Along with killer abs, healthy glowing skin is at the top on everyone’s list. So no wonder every article or social media post I come across suggest all kinds of tips and tricks on how to obtain your best skin yet. Although, I don’t know about you - but I don’t get 8 full hours of sleep or have time to spend a spa like day to get that selfie glow. There are so many ways to unveil your true radiant self. Question is, how do you make your face glow? Which product should you choose? Most importantly, why does it work?
Let’s talk about why this fruit-derived component, antioxidant, is so important when you are looking for glowing skin products. When you see an antioxidant you should expect major protection from free radicals - a stressor that weakens your skin tissue, enabling premature aging and weakening of skin barrier against irritants. Antioxidants also shade you from damaging UV exposure which encourages healthy even skin tone.
It is no longer a glowing skin secret anymore - Vitamin C is the most coveted of all antioxidants. It's acidic component helps remove dead skin cells and alert your skin to restore itself by stimulating the production of collagen - resulting in a clean, bright, and plump epidermis. Vitamin C also contains properties that restricts skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation, dispiriting dark spots and leaving an even skin tone - because nobody got time to apply 2 different shades of concealers. It all definitely starts from within, so ordering that freshly squeezed OJ at brunch last week was definitely a good choice.
We've rounded up beautiful skin tips and glowing skin products that can get you started on achieving your best complexion yet.
One of the most important steps to healthy skin texture is washing your face. Not something many like to do as soon as you wake up - coffee pot is calling our name - but you can collect unwanted debris from your pillow case, so it is necessary to wash your face in the AM and wash off the day in the evening.
Gently remove impurities with an antioxidant cocktail, Fitglow Beauty Vita Active. This cleanser will freshen your complexion - giving it a huge dose of hydration, supporting evening of skin tone and instantly brightening for clear glowing skin to start your skin care regime.
For long term boost and results in clear glowing skin always make time to exfoliate, at least 2 to 3 times a week. Removing dead skin cells allows your skin to breath and welcome a smoother surface for luminous results. Try LAPCOS Charcoal Exfoliating & Cleansing Pad. A 2-1 pad that cleanses and exfoliates – charcoal being the primary ingredient, will attract your impurities and unveil clean, fresher texture.
Our favourite tip for glowing skin is - get your hydration game on. Not making an effort to moisturize your skin can cause a dull and dry appearance. Glowing, plump, dewy skin is possible when your complexion is packed with nourishing formulations to create a protective seal to lock in moisture.
Massaging an oil before applying a cream or makeup allows stimulation of blood to awaken your complexion. Pai Skin Care Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is a solution for those with sensitive skin. Introducing rose hip oil in an unprocessed form allows enhanced results and improvement in elasticity, dullness in skin tone, and dryness without causing any irritation.
Indie Lee has created the best face cream for glowing skin, Superfruit Facial Cream, packed with antioxidants like Vitamin C, Pomegranate, and Acai Berry. A multi-tasking formulation that leaves your skin supple with hyaluronic acid, attracting and retaining moisture – great for dull looking skin and delay early signs of aging.
How to get beautiful skin? Try to make it a habit to apply a mask once a week, sometimes our skin needs a little TLC and this is a great way to reset. Joanna Vargas has bundled all her specialty hydrating masks, Glow To Go Mask Set. The packaging alone will let you know what you should expect - visibly hydrated and lustrous complexion. So sit back, find your favourite episode of Friends and let the magic work.
Skin care isn’t the only way to get that glow you so desire on to your skin. Completing your look with a shimmery finish on your cheekbones and under your brow arches will not only brighten but also define and accentuate your facial features.
Highlighters have become a makeup staple. A gleaming highlight palette that creates a blinding glow that you have been looking for. Versatile in shades and textures, Dominique Cosmetics Prisma Glow Highlight – comes with 1 cream highlighter and 3 powders that can be layered for your desired finish. Apply with your fingers or preferred brush on to your cheekbones, inner corner of eyes and arches of your brows. And boom.. you have created a look that will turn heads.
We are always rushing out the door but don’t forget to complete your look with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist. This mist combines a nourishing oil layer with water based active extracts that will smooth and infuse illuminating hydration on to your skin. Derived from watermelons (a high concentration of water) and hyaluronic acid, the mist will freshen any dull or dryness to enhance the appearance of your makeup.