One of the best signs of healthy skin is that recognizable natural glow. However, daily stress, lack of sleep and a bad diet can all rob you of that coveted radiance. But not everything is ruined just yet. You can treat your skin to a makeover and take it from dull and tired to glowing and plump—and all that at home with some simple natural products. Here’s how to revive your skin and get glowing skin naturally to look years younger:
Start with cleansing
The first step in your new and improved skincare routine for glowing skin is keeping your canvas clean. Cleansing will remove all dirt, oil, makeup residue and dead skin from your skin, and prepare it for other steps in your beauty routine. Cleansing should be a part of your morning and evening skincare routine—cleanse two times a day to remove all debris, dirt and excess oils that will interfere with your skin’s pH levels.
All the time, skin cells die in the dermal layer making space for new and fresh ones. Well, these dead cells end up on the surface of the skin where they shed off. With age, this task becomes harder to pull off for our skin and it might require some help. Exfoliation is a process that helps the skin remove those dead skin cells. There are chemical, physical and enzymatic exfoliants, but if you want to keep it simple, you can use a facial scrub once a week and all the dead skin will go down the drain.
Moisturize every day
After cleansing and exfoliating, your skin needs some moisture. Lack of moisturizing can be a cause behind dry or overly oily skin, both of which can result in skin concerns like acne. But with a good moisturizer, you can repair the protective barrier of your skin, minimize water loss and give your skin a natural and healthy shine. Moisturizers come in many forms (creams, lotions, gels, serums, etc.) and you can set aside two minutes in the morning and at night to do this step in your skincare routine.
Feed skin with toners
Cleansing and scrubbing are key to healthy and glowing skin, but they can also affect your skin’s pH levels. While natural pH levels of human skin are acidic (between 5 and 6), cleansers and scrubs can push it slightly to the alkaline side. Luckily, you can rely on Herbal Dynamics Beauty toners to balance everything out and provide your skin with soothing ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, witch hazel and chamomile.
Keep an eye on concerns
Unfortunately, there are many skin concerns one needs to keep an eye on. Think acne, dark patches, uneven tan, fine lines, etc.—these are the biggest enemies of naturally glowing skin. Luckily, you can keep these concerns under control with active serums. These contain ingredients that specifically target skin issues from aging marks to dark spots and acne. So see what your problem area is and pick the right serum for you.
Work on sun protection
Sun’s rays are very healthy for the skin, but too much of them can cause skin dullness, dark patches, overly-tanned skin, fine lines, premature wrinkles, even cancer. UV rays can affect your skin’s texture and remove all the natural glow from it, so make sure to arm yourself with a good sunscreen.
Your diet has a great effect on your skin—after all, you are what you eat. If you eat fresh, natural and healthy foods, your skin will provide you with a natural glow, so it’s worth it to switch to a healthier diet. Some of the foods that can help you with clear and glowing skin are tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocados, lemon, oranges, berries and fish. These will also help you maintain a healthy weight, so it’s a win-win situation.
As you can see, you can give your skin a natural glow and plump texture without any surgery or overly aggressive methods. With a few good products and some discipline, your skin will look better than ever!