If I ask you to picture a woman with healthy skin, the first thing you may imagine is someone with a glowing and radiant complexion. In fact, skin with a beautiful glow exudes a look of happiness and good health.
Today we’re sharing our two most important tips to achieving glowing skin.
This is best action you can take to give your skin that glow it’s been craving. It’s a step many people overlook, but it really is crucial if you want your skin to look healthy and radiant.
Our skin cells shed and the result is dry, dead skin sitting on top of the skin. Over time, this creates a dull, even ashy look. Your skin care products won’t work as effectively because that layer of dead skin cells prevents the products from sinking into your skin.
Choosing the right exfoliant for your skin type is important, because skin is not one size fits all.
Those with oily skin will find the most benefits with an actual scrub because they work right on the surface of the skin to help remove excess dirt, debris, and sebum. You can choose scrubs with exfoliating beads, fine nut shells, sugar granules, papaya and more.
If your skin is dry, look for chemical exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy or glycolic acid. These are applied via a serum or lotion and the acids sink deep into the skin to slough off dead skin cells without stripping away the skin’s natural oils.
If you have sensitive skin, eczema or rosacea, an exfoliant using gentle fruit enzymes is best. They are much gentler than chemical exfoliants. Look products with green apple, strawberry, kiwi, or pineapple on the ingredients label.
Eat wholesome foods
They say “you are what you eat”, and when it comes to the overall appearance of your skin, this tends to be true. Make sure you’re an ACE — eating foods rich in Vitamins A, C, and E daily. All three provide skin care benefits.
Vitamin A can help turnaround sun damage and the signs of aging–the result being a healthy glow. Foods rich in Vitamin A include dark leafy greens, carrots, eggs, and low-fat dairy.
Eating foods high in Vitamin C, such as oranges, kiwi, tomatoes and strawberries will help give your skin a glow from the inside out. Not only are these foods good for your health, but they are good for your skin.
Vitamin E is quite possibly the most well known antioxidant to combat free radical damage. Almonds, whole grains, asparagus, and healthy seeds all are rich in Vitamin E. This vitamin helps skin look and feel supple and smooth–the perfect foundation for that glow.
Here are my recommendations
Oily Skin – Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub (3.4 oz, $28)
Dry Skin — Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel (1 oz., $40)
Sensitive Skin — Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive (2 oz, $39)
Great for All Skin Types — 100% Pure Brightening Scrub and Mask (4 oz., $21)