Having a good complexion is often a delicate balancing act, and even if you’re lucky enough to be free from wrinkles, blemishes or dark spots, if your skin lacks that glow it’s easy to feel a little flat. There are several things that you can do to help bring that healthy glow back to your face and we thought we’d give you a few tips to get you glowing again.
We know that, for many people, getting more sleep is easier said that done and between work, kids, stress and just wanting to get everything done, sleep can be an elusive thing. However, it’s next to impossible to maintain a glow if you’re tired and your face is often the first place to suffer from lack of sleep. Try to put aside at least ONE night per week where you put the mobile/tablet/laptop down, turn off the TV and retreat to bed early with a book, giving you a period of gentle rest and hopefully lulling you into a deep, restorative sleep.
Often, your natural glow can be well and truly hidden beneath a layer of unwanted dead skin cells and the only way to reveal it is to slough them away using a decent exfoliator. Using a Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush alongside Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant will gently buff away all of the dead skin debris and will encourage the growth of new cells, leaving your face looking healthy and revitalised.
Yes, we know we sound like your Mum here, but drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining glowing skin. It doesn’t have to be boring; try a tasty herbal tea or a bottle for infusing fruit into your water. Also, dare we say it, cutting down on alcohol if you enjoy a regular tipple can also really help.
Keeping your skin moisturised is obviously important, as dry skin will look dull and lifeless. Using a product like Decleor Double Radiance Cream will give your skin that much-needed moisture boost, as well as adding a layer of Soft Focus Pigments which reflect light and give your complexion a luminescence and instant radiance. The product is also rich in plant oils and Omega oils, which will actually penetrate the skin, improving its natural defences and repairing long-term damage.
Here at Pure Beauty, we’re huge fans of tans which come from a bottle, given that the sun’s rays can be so harmful to the skin, and looking a little tanned is a great way to boost your glow (I mean, who doesn’t look healthier with a tan?!). We love a self-tanner which builds over time, like Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk, giving a far more natural look and allowing you to control the depth of colour that you want.