All Dressed up and nowhere to Glow? You can buy the outfit, put on the make-up, false tan the bod, but how oh how do you get The Glow? Glowing skin tops the list of beauty must-haves this Summer – nothing shouts youth, energy and vitality quite like a face that has The Glow now does it? The bad news is, you can’t buy it online. The good news is, we have five tips for you below that will put your skin firmly on The Glow path.
Let the journey begin! Summer is about journeys, trips and holidays. It’s about feeling great and looking good. Be All Dressed Up with somewhere To Glow this Summer!
1 – The Glow-den Rule
The golden rule for glowing skin is this:
Double. Cleanse. We all know the benefits of double cleansing – that magic cleansing formula that involves firstly removing heavy make-up using an oil-based balm cleanser and secondly buffing the skin and removing any traces of product with a gentle skin polisher. This habit is the first step towards achieving The Glow. You will require less pore-clogging make-up because your skin will be cleansed, nourished and polished. You will be flicking that contouring brush smugly over a prepped, preened and polished black canvas. Just make sure that the cleansing system you choose is free from harsh chemicals, added fragrance, sulfate, silicones and parabens.
And girls, no matter what, do not leave make-up on at night! While you sleep, growth hormone stimulates renewal of all of the body’s organs, including the skin, (In fact, we naturally shed about 50 million skin cells a day.) Makeup can trap dead skin cells, preventing them from sloughing off and leaving you with a dull complexion. Sleeping with make-up on leads to dehydrated skin, broken eyelashes, increased exposure to free radicals, dull skin tone and wrinkles. In short, not taking your make-up off at bed-time is Pore Poison. So please do it.
2 – Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Proper hydration is absolutely essential for a glowing, youthful complexion. Hydrate inside and out. Drink water and incorporate a hydrating serum into your skincare routine. Use a lightweight absorbent moisturiser and make sure that any products that you are using are non-comedogenic and free from all skincare nasties. The pores must be protected in order to combat dullness, flakiness and dry patches.
3 – You Are What You Eat
It’s as simple as this:
A diet rich in Vitamin C and low in fats and sugars promotes radiant skin. Consider a low-sugar diet, which will keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy bio-balance. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
4 – Get Your Beauty Sleep!
When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye — 7 to 9 quality hours each night.
Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you snooze, which means you wake to a healthy glow. Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless.
Complete your look with a smile! Let your inner happiness show on the outside – you will look and feel better. Wearing a smile on your face helps to maintain the tone of your facial muscles and skin – you will immediately look years younger than you are!