‘Wow! You are glowing’ these simple words will make anyone’s day. But how do you get there? Paying attention to your skin is a form of self-care and healthy practice that ultimately pays off. Like Rome, that beautiful glowing skin was not made in a day. It takes lifestyle changes, adopting things to your daily routine, and skincare products. Keeping your skin radiant sounds like hard work, but you can do it. Most importantly, the results are invaluable not just to your skin but also to your body.

Radiant skin is not just beautiful skin; it is also healthy. There are more than 7 ways to improve skin radiance; however, we will address five in this article. These should be a kick start to make changes to your lifestyle and keep your skin radiant.

1. Up your Water Intake

If you are not taking in at least 64 ounces of water every day, it’s time to change that. Being that the skin is an organ, it has cells that require water to function correctly. Upping your water intake will help with the cells’ functioning as we keep the skin hydrated. Hydrated skin gives off a glow which helps keep it radiant. Another interesting fact about the connection between drinking water and keeping your skin healthy is that water actually reduces wrinkles. As water makes your skin more moist, it also makes it more elastic, thus your wrinkles will not appear as evidently. 

2. Eat Skin-Nourishing Food

Research shows that there is a connection between what you put in your body and your skin. What you eat will manifest on your skin. To nourish both your skin and body, eat a healthy balanced diet that incorporates both Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Make sure to stay away from greasy and unhealthy fatty foods. These tend to create breakouts and have a direct impact on the look of your skin. Just like our internal organs, your skin needs to be fueled properly.

3. Minimize Your Shower Time

We all love those hot relaxing showers, they are not just soothing, but the steam and heat are perfect for getting rid of toxins. However, exposing your skin to hot water for a long time strips it of natural oils, leaving it dry and flaky. You can cut down your time in the shower or even use cool water at the latter part of the shower. So if you find yourself having to use more and more products after a steamy shower, you may have an explanation now, cut the shower times!

4. Learn Your Skin Type

Hold up! Not so fast! Before you can get in with finding products and adding things to your skin routine, you need to learn what type of skin you have. It is the only way you are going to get the most out of the products you use. You can visit a dermatologist for this or do a test just at home. Wash your face, and then stay an hour waiting for it to dry. Take a tissue and dab it on different areas on your face. Based on the amount of oil absorbed in the tissue, you should be able to tell whether it is dry, normal, combination, or oily skin. Once you know, finding products that target your skin issues.

5. Find a Skin Routine that Works

Every individual is different, so you need to learn your skin type before adopting anything to your routine. Some individuals don’t have to use as many products or they are unable to due to skin conditions, but there is something for everyone. For those that use products daily, here are some tips you can add to your daily skin routine.

Work magic with mineral-based sunscreen

I’m saying this with the greatest conviction, ‘no matter hot or cold it is, always wear sunscreen.’ UV sun rays can be damaging to your skin, causing sunburns and skin spots. Sunscreen will protect your skin, ensuring the harsh sun rays from affecting the texture and color of your skin. It will act as a physical barrier between you and the UV rays. If you’re going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time, this step cannot be understated. 

Never skip Moisturizing

Dry, flaky skin can hardly be called radiant; it is uncomfortable and inflamed. Moisturizing will help retain moisture, thus keeping it bright and hydrated. A pro tip would be to get to your skincare routine as soon as you leave the shower. Getting ahead of moisturizing before your skin becomes completely dry will help with replenishing and sealing in the moisture leaving your skin radiant.

Get that Vitamin C

If you don’t know it by now, Vitamin C is the secret to glowing skin, plain and simple. Vitamin C serves many purposes for the skin, not to mention getting rid of hyperpigmentation, brightening the skin tone, and also elastin production, which translates to radiant skin. In truth, if you aren’t getting enough Vitamin C, you’re not going to see as good of results as you could be getting. 

Exfoliate

The best way to attain a glow and radiant skin almost immediately are by exfoliating. Removing the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin will show the rejuvenated skin underneath, which is smoother and clearer. Be careful about the products you use because harsh products can irritate your skin. Exfoliating regularly is encouraged; however, remember to give your skin time to breathe. Keeping a healthy balance between the two is the best way to keep yourself looking radiant.

Keeping up with Steps

Getting your skin to that beautiful bright glow level takes work, dedication, and commitment but needless to say, the results are impeccable. Vanity aside, radiant skin is healthy. As aging happens, you will be thankful that you have taken better care of your skin in the long run. So don’t slack in your skin; use the pointers above and get it to radiance!

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