Here you will find 5 “Glowing Skin Secrets” to transform the skin that looks tired & dull to luminous and glowing.
The foremost characteristic of healthy skin is the natural glow. But causes like sun & environmental damage, stress, lack of sleep & exercise, age, and even what we eat deprive our skin complexion of its natural glow & radiance.
People spend thousands of bucks in beauty parlors & on cosmetics to make their skin glow! If you follow the following “Glowing Skin” secrets (which the dermatologists never tell you), you can achieve the naturally glowing skin without spending huge amount of dollars.
5 Glowing Skin Care Secrets For Making Your Skin Glow Naturally
Secret # 1
Wash your face every morning and night to remove all dirt, debris, oil and build-ups from your skin – which otherwise can clog your skin pores, making your skin look dull & unhealthy.
Gently massage in a small dollop of a good quality face cleanser with fingers in circular motions – clockwise then anticlockwise – all over your face.
And at night before you go to bed, no matter how tired you are, you must without fail clear all the makeup & build-ups of the day. In fact, the makeup acts as a barrier preventing your skin from breathing while you sleep. You must have observed that when you sleep with all these residues on, you wake up the following morning with a dull face and possibly one or two embarrassing pimple(s).
Secret # 2
Exfoliation is one of the best tricks to brighten your skin complexion with natural glow. The exfoliation process scavenge off the skin’s outer layer of dead skin cells and clear your skin of all toxins – revealing newer, radiant, smoother surface.
However, don’t scrub your skin everyday because it can irritate and make your skin drier. Normally, once or twice a week is enough.
Look For Brightening Skincare Ingredients
Whether serum, moisturizer and any other skin care products, look on the packaging for ingredients such as:
Vitamin C: A rich anti-oxidant for Brightening, Firming & Tightening
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Commonly known as glycolic acid, lactic acids or citric acid for Exfoliating, Refining & Renewing
Retinol: Derivative of vitamin A for Renewing, Firming & Healthy Skin
Essential Fatty Acids: Commonly called as Omegas for Repairing, Restoring & Moisturizing
Antioxidants: Generally found in vitamin C, turmeric, pomegranate and green tea extracts for Restoring, Brightening & Protecting
Hyaluronic Acid: Essential for Hydrating Plumping & Radiance-Boosting
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Lack of hydration causes your complexion look dull and moreover leads to premature fine lines & wrinkles. Make sure that not only you keep yourself hydrated internally, but also apply a topical moisturizer that suits your skin type, both morning and evening to replenish hydration.
Moisturizer helps lock in the skin moisture. So, it will work best if you apply after shower when your skin is still a little damp.
Another trick is that before bedtime; soak a towel in warm water. Wring out the towel and place the warm towel on your face. This will dilate the skin pores and allow the moisturizer to soak into your skin.
According to the dermatologists, face lotions and creams are usually more hydrating than oils, serums, and other formulas. The emulsion types (blends of oil & water components) are good because they allow hydrating ingredients to seep into skin’s top layers, helping it to hold moisture.
Eat Antioxidant-Rich Food
Yes, what you eat has an effect on the health of your skin. Include in your diet foods that have good amount of anti-oxidants. Load up on berries, grapes and nuts like walnuts & pecans – they are rich source of polyphenols like ellagic acid and resveratrol. They have been shown to possess abilities to fight free radicals to protect skin cells from UV damage like hyperpigmentation. Make sure to include them into your everyday meals – breakfasts, salads, or desserts, or eat them alone as a snack in between main meals.