If you’re searching for that radiant complexion, a consistent routine with glowing skin products is just the first step! You also need to take care of your overall health so your body has the nutrients to support clear, healthy skin. It’s never too late to start! Begin the journey to glowy skin today with these five simple steps to achieve the look we’re all loving.
Cleanse Your Skin Daily
Always start your skin care regimen with a fresh face! Environmental pollutants, oil, dead skin cells and other debris clog your pores, leading to a less than luminous look. For best results, use a gentle cleanser in the morning and evening, massaging it gently into your skin and then rinsing completely before moving on to your next step. If you’re wearing makeup that day, be sure to remove it all completely before going to bed at night to prevent blemishes and breakouts. We know it’s hard to sometimes, but a clean face before bed is a must!
Exfoliate Your Face
If you don't already exfoliate your skin, this is a necessary step in your routine if you want to achieve that natural glow. Whether you opt for manual or chemical exfoliation, this process removes the outer layer of skin cells to reveal fresh new skin beneath, which instantly boosts the radiance of your complexion. Manual exfoliation with a facial scrub is effective two or three times a week, but start slow if you have sensitive skin! Once a week is sufficient for chemical exfoliation with a brightening serum or similar product. Say hello to brighter skin!
Use Skin Brightening Products
Formulas designed for a more even skin tone and a brighter complexion are designed to boost radiance and create a more youthful appearance. Ingredients to look for include antioxidants such as vitamin C that brighten skin tone and alpha-arbutin, resorcinol and niacinamide to fade dark spots. Prickly pear seed oil brightens skin while calming inflammation thanks to an infusion of fatty acids, while licorice root extract offers soothing damage protection. Grapefruit extract brightens skin tone while fighting off free radicals. Most serums, masks and creams with these nutrients are gentle enough to use every day, and most people notice an improved glow within a few weeks of regular application.
Lack of hydration can rob your complexion of radiance and even make wrinkles and fine lines appear more prominent. Combat this issue by using a natural face moisturizer both morning and night. Rich, creamy formulas give the skin the hydration it needs while repairing the natural moisture barrier to protect your complexion from environmental damage. Look for hyaluronic acid, which really helps the skin hold onto its hydration, along with coconut oil to provide a dose of rejuvenating moisture. In addition to regular moisturizing, remember to drink enough water a day! About eight 8-ounce glasses is sufficient for most adults.
Eat Antioxidant-Rich Food
Foods rich in nutrients known as antioxidants can help ward off free radicals. These particles contribute to sun damage and other signs of aging, along with increasing the risk for skin cancer. Reach for meals and snacks with lots of polyphenols, including berries, grapes and nuts (especially walnuts and pecans).
Dark spots, fine lines and hyperpigmentation can all disrupt your skin's radiance. Bring back the bouncy glow by following these five simple tips for a healthier, renewed complexion.