How can we get that beautiful, luminous, glowing skin?
A healthy-looking, bright complexion? Here are my simple top tips for glowing skin:
- Shave down the shower. Like I have explained previously, hot water is harsh on the skin’s natural protective pH barrier. Oil-up beforehand!
- Natural botanicals like Aloe Vera are fantastic for injecting a glow. The natural enzymes help to dissolve the dead, dry skin layer which unfortunately doesn’t naturally desquamate (just a fancy word for how your skin naturally sheds – or exfoliates – it’s dead skin cell layer). Aloe Vera leaf is not something we all easily have access too… but when you see some pinch a leaf or two! It’s also great for irritated or sunburnt skin.
- Hydration – inside and out. Although, as I have previously mentioned, without properly balanced moisture levels on the outside, the hydration you put in to your body will just evaporate straight out through the tiny dehydration cracks in the top layers of your skin. So, look for a balancing moisturiser that is suited to your skin type. Don’t go for gimmicky ‘anti-ageing’ or ‘acne-fighting’ creams, especially if you don’t understand what the key ingredients do. More often than not, they don’t provide enough moisture, and will lead you to more trouble in the future, even though they might provide an immediate effect. Long term skincare will give you those results when used properly anyway, because the thing that will make the difference is:
- Your hands. Massage your skin. I might sound like a broken record but it’s really the most efficient, renewable, cost-effective way to get glowing, healthy skin.
- Cleanse. Properly. Every night! Keep wipes on hand at all times if you are really bad at remembering. Even if you can’t get to your moisturiser for some reason, it’s best to cleanse, so your skin isn’t soaking up a whole day of make-up and a build-up of the pollution that is exposed to throughout the day. If you don’t have cleanser on-hand, cleanse your skin with any type of hair conditioner.
- Invest in a skin illuminator. Look for key ingredients like ‘mica’ and ‘crushed mother-of-pearl’. Titanium Dioxide is also fantastic because it also is a mineral sunscreen. The best thing about these ingredients is they reflect light, so gives the illusion of glowing skin (fake it til you make it I always say!). This is also fantastic advice for anyone worried about hyper-pigmentation, the light reflecting property of illuminators help to deflect the patchiness of pigmentation in the skin.
- Match your make-up! When shopping for foundation, test different tones on your neck. The reason that this is recommended, is because you cover the skin on your face with the make-up, so it’s best to have it blending in to your neck colour. Also, facial skin tends to be a slightly different tone to your neck, because it sees the sun more.
- healthy skin = glowing skin. There are many ‘super foods’ that people rave about for skin, and yes they might work. But they get confusing to remember! Just think about this; your skin needs everything your body does. If you are putting things into your body that make it feel amazing, this will translate through to your skin. Exercise helps too, to get that all important nutrient-rich blood flowing to your extremities (and your face!)… which will certainly get you healthy, glowing skin
- Review: pur~moist hydra-balance moisturizer (glowtimes.wordpress.com)
- How to Get a Natural Glow by Exfoliating with Baking Soda (naturalbeautyatanyage.wordpress.com)
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- Aloe vera drink and its benefits (aloeveradrinkanditsbenefits.wordpress.com)
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