7 Ways to Achieve a Glowing Complexion
A glowing complexion can’t be defined by one characteristic. It’s usually down to an even skin tone, texture, adequate hydration and optimum skin health. Although everyone’s journey to glowing skin will be different, we’ve rounded up our foolproof tips and tricks that will be helpful for all. Are you ready to glow? Keep reading on...
Identify what your skin is missing
Your skin is unique and the challenges that it faces will be different to those around you so, in the quest for glowing skin, you need to begin by identifying the reasons your skin is not living its best life. Are you dehydrated? Do you have a rough, uneven texture? Are there areas of pigmentation? By understanding what’s going on, you’ll be able to focus your efforts and give your skin what it really needs.
Strengthen your skin barrier
Your skin’s barrier plays a huge role in the health and appearance of your skin. If you have a robust barrier, your skin will retain moisture better, reduce inflammation levels and improve skin texture. You can maintain a strong barrier by cutting out any stripping products and incorporating barrier building products such as niacinamide, probiotics, ceramides, and centella asiatica.
Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Hydration is the cornerstone of healthy skin. Your skin needs water to thrive but it’s pretty low on the priority list for water when it comes to your organs. To counteract this, make sure you’re hydrating topically with products containing hyaluronic acid as well as maintaining a high water intake. Esse Cream Mask is a wonderfully hydrating and reparative mask that can quench the thirstiest skins.
Exfoliate the right way
Exfoliation can be a fantastic tool for achieving glowing skin but only if it’s done right. Whilst a daily application of AHA might work for some, it could aggravate and break down the barrier of others so you need to make sure you’re choosing the right exfoliator for your skin and using it in the right frequency for you. As a general rule, BHAs are great for oily, congested and acne-prone skin, AHAs are great for dehydrated, mature and textured skin, and enzymes are great for more sensitive skins.
Feed your skin
Skin that’s receiving the right nutrition will show it off! Make sure your routine is full of vitamins and skin nutrients that will protect, repair, regenerate and calm the skin. Great vitamins that work for most are vitamin A, niacinamide, vitamin C and vitamin E. Other great skin nutrients include probiotics, centella asiatica and zinc.
Massage your skin regularly
Facial massage is a fantastic way to boost your glow. It will stimulate circulation which brings oxygen, water and nutrients to your skin. It aids lymphatic drainage which helps eliminate toxins and reduces puffiness. It also helps with deeper product penetration so make sure you choose a delicious serum or cream as your massage medium.
Glow from within
Glowing skin really starts from within. Your skin is a reflection of your internal wellbeing so try to have a delicious and varied diet, exercise when you can, drink lots of water and have some fun too! All this happiness within will show in your complexion!