How to get glowing skin & Expert tricks that really work.

How Can I Make My Skin Glow:

Let’s face it, healthy glowing skin can make anyone look better at any age. Not only can glowing skin make us look better, but it can also make us feel better.

I had a couple of people ask me about getting glowing skin.
I decided to make a blog post explaining how to help get it.

The mains things to focus on our diet and our skincare routine.

Both of these go hand in hand. It’s hard to get glowing skin just focusing on one of these.

 

First, let’s start off talking about our diet:

 

Diet:

Our diet has a big impact on the overall appearance of our skin. Most of the time, our bodies give us what we give them. To get glowing skin, we have to look at our diet.

sometimes we might have to make minor changes to it to get the best results.

The diet is only part of the way to get glowing skin, we will get to the skincare routine later in the blog post.

 

Fruits:

Fruits are a really important part of our diet because of the minerals and essential vitamins they give us. This is very important for the skin.

Fruits are also loaded with vitamin C and potassium.
Vitamin C is great for the skin because it can help your body repair damaged skin cells.

The recommended amount of fruit to eat is 400 grams per day.
The best thing to do is break it up and have small fruit snacks throughout the day.

Some common fruits are apples, pears, bananas, berries, grapes, and oranges.

A lot of people I know make a fruit smoothie for breakfast every morning.
That is a great way to get a lot of fruit in.

A diet high in fruits is essential to get glowing skin. I really didn’t know that fruits were that good for your skin until I started eating more throughout the day.

I was surprised by the results.

Veggies:

Vegetables are just as important for your skin as fruit is. Some vegetables can help the body fight against UV light damage, repair skin cells, help with aging, and help get glowing skin.

Vegetables are really great for the body other than helping your skin. Just make sure not to eat too many vegetables.

A few common vegetables are lettuce, carrots, peas, green beans, and broccoli.

If you having a hard time getting your vegetables in, think salad. Have a different kind of salad every day for lunch or have a side salad with dinner.

Steaming is also another good way to get your vegetables in every day.

It’s also recommended that you eat 400 grams of vegetables per day.

I always recommend eating the entire vegetable. Its always best to eat the whole vegetable instead of juicing it. This is because a lot of the nutrients and good ingredients are in the pulp from juicing it.

Water:

Another way to get your skin to glow is to drink plenty of water.

It seems like everyone has a different recommended amount of water you should drink. Some are simple and others are more complex.

I’ll stick with what most doctors recommend.

They say 64oz of water should be good for most people.

Think 8×8
8 glasses of 8oz per day.

If you can’t take a bath in it, it’s not water!

Skincare Routine:
I put together a special skincare routine for anyone to follow. This routine should give you perfectly glowing skin as long as you follow the other tips in this blog post.

I’m not a fan of using a lot of different cosmetic products.
I like to keep them to a minimum.

This not only saves time, but it can also save you quite a bit of money. I have met people who spend hundreds of dollars per month trying all these different beauty products. When in reality they really aren’t necessary and fewer products can do the same job.

 

Cleanse:

The number one thing is to cleanse your body with the right cleanser. Cleansing removes any dirt, oil, sweat, and anything else that shouldn’t be on your skin.

Every morning our face and body can be full of dirt and bacteria. Sometimes bacteria from our pillowcase or our sheets can get onto our skin. That’s why its really important to start off with a nice cleanse.

This gives the products a nice area to work with.
You also won’t scratch yourself with dirt when applying the products.

The right cleanser should be gentle for your skin and not contain any harsh ingredients.
A cleanser that doesn’t fit your skin could cause irritation, redness, or even dry skin.

It’s very important to cleanse your skin first. This includes either your face and body.

Keep in mind that regular body wash could work for your body, but it’s not ideal. If you have access to a better-formulated body cleanser, use that first.

If you have acne-prone skin, cleansing beforehand will prevent bacteria from spreading and causing additional breakouts.

 

Exfoliate:

A good way to help get glowing skin is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that can often turn rough and dull-looking. A lot of people are really happy with how their skin looks after exfoliating.

It’s important not to exfoliate too much.
That can cause redness, irritation, and even skin sensitivity.

I always recommend to exfoliate about every 3 or more days.

Everyone has a different timeframe that works best for their skin. Your goal should be able to find that timeframe that works best for you.

Exfoliating can also make other products absorb into your skin better. This is because dead skin cells can block cosmetic products from reaching younger skin cells.

Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells and therefore cosmetic products can get absorbed into the skin more.

The best type of exfoliant that I like to use is a sugar scrub.

It seems that everyone likes to use them and they don’t seem to dry out your skin as much.

Salt scrubs can be a little drying for some skin types.
Chemical exfoliating isn’t recommend for beginners.

 

Moisturize:

Moisturizing is by far the best way that you can help get your skin to glow! Moisturizing your skin can make dull skin shine again. The main thing is that you have to stick with it. Moisturizing your skin a few times probably won’t get many results. It takes a while to notice a difference.

A moisturizer should be used at least once a day. Twice a day is preferred though.

All moisturizer and lotion work the same way.
They have ingredients that provide immediate hydration to the skin.
The oils in the product create a barrier over the skin to prevent it from drying out.

Use a moisturizer on your face and lotion on your body.
Look for a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, this ensures that the product won’t clog your pores.

Sometimes cheaper lotion and moisturizers use ingredients that can clog your pores. This can cause breakouts and people with acne-prone skin need to watch out.

I still recommend using a moisturizer or lotion if you have oily skin. Just because your skin is oily doesn’t mean that it’s hydrated.

 

SPF:

Another good thing to do is to wear an SPF or sunscreen. An SPF will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Skin cells that are damaged may look dull.

This wouldn’t give you the glow that you are looking for. The perfect glowing skin needs to have protection from all elements. This includes the sun.

But, not all sunscreen is created equal. You have to look for the right kind to make sure that you’re not getting ripped off.

Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has a high SPF. I like to look for an SPF of 50 or more, however, some people suggest that an SPF of 30 is fine.

The higher the SPF number, the more powerful the sunscreen is at against blocking the sun’s rays.
No sunscreen that you can buy will block the sun’s rays 100%.

A common myth is that you don’t need to wear sunscreen during the wintertime. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and your skin needs sunscreen in the winter just as much as the summer months.

 

Additional Protection:

Another part of your skincare routine to get glowing skin is to protect your skin. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and it needs to be protected.

I went into wearing sunscreen above.
But, added protection is more about what doesn’t need to be done every day.

The best example I can think of is wearing gloves in the winter.

Cold weather can cause irritation and may even cause chapped skin.
Wearing gloves help protect our hands against the outside elements.

Another thing is to wear a face mask while skiing or snowboarding. They can really help protect the skin against the elements.

Our goal is to get skin that glows.
Only healthy skin will glow.
We want to try to keep our skin as healthy as possible to glow.

Someone told me the other day that some of this stuff was overrated.

But, if you want your skin to look like it never looked before, you have to treat it like you’ve never done before.

 

Ingredients To Look For:

Now that you know how to treat your skin, you may be asking what to look for in certain cosmetic products. The best cosmetic products should be of high quality. The higher the quality of cosmetic products the better of a chance your skin could glow.

I put together a few of the favorite ingredients that I like to look for.

This isn’t a complete list and just because something isn’t on this list doesn’t make it bad for your skin.

 

Oatmeal:

I always love using any kind of oatmeal around my skin. Ever since I was young, I remember taking oatmeal baths and it always seemed to help my skin.

Depending on the type of product, oatmeal can help hydrate, exfoliate, and cleanse. But, oatmeal isn’t a stand-alone product, you will still have to use other products along with its help.

Some people have even noted that oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory and can help with inflammation.
This is really helpful for people with acne-prone skin.

To see if the product has oatmeal in it, look at the ingredients section of the label.
Most products with oatmeal in them are labeled as Avena Sativa.

This means it has some kind of oatmeal in the product. It could either be an extract or some kind of flour.

Oatmeal has been around for a long time and even used in skincare for a long time as well.

Oatmeal might not make your skin glow, but it can take away some of the side effects that prevent your skin from glowing.

 

Honey:

A really good ingredient to look for is honey. Honey can really help your skin glow if used correctly.

If there was such thing as a miracle product for your skin, honey would be very close to the top of the list.

Honey has antibacterial properties, is great for your pores, and can help give your skin a clear complexion. This can get you on the fast track of glowing skin!

Honey is very easy to see if its in a cosmetic product. Look at the label for Honey or Manuka Honey. These are the most common types of honey used in cosmetics.

Honey really doesn’t change the texture of a cosmetic product.
A long time ago, I always thought that honey would change the texture of cosmetic products.

It’s pretty common for most people to think that a product with honey may make it sticky or gooey.
This isn’t the case and you can’t even tell that any kind of honey is in the product.

 

Lavender:

Lavender is a good ingredient, when used correctly, to help get glowing skin. Lavender is known to help calm the skin, reduce redness, inflammation, and may even help lighten skin.

Notice how I said when used correctly.

Sometimes using too much lavender can be a bad thing.

The only problem I see people running into is when they use pure lavender on their skin. Kind of like lavender essential oil. Please use caution if applying lavender that way.

Some people can experience redness and irritation if using too much lavender.

Don’t worry though, most cosmetic products have the right amount that is good for your skin.

To see if the cosmetic product has any lavender, look for Lavandula Angustifolia, in the ingredients.
This could either be an extract or an oil.

Look towards the end of the ingredients list, lavender is very powerful so companies don’t need to put a lot of it in.

Overall, lavender is a good ingredient to look for in cosmetic products, especially if you’re looking for something that can help make your skin glow.

All of these products won’t make your skin glow on its own. A skincare routine has to be followed to get the best results. In some cases, its even a lifestyle change.