20 effective tips to get the most glowing skin of your life
If you’d like to hit reset on your skin, a sleeping mask can further aid your efforts. Consider these water-based formulas as a super-powered moisturiser, working hard to keep your skin from losing any moisture during your time in between the sheets. Prepare to wake up to hydrated, glowing skin that looks and feels renewed.
11) Don’t forget topical hydration
If you’re in the quest for lit-from-within skin, a good moisturiser is a non-negotiable ally. Rabor advises elevating your moisturising routine with hyaluronic acid for increasing the moisture content of your skin and achieving that dewy glow. She says, “Don’t forget to apply it immediately after a hot bath to truly reap its benefits.”
12) Make the most of cocktail hour
While citrus is usually considered as the go-to source for Vitamin C, pineapple also serves as a worthy candidate, believes Suzie Howe, director of training at Ananda in the Himalayas. She says, “Pineapple contains Vitamin C that brightens the skin naturally and reduces fine lines. It also contains bromelain that breaks down dead skin and helps in clearing away blemishes.” Invite it into your routine by blending a quarter of fresh pineapple with one tablespoon oatmeal and add one cup of cooled chamomile tea to make a smooth paste. She recommends applying this DIY mask on the face and neck twice a week to observe results.
13) Sip on some bone broth
If you’re not ready to add collagen supplements to your diet quite just yet, bone broth serves as the next best thing for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. With a rich bouquet of nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicon, sulphur and phosphorous, it works on addressing any dietary deficiencies that could be dampening your skin’s natural glow.
14) Start the days with apple cider vinegar
What do the beauty routines of Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora have in common? They all champion this over-achieving ingredient that floods your skin with AHAs to clear away dead skin cells. Make like Beckham and Fernandez, and guzzle down one tablespoon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to dial up the wattage of your skin’s glow.
15) Say hello to facial exercise
If working out in the gym can do wonders for your body, the same holds true for your facial skin. By exercising your facial muscles, you will be able to increase the blood circulation which has a direct hotline to your skin’s natural glow. Among the celebrity patrons of facial yoga are Meghan Markle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston. Beginners can take cues from Vibhuti Arora, the founder of House of Beauty’s easy facial massage—”sweep your fingers outwards across your forehead by applying light pressure to tighten the skin. Then, place both palms on your temples and push them back to lift the sides of your face. Hold for five seconds and repeat twice.”