6 Skincare Routines To Get Healthy Glowing Skin

6 Skincare Routines To Get Healthy Glowing Skin

Healthy skin doesn't come in a day, but by following this guidelines you can be certain that you are on the right path.

The skin is the biggest organ of the human body which gives it a lot more visibility. For this reason, we are naturally interested in radiant and healthy skin. However, that interest often wanes when we find out that there are no instant results. Whether you’re battling acne, blemishes, dull or dry skin, it doesn’t go away in a day. Generally, healthy skin requires time, consistency and patience to achieve through intensive skincare or basic skincare. Find out how to get the healthy glowing skin you can absolutely be proud of.

How to easily get healthy glowing skin

Many want healthy and glowing skin, but what does it look like since skin colours differ. According to Dr. Tina Funt, “Glowing skin is skin that is moist and soft—not dull, dry or flaky. Glowing skin is characterized by small pores, even complexion and clear skin without blemishes”. Below are ways you can cultivate a healthy and glowing skin:

  • Go for brightening skin ingredients

bright skin

When buying moisturiser and serum, take some time to look at the container or packaging. Look for words like “brightening” and “skin tone-evening,” and ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin B3, Resorcinol and alpha-arbutin. Experts say that Vitamin C is an enzyme that brightens skin by blocking an enzyme that produces pigment, and vitamin B3 slows pigment production to lighten dark spots. And Resorcinol and Alpha-arbutin break down pigment for a more even skin tone, says Cynthia Price, M.D. a dermatologist in Phoenix.

  • Always stay hydrated

African woman drinking water in a field

According to Jeanine Downie, M.D., a dermatologist in New Jersey, “Lack of hydration makes your complexion dull and even accentuates wrinkles. Apply topical moisturizer morning and evening to replenish hydration”. When looking for something to keep your skin hydrated, go for lotions and creams instead of oils and serums. Lotions and creams are more hydrating because they’re a mix of oil and water, which carries hydrating ingredients into the skin.

  • Make cleansing a routine

To keep your skin radiant, you must make cleansing a regular routine. This helps to clean dirt and debris that block your skin pores. Do this day and night by pressing in a small amount of cleanser into your fingers. Then go ahead and cleanse your face with it in a circular motion. Then go from the inside of your face to outside to make sure every inch is well cleansed.

African woman aplying lotion

  • Eat food rich in antioxidants

If you’ve been wondering whether the food you eat has any effect on your skin, yes, it does. Stock up on guava, strawberries, walnuts, blackberries, pomegranate, raspberries and cranberries. Try and mix them into your daily diet or alone if you prefer. According to Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D, “Preliminary research has linked this type of antioxidant that combats free radicals to help protect skin cells from UV damage like hyperpigmentation.”

  • Utilise lotion to boost skin radiance

There’s good news for those who want instant skin glow after all. New skincare products that combine the hydrating benefits of a moisturizer with the radiance-boosting effects of highlighter are now available. For an effective application, apply as though you’re applying a face lotion before makeup or tap as dots on your forehead, on your cheekbones and beneath the arches of your eyebrows.

  • Exfoliate your skin
African woman exfoliating

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Either use physical exfoliants two or three times per week or chemical exfoliants once every week if your skin is sensitive. According to Senior Chemist Sabina Wizemann, “One of the best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow both immediately and long term is by exfoliating. The process removes the skin’s outer layer of dead cells so its surface is smoother and clearer and reflects light.”

There are other stubborn skin problems due to sun damage or other causes that might need the attention of a certified dermatologist. If you find yourself with such skin problems, don’t hesitate to see an expert who would recommend solutions for you.

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Source: Good House Keeping, Skin Science, Image Dermatology

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Lydia Ume