Glowing Skin is ALWAYS In!
It’s true, glowing skin is ALWAYS in! But it’s not always easy to achieve.
Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to get your glow back. In this blog, I’ll share my top secrets to help you achieve glowing skin, from the inside out and outside in.
As always, there are plenty of things you can do for free, from home. But, if you would like my help in achieving that glow, and discovering how to keep it, then please get in touch.
I always approach skin from the inside out and outside in, because that’s the only true way to achieve results. So, let’s jump in, and get you started on that road to achieving glowing skin!
No 1. A quick cheat for glowing skin
Exfoliating your skin is a quick way to reveal glowing skin! It removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, instantly revealing healthier, fresher skin. There are several types of face exfoliators, it’s not all about the scrub, these days!
You can still get the scrub-like exfoliators, but these tend to be more gentle. I love Alumier’s MicroDerm Polish, as it’s really powerful but gentle at the same time.
Acids, such as AHA’s or BHA’s are also fantastic, and they are the bond that holds dead skin cells together, allowing them to be easily removed. They’re really good if you have sensitive skin, and prefer to avoid scrubs.
Enzyme exfoliators are one of my favourites. They contain ingredients like papain from papaya or bromelain from pineapple, to break down dead skin cells. These tend to be masks, and can smell divine!
Exfoliation is particularly good for glowing skin, as you immediately reveal healthy, new skin cells. It improves your product absorption and efficacy, helps prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
Exfoliating once a week is ideal. Too often, and you run the risk of damaging your skin. Also, it’s important to be aware of which of your products are exfoliating. You can learn more in this blog HERE.
No.2 Hydration = Glowing Skin!
In order to achieve glowing skin, you need to think about hydration. And I’m not just talking about drinking water. Whilst we all know the benefits of drinking water, research has shown that drinking water alone, doesn’t make much difference to the hydration levels of our skin.
Hydrating your skin from the outside, with a hyaluronic acid serum will help to keep your skin supple and glowing. Hyaluronic acid is my ultimate favourite skincare ingredient for glowing skin, as it holds 1000 x its weight in water. It’s one of my ‘must-have’ serums for most anti ageing skin care routines, and it’s a game changer during those times when your skin is dull and tired.
Obviously, I’m not going to give advice on skin care for glowing skin, without mentioning the importance of sunscreen! Sunscreen helps to protect and strengthen your skin, and really is the key to glowing skin. UV rays destroy and degrade collagen in the skin, they break down healthy skin cells and leave your skin dull, tired, and damaged. Literally the opposite of glowing skin! Click HERE to find out more about my top anti ageing skin care ingredients, to help you get ultra-glowing skin!
No.3 It's an inside job
Did you know that certain nutrients can actually help boost your skin’s natural glow? It’s true! And this is why, as a nutritional therapist, I know the importance of looking after your skin from the inside out.
Antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E protect your skin from damaging free radicals, while Omega-3 fatty acids keep your skin looking plump and youthful. So, make sure to incorporate foods like leafy greens, berries, nuts, and fatty fish into your diet.
Firstly, I’d recommend taking a microbiome supplement, to help balance your gut flora. You’d be amazed at the difference this makes, as an imbalance in your gut can show up as dull, dry skin, eczema, rosacea, acne and hives – to name a few! Good skin really does start from within.
I recommend that you ‘eat the rainbow’, when it comes to fruit and veg. Each different coloured food is packed with different nutrients, that will benefit your skin.
Download my Ultimate Skin Guide, for more advice on nutrition and lifestyle tips for glowing skin.
No 4 - Boost circulation for the Glow
Did you know that exercise is amazing for glowing skin? When you exercise, you increase blood flow and oxygenation to all parts of your body, including your skin. This means that nutrients and oxygen are transported to all of the cells in your body, including your skin. The exercise afterglow is real! Exercise can also help reduce stress levels. And, as I have mentioned many times before – stress is NOT good for your skin.
And, if you can combine your exercise with spending time in nature, then even better. Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy skin, as it regulates cell growth, reduces inflammation, and promotes healthy cell turnover.
Just be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
Vitamin D also reduces inflammation and boosts collagen production, which is essential for glowing skin. So, grab a friend and get outside for a walk in the fresh air!
No.5 - It's called beauty sleep for a reason!
Ever notice that your skin is dull and lifeless, after a bad night’s sleep? Sleep is crucial to glowing skin.
When you’re sleeping, your body works to repair any damage from the day and regenerate new cells. Whilst you’re catching those Zzz’s, your body is ridding itself of toxins, and excess fluids, and balancing hormones too.
Sleep also helps regulate your body’s levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. If you’re not sleeping enough, your body produces more cortisol to keep you going. The downside is, this shows up on your skin as breakouts, inflammation, and more lines and wrinkles!
Your hydration levels are also balanced when you’re sleeping and produce a hormone called vasopressin. If you’re not sleeping, and this hormone isn’t being regulated, you can be left with dehydrated, dull-looking skin.
So, if you want to wake up with glowing skin, aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Your skin will thank you for it. It’s called ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason!
Glowing Skin with treatments
I’ve left the treatments section to the very end – which might seem strange to you. But, the truth is, that treatments alone are not a magic cure.
Whilst treatments can indeed give you glowing skin, they really only form part of the answer to glowing skin. Incorporating all of the advice in this blog (and other blogs on my site), will give you the best possible results, and ensure you having glowing skin for life.
That said, my all time super hero treatment for glowing skin is radiofrequency microneedling. I’ve been a fan of microneedling for the best part of a decade, but radiofrequency microneedling is a game changer, in my opinion. It improves tone & texture, reduces lines & wrinkles, boosts hydration, tightens and lifts and boosts healthy cell turnover.
If you’d life to hear more about treatments for glowing skin, then please get in touch. But, please know that if you’re having treatments with me, we will always look at the outside in, and inside out – to ensure you get the best possible results, and feel confident in achieving glowing skin for life.
Feel ready to wave goodbye to dull skin?
I really hope you’ve found my blog on glowing skin helpful.
If you’d like to find out how I can help you, then you can book a complimentary Zoom consultation. Just click on the link below to book your appointment. You can also download my Ultimate Skin & Scar Guides too.
I offer both remote skin care services, and in-clinic treatments. So, don’t worry if you’re not local to me – we can still get you started on a skin transformation journey.
I’d love to welcome you to my aesthetics clinic in Alton, Hampshire. I am right on the Hampshire / Surrey border and just 15 minutes from both Basingstoke and Farnham. I am also at the end of a direct line from London Waterloo, and a 5-minute walk from the station.
And, if you haven’t taken my Skin Quiz yet – then click HERE to take it. It’s fun, it takes less than 5 minutes, and it’s packed with lots of bespoke advice for you, based on your answers.
I look forward to chatting with you soon. Kindest wishes, Nikki x