The brush is made of sustainable plant-based materials which Keys gives "a gentle yet efficient way of removing dead skin cell buildup by cleaning out the pores while refreshing and awakening the skin".

This also helps heal dry winter skin, increases blood circulation and even helps in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Celebs like Alicia Keys are glamourous because they live extremely private lives with exclusive beauty secrets - now you know that she also likes to chill in her backyard brushing her skin!

The beauty of this trend is that it will definitely live longer than any regular TikTok fad because glowing, clean skin is always in! Like Keys says, too much makeup hides your natural features, so you can highlight them by ritualising effective skincare routines such as dry brushing.

Remember the basic of moisturizing and highlighting, and accessorize your melanin with all your favourite looks this summer!

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