Words by Emma Tiernan
November 9th, 2018
‘Glow’ is one of the most popular beauty buzzwords, with most of us searching the latest on the internet on how to achieve golden goddess-like skin. This, of course, usually results in spending a lot of money on multiple products that promise to create a radiant complexion. Fortunately for some, glowing skin is easily achieved in the summer. However, with summer over, tans fading (sigh!) and cold weather wreaking havoc, it’s time to look into other alternatives.
Now, you’re not going to find a natural glow at the pan of a highlighter palette (though there is no harm in trying), but we do have some alternative options to help maintain that healthy glow. Your skin goes through a lot during winter when faced with the harsh weather conditions and central heating, but with the help of these following steps and products you can achieve that youthful glow all year round.
Dead skin cells be gone! When you don’t exfoliate, dead skin cells tend to build up on the surface and clog the skin, leaving it looking dull and lifeless. Using an acid exfoliant like Pixi Glow Tonic or Glossier Solution as part of your nighttime routine will not only prevent this, it can also help to calm redness, banish blackheads and reduce the appearance of pores, revealing smoother and softer skin with a healthy glow.
If there’s one hero ingredient that does more to improve the appearance of skin it’s Vitamin C. Packed full of potent antioxidants, Vitamin C, when applied topically via a serum such as Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, leaves skin looking noticeably brighter and more radiant. Vitamin C also helps the body create collagen which keeps skin firm with a youthful glow.
Applying an oil such as Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil or The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil before your makeup is a great way to one, give your skin an extra boost of hydration and two, give you that extra glow from underneath. It’s a win-win really (though maybe skip this step if your skin is naturally oily)!
Give your skin a helping hand from within by adding a supplement to your diet to get extra antioxidants and vitamins that will help maintain skin health and leave you with the glow you seek. Adding powders such as The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder or Goop Glow can help to reduce internal and external inflammation and help calm skin redness, irritation and sensitivity.
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