Five Tips On How To Achieve Glowing Skin
Everyone wants glowing skin and strives for ways to get it. There is no perfect skin. But glowing skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin has an even complexion and fewer blemishes.
A certified dermatologist, Dr Mona Gohara, notes that healthy skin “translates into a well-hydrated, super moisturized complexion with just the right touch of natural oil.” She also says, “yes, the oils on your face make you glow too; it’s not just the lotion in a bottle.”
Achieving a glowing and radiant complexion takes a while, but with the right skincare ‘tips’, ‘patience’, and ‘consistency’, a beautiful complexion can be achieved. You do not need to be born with the best skin for you to have your desired skin.
“It is absolutely a myth that only those blessed with beautiful skin can have glowing skin,” says board-certified dermatologist and founder of Skinfive, Dr. Ava Shamban.
This article provides you with different tips and guidelines on how to achieve and maintain the gorgeous, radiant skin that you have always desired without doing too much.
Learn your skin type: I consider this tip the first and most important to achieving beautiful skin, because it provides a basis for treating any skin concerns. Knowing your skin type helps save you a lot of unnecessary stress and money spent on expensive skin care products that are not for your skin type and, instead of helping your skin, could cause more harm than good and aggravate existing conditions or even cause new ones.
Do you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin? It is very important to know. Talk to a dermatologist to help you, and you can also do your research. A large percentage of people do not know their skin type, which is leading them to damage their skin by using unsuitable skincare products.
Make use of a gentle cleanser: Using a facial cleanser can help keep pores clear and fight off skin conditions like acne. It also helps to remove makeup, dead skin cells, oil, and other kinds of debris from the skin. It can be very challenging to get the best cleanser for your skin, but it is important to do your research on them to help you make the right choice that will benefit your skin and feed it perfectly. Harsh cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oil. Therefore, it is best to wash your face with a very gentle and hydrating cleanser to avoid unnecessary dryness, irritation, and sensitivity.
Moisturise: The importance of moisturising the skin cannot be overemphasised. Moisturisers help restore moisture to dry skin and also prevent it from drying out again. Whether or not you have dry skin, combination skin, or oily skin, you should not for any reason skip your moisturiser. Every weather has a moisturiser for it. During cold weather, a thicker, non-clogging moisturiser can be used, and during hotter days, a lighter moisturiser can be used. Moisturisers help to replace the moisture that has already been lost during cleansing and also helps to prevent future loss; they reduce the risk of dryness, help curb acne, slow down ageing, soothe sensitive skin, and many more things. It is important to moisturise the skin twice daily, in the morning and at night.
Eat healthily and stay hydrated: It is believed that our skin is a reflection of what is going on in our bodies, which is why eating right and staying healthy are very important. Your skin will give you the radiance you want if you consume fresh, healthy food. A diet full of vitamins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats can help maintain the glowing, healthy skin you are craving. Also, water is a very underrated skincare ingredient. It is important to drink water. “Drinking water daily will help to keep your skin hydrated and healthier,” Dr Nicole Hayre, a certified dermatologist, says. She also recommends “drinking at least two litres of water daily.”
Use sunscreen: This is arguably one of the most essential tips to master to achieve beautiful skin. With sunscreen, your skin is protected from the sun’s harsh rays. Exposing your skin to the sun without properly protecting it with sunscreen can lead to different skin concerns such as dullness, dark patches, tanned skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and, in some cases, skin cancer. You should apply a minimum of SPF 30 every day and also reapply it as directed.