Best ways to give your skin a healthy glow
Wondering how to get glowing skin but are overwhelmed in the sea of beauty tips?
Well, we’ll tell you what you can do to get that amazing look in no time, without having to reach for any harmful, harsh or even overly priced products.
How to give the skin a natural glow?
Glowing skin is a sign of health, but, just like with any other health issues, maintaining a healthy complexion takes some work.
Besides eating the right foods, hydrating properly and getting some resting sleep, there are also a couple of things to ensure that you don’t suffer from skin dullness and obvious aging signs.
So let’s see what we all need to do on a regular basis to have that nice, radiant skin.
- Cleanse regularly
Clearly the first step to having luminous skin is cleaning it properly by thoroughly removing debris like dirt, oil and pollution particles that can clog pores and cause dullness. Wash your face both in the morning and in the evening in circular motions, working from the inside of the face out for full coverage.
- Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is one of the best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow, as the process removes the skin’s outer layer of dead cells so its surface is smoother and clearer and reflects light.
Apply either a physical exfoliant, like a face scrub, two to three times per week or a chemical exfoliation, such as acids like AHAs or BHAs, after carefully reading the label to see how you should apply them based on your skin type.
Follow with a powerful serum (maybe containing vitamin C) and during the daytime always wear SPF.
- Start using brightening skin care ingredients
In topical skin care treatments like serums and moisturizers, search for products that are marketed as “skin tone evening” or “brightening” and look for ingredients like vitamin C, which is actually an antioxidant that brightens skin by blocking an enzyme that produces pigment oe niacinamide (niacin, or vitamin B3) that slows pigment production to lighten dark spots.
The amazing effects can be seen in a matter of weeks after daily use.
- Use shimmery lotion to boost glow
This is more on the “tips” side as it doesn’t render permanent effects. There’s a new category of skin care and makeup which are hybrid products called “glotions”, that combine the hydrating benefits of a moisturizer with the radiance-boosting effects of highlighter.
They have a powerful hydrating effect due to their humectant ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin that draw moisture into skin to immediately make it appear plump and smooth.
These ingredients are also mixed with finely milled minerals like mica that reflect light to give skin an instant but subtle allover glow.
- Go see a dermatologist
There are some cases when no matter what we do, tackling hyperpigmentation, dark spots or other skin issues is out of our power so we need to see a board-certified dermatologist, who can recommend the best options of products, from prescription topical products, in-office treatments like professional facial peels, microdermabrasion and lasers, or a combination of therapies