5 Secrets To Glowing Skin

5 Secrets To Glowing Skin

Gorgeous, glowing skin is high on every woman's list of beauty-related priorities. But unfortunately, the quest to a flawless face can often seem pretty difficult.

Many of us struggle to find the time to focus on concealing dark circles, banishing blemishes, and fretting over newly-emerging wrinkles. And even when we find the time, we sometimes lack the know-how. 

But don’t panic. We’re on hand with tips that will help to make your skin glow, and combat those problem areas that makes your usual beauty regime a burden.

Tip 1: Cleanse, tone and moisturise

Starting today, cleansing, toning and moisturising should be a staple part of your daily routine - it’s up there with brushing your teeth and taking a shower. Carry out the ‘CTM’ process once in the morning and once at night before bed for best results.

Using a gentle cleanser will rid the face of dead skin particles and natural oils, while removing any makeup. This essential step helps unclog your pores, leaving you with fresher, brighter skin that’s at lower risk of developing spots and blemishes. 

As cleansers often contain oil, they tend to leave a light residue on the face. Using a toner after cleansing will remove this oily film, and target any impurities that may still be lurking on the skin. 

End the routine by moisturising. As they each have such different qualities, investing in both a day cream and a night cream is a must. Day creams are lighter, more quickly absorbed and aim to protect the skin from the sun and other environmental factors you might encounter day-to-day. Night creams tend to be heavier and more slowly absorbed, as they work to intensively repair and rejuvenate the skin while you sleep. 

Tip 2: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

Exfoliation is the holy grail of skincare. If you let dead skin cells accumulate on the face, it leads to dull, dry skin, clogged up pores and excess oil production, making you more prone to spots. 

Use an exfoliation scrub once or twice a week, applying it to clean, wet skin. Rub into the face using your fingers and gentle, circular motions. As well as helping clear up many skin problems like acne, regular exfoliation helps increase blood circulation resulting in fresher, healthier skin that glows.

Tip 3: Protect your skin

Protecting your skin from the sun is so easy, yet many of us neglect to do it. Although it can be tempting to step out into the rays ‘au naturel’, too much sun exposure over the years can cause wrinkles, age spots, and more serious issues like skin cancer.

Opt for a sunscreen that protects from both ultraviolet A and B rays. UVA radiation is responsible for premature aging and wrinkles, whereas UVB rays cause sunburn and are more closely linked with the development of skin cancer.

By slathering on the sunscreen and protecting from the elements all year round, you’re reducing the risk of many problems further down the line. We promise you and your skin will thank us later!

Tip 4: Be Kind to Your Body and Mind

If you really want to make your skin glow, treating your body kindly is one of the best things you can do. It’s age-old advice, but try to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and proteins so your body gets all its essential vitamins and minerals. For ultra glowing skin, a diet rich in vitamin C and low in fat and sugar has been known to work wonders.

It’s a given that regular exercise has an abundance of health benefits, but what you might not know is that it also speeds up the body’s cleansing process. Nothing beats that healthy, post-workout glow – and you’ll also benefit from the release of natural, feel-good endorphins.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, is to assess your mental health and wellbeing. Stress plays a key role in the health of our skin, and can contribute to excess oil or dryness, wrinkles and acne. To help your skin emanate health and radiance, eliminate any unnecessary stressors from your life, and practice stress-management techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga and meditation, which are as effective as physical exercise for managing stress.

Tip 5: Treat Yourself

Busy, hectic lifestyles mean we often forget to take that all important ‘me time’. Something as simple as a 30-minute massage once every couple of weeks could make a drastic improvement to both your physical and mental wellbeing. This is once again linked to stress, as a regular pamper sesh will help relieve tensions and leave you feeling rejuvenated. 

As well as feeling more relaxed, healthier and happier, you’ll undoubtedly see a huge improvement in your skin. And if that’s not a good enough reason to treat yourself, we don’t know what is!

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