Glowing skin can come and go in the blink of an eye. A bad night’s sleep, forgetting to take your make-up off, or skipping some all-important skincare steps and your skin will quickly go from radiant to rubbish.
So, how can you up your glow factor and enjoy healthier-looking skin 24/7? Well, for starters it’s wise to cut down on alcohol because booze is terribly dehydrating for your skin.
You should also get more quality sleep to give your skin time to regenerate as you catch your zzzs. And don’t forget to eat a more balanced diet – one that includes antioxidant-rich fruit and veg as well as fatty acids to nourish your skin from within.
And when it comes to your skincare routine? Try these five golden rules and you will notice a real difference to the vibrancy of your skin, both immediately and in the long-term…
1. Create Your Best Canvas
Cleansing is extremely important for the health (and hence look) of your skin if you want to avoid blocked pores, roughness and dullness. So to create the best canvas, you absolutely must cleanse your skin twice daily – once in the morning and again before bed. If your day calls for make-up, remove this first with our NEW Natural Make-up Remover...
Then wet your skin with warm water (hot water will upset your skin) and apply a couple of pumps of Crystal Cleanser all over your face and neck. Massage into your skin to boost blood flow and increase oxygen to the surface of your skin, using your hands to smooth and lift your skin as you cleanse.
Top Tip! Rinse thoroughly with a face cloth, then splash your face with cold water to improve circulation and further brighten your skin. You can even glide an ice cube, wrapped in a clean, cotton hanky over your skin for a super-charged, glow-getting ice treatment. Finish off with a few spritzes of Diamond Toner!
2. When Did You Last Detox?
Fear not! We're not talking a diet detox... Detoxing your skin is much simpler to manage and a much more pleasant experience! You simply need to introduce a good quality face mask into your routine. Hurrah!
And our NEW Natural Element Clay Mask has been carefully formulated to boost radiance by deeply cleansing, detoxifying and revitalising your skin. And that's thanks to nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, plant oils, green French clay and kaolin.
Apply to cleansed, toned skin, massaging a thin layer over your face and neck. Lie back and relax while it does its magic. After 10 minutes or so, rinse off with a damp face cloth. Pat dry with a clean towel and say hello to softer, brighter, fabulous-looking skin.
3. Dead Skin Cells Are The Devil
Allow them to hang around for too long and you'll never achieve the radiance you deserve. How to banish? Enter exfoliation; the single best way to instantly boost your glow! And our Natural Luminosity Scrub is a must here...
Use daily if your skin isn't overly sensitive to remove dead skin cells and boost cell turnover... Allowing the fresher, healthier skin cells to be revealed, helping your skin look and feel smoother, softer, clearer, brighter, and more permeable.
Take care! Don't be too heavy-handed. Over-scrubbing your skin can compromise its natural barrier function, making oily skin oilier, dry skin drier, etc etc... Gently does it.
4. Sun-Kissed Glow A No, No
Odd to hear that sun protection can increase radiance? Well, over-exposure to UV radiation is straight up bad. Sucking all the life out of your skin, damaging collagen while draining your skin’s vital levels of hydrating hyaluronic acid and protective fatty acids.
Not forgetting sending your melanin (the pigment that gives your skin its colour) awry, resulting in blotchy skin and random dark spots.
To keep your skin tone even and vibrant, apply a broad-spectrum SPF every day. Even better, try our ingenious Organic Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 25 for a much healthier glow. It's 100% natural, super lightweight and available in four shades. You have to try it to believe it!
5. Are You Getting Your Vit C Fix?
Fact: Vitamin C helps to fade darks spots and discolouration of the skin. How? It is proven to inhibit an enzyme in your skin called tyrosinase which disrupts melanin production. Clever stuff!
So along with it collagen production properties and a serious topical antioxidant for combatting environmentally induced ageing (ie: wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots), getting your daily vitamin C fix is a must for brightening your complexion.
Remember to apply your serum to clean skin BEFORE moisturising, otherwise it won’t effectively penetrate your skin. And your facial oil before bed to help skin rejuvenate and repair itself overnight.
So there you have it! Five easy steps to change your skin from dull and dreary to bright and breezy.
And with 20% OFF everything today, now's the time to take your skin to the next level and get your glow on!