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If you love the natural clean look of dewy skin, it’s easy to achieve! To get the look without applying makeup products, make lifestyle changes that will improve the health of your skin. You can also apply natural oils to moisturize your skin and give it a gentle shine. If you’d like to use makeup to get the dewy look, choose skincare products that illuminate and highlight your fresh face. Use makeup sparingly and apply strategic pops of color to pull the look together.
EditTaking a Natural Approach
Wash your face every day. Always wash your hands before you wash your face. Then, clip or tie back your hair so it is out of the way. Splash your face with tepid water to wet it. Then gently rub a mild cleanser onto the skin taking care not to get soap in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash off the cleanser using clean water to remove oil and dead skin cells.
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t dry or irritate your skin. Look for one that’s designed to match your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, look for a deep-cleanser that will remove oil without stripping your skin.
If you have dry skin, choose a cleanser that will moisturize as you wash.
You may also need to remove any makeup you have on using a makeup remover product first.
Exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times per week. Since your skin cells can become clogged, it’s important to gently exfoliate your skin a few times each week. Purchase a product that will slough away dead skin cells. Wet your face and gently work it into your skin, then use cool water to rinse it off. Exfoliating will prevent blemishes and help your skin look bright.
Avoid products that contain large pieces of physical exfoliants, such as nut shells and fruit pits. Opt for exfoliants that contain fine ingredients, such as sugar and baking soda, or go with a chemical exfoliant, such as a cleanser with alpha-hydroxy acid in it.
Be gentle when you exfoliate or you could irritate your skin. Exfoliating too frequently may also dry out skin and make it appear red.
Keep in mind that there are different type of exfoliating products. Depending on the type you use, you may want to exfoliate more or less often. For example, if you are using a gentle exfoliating product, then you can exfoliate 2 to 3 times per week.
Spritz your skin with diluted oil. Fill a small spray bottle with 2 parts of water and 1 part of a natural oil. Shake the bottle and spritz it over your skin throughout the day to give it a naturally dewy glow. If you also choose to apply makeup, you can spritz your face after putting the makeup on. Some good oil options include:
Marula oil, which may help to reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Jasmine oil, which has a pleasant scent and may benefit dry skin.
Lavender oil, which has a soothing effect on your skin along with a relaxing scent.
Sweet almond oil, which can help to minimize fine lines and provide antioxidant protection.
Eat a healthy diet every day. Include fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats to create a balanced diet that nurtures your skin. Eating a variety of healthy nutrients will help your skin repair and maintain itself so it looks dewy.
The healthy fats are especially important for dewy skin. Eat salmon, avocado, nuts, and seeds for a good source of healthy fats.
Drink water throughout the day. Your skin will appear healthier if you stay hydrated so it’s important to drink water and eat foods that contain liquid, such as fruit and vegetables. Aim for 8 glasses of liquid including the liquid from food you eat. Staying hydrated will flush toxins from your body so your skin looks bright.
Your skin will also look more youthful if you cut back on alcohol and caffeine.
If you’re tired of drinking water, drink herbal teas or fruit-infused water.
Get more sleep. Your body repairs and restores your skin faster while you sleep so try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. This can prevent your skin from looking tired or dull.
If you can’t get more nighttime sleep, try to sneak a few naps during the day. This will also make your skin look energized and rested.
EditAchieving Dewy Skin with Makeup
Apply a creamy moisturizer to your face. Start with clean skin that you’ve already washed and patted dry. Then spread a dime-sized amount of cream-based moisturizer evenly over your cheeks, forehead, nose, chin, and neck. Use the tips of your fingers to rub the moisturizer deep into your skin. This will make the skin look plump and dewy.
For extra hydration, mix in a drop of cold-pressed avocado oil. This will give the moisturizer a little extra shine.
Use your index or pinky finger to apply the moisturizer over your brow bone and around your eyes.
Massage a vitamin-rich foundation into your skin. Choose a product that contains vitamin C and SPF. Then dab finger tips or a soft makeup sponge into a little foundation and rub it evenly into your skin so it gets deep into your pores. Use a circular motion so the foundation blends in. It’s important to use a light foundation that won’t cover the details of your skin, such as freckles.
This will act as a primer that evens your skin tone and makes your skin shine.
For a little extra color, you can use a lightly tinted foundation or moisturizer.
Use a concealer only to cover up blemishes or undereye circles. Dab just a little concealer with a sponge or your finger onto trouble spots as needed. If you’re using a concealer wand, dot a few circles of product on trouble spots and blend it in with your finger. Don’t get carried away with correcting and coloring your skin, since your naturally hydrated skin should be visible.
Apply a powder to areas that are extremely oily. Instead of brushing a powder over all of your skin, use a small powder or fan brush to pat just a little powder onto areas that are very oily. For example, if your T-zone or chin are too oily or shiny, brush a little powder on the area to match the level of shine to the rest of your face.
Use highlighter to accent your cheeks. Highlighter will help to give your skin the appearance of dewiness, even if it is not dewy. Apply highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow, which is the V right in the center of your upper lip.
Add a pop of color to your cheeks and lips. Rub a little cream blush between your fingers or dab some stain on the apples of your cheeks. Massage the color into your cheeks to make them rosy. Then apply your favorite lipstick for another burst of color that plays up your dewy complexion.
If you’re concerned that your skin is too oily to pull off a dewy look, it’s fine to use a matte primer instead of an illuminating one.
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The heel flip (or heelflip) is a beautiful skateboard trick, and looks absolutely mint when you’re able to execute it properly. To do a successful heel flip, use your back foot to pop the board, jump straight up, kick the board with your front heel to spin it, “catch” the board with your feet, and stick the landing. It takes a while to master this trick, so keep practicing!
EditPositioning Your Board, Feet, and Body
Put on a helmet and other safety gear. You’re almost certainly going to fall a few times while learning to heel flip, so it’s important to protect yourself. Wear a skateboarding helmet that fits properly, as well as gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads.
Place your skateboard level pavement where it can remain stationary. The heel flip isn’t the easiest maneuver to master, and adding forward movement to the process makes it even more challenging. Learn to do heel flips when your skateboard isn’t rolling forward before attempting them while in motion.
A level parking lot is a good spot for practice. A grassy area might provide a softer landing, but your board won’t lift off the ground as easily.
Position your feet over the tail and mid-front of the board. Put your back (right) foot right at—and parallel to—the tail (back edge) of the skateboard, with the back of your heel just slightly hanging over the side. Place your front (left) foot slightly forward of the middle of the board, angled so that your toes are pointing to the front right corner of the board. The big toe of your front foot should hang off the edge a bit.
If you’re riding “goofy foot” (with your left foot back), your front (right) foot should be angled to point toward the front left corner of the board. Every subsequent maneuver will be the mirror image of what is described here.
Center your weight and keep your shoulders and eyes faced forward. Bend your knees slightly and distribute your weight evenly over each leg. Rotate your upper body so that your shoulders are facing more to the front than the side of the board.
Keep your eyes focused forward and, when you do the actual flip, down toward the front of your skateboard.
EditManeuvering Your Feet on the Board Simultaneously
Push down the board’s tail with your back foot. Give the board a firm downward push with your back foot to tip the tail toward the ground. As you push, start to bend your knees more deeply as you get ready to jump.
You want to crouch so low that your fingers can touch the ground. Otherwise, you won’t be able to generate enough power to flip the board.
Each movement in this section—dropping the board’s tail, crouching your body, and tilting and sliding your front foot—should occur simultaneously. Practice doing them all at the same time.
Tilt your front foot slightly forward at the same time. Roll the ankle of your front leg forward a little so that the inside of your front foot lifts off the board. Don’t tilt so far that you lose your balance, however.
The outer edge of the bottom of your shoe should still be in complete contact with the board.
Slide your tilting front foot diagonally on the board. As you tilt your front foot forward, also start sliding it in the direction your toes are pointed. In doing so, the front of your foot will begin to slide off of the front right corner of the skateboard.
If you’re riding “goofy foot,” keep in mind that your front foot will move toward the front left corner of the board instead.
EditKicking the Board as You Jump Upward
Jump up when the tail hits the ground and your heel’s on the edge. Time your downward crouch so that you’re able to spring upward at the moment you feel and hear the tail of your board hit the ground. At this same instant, your front foot should be tilted forward and sliding just off the edge of the board.
When it comes to a good heel flip, timing is everything. Practice doing everything up to this point many times without actually continuing into the jump itself. Start jumping upward only when you have the timing down pat.
Kick out with your front foot as you jump upward. As you begin your liftoff from the board, kick your front foot forward in the direction that you’re already sliding it. As part of the kick, rotate your ankle so that the toes of your front foot begin to angle upward.
Make sure the motion is a forward and upward kick, not a forward and downward stomp.
Your feet should still be in contact with the board at this point. The board will lift off the ground with you for the first instant of your jump.
Clip the edge of the board with your heel to rotate it. This is the most critical, and most challenging, part of a heel flip. As you kick out your front foot and rotate your toes slightly skyward, the heel of that foot will naturally flick downward. You need this “heel flick” to strike the inside-front edge of the board with enough power to begin a full rotation.
Give the board a good hard shove with your front heel. Otherwise, it won’t flip all the way around.
The only way to master this element of the heel flip is practice, practice, and more practice. Work on a solid, level surface and plan to “bail out” on the move many times until you get it right.
EditSticking the Landing
Watch the board rotate while you hover above it. As you continue upward to the high point of your jump, keep your eyes focused on the front of the board below you. Watch as it rotates in a clockwise direction, propelled by the kick you just gave it with your front heel.
Make sure your jump has enough height. You don’t want the board to get caught under your feet. Raise your knees up as you hit the apex of the jump if you need extra clearance from the board.
“Catch” the board in the air with your feet as it completes a rotation. If everything is going according to plan, you will begin your descent from your jump just as the top of your board is reappearing into your view. When the board is about to complete a full rotation, extend your feet straight downward to make contact with the top of the board.
You’ll have re-established contact with the board at this point, but both you and the board will still be airborne.
Try to make contact with the board so that your feet are over the 2 sets of bolts that are visible on the board’s top. These 2 pairs of bolts are directly above the front and back wheels, respectively.
Keep your knees bent and weight centered as you land the board. Maintain secure contact between both feet and the board as the wheels hit the ground. Flex your knees a bit more to absorb the landing. Do your best to keep your body weight centered over your feet equally, instead of leaning forward, backward, or to the side.
As mentioned, try to land with your feet over the bolts. Doing so will provide a safer, smoother landing, and prevent your board from snapping.
Move on to heel flipping while your board is in motion. Once you can consistently land a heel flip on a stationary skateboard, try it while in motion. Propel yourself forward on the board and follow the process as before.
Landing squarely becomes more difficult when you do the trick while in motion, so be prepared to fall a few times. Work on keeping your center of gravity over the board, and focus your eyes on the board while you’re in the air above it.
When you can land it consistently with the board in motion, consider yourself a successful heel-flipper.
If you can’t land it at first, don’t give up hope—just keep trying!
If the board ends up behind you when you try to land, focus on jumping straight upward, keeping your body straight, and keeping your eyes on the board.
Check out some other great skateboard tricks, like the kick flip, pop shove it, and pressure flip.
Be careful, because you can easily land in a credit card position (that is, with the board vertically between your legs).
Skate within your abilities, and master the move on flat ground with a stationary board first.
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