4 Skincare Tips for Glowing Skin
by Sarah Taylor
If you take a quick scroll through your Instagram feed, you’re likely to spot one thing in particular. All the makeup trends are pointing towards the idea of glowing skin. With the rise of Korean beauty and a shift to natural beauty, our focus has turned from cosmetics to everyday skincare items. Finding the right balance in your skincare routine can be difficult, especially if you suffer from dull-looking skin. When you create a skincare routine that works for you, you’re able to create a dewy effect on your skin that unlocks your inner radiance. This article gives you a few helpful tips on how you can achieve glowing skin.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Keeping your skin hydrated can help to rejuvenate your dull-looking skin. When your skin is hydrated, it stays plump and firm to prevent premature ageing. Your moisturizer is arguably the most important step in your skincare routine as it locks in all the active ingredients in your other products. If you only have time for one step of your skincare routine, you want it to be your moisturizer to hydrate and nourish your skin.
It’s never too early to start thinking about anti-ageing. Your 20s is the perfect time to start, as you can begin to show signs of premature ageing from your early 20s. Using a moisturizer keeps your skin plump and firm to prevent sagging and keeps your skin in a healthy condition.
Invest in Face Masks
Along with maintaining a regular skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated, you want to add in extras like face masks. They’re the perfect way to give your skin a little extra TLC, and you can use them to address specific skincare issues. High-quality face masks will help the serum absorb into your skin for optimum results and can create a glass-like effect for your skin.
The main culprit for dull-looking skin is dead skin cells and impurities that clog up your pores and create an uneven texture. Your skin sheds thousands of dead skin cells every day, making it impossible for your everyday cleanser to catch them all. You can add a sheet mask as a weekly part of your self-care routine to hydrate your skin and give it a much-needed pick-me-up.
Regular Facials and Treatments
While your skincare routine plays an essential role in keeping your skin healthy, it needs a little helping hand along the way. Dermatologists recommend monthly facials to keep your skin healthy and to achieve a dewy glow. While this won’t be possible for everyone, you want to try to book in for a seasonal appointment to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Other treatments to consider investing in include cleansing facials and Microneedling to smooth your skin’s surface and reduce the risk of issues like fine lines, sagging, and wrinkling. You can also give yourself an at-home facial or treatment by using a jade roller or a gua sha. While a salon will use more potent products, these two are a great at-home alternative that is budget-friendly.
Speaking of cleansing, you want to make sure you’re getting rid of all the dirt and imperfections on your face. You want to avoid ever falling asleep with your makeup on. If you do, you’ll want to double cleanse as soon as you wake up. You can treat yourself to a more in-depth cleanser by exfoliating your skin using a face scrub to improve your skin’s texture and brighten your complexion.
Improve Your Sleep Pattern
One thing you could do for free is to improve your sleeping routine. We know this might not be the easiest thing to do, but it’ll make a difference to your skin virtually overnight. The concept of ‘beauty sleep’ isn’t just an empty phrase. Getting eight hours of sleep can help reduce puffiness around your eyes and rejuvenate dull-looking skin by giving your skin a chance to repair and renew itself over. A better sleeping pattern will help balance your skin type and reduce the possibility of breakouts.
Not only will a better sleep pattern improve your energy levels, but it also boosts your blood flow and circulation. When you’re suffering from sleep deprivation or insomnia, you start to suffer from blood flow issues that can give your skin a dull-looking appearance. When you have an increased blood flow to your face, you get the natural flush to your cheeks that accentuate your inner radiance.
Sticking to your bedtime routine and trying to get a goodnight's sleep might seem simple, but they’re some of the best dermatologist-approved ways of achieving glow skin.