I’ve never been one for masses of makeup, definitely believing that less is more. But we all love a natural, glowy look where skin looks its best. Achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin can be challenging with the abundance of skincare products and advice available.
Social media and influencer culture have created unrealistic expectations and misinformation about skincare, especially when we view everything through the lens of filters and airbrushing.
However, achieving clear, glowing skin doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Here are five practical and accessible tips for achieving and maintaining lasting, glowing skin.
Staying hydrated is super important if you want to achieve amazing, radiant skin.
Sip on water all day long to give your skin that much-needed hydration from within as well as numerous other health benefits.
Using a moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, and better still, with elements of glycerin or ceramides within it is also a plus. It’ll help seal in moisture and shield your skin from irritants in the environment.
Aloe vera or cucumber are great natural additions to take it a step further with your skincare routine – why not throw in the mix some green tea for an extra boost?
Eight glasses of water a day is often a hard and fast rule, and giving as many products to hydrate your skin – stick to this and it will be hard to go wrong.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
UV rays from the sun can be a real troublemaker, causing all sorts of issues like premature ageing, dark spots, and an uneven skin tone.
Choose to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher, every single day, even in the UK in winter.
This sunscreen acts like a shield against both UVA and UVB rays, which can wreak havoc on delicate facial skin.
Make it a habit and incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine in the same way that you do with brushing teeth and it will become second nature to have a protective skincare layer.
Minor sun damage can be reversed and say hello to healthy, glowing skin that will keep shining bright.
Want to improve your skin texture and minimise fine lines and wrinkles? Regular exfoliation is a must.
But the key is to get the right exfoliant for your skin type and use it in moderation.
Scrubs or brushes, and other physical exfoliants are often quite harsh – instead, consider chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs.
Not only are they gentler to the skin, but they are more efficient at getting the results you want.
Ensure you understand your skin type when selecting an exfoliant and what problems you want to tackle for your skin.
Remember, keep exfoliation to no more than three times a week, and have that hydrating moisturiser on hand as well.
By keeping up with regular and gentle exfoliation, you’ll be achieving smoother and brighter skin in no time.
Use Antioxidant-Rich Skincare Products
Using antioxidant-rich skincare products is a fantastic way to protect your skin from things that can impact your skin cells and age skin faster.
Two super antioxidants for the skin are Vitamins C and E. These work their magic by ridding the skin of any nasties and preventing oxidative stress.
By using skincare products that have these antioxidants, you can shield your skin from damaging elements like pollution and UV rays.
Not only that, but Vitamin C also brightens up the skin, fades dark spots, and even boosts collagen production.
If you want to keep your skin looking young, healthy, and radiant, make sure to add antioxidant-rich goodies like serums, moisturisers, or face oils to your skincare routine.
A popular treatment that can give that coveted glow are skin boosters
Simply put, this involves injecting hyaluronic acid into your skin. It can help to improve hydration and give skin a plump, smooth, and youthful look. You’ll be enjoying smoother, more radiant skin that’s positively glowing.
Get Enough Sleep
Easier said than done for most of us I think (I’m both a night owl and an early riser) but It’s super important to get enough quality sleep for your overall health and to keep your skin in great shape.
When we get that all-important rest, our bodies work to repair and rejuvenate cells, including those precious skin cells. This can result in a more radiant and youthful complexion, which we all love!
If you’re not catching enough sleep, often skin will be on of the first giveaways that something isn’t right.
Seeing dark circles around your eyes, general puffiness and a worn-out complexion is not the look any of us want to achieve.
Add to that, a lack of sleep can bump up stress levels and worsens other skin conditions such as eczema or acne.
Ideally, a good 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep each night will make a huge difference and reflect in skin condition.
To help yourself out, establish a regular sleep routine. That means having a consistent bedtime and waking time. And we’ve all been told countless times about avoiding screen time before sleep. It’ll help you drift off into dreamland more easily and get that restful sleep you deserve.
Sleep tight and wake up to fabulous skin!
Achieving and maintaining healthy, radiant skin can be a breeze when you prioritise skincare fundamentals.
Following these five practical tips daily, you can enjoy long-lasting results.
Keep in mind to stay hydrated, shield skin from the sun, regularly exfoliate, opt for skincare products with antioxidants, and maintain consistency in your routine.
By taking good care of your skin and discovering what suits you best, you can feel self-assured without draining your wallet or succumbing to impractical skincare fads.
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