Healthy skin has that natural glow we all covet – so what should you do if that glow has gone? A lack of radiance is usually down to a combination of factors, but luckily there is a lot you can do to get your glow back.
Your skin is supposed to shed old skin cells every month or so, but this doesn’t always happen. This build-up of dead skin can lead to a grey looking, dull complexion. To help the natural process along, exfoliate your skin regularly. A chemical exfoliator (one that uses salicylic or glycolic acid) is ideal as it tends to be gentler than coarse, grainy formulas.
Of course you all know by now that SPF is a must to protect against sun damage, but did you know it also helps to preserve your glow? This is because sun exposure makes any existing marks even worse and it can trigger pigmentation, making skin tone uneven. Use a moisturiser with added SPF to ensure you never skip this step.
Use a gentle cleanser
Harsh cleansers strip your skin of their natural oils, which are essential for radiance. Switch to a gentle cleanser and if you suffer from problem skin, try a foaming or gel cleanser instead of medicated formulas.
Try a facial oil
Moisturised skin naturally appears more radiant as it controls flaky patches for a smoother surface. This smooth surface allows light to bounce off it more easily for luminous skin. Try a facial oil that hydrates and protects before you go to bed and you should wake up with glowing skin.
Moisturise from the inside out
As we’ve mentioned, moisture is key when it comes to getting a natural glow. To help boost moisture levels and improve your overall skin health, be sure to include healthy fats in your diet. Foods like salmon, avocado, almonds and flaxseeds are ideal.