One of the most beautiful things about healthy, hydrated skin is the glow. Celebrities are famous for having flawless skin that glows brightly. You, too, can have beautiful and glowing skin — all you need is a set of good skincare products and a strict regimen.
The following is a comprehensive guide on the six skincare products you need to make your skin glow brightly:
1. Facial Cleanser
The key to luminous skin is to first clear it of any debris, oil, dirt, or pollution as they clog up the pores and result in dull-looking skin. The best way to keep the skin clean and clear is with the help of a good cleanser. The Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleanser Gel, and the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex are excellent products if you are looking for recommendations. You can get them from your local store or buy iS clinical online.
Single cleansing is not always strong enough to eliminate all the dirt and oil accumulated on your face; therefore, double cleansing is the way to go. First, use an oil-based cleanser to remove all the oil clogged in your pores, and then proceed with a second cleanser to deep-clean your pores.
Rinse your face and massage it with a small dollop of facial cleanser in light circular motions. Work it from the inside towards the outside. Rinse the cleanser off with water, and you will be left with clean and supple skin.
2. Facial Exfoliator
Exfoliating is a great way to rid the skin of dead cells and enhance your skins’ glow. You can choose between physical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants. Physical exfoliators use small grains that manually remove dirt and grime when rubbed into the skin. Chemical exfoliators work by using a blend of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, which remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin. If you are feeling a little bit extra, you can incorporate both in your skincare routine.
Physical exfoliators, such as a face scrub, must be applied twice or three times a week. As for chemical exfoliators, once a week application is ideal for dry skin, and thrice a week max works best for other skin types. If you are looking for recommendations, the CeraVe Salicylic Acid Cleanser, the Ole Henrikson Transforming Walnut Scrub, the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder, and the iS Clinical Tri-Active Exfoliating Masque are excellent picks.
Rinse the skin and apply a small amount of the exfoliant and scrub it against the skin to remove any dead skin cells. Once removed, rinse the face and proceed with the next product. For the best results, make sure to moisturize afterward and apply with sunscreen as exfoliation leaves the skin more prone to sun damage.
3. Facial Masques
Sometimes, all you need in life is to put on a mask and acting as you have it all together. A mask is a quick fix to dull and lifeless-looking skin. You have had a long week, and you wish to pamper yourself over the weekend, a mask is a good way to unwind and replenish your skin. Throw on a mask, and once it is off, you are left with beautiful looking skin.
You can use any mask that fits your liking. Some prefer a light sheet skin mask for hydration, whereas others like to go heavy with deep pore cleansing action and more. Regardless of your preference, make sure to incorporate one in your skincare regime. The Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost Face Mask, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, and the Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask are among the best ones in the market. You can also use a hydrogel mask for that hydrating and refreshing feeling.
4. Facial Brightening Products
This could be a serum or a moisturizer. The term brightening is often misinterpreted as whitening. Brightening products simply help even out your skin tone and give it a youthful and radiant glow. Most brightening products come with ingredients such as vitamin C, B3 (Niacinamide), Resorcinol, etc.
Vitamin C lightens and evens out skin tone. After cleansing and exfoliating, use a vitamin C face mist to brighten your skin. Daily application helps illuminate the skin over time. You will start to notice the effects after a few weeks. For best results, apply them religiously for three months at least.
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, the CaudalieVinoperfect Radiance Serum, and the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum are some great picks.
5. Facial Hydrating Products
Hydration is essential in all aspects. Whether it is your body or your skin, you need water to make sure it thrives. The lack of hydration can result in your skin looking tired, lifeless, and dull. Moreover, it accentuates wrinkles. Applying a hydrating product such as a moisturizer twice a day can help the skin retain its freshness and hydration.
Facial creams and lotions have been proven to be more hydrating as opposed to serums and oils; however, you may choose one that suits your skin type best.
When it comes to moisturizers, make sure to find one that caters to your skin type. For dry skin, we suggest Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, the EmbryolisseLait Crème Concentre, and the iS Clinical Reparative Moisture Emulsion are the best. For oily skin, we recommend the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Cloud Cream, and the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer.
6. Try Out Shimmery Lotions Or Highlighter
The easiest way to get glowing skin is to use a shimmery lotion or a highlighter makeup product. This relatively new innovative category of skincare products is called “glowing.” They combine the hydrating benefits of a moisturizer and the radiating effects of a highlighter; indeed, the best of both worlds. They contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and more that make the skin smooth and plump. The glowing element in these lotions is derived from finely milled minerals like mica, that reflect light and give the skin a subtle yet instant glow.
Simply apply a small dollop over your face after your moisturizer and under your makeup, if you are wearing any. Dab it on the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, the arch of your brow, bridge of the nose, etc.
For the best natural glow, we recommend the La Mer Renewal Oil and the Glossier Futuredew.
When it comes to getting glowing skin, you can get the urge to pile on all the makeup insight, but rest assured, you will not get the same outcome. To make your skin glow naturally, treat it at its core. Use the right skincare products and maintain a healthy diet to get the best skin of your life. Not only will you find yourself feeling healthier, but you will also feel happier. Minor lifestyle modifications and good skincare; that is all anyone needs at the end of the day.