Everyone wants to achieve that healthy, radiant skin! We’ve all envied those supermodels and influencers that have perfect, glowing skin with no pimples or blemishes, and we would be lying if we said that we’ve never wondered what the secret ingredient to achieving that radiant glow might be. Most women are self conscious about their skin imperfections, and all of us are constantly on the lookout for different tips to help with our skin concerns. Having glowing skin is an instant confidence boost, and whether you feel like going makeup free (which you perfectly can because your radiant skin looks just as good without any foundation) or you feel like glamming up for a special event, your glowing skin will be the perfect base for any makeup look you’ll want to try. Today on the AYAM Blog, we rounded up eight of our favorite secrets for getting that glowing skin!
1. Healthy diet = healthy skin
As cliche as it might sound, making sure that you’re eating healthily and taking care of yourself is one of the lesser known beauty tips for glowing skin. Making sure that your diet is filled with nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables can help you achieve naturally glowing skin. When you eat right, you feel better and your body will reflect that feeling, this is why when you’re more disciplined and healthy with your eating habits, you’ll usually find that your hair grows faster, your nails are stronger and your skin clears up. Eating better also means that you’ll have more energy and more stamina which will help you stay active. Doing this also improves your mood substantially, and it’s no secret that our skin tends to reflect how we feel (remember how you always seem to get a breakout when you’re stressed?!).
2. Get your beauty rest in
Beautiful skin starts with refreshed skin. This means that in order to have natural glowing skin, you need to take your sleep schedule seriously. We know that it’s hard to resist the urge to scroll on Instagram for hours while you’re comfortably tucked in, but having screen time while you’re in bed might actually be very harmful for your sleep quality. This also goes for TV binges, when you just can’t wait until tomorrow to finish watching the next episode, but you have to put in some discipline and get real rest. Adults should be getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night in order to feel refreshed the next day. These 7-8 hours of beauty sleep also mean that you’ll wake up without a puffy face, your dark circles won’t be as bad, and you’ll avoid having dull skin, too.
3. Find a perfect skincare products for your skin
While most people think that you need at least fifteen different fancy skincare products in their skincare routine in order to achieve that healthy glow, this is not always the case. There are many different natural ingredients that work wonders for your skin, and they might be lying around in your pantry! Turmeric powder is famous for its anti-inflammatory qualities, but did you know that by incorporating into your skincare routine it can improve skin, making it brighter and more glowy? Another of our favorite natural products is rose water, which has calming properties that can soothe even the most sensitive skin. Grapeseed oil not only improves skin’s elasticity by tightening it, but it also helps fade acne scars and age spots. One ingredient you definitely have in your kitchen and that can deeply hydrate your skin is olive oil. Next time, raid the grocery store for your skincare needs!
4. Include exfoliating in your skincare routine
Exfoliating! This is one of the most important skincare tips, because when done correctly, it removes all of the dead skin cells that are causing your skin to look dull and ashy. Exfoliating regularly is super important if you want to achieve flawless skin, and depending on your skin type you should be exfoliating one to two times per week. You can exfoliate your skin using a facial massager or with your own hands, just make sure to use a product that is strong enough to remove all of the dead skin without causing irritation. You can either use a chemical exfoliator or you can make your own natural exfoliator! This will ensure that your skin looks fresh, glowing and replenished (even if you weren’t able to get the 7 hours of sleep we previously recommended!).
5. Cleanse your skin at night
If exfoliating your skin is one of the most important skincare secrets, then cleansing your skin before bed is definitely one of the ten commandments of skincare. It’s super important to make sure that you’re taking off all of the dirt, pollution and makeup that packed onto your face during the day before climbing into bed. We already mentioned how getting a good night’s rest was one of the top beauty secrets for glowing skin, this is because while you sleep, your skin regenerates. Imagine your skin cells trying to regenerate and take care of all your irritations and pimples when you still have leftover makeup and dirt from the day before on there! This is why you need to take your makeup off using makeup wipes or your favorite makeup removal product and then use a gentle cleanser to further cleanse your skin!
6. Moisturize your skin
This skin care tip is another of the ten commandments of skincare. A lot of people think that moisturizing your skin can cause you to get oily skin that looks greasy, but that’s not the case. If your moisturizer causes your skin to look like that, then you’re probably not using the right product for your skin type. It’s always a good idea to check with a dermatologist or skincare professional that can guide you towards choosing the right products for your skin type and concerns. One thing they can all agree on, is that moisturizing is a MUST! Did we mention that it’s also an excellent way of fighting aging skin and wrinkles? By moisturizing your skin and following all of the other glowing skin secrets we mentioned before, you’ll have radiant skin in no time!