This article was written by Iris West for quanecosmetics.com.
Here are 5 unexpected tips for glowing skin and maintaining your youthful elegance. Sure you can have the best skin out there. Sure you can garner that sun-kissed tan. But, getting that glowing skin - that radiant and buoyant look and feel - has never been a walk in the park. Of course, who wouldn’t want to garner the radiance of plush and dewy, robust, glowing skin?
If you are looking to take your skin care a notch higher, then you are in for a treat. Herein, I will walk you through 5 unexpected top tips for that summer skin glow you have always dreamt about. Even before we delve into it, I’ll have to admit that everybody can have a stunning skin. Whether you skin is freckled, pink, rosy, olive, fair, dark or any other hue, YOUR SKIN CAN BE GORGEOUS. Even if you have any skin condition or tendencies, nothing can bar you from that plump, youthful, and glowing skin. Never forget that.
Tip #1: Go for All-Natural Cosmetic Products
Here’s the thing that mainstream cosmetic industry won’t tell you: not all skincare products are created equal. A while ago, I wrote a piece on harmful ingredients in cosmetics - from phthalates and SLS to synthetic fragrances and everything in between. Ditch those products for 100% natural skincare ones. Through and through, synthetic skincare products are a sure kiss-of-death for your glowing, healthy skin.
My rule of thumb is: don’t apply anything on your skin that you wouldn’t consider consuming. While there is no silver bullet to skincare, there are great products on the market that work like a charm. The organic oil range by Quane Cosmetics is a perfect example. If raving appraisals are something to go by, this range is a must-have for everyone.
Tip #2: Exercise, Exercise, and Exercise
There is something magical about a regular workout. It reinvigorates, giving you that perfect skin. How so? Did you know that exercising encourages production of happy-making hormones? Well, if you do something active daily and every other day, you will enhance healthy circulation and uptake of oxygen. These two are a sure recipe for radiant skin.
As if that isn’t terrific enough, regular exercise promotes efficient detoxification and elimination. Ever wondered how A-list celebrities get that skin glow to die for? They hit the gym. That’s right - behind their flashy lifestyle and paparazzi-filled moments, they workout. On the whole, exercising makes sure everything inside functions well, reflecting on your skin.
Tip #3: Moisturize Regularly and Thoroughly
Dermatologists will tell you that moisturizing is indispensable for that youthful, supple and healthy-looking skin. Of course, no one wants a scaly and dry skin. Here’s the thing: the value of moisturizing lotion to your skin is absolute.
According to Dermatologists at Mayo Clinic, the perfect time to moisturize is right after you get out of the shower. That is, before the moisture on your skin evaporates. So, before applying, you have to wipe your body until the skin is barely dry.
Tip #4: Honey - the Perfect Hack for Your Skin
Nothing beats raw organic honey when it comes to skincare. Even better, a blend of organic oils, such as castor and jojoba oils, and honey is a match made in heaven for your skin. That in itself isn’t surprising at all - many lotion makers worth their salt usually add a little honey to their products. What’s all the fuss about honey? It plays the role of a moisturizer, an antimicrobial, and an aesthetic, all wrapped in one. The best thing: it makes for an absolute best mask for skin breakouts. Incredible, right?
Tip #5: Plenty of Raw Food and Water
Remember the cliche that “you are what you eat?” It still holds in today’s world of beauty and skincare. What you choose to eat is the closest you can get to a “beauty in a bottle” skincare solution. For a clear skin, take up to 2 liters of fluids. For me, regular intake of green coconut is truly a slice of heaven. I might be overdoing it, but I find 3 to 5 times a week plausible.
There is something about being comfy in your skin that feels pretty darn nice. Going for 100% natural products - from food to cosmetics and everything in between - is a sure recipe for a youthful, radiant, and glowing skin. Of course, don’t forget to smile - always! It adds a little sass and flair to your look.
What are your tips for healthy, glowing skin?