8 Habits to Get Glowing Skin Naturally
Published Dec 28, 2020
Whenever we see posters of models with seemingly perfect skin, we usually assumed it’s photoshopped. And most of the time, it probably is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have that radiant glowing skin without resorting to computer magic.
So, how can you get glowing skin naturally?
First off, you need to remember that all good things take a while. That includes achieving that perfect, dewy glow. There is no skincare treatment or routine that can transform your skin dramatically overnight. Skincare should be a habit. It needs to be repeated day in and day out to get the best results.
That’s why instead of offering you tips, we’re listing the habits you should practice to get that perfect radiance. Here are some of them:
1. Remove Your Makeup Before Bed
You’re probably already aware that sleeping with makeup on is bad news for the skin. The powders in your make-up can clog the pores. When combined with dirt, oil, and bacteria, it’s a recipe for disaster. Clogged pores tend to get inflamed which leads to acne breakouts along with a host of other skin problems.
Make sure to choose non-comedogenic makeup removers to avoid clogging your pores even further. If you don’t have a makeup remover, you can just dab some honey in a cotton pad and wipe away. Honey has antibacterial properties and leaves your skin soft and supple.
2. Cleanse Daily
We cannot emphasize the importance of daily cleansing to maintain clear skin. In fact, dermatologists recommend you should wash your face at least once a day. But if you can manage it, washing your face in the morning and evening would be a lot better. Just like with makeup removers, make sure to use non-comedogenic face wash. If you don’t have one, the classic soap and water will do too. But just remember that soap tends to sap the skin of natural oils so use it sparingly.
Facial wash and cleansers may remove the bacteria and dirt from your face. But it also strips your skin of natural oils. Continuous use can leave your skin dry and flaky. This is why you need to moisturize.
Note that different skin types require different kinds of moisturizers. Determine your skin type first before choosing a moisturizer. Also, if you live in an area with four seasons, you can’t use the same moisturizer in summer like that in winter. The skin tends to produce less oil during winter making it a lot drier. So you’ll need a thicker moisturizer than usual.
You already know that our skin’s surface is usually littered with dirt and bacteria. But what many people don’t know is that it also has a layer of dead skin cells thrown into the mix. Our skin regularly sheds skin that accumulates at the top layer. When these dead skin cells get trapped in your pores along with oil and bacteria, it can lead to acne.
Thus, exfoliation should be a part of your skincare routine. You don’t have to do it every day though or you’ll scrub your skin raw. Doing it once a week should suffice. You can also opt for cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion. Exfoliation also allows serums and skincare treatments to better penetrate the skin.
5. Use a Toner
Harsh soaps, pollution, sweat, and change in seasons can mess up your skin’s pH level. According to studies, the skin’s optimal pH level is just below 5. Unbalanced pH levels can lead the skin to an infinite cycle of dryness followed by excessive oil production.
But no worries. Using a toner can help restore the skin’s pH back to normal. This helps keep them moisturized and more readily absorb treatments and serums.
6. Use the Right Serum
Serums have become a very popular part of our skincare routine in recent years. And it’s easy to see why. They’re a much more efficient way of delivering nutrients directly to the skin. As a result, the nutrients are absorbed much more quickly and you’ll see visible results in days.
Most serums are geared towards a specific skin concern. Hyaluronic acid, for example, is ideal if you’re trying to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. While niacinamide and vitamin C serums are great for acne and acne marks. Be sure to pick the serum that fits your skincare needs to get the best results.
7. Apply Sunscreen
Aside from causing freckles, the sun can also damage our skin in so many different ways. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are known to speed up the aging process. Sun damage can cause the skin to appear dry, flaky, and slightly more wrinkled. It can also alter your skin’s collagen in the long term causing deep groves of wrinkles and a thicker texture.
Applying sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This reduces the risk of sun damage as well as that of skin cancer and prevents premature aging.
8. Eat Right
They say that you are what you eat. That can’t be any more true when it comes to skincare. Foods like carrots, tomatoes, berries, beans, nuts, salmon, and green leafy vegetables are good for your skin. On the flip side, a diet rich in sugar and unhealthy fats can hasten skin aging. Nicotine and alcohol are also proven to dry out the skin and make you look far older than your age.
About The Author
As a self described fanatic of beauty and fashion, Judy Ponio loves to write blogs about style and beauty lifehacks. Her blogs are full of useful knowledge surrounding trends in the fashion and beauty world.