There is something about the compliment “your skin looks glowing!”. It gives you that air of confidence that your skin looks and feel nice. It’s pretty much the equivalent to having a good hair day. You can get glowing skin more often than you think. There are a lot of tips and tricks you can do to keep your skin glowing every day.
It may not seem much, but simple things you do every day can help improve your skin. Habits that can help improve your health are the ones that are known to improve physical appearance. There really is no magic spell that you can use to instantly get glowing skin. You will realize that the simple things that you do can make a huge difference to your skin. Here are some of these tips, habits or simple tricks to add to your routine that can help you get glowing skin.
Don’t Over Exfoliate
You have to resist the urge to exfoliate daily. We all know that our skin need to be exfoliated regularly to prevent clogging and to keep it smooth. However, over exfoliating can irritate the skin and strip off the natural oils that keep the skin healthy. Using a harsh loofah everyday can make the skin appear duller. Use a gentle exfoliant on your skin every 3 days and longer if you have dry skin. When taking a shower use a gentle loofah or cloth, and deep exfoliate the skin once a week; more if you live or work where you are constantly dirty or sweating.
One of the most important things we need to do is to moisturize our skin to make it smooth and glowing. We make the common mistake of only moisturizing once a day and applying it without patting the skin dry. When moisturizing, it is best just a few minutes after your shower or facial cleansing. This is the time where the skin is able to absorb moisture the best, and the moisturizer locks it in. Never apply our moisturizer when it is still damp since it can reduce the potency of the product. Pat dry the skin before application and continue the patting motion until the moisturizer is absorbed. Apply moisturizer again in the middle of the day, but remove any excess oil on your skin first. If you have a facial mist, use it and pat dry your skin before applying your moisturizer.
Highlighting for A Subtle Glow
Highlighting areas all over your body can give you that subtle glow without appearing to costume-y or extravagant. Place it in strategic areas to make it appear glowing. Areas such as the cheekbones, outer arm area, collar bone, the T-zone and the middle of the lips can give you a subtle glowing appearance.
Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream
There are now tinted moisturizer that contains a bit of glow in them. Either it is from some Bronzing powder in the product or hints of glitter. This can help give the skin that certain glow when planning to go with a no make-up look. The consistency of the product can also make the skin appear dewy and soft. When using this type of product avoid using a highlighter, it can make the skin appear too oily.
No to Hot Showers
Hot showers feel great and can surely help relax our body, but it can be incredibly bad for the skin. The temperature can dry out the skin. If you really can’t sleep without taking a hot shower – finish off with a cold spritz or protect the sensitive areas from the heat. You can use ice on the face and other sensitive areas to reduce dryness.
Humidifiers will do wonders for your skin, especially during dry winter months. It can help keep the skin moisturized and glowing. You can even add some natural oils to it to enhance its benefits. Try it for a few days and you’ll notice a big difference in your skin’s appearance.
All of these things are great, but one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your skin is with proper exercise and a healthy diet. Eating healthy can reduce your chances of acne, breakouts and skin irritation. There are also certain vitamins and minerals that can give you glowing skin. Exercise can help remove toxins from the body and can improve blood flow. Follow the other tips above and share with us the ones we missed!