A major sign of healthy skin is a natural face glow. However, lifestyle causes such as lack of sleep, stress, diet and ageing can affect your radiance.
1. Cleanse everyday
Removing pollution, oil and makeup will help to clear the canvas and prep your skin to better absorb your skincare products.
2. Opt for Brightening skincare moisturisers
Look for products which contain Brightening ingredients such as Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and brightens the skin by blocking an enzyme that produces pigment in the skin.
Glycolic Acid brightens the skin by exfoliating the upper layer of the skin surface and increase collagen production, making both of these ingredients great candidates for anti ageing cream.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) slows pigment production to lighten dark spots, making them ideal as a brightening face cream.
... lifestyle tips for a radiant face glow
Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and brighten your skin complexion. Removing dead skin cells will also help absorb skincare products better for that radiant face glow.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Lack of water intake can cause the skin to look dull and tired. Make sure to drink up by keeping a water bottle with you. This will also help you track how much water intake you've had throughout the day.
Eat antioxidant rich foods
Eating foods high in antioxidants can help protect skin cells from UV damage and hyperpigmentation. Foods high in antioxidants include: berries, grapes and green leafy vegetables.
Exercise improves blood circulation and endorphns, bringing a natural glow to the skin.
Author: Helen Lam, Pharmacist and Editor for ellé derm