A natural glow is a look we all long for, but what should you do if your skin is dull, dry, and anything but glowing? These amazing skincare tips will help!
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Kick Your PM Routine Up A Notch
One of the worst things you can do for your skin is to go to bed without washing and moisturizing your face. When you skip washing you leave the oil, grime and makeup on. This can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, the increased appearance of fine lines, and a heavy layer of dull and dead skin. To make it fast and easy use CeraVe Cleansing Cloths. Follow up with serum and moisturizer. Last but not least, sleep is when our body repairs, so be sure to get quality sleep each night.
If your skin looks dull it’s time to exfoliate off the top layer allowing healthy new skin to shine through. Exfoliation should be gentle, not harsh, and you have a few options to choose from. Use an exfoliating cleansing brush like Clarisonic Mia Smart or a granule exfoliator. Just don’t overdo it. Once or twice a week is often enough.
If your skin is dry it’s time to nourish and hydrate to return your youthful glow. Start on the inside by increasing the Omega 3, collagen, and antioxidants in your diet and drinking at least 64 ounces of water or unsweetened herbal tea each day. Externally you want to tone your skin after you cleanse, then apply a serum. Follow up with a SPF moisturizer during the day and vitamin C cream at night. For a rapid glow use a hydrating sheet mask.
Massage Your Face
Another quick way to boost your glow is to spend 2 minutes each evening massaging your night cream into your face and neck. This will increase circulation, boost collagen production, and help your cream better penetrate your skin. Massage in upward sweeping motions like when you have a spa facial. You will need to use a bit more cream than usual to ensure a smooth and comfortable massage.
Get A Facial
Even with weekly exfoliation and face masks you still need to deep clean your skin. Head to your local spa every 3 to 4 months for a custom facial. For best results don’t just pick the facial that sounds the best, but the one designed to address your individual beauty concerns. Your quarterly facial will cleanse, tighten and firm—leaving you with naturally glowing skin.
Fake Your Glow
If your skin isn’t glowing on its own, you can fake it with makeup products designed to create a faux glow. Here are a few options:
- Apply your makeup as usual and mist your face with rosewater.
- Wet your sponge when applying your foundation for a dewy finish.
- Apply CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder after your foundation or tinted moisturizer. It has tiny shimmer to it that will create a glow.
- Apply a highlighter across the center of your forehead, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, above your eyebrow, the arch of your eyebrow and the middle of your chin.
- Apply a drop or two of liquid highlighter to your foundation.
A Glow For Your Entire Body
Your face may be your top priority, but don’t forget the rest of your body. Gently exfoliate from head to toe once or twice a week with a loofah or salt scrub. Apply moisturizer after every shower or bath to lock in moisture. For a natural glow add a few drops of organic coconut oil to your moisturizer or use a non-greasy skin oil like sweet almond or jojoba oil.
I hope this helps you get that beautiful glowing skin you are looking for.