Beauty & Cosmetic
How to Make Your Skin Glow
Glowing skin is all the rage these days. In Korea, the “glass skin” trend has women of all ages investing in elaborate 10-step skincare routines to achieve the look. If you love the look of clean, clear skin that looks like it was lit from within, here are a few tips on how you can make your skin glow:
Change Your Diet and Habits
Radiant, glowing skin is the result of an overall healthy lifestyle, something that beauty and wellness brand Well Within Beauty advocates. Constantly eating junk food, smoking and regularly consuming large amounts of alcohol will all take a toll on your skin. For truly healthy, beautiful skin, make sure you are eating a balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as drinking plenty of water every day. Cut back on alcohol and dairy, and if you are a smoker, consider having glowing skin one more incentive to quit.
It’s also important to have a regular and consistent skincare routine in place. Keep your skin clean by washing your face twice a day with a gentle and nourishing cleanser. It’s important to not use overly harsh or aggressive cleansers that can strip your skin dry, weakening its natural protective barrier and leaving it vulnerable to irritation. Follow up with lightweight moisturizer, like this antioxidant moisturizer from Well Within Beauty.
Packed with nourishing plant extracts and natural vitamins and nutrients, this will keep your skin hydrated and strengthen your moisture barrier for a healthy, radiant glow.
Our skin naturally renews itself every 28 days or so. As we get older, this renewal process slows down, and dead skin cells can build up on the surface of our skin, giving it a dull, lifeless appearance or rough, uneven texture. Combat these unsightly skin issues by introducing an exfoliator into your skincare regime.
Exfoliating regularly helps get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, and keeps your pores clean from deep within. The best way to exfoliate is not by using harsh scrubs or exfoliants, but by using a gentle acid exfoliator at least twice a week. The word “acid” may seem intimidating or even dangerous, but these are skincare game changers that can completely transform your skin. BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) like salicylic acid and AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) like glycolic acid, lactic acid and mandelic acid are some of the most popular facial acids today.
When used properly and regularly, they can greatly improve your skin texture, minimize the appearance of your pores, fade dark spots, prevent breakouts and yes, give you a gorgeous, healthy glow.
Switch Up Your Makeup
For a truly beautiful, natural glow, it’s best to focus on skincare and making sure your skin is in its best condition, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t also achieve a lovely temporary glowy effect with makeup. To cop the currently trendy glowy look, swap out matte, full coverage foundations for lighter coverage bases with a dewy finish or light-reflecting properties. Better yet, if you’ve already achieved clear, even skin, you can skip the foundation altogether and just put concealer on areas that need brightening.
Contour with a light hand, focusing instead on highlighting the points of your face that light naturally hits, like the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones, and your cupid’s bow. Warm toned, golden or rose gold highlighters tend to look most natural, while which formulation you use depends on your preferences. Oily skinned girls may prefer to use powder highlighters, while drier skinned girls can get away with using cream or liquid highlighters.
Try these tips, focusing on nourishing and strengthening your skin so it’s in its best condition, and you can enjoy beautiful, glowing skin in no time.