Listen, we get it. It’s not like we’re born with an innate knowledge of skincare products we need to apply in order to achieve that covetable luminosity. So what's the secret to transforming skin from dull and tired to luminous and glowing? And no.... you won't find the secret to glowing skin in the pan of a highlighter palette. It starts with a combination of product, practice, and patience. Many causes like lack of sleep, stress, age, and even what you eat can rob your complexion of its radiance.
So we did some research and we found some simple tips to get us started on reinvigorating the youthful glow we are all capable of.
Cleanse regularly: its important to remove debris like dirt, oil and pollution particles that can clog pores and cause dullness. Wash your face morning and night by massaging in a small amount of face cleanser lightly with fingers in circular motions. And remember, the right formula cleanses your skin without stripping essential, healthy oils.
Exfoliate your skin: one of the best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow both immediately and long term is by exfoliating. Exfoliation helps remove the skin’s outer layer of dead cells so its surface is smoother, clearer and reflects the light.
Add brightening skincare to your routine: ingredients like Vitamin C, protects your skin from inflammation and damage caused by free radicals during the day while also brightening skin and lightening dark spots over time. It's the MVP of skincare ingredients, BUT it’s also a little strong. So if your skin is sensitive, use it every other morning instead of daily.
Hydrate: lack of hydration makes your complexion dull and even accentuates wrinkles. No...bot wrinkles. A topical moisturizer morning and evening will help replenish hydration which will help boost skin moisture.
Following these skin care tips religiously to get glowing skin in only half the battle. You also need to monitor your lifestyle habits because your skin cannot look good on the outside if it does not feel good from within.
Drink Plenty of Water: Starting with the easiest lifestyle change, keep track of the amount of water you are drinking every day. It helps hydrate your skin and significantly improve its overall health and appearance.
Sweat It Out!: Exercise increases the blood flow in your body, which, in turn, gets the oxygen moving throughout the body. This leads to clearer skin and a slimmer you!
Healthy Eating: Say goodbye to sugar and processed food...say hello to rich antioxidants like fruits and vegetables which contain essential vitamins and minerals you need to keep your skin healthy.
Just remember, the rule of thumb, is to go and visit your dermatologist for more stubborn or serious issues. They can recommend the best options for you.
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