When the weather starts to get colder, don’t be surprised if your skin starts looking a little duller. That’s because of a lack of moisture in the air. In addition, all that indoor heat is sucking out your glow too. What this means to you is that your heavy creams or oils may not be enough to get your skin glowing the way you want it. These simple, natural skincare tips below may be just what you need to promote healthy glowing skin during this upcoming fall and winter season. Let’s get started!
1. GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your skin. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults rest for seven to nine hours each night and if you don't get enough sleep, your skin can become quite dry. Not sleeping enough can also cause your skin to develop wrinkles and lose its elasticity.
To help you deepen your relaxation we’re recommending Pure Fiji’s Eye Pillow. Our flaxseed filled eye- pillow creates the perfect weight needed to stimulate the vagus nerve (helps regulate your nervous system, mood, digestion, and heart via the eyelids). Flaxseeds also hold temperature very well, both warm & cold and helps to alleviate sinus pressure and headaches while calming the mind. It comes with a washable cotton cover.
2. WEEKLY OVERNIGHT GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL
One to two times a week, finish your nighttime routine with an exfoliating glycolic acid peel that is left on overnight. The glow we get the next morning (and all through the following week) is better than any makeup.
Apply the Glycolic Renewal Peel one to two times a week to clean skin. At night, apply to a clean, dry face, neck, chest and back of hands. Avoid the eye area. It’s also a great spot treatment! Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning. Please note that you may feel a slight tingling with the use of this product.
It is important to build tolerance in your skin when using active ingredients. Allow the skin to normalize after using the Glycolic Renewal Peel for one to two days before using a Pure Fiji overnight masque. It is recommended to do a patch test before using a new skincare product. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
3. MORNING SKIN-CARE ROUTINE WITH VITAMIN C
Start your morning skin care routine by incorporating vitamin C. Vitamin C can promote balanced pigmentation, protect against environmental aggressors, brighten skin tone, promote collagen and elastin production. Bottom line: It's a powerhouse for glowing skin.
4. FACE OIL
The glowing effects of face oil is probably what you’re most familiar with. As we get older, our skin tends to produce less natural oil. With plant-based oils’ emollient properties, they can further fill the spaces between skin cells, creating a smooth surface. That’s why the fatty acids that occur naturally in coconut oil can hydrate and smooth the skin and thus give the skin a healthy glow.
5. MOVE YOUR BODY
There are so many fun ways to move your body from Zumba, yoga, HIIT, aerobics...whatever interests you, just move your body. Exercise not only releases toxins from your body but the increased blood circulation will give you that healthy glow you’re after. Oh, just make sure you cleanse your face or take a shower post workout.
Too much sun exposure on your face typically leads to dullness and dark patches. UV rays can mess with your skin’s smooth texture and can suck the glow out of your skin. Make sure you’re using a broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the year.
7. DAILY FACIAL MASSAGE
Not only does it feel enjoyable and heavenly but facial massage can lessen tension and increase circulation, thereby helping to keep skin cells healthy and aiding in lymphatic drainage. Commit to a daily facial gua sha routine. It only takes a few minutes a day and the post-facial massage glow will be so worth it.
8. LOAD UP ON ANTIOXIDANTS
The more colorful the better, so look for dark, leafy greens and berries. Fruits and vegetables are considered the best sources of antioxidants. Look for colorful, intense dark fruits and vegetables like blueberries, kale, spinach, and as a treat - dark chocolate.
9. USE A RETINOL ALTERNATIVE
If you decide retinoids are not for you—for whatever reason—consider bakuchiol, a natural topical alternative that yields the same results. Bakuchiol is amazing for sensitive skin, stimulates skin cell turnover, resulting in brighter skin, as well as improving texture, reducing fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
10. AVOID SMOKING
This one is obvious. Smoking has harmful effects on your body from head to toe—skin included. Would you believe there are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke? No wonder all that natural glow gets destroyed. The youthful fresh look gets destroyed and the skin tends to look very dehydrated and dull. Quit smoking and you will notice your natural glow shine through.
Achieving naturally glowing skin doesn’t have to be difficult to attain. You can work towards this by gradually implementing a simple, natural skin care routine, as well as by making changes to your overall lifestyle where necessary. You got this!