Best tips to help you get glowing skin
Is there a better feeling than going to put on makeup in the morning, staring into your reflection in the mirror, and thinking that you don’t need to use any? That’s when you know your arduous month-long skincare routine has finally borne fruit. Since no makeup-makeup is still a quite popular trend (there seem no signs of it slowing down) having naturally glowing skin definitely tops the list for many women. It has definitely become more important than ever and anyone can achieve it.
It is also a myth worth busting that only people blessed with beautiful skin can have glowing skin. Anyone who takes care of their skin in the long term, and has a solid skincare program can achieve the holy grail of achieving glowing skin no matter if it’s oily or dry. All you really need to do to get that perfect skin is to figure out a routine best suited for your skin, and stick to it (through thick and thin). On top of that, you should consume lots of vegetables, drink enough water, eat your fruits and veggies, and prioritize sleep over staying up till 2 am scrolling through the phone. If you’re someone who wants to learn more about how to achieve naturally glowing and well-hydrated skin then read on!
We bet you’ve heard this one before, but anyone (including derms) will tell you that the key to glowing and healthy-looking skin is staying as hydrated as possible. So go grab yourself a cute water bottle and make sure you carry it with you at all times because no matter what you’re trying to do, if you’re not hydrated, your skin will show it!
What is your skin type?
Before you begin your glowing skincare journey, it is important to know what kind of skincare you have. Dry, oily or combination? Meet your dermatologist or do some research on your own to get a definite answer. This way you get to make most of the products that you’re using by picking out your lotions, masks and washes that target your skin’s biggest woes!
Don’t miss out on your sunscreen
It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny outside, you should be wearing sunscreen regardless. The UV rays damage your skin and make it look uneven and patchy. Which means that it won’t reflect any light very well, leading to less glowiness. So, make sure you’re making this change and slap on some sunscreen every damn day.
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin or a combination of both, applying a moisturising cream is not an option- it’s a mandate. So while you’re applying cream to your face, make sure you are adding some much-needed moisture to the layers of your skin. Dry skin looks very dull, and it’s imperative to hydrate it at least once a day with a good moisturiser.
Wash your face often
This one might seem the most basic of the lot, but we’re going to put it there anyway. You should be washing your face at least twice a day. This is a major cause of dullness. Washing your face gets rid of all the dirt, oil and pollution that’s dimming your glow! So make sure you’re splashing some good old cold water onto that gorgeous face of yours!
Are you using a toner?
A toner is an essential first step to glowing skin care. Before you put on anything to your face – moisturiser, serum or makeup, try applying a toner. This allows serums and other skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin, so you’re really getting all that goodness. If you have oily skin, then opt for a drying toner which has hazel or salicylic acid. Alternatively, try a clarifying toner with ceramides or glycerin for dry skin.
Face masks are your best friend
Don’t we all love a good selfie with our face masks? Adding this step to your glowing skincare routine will greatly enrich your skin’s texture. Lay on one every night while you watch Netflix or just finish work. Wake up to highly moisturized and hydrated glowing skin.
LA MER The Lifting and Firming Mask 50ml
We know, we already mentioned masks before – but those were the cleaning kinds like clay masks. When you’re not applying those, and if you’re too lazy to use them every time, opt for this easy yet satisfying sheet masks that will leave your face feeling extremely bright and clean.