get the glow
No one wants a dull, drab complexion, right? We all want skin that defies our age and looks dewy and radiant all day long. Believe it or not, this is absolutely doable. Follow these 7 tips and in no time you will have a youthful, healthy glow.
Your complexion looks radiant when it’s smooth enough to reflect light. But, if the surface of your skin is rough and uneven due to a build-up of dead skin cells, then light is diffused, and your skin appears dull and lacklustre. In our twenties, cell turnover rate is about every 28 days, but in our thirties and forties, the rate slows to about every 40 days, and in our fifties and beyond, it takes about 45-84 days. The slower the cell turnover, the greater the dead skin cell build-up. This is where exfoliation comes in! Slough off the dead cells and you will have a smooth, even complexion that reflects the light beautifully.
2. MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
Exfoliating and moisturizing go hand-in-hand. Although you can`t moisturize away dead skin, once the cells have been removed, moisturizing is key. When the new, plump skin cells come to the surface, moisturizing helps to maintain smooth, soft skin. Moisturizers protect water content in your skin by either forming a barrier to prevent evaporative water loss and/or drawing moisture from the surrounding areas to the area in which the moisturizer is applied.
3. GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
Although some may think it is an “old wives tale”, sleep directly impacts the health of your skin … and in particular, its radiance.
Dehydrated skin and sallow or ashy complexions are indicative of a poor night’s rest. Sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage through cellular renewal, which in turn leads to a brighter, more radiant complexion. But, it is not just about the quantity of sleep, but also the quality. Although cells repair and rebuild at all stages of sleep, the majority of cell turnover and regeneration occurs during deep REM sleep.
4. DRINK IN MODERATION
Alcohol extracts the fluid from the skin, leaving it seriously dehydrated. As we age, the effect of alcohol on the skin increases, as it takes longer for the alcohol to leave our bodies. In our twenties, the alcohol is out of our system within 3 hours. In our forties, it takes 33 hours! But, if you can’t stand giving up on your apéritif or nightly glass of wine, you can minimize the effects of alcohol on your skin by drinking the clearer drinks – white wine, gin, vodka, and tequila, for example. Additionally, alternating the alcoholic drinks with water is definitely the way to go.
5. FEED YOUR SKIN
There is truth in the old saying, “you are what you eat.” The quality of food you eat and the types of foods you consume do affect the health and look of your skin. Foods rich in antioxidants will make your skin glow. That means colorful fruits including peaches, oranges, apricots, plums, papayas, prunes, blackberries, and strawberries; veggies such as spinach, kale, broccoli, beans, artichokes, carrots and tomatoes, in addition nuts such as pecans and walnuts will all do wonders for your glow.
6. DOSE UP ON TOPICAL VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is a well-known, nutrient-rich antioxidant that fights the signs of aging… and it’s a known skin-brightening agent, too. Although we get vitamin C in many of the foods we eat, ingested vitamin C does not adequately deliver its rejuvenating and antioxidant properties to the skin. As it is soluble in water, a lot of the vitamin C we consume in our diet is quickly excreted. This is where the topical application has a clear advantage. When vitamin C is applied directly to the skin, the concentration can be increased to a much higher level.
Many of Swiss line`s skincare products include stabilized forms of Vitamin C, including two of its newest products: Cell Shock White Brightening Diamond Serum, which transforms the look of the skin, bringing the brilliance of diamonds to the complexion, and Cell Shock White Daytime Brightening-Power Emulsion, which brightens the skin while simultaneously safeguarding it against urban stress and environmental assault.
7. USE A BRIGHTENING FACIAL MASK
A brightening mask is the piece de resistance in any brightening skincare regimen. Typically they`re formulated to smooth the skin, brighten the complexion and reduce pigmentation spots. Used on a regular basis, they can have measurable effects on the health and beauty of the skin. Swiss line has just introduced the luxurious Cell Shock White Facial Brightening Mask, an all-in-one facial mask that intensively brightens, hydrates, detoxifies and refines pores, leaving skin with an invigorated glow. The mask is formulated with a potent blend of caffeine, vitamins, and medicinal herbs.
So, there you have it! 7 tips for radiant skin. Now, glow girl!