Healthy skin radiates and glows if you allow it. Stress, lack of sleep and unhealthy eating habits can rob your skin of its natural radiance. The good news is that no matter how bad, dull or tired you think your skin is, you can transform it into glowy skin with the following expert and research tips. Below are 10 tips about how to get glowing skin that you can start today.
1. Avoid sun damage and protect your skin
Protect your skin from sun damage by using a board spectrum sunscreen every time you go out. It takes about 15 minutes to get a sunburn so do not risk it. Spray-on sunscreens with SPF 30 are ideal, which are light and dry. You can also use a foundation or tinted moisturizer with sunscreen to protect your face from harmful UVB rays and UVA rays. This will keep your skin fresh and supple for a glowing effect. For more sun protection tips, find your Fitzpatrick skin type to see how your skin may react to sun exposure.
2. Exfoliate your skin properly, use dry brushing or a chemical exfoliator to remove dead cells
Regular exfoliation will clear dead skin cells from dull or dry skin and cause it to become smooth and naturally glow afterward. Physical exfoliants with super fine grains, such as sugar scrubs. Gently massage a physical exfoliant into the skin and then rinsed off with warm water for best results. You could also use a dry face brush to exfoliate, brushing your skin in small circular motions. For acne-prone skin, use a gentle chemical exfoliant containing AHA such as glycolic acid 2-3 times in a week. Using a gentle exfoliant once a week is good enough for sensitive skin. Be sure to moisturize afterward.
3. Choose healthy food for radiant skin and drink enough water
How to get glowing skin starts with your eating habits as your skin is a reflection of what you eat. This means you should focus on eating whole meals, fresh fruits and vegetables, nutritious proteins and healthy nuts, and drink bone broth. You also need to drink as much water as possible since water will flush out toxins, keep your skin hydrated and clear enough to glow. To make this easier, have a water bottle with you all day to ensure you drink water often.
4. Try home remedies, such as doing a DIY face mask
A DIY face mask is one of the home remedies you can use to get your skin glowing in a few minutes. Face masks such as clay, turmeric, egg and honey face masks will absorb excess oil and removes impurities to give you an even glowing complexion. Use face masks weekly, leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse off and moisturize immediately.
5. Choose the best hydrating products containing rich hyaluronic acid with an Aloe Vera juice base
Hydrating skincare products made with hydrators can help brighten up your skin complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from aging skin. Especially products contain hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera juice. Use antioxidant serums made with 100% pure hydrator dosage and apply topically morning and evening for best results.
6. Follow dermatologist tips and expert tips
A dermatologist always knows best so do not be afraid to read up on expert tips. For stubborn skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, large dark spots, eczema, age spots, melasma, and related skin issues, visit a board-certified dermatologist. A dermatologist can examine your skin and prescribe the best form of treatment. Remedy options may include in-office treatments, topical prescription or a combination of therapies.
7. Keep skin clean by using a cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil, washing with lukewarm water; then applying a good toner with a cotton ball
A very important key to how to get glowing skin is keeping your skin clean and clear. Use a cleanser to thoroughly remove oil and dirt that clogs pores and cause dull skin. Do a weekly deeper cleanse by applying your face wash with a facial cleansing brush for advanced facial cleansing. Look out for products with vitamin C and terms such as “brightening”, “skin tone-evening” and “clear skin”. Apply a toner afterward for naturally beautiful skin or a sheet mask to boost hydration to get a healthy glow.
8. Moisturize your skin with a good moisturizer and apply a night cream that helps remove the appearance of fine lines as well
Moisturizing is one of the best things you can do to your skin. Moisturizing your face in the morning has a “primer” effect, allowing your makeup to last long all day. Using a moisturizer at night allows your skin to rejuvenate and he reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Choose a high-quality organic oil moisturizer that is 100% rich in vitamin and plant nutrients compared to water-based creams and lotions. If you are susceptible to breakouts, use a light moisturizer and do not leave out your neck and chest area to avoid a dull contrast.
9. Know your skin type and follow the right skin care routine.
You will not be able to use the right skin care products if you do not know your skin type. The 4 major skin types and a skin condition are:
- Oily skin: Your T-zone is shiny and greasy.
- Dry skin: Your skin feels dry and flaky.
- Normal skin: Your skin is neither too oily nor excessively dry.
- Combination skin: Your T-zone is shiny, but your cheeks and jaw are dry.
- Sensitive skin condition: Your skin turns red easily and gets inflamed and itchy.
Once you figure out your skin type, you can then follow a specific routine to suit your skin type. Most skin care guides include cleansing, toning, moisturizing and serum routine. Simply get a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and serum for your skin type and follow the routine twice daily.
10. Do not wear makeup overnight, which tends to make the skin look dull. Use makeup remover and toner.
Dirt and oil build up on your face over the course of the day and can clog your pores and cause you to break out if you sleep with makeup on. Use a gentle soap, oil cleanser or makeup remover to remove every trace of makeup from your face. A toner can be used afterward for the areas of your face that are prone to break outs or to remove excess dirt that the cleanser may have missed. Get a good beauty sleep with a clear face without any makeup left behind.
– American Academy of Dermatology. “What To Eat For Glowing Healthy Skin.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 November 2007.
– The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 73, Issue 5, May 2001, Pages 853–864, “Nutritional skin care: health effects of micronutrients and fatty acids”