Makeup products that specifically target that much “sought-after glow” are plentiful, but the idea that glowing skin is “unattainable” without makeup is simply untrue. In fact, there are a myriad of ways through which you can achieve a makeup-free, natural glow!
Daily Washing (That Works for You)
Your daily skincare routine likely does (and should) look different than everyone else’s. This is because your skin isn’t the same as everyone else’s. However, one thing that you should absolutely do on a daily basis is wash your face.
To do this, choose the time of day that best suits your schedule, and select the face wash that best reflects your skin type and needs. For example, you don’t want to use a face wash for dry skin if you have oily skin. Doing so can make your skin oilier, or worse, break out. On the contrary, you definitely don’t want to use a face wash made for oily skin on dry skin, as this will make your skin even drier.
Remember, the bottom line is that your daily routine should involve washing your face as a baseline for glowing skin.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing your skin is a major part of a glowy complexion and therefore should be taken seriously in your daily care routine. Typically, moisturizing will go hand-in-hand with your daily face wash.
Like your daily face-washing routine, moisturizing your face is going to look different for you than it does for someone else. If, for example, your face tends to dry out easily, you may need a facial lotion that is moisture intensive and can rejuvenate your skin.
Conversely, if your face tends to be oily, the wrong moisturizer could cause clogged pores and unwanted blemishes. So, whichever moisturizing route you choose, just make sure you’re paying attention to what your skin needs.
While there are numerous health benefits associated with a good workout regime, one of the lesser-known benefits is the impact physical health has on the quality of your skin.
Take yoga and high-intensity interval training for example. Incorporating these workouts into your lifestyle can leave your complexion with that glow that you typically look for in a good makeup product, only without the investment in cosmetics.
While it’s probably not realistic to do cardio before heading out the door to a girls’ night just to bring a little sparkle to your face, building a workout schedule into your week (even if it’s just a couple days a week) can do wonders for your skin in the long run, leaving it visibly glowy.
Utilize Face Masks
Let’s get one thing straight about face masks. These glow potentials by no means should be worked into your daily schedule. Treating your skin to an occasional face mask, however, can definitely help hydrate it.
As with previous facets of a glowing complexion routine, the face mask that works best for you is going to vary from the face mask that may work best for your friends. For that reason, you can experiment with various ingredients, brands, and methods in order to determine which face mask works best for you. It’s also a good idea to test the face mask on your wrist or elbow prior to use if you have sensitive skin. You don’t want to have a bad reaction to a new face mask product!
Drink Enough Water
Lastly, one of the best things you can do for your skin is keep it hydrated. And, while moisturizing your skin is a great starting point, drinking enough water on a daily basis is what is really going to help set everything up for success.
The health benefits associated with drinking water are plentiful (and these perks are no secret to fitness fanatics). For beauty experts, on the other hand, the benefits to your skin are often underplayed because makeup products exist to help accomplish the same task.
So, if you’re looking for an effortless, product-less glow and naturally healthy skin, this is a fantastic place to get started on your journey!
If it’s a glowing complexion that makes you feel self-confident and good about yourself, then these tips and tricks will help you to achieve it without breaking the bank buying unnecessary makeup products.