An important element of healthy skin is its natural radiance. There are a lot of factors that can bring radiance to the skin and ward off radiance too. Lack of sleep, stress, age and even the food you eat can make your skin less radiant. It is a combination of product, practice and perseverance to create vacation-like skin: healthy, radiant and translucent skin. The good news is that you can transform tired, pale skin into a radiant body at home. Read our complete guide below to learn more about taking proper care of your glowing skin for your morning and evening routine.
- Your AM Routine
The first thing you'll need for skincare is a clean slate. Choose a gentle Ayurvedic cleanser that will remove excess oil from your skin overnight. Avoid harsh cleansers that dry out your skin and keep that glow off the chart. Choose a face wash with moisturizing and soothing ingredients like aloe vera.
When your face is clean, dry it off with a towel by patting it. Cleansing can change the pH of the skin, after which the toner helps. The toner not only balances the pH of the skin but also tightens the pores so that the next product is better absorbed into the skin. Look for a toner with ingredients like tea tree that helps to restore vital nutrients while providing an enduring glow and elasticity to the skin.
c. Skin Fixing with a serum
Serums are your best friend if you wish for glowing skin! Serum is a concentrated solution of active ingredients that is easier to absorb, more effective and designed to address specific skin problems. These serums can treat acne, hyper pigmentation, severe dryness, fine lines and more. Vitamin C serums are great for morning skincare as their antioxidants can protect you from free radical damage throughout the day
Once the serum is completely absorbed into the skin, apply a moisturizer. A serum is meant to provide ample moisture, but when you need glowing skin, moisturizers provide a good skin barrier, retain moisture and prevent moisture loss. Depending on the season, choose a moisturizer that is thick in winter and light in summer.
e. Sun Protecting
Whatever you do, don't skip this step! Sun damage is one of the main causes that can make or break your skin, and it is impossible to achieve the desired glow without sunscreen. UV rays are very harmful and can cause pigmentation, uneven skin and premature aging. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days or indoors.
A face mist is the perfect finishing touch for obtaining lovely, glowing skin. You can easily make your face mist by diluting rose water and adding a few drops of essential oil. Pour into a spray bottle and carry it around with you to spritz on for instant glow. This is especially important to refresh and rejuvenate your skin during the summer months.
2. Your PM Routine
It is recommended to cleanse the skin at least twice a day, in the morning and the evening or before sleeping. However, cleaning at night is slightly different from cleaning in the morning. When applying makeup, use an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover to remove makeup residue from your face. Then moisten the face with water and a face wash to remove dirt, grime, and excess oil. Use a herbal face wash that will gently exfoliate your skin.
b. Night Moisturizing
After the essence of the skin mask is completely absorbed into the skin, fix up water and nutrients to your skin with a night cream. Night creams are usually slightly heavier than day creams. A night cream effectively fixes fine lines, while giving you wrinkle-free and youthful skin.
Every skin requires healing from damaged, dried and infections. Indulging yourself in applying moisturizing creams at night is a good habit because the skin remains untouched and protected at nights. Hardened skin is generally found in calloused heels, elbow or knee joints. To provide that extra nourishment to your feet’s skin, wash them gently with warm water and apply a heel cream. These creams provide deep hydration to dry & calloused heels, much-needed soothing, keeps the skin from drying and remove bacterial infections of the foot. Moisturizing body lotion can also be applied on elbow and knee joints to soften hard and dry skin.