Glowing skin is one of the most popular goals when it comes to skincare. Having glowing skin can make you look youthful, radiant, and hydrated. With numerous skincare products and treatments out there, it can be daunting to figure out what products and treatments works best for your skin. Here at CCD PR, we’ve rounded up our top tips on how to achieve glowing skin from the inside-out!
Chemical Exfoliant: Chemical exfoliants are natural product acids that work to break up dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants work differently than physical exfoliants, as they contain a blend of Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids, which dissolve oil, dirt, and impurities on the skin’s surface. Whilst different chemical exfoliants target specific skin concerns, their main purpose is to normalise cell turnover on your skin, which eliminates dead skin and leaves a natural glow.
Double cleansing: Double cleansing is a relatively new skincare practice that involves washing your face twice at night – once with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. The benefits of using an oil-based cleanser are that it effectively removes makeup, oil, grime, and pollution from your skin, all without stripping your skin of essential moisture. Oil cleansers are also gentler, and are less likely to cause irritation, if your skin is sensitive.
Lukewarm water: Avoid washing your face with hot and cold water. Cold water won’t effectively remove the daily grime from your face, and hot water can irritate and dry out your skin. Washing your face with lukewarm water will help to loosen the dirt, whilst preserving your skin’s natural oils.
Rose Water: If you’re looking for a little ‘pick me up’ throughout the day, rose water is your friend! Using a natural rose water spray brightens your complexion, soothes any irritation and hydrates the skin.
Vitamin C + SPF: There is no better skincare combo than Vitamin C serum and SPF. Sunlight actively breaks down collagen fibres and increases pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C and SPF work great in tandem because whilst Vitamin C works to reduce pigmentation by decreasing melanin formation, SPF protects from collagen breakdown, pigmentation and supports the action of Vitamin C. Using both products in your morning skincare routine can give you a daily glow – and helps protect you from skin cancer!
Shaving Your Face: More and more videos online are popping up of women shaving their faces. There are several benefits to this practice – in addition to removing facial hair – shaving can also work as a physical exfoliator to remove dead skin cells. (Warning: If you have eczema, psoriasis, or acne, consult a dermatologist before shaving, as it may increase irritation).
Vitamins: Fish such as salmon and mackerel are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which work to help your skin look more supple and radiant. Omega-3 fatty acids also contain Vitamin E, which can protect your skin from irritation and damage from free radicals, which causes skin to age faster.
Water: Drinking water might seem like an obvious one, however, drinking 8 glasses of water everyday can also be the key to youthful, plump, and clear skin. Drinking water flushes toxins out of your skin, moisturises, improves elasticity, and helps maintain a good pH balance in your skin. Having the recommended 8 glasses of water a day can have instant effects on your skin’s natural glow.