While some women in magazines could be photoshopped to have even, glowing skin, there are just some people whose skin seems to glow every time you see them face-to-face. Though some people naturally have more radiant looking skin thanks to their genes, there are ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Skin appears to “glow” when pores are small, and skin is hydrated, soft and even. Here are ways to turn up the brightness on your skin:
Daily exfoliation is cited as one of Christie Brinkley’s secrets to maintaining glowing skin. That’s why she created the Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish which is gentle enough to be used every day. Your body naturally sheds skin cells daily, and gentle exfoliating can help cell turnover which makes skin appear less dull to reveal more radiant skin. Removing dead skin cells can also help prevent pores from being clogged.
Drinking nine glasses of water per day can offer many health benefits, including improved skin texture. Keeping skin plump and clear of toxins starts with how much water you hydrate your body with. Your daily moisturizer can support hydration by locking it in, but if your skin is chronically dry and flakey, moisturizer may not be enough for optimal hydration.
Eat Fruits and Veggies
Because you accumulate water from your diet, eating more fruits and veggies is a great way to eat yourself to hydration. These healthy foods are full of vitamins and minerals that naturally supply your body with what it needs to maintain a healthy glow.
Get Enough Sleep
Your skin is influenced by your body’s natural circadian rhythms, as the time you spend asleep is used to replenish skin and repair it from damage acquired throughout the day. Getting enough sleep, 7-8 hours per night is a crucial factor in improving the look of your skin.
A bit of enhancement from a highlighter is a makeup artist’s go-to when making skin appear to glow. Highlighter is the finishing step that is applied to the parts of your face that catch the most light, like the tops of your cheekbones and the bridge and tip of your nose. It’s recommended that highlighter is used in conjunction with a primer or tinted moisturizer.