We believe your skin reflects the health of your body and vice versa. So how does that manifest? A glowing complexion. So if you want to know how to get glowing skin, you need to start from within.
From the foods you eat to the skincare products and tools you use, there are so many factors when it comes to maintaining luminous skin. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up eight tips to shed some light on how to achieve a radiant facade.
1. Water, Water, Water
Drinking plenty of water is key to maintaining a clear and smooth complexion. Health guidelines suggest drinking between 8 and 11 cups per day. So what’s the benefit? When hydrated, it can move along beneficial fluids more effectively and flush unwanted toxins, helping to minimise inflammation and support your skin’s moisture barrier. Water is also essential to the production of structural proteins like collagen and elastin that keep your skin strong, plump, and firm.
2. Illuminate with LED
It hydrates, calms the complexion, and promotes relaxation. But in this instance, we’re talking about LED light therapy’s glow-inducing prowess. Our Boost LED Face Mask delivers clinically-proven red 633nm and near-infrared 830nm wavelengths and after three treatments a week for four weeks, 95% of Boost users said their skin was brighter and plumper. Don’t forget to use the Boost in tandem with our Hydrogel Face Mask for an extra smooth and dewy finish.
3. Consistency is Key
From drinking water to utilising LED, and eating nutrient-dense foods, maintaining glowing skin means staying consistent in your routine. If you’re only doing the aforementioned once or twice a month, results will be sparse. But if you create a weekly (or even better, daily) habit, the results will exceed your expectations.
4. Beauty Sleep
Getting an adequate amount of sleep is great for your skin. When we get eight hours plus of shut-eye, our stress hormone (cortisol) goes down and our sleep hormone (melatonin) goes up. Basically, our body and our skin are in repair mode. Sleep deprivation can also cause stress, which can impair collagen quality and lead to breakouts.
Add a night-time LED treatment to your evening routine and you will really up the Beauty Sleep ante – a bedtime LED relaxes your mind and body into a restful sleep, whilst simultaneously energising your busy night time cells just as they are getting ready to renew and repair. Double benefits whilst dozing!
5. Cleanse & Clarify
Toxins and environmental aggressors can accumulate on your face throughout the day, so it’s important to cleanse every night, especially if your goal is glowing skin. Consistent cleansing is an important factor in helping the skin maintain proper moisture. It also helps manage the pH levels of the skin, enabling sufficient water and product retention for proper skin hydration. And when skin is hydrated and retains your skincare essentials, your complexion glows.
6. Healthy Hydration
Lack of hydration makes your complexion feel and appear dull and uneven, accentuating lines and wrinkles. So when your skin is moisturised, it reflects light, making it instantly appear more radiant. For glowing skin, apply a topical hydrator, which ultimately binds and draws water into the cells.
7. Identify Ingredients
An important element of hydrating your skin is understanding the ingredients inside your go-to products. For example, natural humectants allow the skin to improve its ability to hydrate itself over time, so look out for products that contain hyaluronic acid, aloe, honey, alpha hydroxy acids, and marine extracts. We’re also a fan of glycerin, urea, and propylene glycol. Hydrating ingredients should also be water-soluble and devoid of alcohols, so they don’t actively dry out or irritate the skin surface.
8. Eat Your Antioxidants
Free radicals speed up the aging process, so antioxidants are the perfect antidote to help fight damage caused by pollution, stress, and poor diet. While there are numerous substances that can act as antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E are some of the most well-known. Five of our favourite antioxidant-rich foods that double as anti-inflammatories include wild blueberries, sweet potatoes, turmeric, avocado, and dark leafy greens, all of which keep skin, nails, and hair looking healthy and radiant.