6 Things Women With Glowing Skin Know to Be True
Ah, the quest for glowing skin. Does it ever end? Will any amount of strobing satisfy our need to always be next-level luminous? Like anything seasonal, beauty goes through trends. Right now, skin that glows is in. We’re not talking dew, we’re talking glow. Different. And while we can turn to experts like Ania Milczarczyk to get tricky with product placement for highlighting, glowing skin really does start from within. We know, how unsexy and not at all attainable right this second. But this week? Very doable. Here’s six things women with glowing skin know to be true—it’s time to play copycat.
How boring! But it works. Minimum two litres and it must be sipped throughout the day not guzzled in a panic at 10p.m. Try adding some liquid chlorophyll for a nice minty boost, it’ll also help alkalise your insides. Another tip: Take a 600ml bottle with you on your way to work and aim to have it finished before you sit at your desk. Mind games!
Sure, it is an investment, but we guarantee your glow-factor will go through the roof if you have a targeted facial every six-to-eight weeks. Ensure you see a professional who understands your skin type and what it responds best to. There’s a bit of trial and error involved initially, so be open with feedback. When your therapist asks how your skin was after the last one don’t lie! If it was dry, tell her. If you broke out, tell her where and what type of breakout it was.
Probably the most important step to getting your glow very much on, is skin cell renewal. You want those young cells to turn up like underage teens at a dance party that make everyone else feel old. To do this, you need to be using a recommended retinol or acid—glycolic or lactic. Recommended is the key word here. Ask your (new!) facialist and start slow. Every third day to begin with, increasing to daily over the coming months. A favourite of Melanie Grant’s is Cosmedix Serum 16 ($78).
Or any sugar, really. Sugar causes your insulin levels to spike, which in turn causes a burst of inflammation throughout the body. Hey there, breakout! Goodbye glow! If you want to be a woman with glowing skin, you need to eat clean. Simple as that. With that said, this recipe is pretty delicious.
And it will reward you with some extra glow. There’s so many products out there now that include ingredients that help improve skin health, not destroy it. Take Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Cream ($52) for example. You’ve got coverage that adjusts to your skin tone, plus a bunch of plant-based botanicals that get to work while you play.
The final truth women with glowing skin know to be true? It’s all about the spritz. Skin needs constant hydration in order to glow, and using a refreshing face spritz three times a day during the day, will bring about the perfect amount of radiance. This isn’t about looking oily, it’s about looking superior levels of healthy. Venustus Summer Aroma Mist Face and Hair ($59) is life-changing but best of all, natural and organic. It also helps open the heart and allows a deeper transcendence when meditating. Another way to attain capital G glow, but a story for another day.
Are you ready to get your glow on? Tell us in the comments below!
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