How To Get Glowing Skin

How To Get Glowing Skin

Including skin care routine tips and lifestyle tips for glowing skin so you can have radiant skin every day.

How to adapt your skin care routine for glowing skin

The way you look after your skin and products you use can have a big impact on how radiant your skin looks.

Why is it desirable to have glowing skin?

Glowing skin that feels smooth is something we all strive for and it’s about much more than just appearance. Glowing skin signals good health. The skin is the largest organ in the body and has the important job of protecting the body from harmful, external influences. Healthy skin protects you from harmful bacteria and viruses. This is why it's essential to take care of it at all times with a good skincare routine and make healthy lifestyle choices for the benefit of your skin.

sun protection for glowing skin

For Glowing Skin it needs protecting

Damage from UV light can affect your complexion, causing premature ageing, dark spots and wrinkling your skin. UV radiation can penetrate your skin if there isn't a layer of protection to stop the rays from reaching your skin cells, damaging the upper layers which can be long-lasting and in the short-term, sore and painful as the dead skin peels off leaving your skin raw and vulnerable. Make sure to always cover up using a sunscreen specifically developed for the face like the NIVEA UV Face Anti-Age & Anti-Pigment Sun Cream with SPF50 for the ultimate protection against the sun and premature ageing.

how to get glowing skin

Clean your makeup brushes regularly

Makeup brushes are a common way of spreading bacteria on the face and this can leave you with a dull complexion while encouraging blemishes. Bacteria from the brush can then spread onto your makeup and then onto your face which leads to clogged pores. Plus, a brush that is filled with leftover makeup from day, weeks, or even months of use without washing can leave the bristles hard, irritating your skin. So, make sure to clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis to keep them sanitary and help to achieve glowing skin that's healthy.

 



SKIN Care Tips For Glowing Skin

Glowing SKin Tips For Every day

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliating once or twice a week using a good facial scrub will remove dead skin that can often build up on the skin's surface and become flaky. What’s more, it’ll stimulate blood circulation in your face and this leaves you with glowing skin as it leaves your skin with a more youthful, rosy complexion when there is good circulation.
For an exfoliator that won't leave your skin feeling dry and tight, try NIVEA Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub, which contains Vitamin E to protect against free radicals and Hydra IQ, which is NIVEA’s own moisturisation technology, developed to penetrate deep into your skin to stimulate the skin and enable water molecules to be transported into and out of cells. This technology will allow for your skin to be deeply nourished and hydrated as it reduces water loss while balancing levels of moisture to help achieve glowing skin that feels soft and cared for.

REMOVE MAKEUP THOROUGHLY

If you don't thoroughly remove your makeup every evening, you may find yourself with clogged pores and an increased chance of blemishes forming on your skin. If you want to achieve glowing skin you must make sure you're cleansing your face each day to prevent substances building up on the surface. Try the NIVEA MicellAIR Professional Micellar Water, which can remove the toughest waterproof makeup to leave your skin clear and fresh, with Black Tea extract which can help to prevent blemishes on your skin as well as reducing puffiness in your eyes.

CLEANSING & TONING

Cleansing is a key step to any skin care routine and essential for washing away impurities that may be preventing you from achieving glowing skin. Make sure to cleanse daily, especially if you live in the city to remove dirt as pollution levels are higher and the air is much less clean here than it is in the countryside which will result in more build up on the skin's surface throughout the day. Try the NIVEA Daily Essentials 2 In 1 Cleanser & Toner, enriched with Argan Oil and Aloe Vera to reduce signs of ageing while soothing and hydrating skin for glowing skin. With 2-in-1 technology, it can act as a toner which is specially designed to remove the smallest traces of dirt in the mornings before you apply products to your face. It also evens out your complexion and balances your pH for fresh, glowing skin.

MOISTURISING

Much like anywhere on your body, if your skin is dry and not moisturised it will appear flaky and dull. Apply a moisturiser twice a day and you'll notice an improvement in achieving glowing skin. Not only does moisturiser help to prevent dry skin, it also boosts circulation as you massage it into your face and help to even out wrinkles. Try the NIVEA Hyaluron Cellular Filler Anti-age Day Cream SPF15, with hyaluronic acid and magnolia extract which intensely moisturises skin to reduce the appearance of ageing and relieve dry skin. Magnolia extract can neutralise free radicals to stop them from damaging collagen levels in your skin to boost glowing skin, while being an anti-inflammatory to reduce itching and redness in your skin.

 

Everyday lifestyle tips for glowing skin

Find out how by making a few changes to your lifestyle, you can enjoy skin that looks brighter and more radiant.
how to get glowing skin

1. Cut down on your alcohol intake as it can negatively influence your skin preventing you from achieving glowing skin

Alcohol can reduce levels of Vitamin A in your body, an antioxidant which is important for collagen production by protecting against free radicals, to keep your skin firm and smooth. Vitamin A also promotes healthy skin cell production – so if you decrease your intake of alcohol it will be incredibly beneficial for achieving glowing skin.

2. Make sure you're getting enough sleep –  skin needs to renew as you sleep if you want to achieve glowing skin

Sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night is great for your skin as new collagen can be made, to renew your supply and firm up your skin while also allowing the dark circles to become smaller. Sleep also allows for better circulation around your face, enabling for glowing skin that looks fresh and bright.

3. Avoid very hot showers as they might dry out your skin

Exchange your hot, scalding showers for warm water, which is much kinder to your skin and doesn't strip your skin of it's natural oils like hot water does. Your skin needs to maintain these oils to provide a protective barrier as well as boost radiance.

how to get glowing skin

4. Be gentle with your facial skin – every time you touch it, you risk transferring bacteria

Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face or applying any creams or facials scrubs to your face to prevent any bacteria from your hands from getting in your pores. When putting on creams, make sure to be gentle around your eye area as it is extremely delicate as well as applying cream in circular motions, making sure to wipe towards your hair line rather than to the centre of your face to promote firmer and smoother skin.

5. Stop smoking – the small particles in smoke can make your skin look dull and causes discolouration that prevents you from having glowing skin

Smoking can also clog up your pores, and create a sallow complexion in your skin. As less oxygen reaches the cells in your skin, they degenerate and become less efficient, and collagen production slows down. This thus increases the ageing process in your skin, creating wrinkles earlier and drying out your skin.

6. Keep hydrated all day long

Drinking a lot of water and always keeping hydrated will help to avoid a tired-looking complexion. It’ll even help to plump the skin for the radiant and glowing skin you've always wanted. Drinking water also promotes skin repair in the skin cells in your face, to help heal scarring.

Eat your way to glowing skin

Mixed nuts

Mixed nuts should be part of any diet for glowing skin. They contain omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and blemish-prone skin. Furthermore, they're easy and convenient to snack on throughout the day. Cashews, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts and macadamias are great for your skin as they are full of Vitamin E and B2, which can slow down signs of ageing as well as maintaining collagen levels for youthful, glowing skin.

Eat your way to glowing skin

Watermelon

Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which has been shown to reduce UV damage from excessive exposure to the sun, as well as reducing free radicals, to prevent signs of ageing. With a high-water content, watermelon is also extremely hydrating for not only your body but for your skin as well, to keep your skin soft and supple. Packed full of Vitamin A, which helps to regulate oil production, you can keep your skin clear as day, and fight off acne.

Eat your way to glowing skin

Carrot and celery sticks

Vegetables like carrot and celery contain antioxidants, which are responsible for stopping free radicals from causing damage to the skin. The beta-carotene also aids in reducing inflammation in the skin, while luteolin is antioxidant whilst also being an anti-inflammatory. Snacking on these crunchy sticks will keep hunger at bay, whilst keeping giving you glowing skin.

Eat your way to glowing skin

Berries

Berries are full of Vitamin C, which helps to produce collagen to strengthen the skin and help it to stay plump and radiant for longer. Vitamin C also help prevent melanin production in your skin that can cause dark spots on your skin, creating an even complexion. While being incredibly nutritious, they're quick and easy to munch on or pop in a smoothie if you'd prefer, and see your complexion transform into glowing skin.

Eat your way to glowing skin

Chickpeas

Try roasting some chickpeas in olive oil for a glowing skin snack. They're rich in protein and magnesium, which is great for skin as it lowers cortisol levels, reducing oil production, while stabilising the hormone levels in your body that can often contribute to acne. Plus, they won't leave you feeling guilty after eating.

how to get glowing skin

Are you a smartphone user? Keep it sanitised!

Nowadays, we seem to be on and off our smartphones all day long, but don't forget that each time you chat, your smartphone comes into contact with your face and bacteria may be transferred. Keep your screen sanitised by wiping it over with an antibacterial wipe after use to prevent getting spots or blemishes which negatively impact glowing skin.

DON'T BE SCARED TO GET YOUR SWEAT ON – EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Have you ever heard of the post-workout glow? It’s no myth – glowing skin really does happen after exercise.

Exercise is great because of the boost in your circulation due to your increased heart rate which brings more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, promoting healthy cell growth and production which is great for glowing skin. As the blood circulates around your skin, it can remove any free radicals (molecules that can break down the collagen), leaving your skin protected against premature ageing.

Just make sure to always shower and wash your face with a good cleanser after exercise to remove any sweat and other impurities that could clog up pores and create any blemishes on your skin. If you want a refreshing cleanser, try the NIVEA 3-in-1 Urban Skin Detox Clay Wash, enriched with Black Rice, Green Tea Extract and Natural Clay to effectively remove dirt and grease from your face without drying it out.


Yoga is good for your body and soul

Did you know it is also good for your face and helps you to get glowing skin?