The skin is the largest organ of the body, and the most vulnerable as it is responsible for protecting your internal tissues and organs; thus, it is crucial you take care of it.
When you have glowing skin, people tend to find it attractive, and some go the length of asking about our routines. Not only do you get admired, but it makes you look healthy and also boost your confidence.
You do know dull or dry looking skin can affect your self-esteem and make you look less attractive…
Below are ten tested and proven remedies you can incorporate to your skincare routine to get a glowing skin. The best part? What you need is in your kitchen, pantry, medicine cabinet or just a quick buy away.
- Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties, making it a must-used, though it is not suitable for all skin types.
How to use;
- To remove makeup
- As a moisturizer
- As a barrier
Note: when you use as a moisturizer, leave for thirty minutes before washing off with a cleanser.
Glow tip: if you get irritation or any form of allergies after palm-testing for 24 hours do not use coconut oil.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a popular plant in the beauty industry; it has healing properties, capable of stimulating new cell growth, keeping your skin healthy and strong. Aloe vera can also pass for a moisturizer without clogging your pores.
How to use;
- Use aloe vera on a washed face at eight every night, leave for thirty minutes and wash the gel away before bed.
Glow tip: endeavour to test aloe vera on your palm for twenty-four hours before using (to determine if you are allergic).
- Moisturize Correctly
Moisturizers are a great add-on to your hair and skin beauty. There are many brands in the market you can choose from; go for moisturizers that have antioxidant properties, high moisture-locking power and promote healing to get a glowing skin.
How to use;
- Apply moisturizer on a damp face – it aids absorption.
Glow tip: do not skip your moisturizer application just because your face feels dry, also do not exfoliate a dry skin or a skin that feels dry.
- 4. Always Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a life-saver, and most people are not aware of its benefits. Do you know wearing sunscreen with SPF of 15 or above can reduce the risk of skin cancer? Wearing sunscreen also reduces photoaging -skin ageing- as it shields your skin from harmful UV rays.
How to use;
- Apply every morning before going out. Also, apply when the weather forecast predicts a rainy day, you never can tell.
- Cleansing Is Not Left Out
Cleaning your skin is good, very good but it can go wrong. You do not want to wash your skin to the extent where it loses its moisture and become dry, and also you do not want to limit washing to the extent where your skin becomes too oily and become acne-prone. So, how do you wash your face? Washing your face in the morning and before bed can give you the healthy glowing skin you desire.
Glow tip: apart from morning and at night feel free to wash your face if it demands washing.
- Pollution; Smoke
Smoke isn’t just poisonous to your lungs but also your skin. When exposed to any form of smoke, your skin is open to oxidative stress and chemical toxins. Also if you are the kind that smokes, you might want to take it easy; moreover, it is not healthy for your skin neither is it for your lungs.
Note: exposure to smoke or smoking leads to premature ageing of the skin.
- Drink Water
Drinking at least eight ounces of water can keep you hydrated and also make your skin flexible and glowing.
- Eat The Right Food
Eating fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and vitamins will give you a glowing season sooner than you expect. An article from Mayo clinic suggests that doing away with processed food containing lots of preservatives helps the skin to stay healthy.
- 9. Add Probiotics To Your Skincare Regime
What can probiotics do for you;
- Improve your immune and digestive system
- Promote healthy hair and skin
- Reduce bloating
- It reduces the risk of an inflamed digestive system.
- How You Shower
Yes, showering is soothing especially a steamy shower which opens your pores and aids the rid of toxins. Do you know showering for too long can do more damage than help your skin? What can long showers cause? Long showers will strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it looking dry and dull.
Glow tip: do not use boiling water on your skin, if you must do it with moderation.
Conclusion; Your Glowing Skin Is One Step Away
The golden rules…
- Pay close attention to your skin; knowing what works for you is vital as it will make your skincare journey easier.
- Take note that stress and hormonal imbalance can prevent you from achieving glowing skin.
- Keep in mind that sometimes the solution may not be in your kitchen, pantry or medicine cabinet, you may have to see a dermatologist as dry, dull, patch or flaky skin can be a symptom of an arising health condition.
- Avoid products that promise fast action. If you must purchase such a product, see the label.