A relaxing holiday or an indulgent facial are usually a sure-fire way to give the complexion a boost. But how do you achieve a glowing, healthy complexion on a day-to-day basis? Read on to discover five easy steps to getting that all-important glow.
Cleanse before bed without fail
Taking care of your skin is essential if you want your skin to glow, and cleansing is one of the most important steps, especially before bed. Try a cleanser such as Vichy Pureté Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel – designed for city environments, it removes impurities and pollution particles from the skin that can lead to dullness. The fluid gel formula leaves the skin feeling fresh and radiant.
Remove dead skin with exfoliation
Exfoliation is vital for glowing skin as it helps to remove dead skin cells that can lead the complexion to look dull and grey. For best results, try a liquid exfoliant such as Vichy’s Idealia Night Peeling. Formulated with blueberry polyphenols, fermented black tea extract and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, it helps restore the skin’s natural glow while you sleep. Skin tone appears more even and fine lines are smoothed. Apply with a cotton pad after cleansing.
Introduce Vitamin C to your skincare routine
Every day our skin is faced with harmful aggressors such as pollution and UV that can cause the skin to look unhealthy and dull. One way that you can tackle this type of skin damage is with vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that works to fight against oxidative stress-induced damage. Try adding it to your skincare routine with Vichy’s Vitamin C Brightening Corrector. Formulated with only 11 other ingredients such as hydrating fragmented hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory Neohesperidine, it penetrates the deep layers of the epidermis working quickly to reduce fine lines and boost radiance.
Protect your skin from UV damage
UV damage is one of the most common causes of skin damage and ageing, so it should be one of the most vital parts of your skincare routine. Make sure you add a thin layer after your usual serum and moisturiser, applying around a teaspoon to the face, neck and chest. A high factor, broad-spectrum cream will provide you with the best protection such as Ideal Soleil’s Anti-Ageing SPF 50. Enriched with antioxidants including black tea and vitamin E, the formula is proven to combat the visible signs of ageing including the appearance of wrinkles and dullness, for radiant, supple-looking skin.
Get a good night’s sleep
When you sleep poorly, you probably find that your skin is one of the first areas to suffer. This is because tiredness leaves the skin unbalanced, lowering PH levels while taking away the vital time it needs to repair itself. In turn, the complexion becomes more prone to redness, breakouts and dryness leading it to look less youthful and glowing. The good news is that sleep is free and is one of the easiest ways to help restore natural radiance. Start tonight after winding down with a good book and a cup of chamomile tea.
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.