In the quest for radiant, healthy looking skin there are certain golden rules you need to follow. Discover everything you need to know to ensure your skin glows...and what you need to avoid.
Have you noticed how much your skin glows after a good cardio session? That’s because when you exercise, not only are toxins naturally eliminated through perspiration but also more oxygen is pumped around the body, which perks your skin right up. A workout or exercise class at the gym is a good option but there’s nothing like exercising outdoors to give you a wonderfully healthy glow.
Eat the rainbow
A diet rich in a variety of different coloured fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, will provide the vital antioxidants your skin needs to fight free radicals from external aggressors like pollution and the sun. Top up with plenty of good oils from fish, nuts and seeds and will you be providing many of the essential building blocks your skin needs to rejuvenate and glow.
Feed your skin
Sometimes skin needs an extra vitamin boost to combat dullness, fatigue and stress. Boost your natural glow with Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, a radiance boosting treatment that helps combat dullness and loss of firmness. Infused with pure vitamin C (15%) along with vitamin E and fragmented hyaluronic acid, this serum instantly hydrates skin and improves overall skin health in just 10 days.
Dead skin cells, pollution, dirt and traces of makeup can all collect on the skin’s surface and cause it to look dull, tired and congested. To keep your skin healthy, and reduce blemishes, you should exfoliate once or twice a week with a mask or scrub. Gently exfoliate with Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask, which is expertly formulated to help revitalise dry, dull and tired complexions. The mask, enriched with Volcanic Rock, helps eliminate impurities and dead skin cells through a double peel exfoliation process that is gentle yet highly effective. Vichy’s exclusive Mineralising Thermal Water locks in hydration to leave skin feeling softer and refreshed.
Forget to wear sunscreen everyday
The sun is the number one environmental aggressor responsible for ageing your skin. And while it may seem obvious to wear sunscreen when you go on holiday, you should be wearing it daily as the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate even on cold and cloudy days. A high factor sunscreen will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and from developing dull or dark spots on your face.
Go to sleep with your make-up on
Your body uses your sleep time as a time to detox, rejuvenate and repair itself. It’s vital to make sure your skin is thoroughly cleansed of makeup and the days grime, so that your pores aren’t blocked and your skin is able to perform all these vital functions to best effect. A fully cleansed face is also more receptive to any serums and products you might be using. Vichy Purete Thermal Fresh Cleansing Gel Cleanses all kinds of impurities from the skin including pollution particles, dust and excess sebum to reveal clear, fresh and radiant looking skin that feels soothed, moisturised and clean.
Go too heavy on the sugar, (yes this does also mean alcohol)
Your skin is the largest and most visible organ in your body, so it stands to reason that it is going to reflect your lifestyle. A diet heavy in sugar, alcohol and processed foods is going to throw your skin right out of balance and might manifest as spots, under-eye bags and a dull-looking, blotchy complexion.
Forget to drink plenty of water
Lack of hydration really shows up on your skin - and may also dull your mood. Drinking enough water throughout the day will make a huge difference to how your skin looks and feels - apart from instantly hydrating skin and plumping up your skin cells, thus diminishing tiny wrinkles and sagging caused by dehydration, being hydrated will ensure your skin barrier works at its optimal level.
This article is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before altering your diet, changing your exercise regime or starting any new course of conduct.