With glossy, dewy skin taking over our social media feeds and highlighters being all the rage in the beauty world, it’s safe to say glowy skin is the most coveted look of the moment.
While makeup can enhance that subtle sheen, a true lit-from-within glow starts with great skin (and great skincare).
Dial up the glow factor with these easy tips and tricks:
Exfoliation is one of the best things you can do to get glowing skin, because it works by sloughing off the layer of dead skin cells that can build up on the surface to reveal a smoother, brighter, new layer of skin underneath.
A microdermabrasion treatment is an advanced method of exfoliation that uses crystals to refresh skin, refine pores and promote decongestion – with instant results.
To support the effects of this clinic treatment, you can also exfoliate at home using acids (such as glycolic or lactic acid) in your skincare products, or with physical exfoliating tools such as a cleansing brush or textured cloths.
For happy, healthy skin that really glows, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the right balance of moisture. Nourish the skin with soothing, calming moisturisers that pack a punch in the hydration department and your skin will thank you for it.
Some key ingredients to look out for include hyaluronic acid, shea butter and plant-derived oils such as avocado or hemp seed.
Take note of your skin type here, too – oily skin still needs moisture, but look for lightweight formulas such as gels or fluids rather than heavy creams to avoid congesting the skin.
Even-toned, bright and youthful-looking skin means taking care to protect it from the harsh effects of sun exposure.
Damage from UV rays can contribute to pigmentation and visible signs of ageing, among other more serious effects, so any comprehensive skincare routine should include a daily SPF. This is one product that deserves pride of place on your bathroom shelf!
For more advice personalised to your skincare needs, we recommend making a booking with one of our skin experts for a free consultation – simply find your nearest clinic above.