I’m one of those girls with beautiful glowing skin – you know the ones you envy? The ones that always look fresh-faced and effortlessly healthy? Yea that’s me. But I wasn’t always this way. Way back when I was in junior high to high school I dealt with skin issues. I’ve had to work hard for the skin I have now. Though it’s not necessarily effortless, glowing is glowing right? Try out my tips to get more radiant skin.
This is the most important step in creating a “glowing” complexion because it will actually let your glow come through. Exfoliating 1-2x a week with a gentle exfoliant will remove dead cells sitting atop your skin’s top layer and essentially clogging everything below. To have healthy cell turnover and allow products to sink it, gently exfoliation a few times a week before bed – then apply any nighttime products.
My Pick! Aveeno Positively Radiant Scrub
Vitamin C or Brightening Serum
Vitamin C is essential for more than a healthy immune system. It can actually be a major proponent to glowing skin, too! A Vitamin C serum will brighten darker areas and help with the glow. Look for a serum that’s full of antioxidants for radiant skin.
My Pick! Vitamin C Glow-protect Lotion SPF 30
This is obvious but often overlooked! Other than drinking as much H20, limiting booze, and eating water-dense foods like celery or cucumbers, physically hydrate your skin. Don’t go a morning or night without a moisturizer – yes even if you have oily skin!
My Pick! Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Day Mask
Lymphatic massage and jade rollers are trending for good reason – they can do a TON for your skin. Try using a jade roller after you apply your moisturizer and serums, as it can help the products penetrate into your skin and eliminate toxins.
Plus, these practices help to tighten, reduce pore size, depuff, and lead to a healthier glow. I find they help wake me up too, so I usually do this in the morning. If you’re interested in a massage, this tutorial is great!
My Pick! Honey & Sage Co Jade Face Roller
Most cell turnover happens while you sleep, and let’s face it – a puffy, tired face is anything but radiant. Been there! Plus, cell turnover is essential as we age and our skin isn’t naturally as glowy. It’s hard at first, but once you get into an earlier nighttime routine, it’s pretty nice.
Switch your phone to airplane mode, complete your evening skincare routine, and turn in 8-9 hours before you have to rise. Give it a few weeks and I promise you’ll see a difference in your skin – and you’ll probably feel a lot better, too!
If you have a hard time falling asleep, avoid caffeine after noon (which will also help with your skin as caffeine can be drying). A win-win!
A Good Highlighter
And for the days that you need help by way of makeup, enter a highlighter! A highlighter on the cheek bones and the bridge of the nose helps take a natural glowing complexion to the next level. A neutral shade will look natural if you’re going for a minimal makeup look, which I’m a fan of.
My Pick! Becca Highlighter