We all want skin that we can feel good in and be proud of. Since you’re here, you know exactly what glowing skin is - healthy, radiant and clear skin. If you don't have the glass finish look, here are some tips to get it:
I know this may sound irrelevant and you’re probably wondering why I bothered to put it on here, but if you think about it - how much water have you drunk today? Or how much water do you drink in general? I know too many people who live on caffeine, energy drinks and soda!
Good skin starts from the inside out, so start drinking water. Our bodies are predominantly water. Any level of dehydration will affect our mood, thinking ability and will dry out our skin too.
Properly replenishing the water we lose throughout the day helps flush out toxins from our bodies, improving skin complexion. Water also gives your skin cells essential nutrients naturally replenishing your skin.
Get Your Zzzzzs
This is like drinking water, we do it, but do we do it enough? If you’re one of the people that struggle to get proper sleep, you may have noticed issues in and around your eyes - darker circles, bloodshot eyes or puffiness, not to mention paler skin and more visible fine lines and wrinkles.
Sleep deprivation inhibits your skin to repair itself, making your skin look tired and dull. Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night will allow your skin to replenish, develop new collagen, your skin cells regenerate, and boosts blood flow. All of those are essential for a glowing, healthy skin.
Getting enough sleep isn’t only helpful for your skin, but your overall health. Sleep allows your body and mind to recharge, refresh and altogether helps your body to be healthy.
I’m not saying you can’t have the occasional cookie or ice cream, but prioritize fruits and vegetables first. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that will help your skin fight off free radicals that wreak havoc on your skin - plus, they’re good for your body!
- Retinoids - Retinoids (vitamin A) boosts cellular turnover which sheds old, dead skin cells replaced with younger cells. Retinoids improve skin complexion, it fades age spots and evens out skin texture.
- Ceramides - Ceramides are fatty acids that are commonly found in moisturizers. They help to lock moisture into your skin, preventing dryness and irritation. It also strengthens the protective skin barrier, fighting against external aggressors (environment, pollution, weather etc.)
Exfoliation either physically (scrubs) or chemically (AHAs = lactic or glycolic acid and BHAs = salicylic acid) removes dead skin cells from the surface. It also helps with collagen production.
Exfoliating 1-2 times a week buffs away your dead skin cells, keeping it soft and bright. If exfoliation sounds a little intimidating, start slow, but definitely add this to your routine. You don’t want all the dead skin accumulation on your face, that’s how skin ends up being dull, flaky and dry!