A lot of us are investing our time and energy in fine tuning our skincare routines to perfection, and purchasing products that promise to reinstate our skin’s glow. And, honestly, don’t we all believe a no-makeup makeup look is the ultimate goal, with skin that is flawless and needs barely any makeup? And it’s quite a goal to work toward - glowing skin doesn’t just emerge out of the blue. Apart from committing to a nuanced skincare regimen, you must reorient your life, and assimilate a multitude of healthy habits into your everyday routine. Here are a few tips for glowing skin.


Healthy Tips for Glowing Skin

Healthy Tips for Glowing Skin

Hydrate yourself

If you’re not drinking enough water every day, it will reflect on your skin. Regardless of how many serums, creams, or lotions you use on your face, drinking just a cup or two of water will intensify the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and dark circles, amplify the sensitivity of your skin, and dull your face. To resurrect the glory of your skin, rehydrate! Drink a minimum of eight glasses of water every day, and witness the transition your skin undergoes - all you have to do is hydrate your body.

Cleanse your skin

In order to rid your skin of dirt, you must ritualise cleansing your face. Always invest in a cleanser that’s not harsh on your skin - and one that doesn’t comprise unnecessary chemicals that strip your skin of moisture. Don’t attempt to cleanse your face with a soap - these products typically contain ingredients like sodium carbonate that dry your skin.


Don’t undermine the power of exfoliation. Exfoliation sloughs off any dead cells on the surface of your face, and enables your skin to absorb products effectively. This smoothes the texture of your skin, brightens your face, and rewards your skin with an unparalleled glow. You must use a scrub that’s mild in nature. An abrasive one might hurt your skin, and jeopardise the purpose of this step.

Moisturise frequently

You must moisturise your skin every now and then. Moisturising seals in serums, oils, and any other product you’ve massaged into your skin, reduces the appearance of blemishes, rejuvenates your skin, and diminishes the probability of skin-related issues from surfacing in the future. Try moisturising right after your shower - the ability of your skin to retain moisture at this point of time is excellent.

Say ‘no’ to chemicals

This applies to all of your skincare products. Don’t prioritise the ‘aesthetics’ of your skincare repository. Even though scented products are appealing, fragrances tend to irritate the skin - they’re perceived as primary triggers of allergic contact dermatitis as well. Invest in a fragrance-free sunscreen or moisturiser - and one that doesn’t contain sulphates and parabens.

Remove your makeup

Even after a night-out, no excuses! Any residual makeup on the skin can lead to clogged pores - and we’re well acquainted with the consequences of this condition. Breakouts! And it makes your skin look dull and lifeless as well. Always remove your makeup with an alcohol-free cleanser.

Massage your face

Massaging your face isn’t just therapeutic - it improves blood circulation, relieves stress, and aids in lymphatic drainage. This, in turn, enhances the health of your skin cells. Commit to a daily gua sha routine - or add a face roller to your regimen. From diminishing the appearance of dark circles, redness, and blemishes, enhancing circulation, and improving the elasticity of the skin to soothing inflammation, these tools are ideal to resurrect your skin’s glory.


Homemade Skincare Tips for Glowing Skin

Homemade Skincare Tips for Glowing Skin


Turmeric is a skincare blessing. Laden with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidative properties, turmeric rejuvenates the skin and liberates your face of dullness. It boosts the production of collagen - which strengthens the elasticity of the skin - and maintains the suppleness of the face. Just mix half a teaspoon of turmeric with a cup of chickpea flour, and add in a little water or milk to form a paste. You can work some rose water into the concoction too. Apply the paste on your face and neck area until it dries, and rinse it off with cold water.


Honey hydrates as well as moisturises the skin. It accelerates the healing of your skin, combats skin-related concerns like acne, and fades the resulting scars and pigmentation. Mix a tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of yoghurt, and apply it to your face and neck area. Wipe it all off with a warm cloth after 15 minutes.


Do we even have to explain the benefits of cucumber to you? It’s evident, isn’t it? Just place a few slices on your eyes - and if you want, you can blend the vegetable into a juice, and layer your skin with it.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera pairs well with coconut oil. If your skin is particularly dry, this mask is a hydrating powerhouse that will rid your skin of dead cells, and replenish its moisture. Steer clear of this mask if you’re prone to breakouts though. Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera with four tablespoons of coconut oil, and apply the mask to your face. Wait for 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water.


How must you structure your daytime and night-time skincare routine?

How must you structure your daytime and night-time skincare routine?

Your skincare routine must have two phases - your daytime routine protects and preserves your skin from dirt, grime, UV rays, and environmental pollutants, and your nighttime routine focuses on hydrating, rejuvenating, and repairing your skin. Layering your products, though, dictates the order of your routine - it’s all contingent to the consistency of your products. Think about it. If you start off by smearing a thicker formula on your face, you render the rest of your routine ineffective. A toner, for instance, cannot penetrate your SPF-layered skin, and trickle into your pores. Here’s how you layer your skin for that coveted glow.

Makeup remover: night

This is only for the night - unless you went off to bed without removing your makeup. Start off by removing your makeup with a makeup remover. Ensure you’re using one that’s strong enough to remove any residual product, but gentle on your face.

Cleanser: morning and night

It’s time to rid your skin of dirt, oils, and bacteria. Use an alcohol-free cleanser to do so. Now, your skin will be able to absorb all the rest of the products much more effectively. Buy a cleanser that addresses your particular issue - oiliness, dryness, acne, and other concerns alike.

Eye-cream: morning and night

Look for a lightweight hydrating gel that sinks into your skin easily, and massage the formula all around your eyes - not just the area under.

Toner: morning and night

In order to prime your skin to absorb serums and moisturisers effectively, and balance its pH, reach out for your toner. You can use one infused with salicylic acid or glycolic acid if your skin is oily.

 Serum: morning and night

Serums are essentially concentrated shots of nutrients, antioxidants, and hydrators. It’s ideal to invest in a multi-purpose serum that tackles more than one concern at a time. A vitamin C serum delivers optimum results during the day, while a retinol-based serum - the holy-grail of skincare - works well in the evening or night.

Retinol: night

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A - it reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other ageing-related effects, unclogs your pores, boosts collagen production, evens out your skin tone, and sloughs off dead skin cells- amongst other things. Start using retinol thrice a week for the first two weeks, and only at night.

Moisturiser: day and night

A moisturiser hydrates, replenishes, and revives your skin-barrier, and locks the rest of the products underneath it. It is your saving grace - regardless of whether your skin is oil-prone, dull, or dry.

Spot treatment: day and night

It’s ideal to spot-treat breakouts after you’ve applied moisturiser. In this way, the product stays in one place, and never comes in direct contact with the rest of your face.

Face oils: day and night

Accentuate the effectiveness of the ingredients you’ve massaged into your skin, and seal the products in with face oil. Remember, oils can penetrate moisturisers, serums, and other products; but not the other way round.

Sunscreen: day

Sunscreen is technically the last to go. In simple terms, this product isn’t trying to penetrate your skin-barrier. It’s just armour against the sun. And, no, a makeup product comprising SPF-30 doesn’t pass the test. Invest in a broad-spectrum sunscreen instead.


Makeup tips for glowing skin

Makeup tips for glowing skin

Mix your liquid highlighter and moisturiser

This is one of the most effortless ways to achieve a radiant base. Right before you dive into your makeup routine, mix a few drops of your liquid highlighter with your regular moisturiser, and pat the product into your skin with your fingertips. You can do the same with your foundation. Just mix a pump of liquid foundation with a drop of your go-to highlighter, and blend the resulting formula into your skin.

Apply a concealer under the eyes

Leave it to our eyes to expose our sleep-deprived schedule to the world, and make our skin look lifeless. Just a little concealer under the eyes can go a long way though.

Buy skin-loving makeup products

Makeup isn’t doing you any skincare favours - unless you opt for the right products. Buy a hydrating foundation, for instance, or a highlighter endowed with generous amounts of hyaluronic acid. Always look out for products that contain skincare ingredients.

Tweak your beauty tools

If you’re looking for an extra-dewy finish, try running your stippling brush, blender, or sponge under the water, and dip it in your makeup before blotting and blending. You should swap out your powdered products for liquid-based or cream-based ones to enhance your glow.





How to make your skin glow overnight?

It’s not realistic to expect your skin to glow within a day. You must follow a rigorous daytime and night-time skincare routine, and consume the right foods for that glow; but you can apply some rose water, aloe vera, milk, or almond oil on your face before sleeping.

What should I drink to make my face glow?

There are a few elixirs that truly reward you with a glow - carrot-beetroot juice, cucumber juice, pomegranate juice, spinach juice, papaya juice, and ginger-lemon juice are a few concoctions you can start your day with.

Which vitamins are good for glowing skin?

Vitamins C, E, D, and A are ideal additions to your diet if you’re looking to revive your skin’s glow. Try working sources of these vitamins into your everyday diet.

Which hair colour makes the skin look bright?

Generally, darker colours make your skin look brighter than usual. A light shade of ash brown, mandarin brown, and reddish-pink are a few colours that make you look radiant.