Everybody deserves to feel their very best, and having healthy, glowing skin can certainly help. If your skin is naturally dry or dehydrated, achieving hydrated, radiant skin can seem impossible, and if your skin is on the oilier side, you’ll know all too well the difference between a dewy glow and an oily sheen.
Well we say enough is enough! Radiant, glowing skin doesn't have to be reserved for those who live the glitzy, glamorous life. Read on to learn a bit more about glowing skin, some quick lifestyle switches you can make to help the cause, and some of the best glow-enhancing skincare products available in Australia.
What is glowing skin?
People love to talk about glowing skin, but what exactly is it? For some, the answer to that lies in figuring out what it isn't. The basic goal of getting glowing skin is to get your skin looking healthier, more even, and more vibrant, as opposed to dull and uneven.
Some hallmarks of glowing skin are the aforementioned hydrated even complexion, as well as a lack of blemishes. In other words, taking care of your skin barrier and dealing with your acne.
You know how they say first impressions last? Glowing skin can have a knock-on effect on your confidence and your attitude – not only will your skin look brighter, but your disposition might feel so, too.
7 steps to getting that good good glow
Whether you want to call it glowing skin, luminous skin, dewy skin, or just overall healthy skin, here are seven things you can do to achieve it. Some are additions to your skincare routine, while others are daily habit changes that can make a world of difference to how you look and feel.
Vitamin C is the key. Your glow-enhancing skincare routine won’t be complete without Vitamin C. This powerful cosmeceutical is known for preventing & brightening pigmentation, leaving your skin tone more even. We recommend adding a Vitamin C serum, such as Aspect Extreme C 20 Serum, into your morning skincare routine for smoother, glowing skin. Just remember - consistency is key!
Glow from the inside. When you're talking about beauty supplements for glowing skin, there's no shortage of options that can help you make your skincare dreams become reality. We’re partial to collagen supplements that have an added boost of Vitamin C. While collagen plumps your skin and makes it more elastic, Vitamin C actually promotes collagen production in the body, making these two ingredients a dynamic duo when it comes to getting your glow on. Give Beauty Boosters Collagen-C tablets a try and you won’t look back.
Laugh in the face of dull skin with some HA. Another cosmeceutical we're super into is hyaluronic acid (also known as HA). This skin hero can save the day in a lot of ways, but one is through helping your body retain moisture, which is super important if you want to achieve radiant skin. Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense is one of the best serums for glowing skin in our humble opinion - its lightweight, fast-absorbing and ultra-hydrating. We also dig Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream if you're on the hunt for a glowing skin cream.
Drink it in. Of course, dewy skin products aren't the only way to add some hydration to your skin on the road to glow. Drinking more water can also help give your skin that healthy, glowing look by helping flush out toxins and keeping your skin cells in better working order. That means more elasticity and better complexion, both of which are big glowing skin wins.
The dewy skin diet. Do we want dewy skin? Obvi. Do we also want choccies? Yup. Well, one of those answers might change when you learn that your diet can play a big role in your skin's glow factor. Your diet can cause dull hair, and what you eat can also cause acne. So it's not all that surprising that your diet also plays a role in your skin's overall appearance. Think about cutting down on food that has too much sugar and salt, and try to incorporate more fruits, vegetables and healthy fats into your diet.
Embrace the shine smartly. Protecting your skin from the sun is a key part of any worthwhile summer skincare routine, but being sunsmart needs to be a year-round operation for all sorts of reasons, one of which is to maintain an even, hydrated complexion. Luckily for us all, sunscreen comes in all shapes and forms. For example, Aspect Hydra Shield Moisturising Cream has big-time hydration and SPF protection, while Avéne Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF 50+ is more of a traditional suncream. Both can help protect your skin – and both can help you find that glow.
Get something on the late shift. Nighttime is the right time to work on your skin. For one, getting more sleep can help keep your skin healthy, as your body sends more blood to your face when you're resting. And while you're at it, the best night creams for glowing skin (like Medik8 Night Ritual Vitamin A Cream) can help rejuvenate your look by promoting collagen production and shuffling along dead skin cells that can clog your pores. A bit of productivity while you sleep – not too shabby!
Consider not being that type of smokeshow. First off, no judgments if you're a smoker or live with or otherwise operate near one or many of them. We're just here to give you a heads up that smoking and secondhand smoke can make your glowing skin dreams...well...go up in smoke. Studies have shown smoking can cause fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of ageing, as well as dryness and sagginess. None of those are on the glowing skin BINGO card.
Now that you know how to get that healthy glow, it's high time to do something about it! While we won't be able to count your fruit and veg serves each day, we here at Oz Hair & Beauty can hook you up with some of the best glowing skin products and treatments around. Check out our selection today and get ready for your own personal glow-up.