15 Golden Tips To Make Your Skin Glow: Your Way To Healthy Glowing Skin

healthy glowing skin

If you wonder what is the exact meaning of healthy glowing skin, it is that gorgeous healthy-looking skin, characterized by small pores, moist, even complexion, no acne, no blemishes, just a clear skin that is naturally luminous, hydrated, smooth, and vibrant. So basically glowing skin is everyone’s dream on a personal scale, sure, makeup is a perfect covering tool that can give you that flawless smooth skin look, yet it is ruining your lifetime glowing skin journey, its effect is temporary, superficial, and by everyday application, your skin may develop some worrisome side effects. 

Put simply, if you want to wear natural and healthy glowing skin for the rest of your life, you should abide by the following tips according to skincare experts:

1- Wash your face thoroughly and regularly with a cleanser or face wash suitable for your skin type

Cleansing is your very first key step for a clean skin free of harmful pollutants, dirt, makeup, and oils. Wash your face twice daily every morning and night, all you need to do is to dispense a little amount (one pump) of your suitable cleanser or face wash onto wet face and neck using a light pressure of your clean fingers in a circular motion, then rinse it off and pat skin dry with a soft and clean towel. Remember that using a facial cleanser that isn’t suited for your specific skin type can ruin your skin texture and it can also make the rest of your skin care routine less effective. Here is how to pick the right cleanser for your skin type: 

Normal skin:

Gel cleansers, Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers, Creamy and lotion cleansers, Cleansing balms.

Dry skin:

Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers, Creamy and lotion cleansers, Cleansing balms.

Oily skin:

Foam cleansers, Gel cleansers, Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers, Clay cleansers, Powder cleansers, Cleansing wipes, Bar cleansers

Combination skin:

Foam cleansers, Gel cleansers, Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers, Clay cleansers, Powder cleansers, Cleansing wipes, Bar cleansers.

Acne-prone skin:

Foam cleansers, Gel cleansers, Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers.

Sensitive skin:

Cleansing oils, Water-like cleansers, Creamy and lotion cleansers, Clay cleansers, Powder cleansers.

2- Exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week

I cleanse my skin daily, why should I exfoliate it? Well, cleansing is important to rid your skin of daily unwanted debris, yet not powerful enough to clear away dull skin which is something too harsh on skin if done daily. That’s why, exfoliators are specially designed for 2 to 3 times use per week to encourage skin renewal, polish away dry skin, improve penetration of treatment ingredients that follow, soften, and brighten. As a result, your skin is left feeling instantly smooth and radiant. There are 2 types of exfoliation: 

Physical exfoliation:

Uses mechanical pressure to remove dead cells from the skin surface using anything that scrubs at your skin like tiny particles or beads.

Chemical exfoliation:

Uses ingredients that remove dead cells with acids by dissolving dirt in pores and the glue that holds dead skin cells. 

3- You should never and ever skip your skincare toner

Toners are normally used right after cleansers for some extra-cleansing work, but this is not the only thing they’re supposed to do. Toners hydrate, heal, soothe, shrink pores to reduce the penetration of environmental impurities into the skin, restore pH balance, prevent ingrown hair, and refresh the skin to reveal a brighter, glowing complexion. After cleansing, saturate the cotton pad with your suitable toner and sweep over your face and neck. Use it daily, morning, and night, before your serum and moisturizer. 

4- Dietary change: Eat your way to healthy glowing skin

You shouldn’t neglect the fact that “skin” is a body organ just like the heart, liver, etc. So as much as good nutrition is essential to a healthy body and mind as much as it does wonders to your skin, and vice versa, unhealthy nutrition can lead to obesity, severe digestion problems, inadequate growth and development, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, dementia, blood sugar spike, severe acne, bloating and puffiness. Researchers have found a critical link between healthy nutrition and clear, glowing, concern-free skin, so you should believe in eating real food like these for better skin appearance: 

Foods To Incorporate Into Your Nutrition

  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Nuts 
  • Green Tea
  • Sweet potato
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Leafy greens
  • Turmeric
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Citrus
  • Apple
  • Beet

Foods to absolutely avoid

  • Fast food
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Diary
  • Soda
  • Red meat
  • Sweets
  • Sugar
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol 

5- Drink enough water

Your body is 60% water, the brain and heart are 73% water, the lungs are 83% water, the muscles and kidneys are 79%, the skin is made up of 64% water, your bones are 31% water, yet you still skip drinking water! .

Actually drinking water is your first step to healthy glowing skin. If your skin is not getting the amount of water needed, the lack of hydration will make it dry and textured leading to different skin issues later on. Make drinking at least 8 glasses a day of water a part of your daily routine, then on the long run, your whole body will thank you for it.

6- Incorporate these effective homemade remedies into your weekly skincare routine to boost your skin glow

Turmeric + Cucumber + Milk Powder Face Mask

Directions:

  • Mix ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder + 1 tablespoon of milk powder + 3 tablespoons of cucumber Juice.
  • Apply the mask to your face evenly, let dry for 15 min and then wash it off with warm water.

Oatmeal + Avocado Face Mask

Directions:

  • Mash ¼ avocado in a bowl 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of grinned oatmeal
  • Mix the ingredients very well
  • Apply the mask to your face evenly, let dry for 15 min and then wash it off with warm water.

Plain Yogurt + Banana Face Mask For smooth Skin

Directions:

  • Mash ½ banana in a bowl
  • Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • Mix the ingredients very well
  • Apply the mask to your face evenly, let dry for 15 min and then wash it off with warm water.

Aloe Vera + Almond Oil Face Mask

Directions:

  • Mix 3 tablespoons of raw aloe vera gel in a bowl
  • Add tablespoon of bitter almond oil
  • Mix the ingredients very well
  •  Apply the mask to your face evenly, let dry for 15 min and then wash it off with warm water. 

7- Face Massage is a workout for your skin

If you want to keep your skin lifted, toned and awake; the right face massage techniques will do your face a favor. It is a very helpful skincare measure to enhance blood circulation which means better collagen production, so in other terms a youthful-looking skin; it also promotes mental awareness and increases peace of mind.

8- Sleep on your bed NOT on your moisturizer

If cleansing is the base of your skincare routine to clean and healthy skin, moisturizing is the secret weapon to well-nourished skin. Moisturizers play a primordial role in protecting, smoothing, and lubricating the skin; they deliver not only essential moist, but also the perfect level of hydration with ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Definitely a MUST in every skincare wardrobe!

9- Hair removal to reveal a radiant and smooth skin

What makes hair removal one of the best solutions for an instant radiant glow is the fact that your facial/ body hair can hold on to some dirt and oily impurities which causes a lot of skin problems, without regular treatment, it may exacerbate your skin’s condition. Hair removal also has the benefit to instantly brighten and smooth your complexion. Always opt for the hair removal method that matches your skin type, causes less skin irritations and allergies, finer hair regrowth, no injury or damage, and with longer-lasting results. 

10- Once used, you will fall in love with sheet masks

Sheet masks are your effective and easy way to instantly achieve glowing skin. They come in a cloth or gel socked in nourishing serums to help every skin condition (lack of hydration, puffiness, acne, dryness, large pores, dullness, and the list goes on…). Sheet masks are super-affordable, easy to use, and highly packed with essential key ingredients to give a little boost to your skin while you de-stress and give yourself a spa-feeling in a fun way. 

11- Don't neglect your eye area!

For you who neglect the eye area in your daily skincare routine, sorry to tell you that you’ve been practicing skincare in the wrong way. The skin around your eyes is so delicate, fragile, and thinner than the other parts of your face, which explains why it is the first part to show visible aging signs, and this is the reason why you should invest in eye care products (eye creams, eye sheet masks, special eye treatments) that manage to treat dark circles, puffiness, aging signs (fines lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet) to maintain the youthful and healthy appearance of your eyes. So do remember, if you want to make your skin glow, never forget about your contour eye area because it tells a lot about your physical health, and if neglected, nothing will help to create the perfect tone balance of your face skin’s complexion. 

12- Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Sunscreen is an important health care measure that you should always wear, and yes like ALWAYS, even on cloudy days or indoors. It is not all just about sunburn or damage prevention, it also blocks harmful rays, prevents premature skin aging, improves the skin’s complexion, reduces the risk of skin cancer, prevents skin discolorations, and helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness. Please remember to always look for a sunscreen with high sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 (highly recommended by dermatologists) and look for the term “broad spectrum” to ensure you have both UVA and UVB protection. 

13- Take care of the rest of your body

When we talk about healthy glowing skin, we usually think of the face part first, but the skin is more than your face. Maybe you won’t take a good care of your body’s skin as much as you do for your face and that’s because it is everyone’s main focus and the very first thing people notice about you, but still, you should never procrastinate over-treating your skin’s body properly by investing in well-approved body skincare products and natural home remedies to tackle a lot of skin issues.

14- Get enough sleep

Here is why a good night’s sleep is essential for glowing skin, according to a scientific study published in Nature Cell Biology, researchers insist on getting a high quality sleep in order to replenish the thinner type of collagen, which is very sensitive and daily exposed to a variety of environmental stressors (sun damage, UV damage, air pollution, blue light…etc) that can ruin its barrier, and this causes so many skin issues. Put the skincare aside, getting your beauty sleep (sleeping early + 8 hours of sleep) is the only solution to let your skin recover while catching some z’s. 

15- Here are the Top 10 ingredients to look for in your skincare products for healthy glowing skin:

  • AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids): Exfoliante and stimulate collagen production. Best for dry, combination and oily skin.
  • BHAs (Beta-hydroxy acids / salicylic acid): Help repair the skin by cleaning out pores and smoothing out the surface of your skin. Best for combination, oily and acne-prone skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Holds on to moisture into skin cells.
  • Vitamin C: Helps boost collagen production and brightens the skin’s complexion.
  • Fatty Acids: Improves the appearance of aged and tired-looking skin.
  • Ceramides: Help replenish and restore the skin barrier.
  • Peptides: Help boost skin cell activity, brighten dull skin, and maintain skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Retinol: Reduces wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Vitamin E: Prevents aging and lightens dark spots and undereye circles.
  • Antioxidants: Protect skin cells from “free radical damage” caused by chemicals, stress, pollution, UV damage…etc. 

Getting the healthy glowing skin look is not a miraculous thing, but you have to remember that behind every astonishing result, there is “persistence”, combining a healthy lifestyle with the right skin care regimen will help you to achieve it. Starting from now until the end of your first week, you will already be amazed by the results.