Skin is the body’s largest organ. When healthy, its layers work hard to protect us. But when it’s compromised, the skin’s ability to work as an effective barrier is impaired. We have therefore found the best ways to improve skin health to support it in maintaining its protective role. Woman putting on face cream With a few simple alterations to your skincare routine, you could have radiant-looking skin in no time. Your skin is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life. From acne breakouts during your teenage years to the radiant glow of pregnancy and the sunspots of aging, both your age and your health are reflected in your skin.
Skin has many functions, making it the ultimate multitasker of the human body. Its most important role is being the first line of defense between our bodies and the outside world, protecting us from bacteria, viruses, and pollution and chemical substances that we encounter in the workplace and at home.
You want clear, vibrant and glowing skin…and you want it now.
We all know the beauty basics of glowing skin:
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I’ve assembled a few new beauty tips–mixed with the old faithful advice dispensed by our mothers and grandmothers– to maximize your skin’s potential and add a healthy glow.
Get ready to shed dry and flaky skin to reveal healthy and naturally glowing skin that’s ready to make its début this spring and summer
1 Let your skin breathe after a full day of makeup.
Our mothers always warned us to remove our face paint before going to bed. Cleanse your face thoroughly with soap and water, before hitting the sack.
Who knew that your skin starts to heal and repair itself between 9 and 11 p.m. In fact, the sleep hormone melatonin works to counteract daytime skin damage and repair it from aggressors like UV and pollution.
2 Exfoliate. Exfoliate. And then Exfoliate some more.
Restoring the vibrant glow of your youth, or adding a few new glowing skin tips to your beauty arsenal, is easy to integrate into your daily beauty routine.
Because freshly-cleaned skin reflects more light, slough off dry surface cells before bedtime to reveal the glowing skin hiding below. Or, try an at-home microdermabrasion kit to remove dead skin.
If you are on a beauty budget, a facial scrub found in your local drugstore will work just as well.
3 Get glowing skin from the inside out.
Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. On your next doctor’s visit, ask for a recommendation for any vitamins and supplements that will expose that natural glow hiding within.
Add a dose of exercise every other day to eliminate toxins, increase circulation and get skin glowing.
4 Use collagen to fight free-radical damage to the skin.
The sun provides exposure to free radicals that break down collagen in the skin.
To counteract damage apply gels and creams infused with collagen, peptides, and retinol to restore your skin’s healthy glow.
5 Moisturize religiously and wear sunscreen every day.
Find a moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15 or higher and apply it liberally to your skin. You’re never too young to wear night cream, start slathering on your favorite skin cream to fight dry skin.
6 Fake the glow.
Use tinted moisturizer and bronzer to add a healthy glow to your skin.
Don’t forget to add a glossy hair color, or a glaze, that will add shine to your face and will reflect light on your face.
Keeping your skin healthy and young does not necessarily mean breaking the bank by purchasing expensive creams and lotions; by following these simple steps, you can make dull and lifeless skin glow.