Glowing skin was the buzzword in beauty last year and is most likely to move into the new year armed with bigger, better ideas. So be it the pollution, dry or humid weather, or a stressful daily routine, this simple, smart guide gives you the ways in which you can bring the glow back to your skin.
Its probably the easiest hack to master when it comes to skincare. Both coconut oil and honey add a radiant glow and theyre in your kitchen readily available. Coconut oil is known to lock the moisture in the skin while nourishing it with essential fatty acids, while honey is rich in antioxidants and helps heal blemishes. Just massage coconut oil into the skin for 10 minutes after warming it up a bit - you can even leave it overnight or add sugar to it to use it as a scrub. Honey can be massaged onto the face for five minutes and washed off. We recommend the Kama Ayurveda Extra virgin Organic Coconut Oil.
That means you are taking gadgets into consideration because the right ones have a lot to offer. When the weather is already cold and dry, it saps all the moisture from the skin. A humidifier brings in moisture and makes the air around you more skin-friendly.
Oils treat skin issues, make it supple, and give a boost to your complexion. They also stabilise and regulate sebum production, so it's important to add one to your regime. Good oils to look out for are the Indulgeo Essentials Wonder Gold Oil, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Night Serum.
Any product that contains hyaluronic acid will make a difference to your skin's hydration levels. Hyaluronic acid retains moisture in the skin because of its innate capacity to hold water - one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold six litres of water - and thats why using it keeps the skin glowing and fresh. Try Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex II, Makeup Revolution Skincare Plumping and Hydrating Serum - 2% Hyaluronic Acid and Bottega Di Lungavita Vita age Gocce Pure Hyaluronic Acid with Avocado Oil for best results.
Acids for glowing skin are the newest trend this year. Just make sure you choose one that has glycolic acid in the mix because it can reveal a healthier complexion by removing dullness-causing dead skin cells. Tried and tested favourites are Makeup Revolution Skincare Mild Skin Exfoliator - 5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid and Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
Overnight masks are a great way to wake up beautiful. They are tailored to give your skin a targeted nighttime treatment by locking in moisture. The best overnight masks according to us are the Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask, which boosts the skins firmness and smoothness, Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask that gives you dewy hydrated skin and the very popular Laneige Water Sleeping Mask.