Glowing skin is in. Everywhere we look, we see “glass skin” or flawless complexion. Want to be one of those lucky ones with impeccable skin? We’ll tell you how to get glowing skin naturally at home. These are super easy tips that involve products that you probably have. Without further ado, let’s learn how to get clear and glowing skin!
Get Your Glow On: Tips and Tricks for Radiant Skin: The Basics
Skin is a very sensitive subject for a lot of people. Majority of the people – especially teens – struggle with skin issues and this can take a toll on anyone’s confidence. But when it comes to achieving clear skin, it might be easier than you think. All you need to do is get to know your skin well, create customisable skincare routines and stick to it. Our tips don’t involve anything extreme or tedious. These are just highlighting easy things we must take care of. Get your pen and paper ready and let’s learn how to get glowing skin naturally at home.
1. Clean your skin the right way.
One of the most common mistakes that people make for quick results is getting aggressive with their skin. But that’s far from right! You need to pick a mild cleanser and be as gentle as possible with your skin. Additionally, cleansing your skin more frequently is also not going to help — in fact, it might disrupt your skin’s barrier and wreak havoc. Have a simple cleansing routine in the morning and at night and you’re good to go.
Our absolute must-have has to be the Lakmé Blush & Glow Strawberry Freshness Gel Face Wash With Strawberry Extracts. This cleanser is infused with the goodness of strawberry extracts and vitamin C to fight dullness. The best part? It works well for every skin type.
But cleansing isn’t enough to clean out your pores, get rid of dead cells and improve the skin's texture. You need exfoliation for glowing skin. Scrubbing your skin once or twice a week will ensure the dead skin sitting on the topmost layer of your skin is wiped away and healthy skin is in focus.
2. Nourish Your Skin from Within
Your diet plays a major role in determining the appearance of your skin. If your eating habits are poor and filled with junk food, your skin tends to look dull with grease and acne. You need to maintain a healthy diet for radiant skin, with balanced nutrients for the skin of your dreams.
By ensuring that you eat lots of vegetables, fruits, and antioxidant-laden food, you nourish your skin from within. Antioxidants are powerful elements that protect and heal our skin cells from harmful chemicals and free radicals. Vitamins, especially vitamin C, take care of skin elasticity and collagen to keep skin looking youthful. Strawberries, bell peppers, kiwis and citrus fruits (oranges, sweet lime, etc.) are incredible sources of vitamin C. Try to include these in your diet as these can be your gateway foods for a glowing complexion.
3. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Our skin depends on water to function properly. Dehydration can lead to dryness, dullness, and in the long term, faster ageing. Drinking adequate water will make sure your skin is well hydrated from within – it is what keeps the skin looking plump, radiant and soft. An average human requires about two litres of water intake daily to stay hydrated.
If you’re someone who struggles to drink water, you can eat foods with high water content. Add fruits like watermelon, oranges, pineapple and strawberries to your diet to amp up your hydration quotient. Watermelon is 92% water, oranges and pineapples are 87% water and strawberries contain 91% of water.
4. Use sunscreen
Your skincare efforts are nullified without sunscreen. UV rays are harmful to skin in many ways – they can cause skin burns, deepen skin pigmentations, amplify hyperpigmentation, cause wrinkles, fine lines and even attack your immune system. It is extremely crucial to wear sunscreen every day – even indoors. Slather on a generous amount all over your skin and re-apply every three to four hours.
5. Boost Your Skincare Routine with Serums and Masks
Create a skincare routine and follow it sincerely. Skincare is like food for your skin – without any added nutrients, your skin will start looking dull and lifeless. Incorporate glow-boosting serums and moisturisers in your day and night routine.
Serums are highly concentrated liquids that seep deep into the skin and fight the skin trouble. They brighten the skin and help in increasing collagen for a glowing appearance. Our go-to, Pond's Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum for Flawless Radiance with 12% Gluta-Niacinamide Complex is formulated with gluta technology to give you the most of niacinamide. It fights pigmentations and gives your skin an even-toned, radiance appearance. This can be used during the day and night because of its mild and stable formula.
Another great option for a niacinamide serum is the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Serum. It’s infused with niacinamide, vitamins A, C and E to keep your skin looking dewy while it works on fighting your dark spots and blemishes. The lightweight texture instantly seeps in and leaves a celestial finish on the skin. You cannot go wrong with these two serums for glowing skin.
And use clay masks once or twice a week to keep your skin dirt-free. Clay masks are designed to draw out impurities and improve skin texture. You can also try sheet masks as your choice of face mask for radiance.
6. Get your beauty sleep
All fun things happen at night, right? But staying up late and not having a proper sleep schedule can have a huge impact on your skin. It speeds up the ageing process and makes skin look dull like no other. Skipping SPF and not sleeping enough will age you faster than you could ever comprehend! Hence, you have to make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep for a glowing complexion. This will not only keep your skin gleaming but will also help you feel energetic throughout the day.
And don’t forget your night skincare routine before going to bed! While serums work at a deeper level, moisturisers help seal in the moisture by creating a shield on the skin. Moisturisers are made to lock in moisture while adding some skincare benefits. Top off your Pond’s Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum with the corresponding Pond’s Bright Beauty Serum Cream, Spot Less Glow, SPF 15 PA++. This serum moisturiser feels like a serum in a cream form on the skin and melts instantly upon application. It contains palmitic and stearic acid that moisturises and forms a protective barrier on the skin to prevent water loss.
Similarly, you can create a daytime and nighttime routine with the Lakmé Perfect Radiance Day & Night Set. This rich skin duo promises radiant skin right after you wake up and all throughout the day. This duo repairs, moisturises and evens out skin.
FAQs about Get Your Glow On: Tips and Tricks for Radiant Skin
Skincare and diet will take some time to show results but if you’re wondering how to get glowing skin in a week and want some quick fixes, we have tips for those as well. Try a luminous moisturiser or strobe cream when you want an instant radiant finish. Our beloved is the Lakmé Lumi Cream for that immediate shine and glossy look. The pearly finish of this fakes the appearance of gleaming skin without looking like makeup. This can be worn with, without, over and under makeup! Just dot it across the high points of your face and blend with your fingers.
Another trick is to apply petroleum jelly on the high points of the face to fake that “post-workout” glow. This makes skin look glossy and runway ready without looking too sweaty! Well, if you have more glowing questions, we’ve answered them below!
Q1: Can dry skin look radiant?
Yes, with correct products and a good skincare routine, even dry skin can shine!
Q2: Do homemade face masks work for glowing skin?
Absolutely. Homemade remedies have been the secret of beauty for generations and there are still many tricks that work wonderfully.
Q3: How long will it take to see a difference with skincare?
You should be able to see a difference within two weeks of regular use of any skincare.