The glow of healthy, beautiful skin is something that we all want. Even though we might not all be naturally blessed with glowy skin, there are easy natural changes that we can make to help produce that healthy glow from within. After years of matte-everything, it’s a fresh change in the beauty industry to see the return of gorgeous, glowy skin.
Avocadoes are majorly hydrating. This superfood is packed with fatty acids that boost moisture and soften the skin. It’s known to be anti-inflammatory and may help reduce signs of premature aging. You can nurture the skin with avocadoes by incorporating them into your diet (avocado toast, anyone?) or by using an avocado skincare product such as a serum or moisturizer. As a matter of fact Valentina Gallani, head nutritionist at Hundred (a personalized vitamin and supplement brand), insists that glowing skin has more to do with what you eat then what you put on your skin topically. "Having a regular skincare routine can promote healthy-looking skin, but taking good care of your skin doesn’t just mean buying expensive creams or serums. Healthier skin starts with a well-balanced diet."
A simple way that you can get that glowy look to your skin is just by adding hydration by drinking more water every day. Try carrying a measured water bottle and challenging yourself to drink a full 64oz of water. Plus, water doesn’t have to be boring! Spice it up by adding lemon, mint, or cucumbers for a refreshing experience. Denise Pickett-Bernard PhD let us know that "The health of the skin reflects the overall health of the body." She recommended drinking lots of water and herbal teas to make your skin more vibrant and plump.
Botanical hyaluronic acid hydrates and penetrates the skin to plump and moisturizer the skin for a youthful, glowy visage. Plus, the Radha Beauty Hyaluronic Acid serum is supplemented with jojoba oil, vitamin E, and green tea for extra hydration all day long. In an article she wrote about natural anti-aging skincare, Micaela with Mindful Momma raved about hyaluronic acid stating that it is "A naturally occurring ingredient able to penetrate deep into skin layers to increase moisture in skin and prevent water loss."
Yep, if you truly want youthful, beautiful skin, it has to be a part of your routine. It’s an important way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Nobody wants the wrinkles and fine lines that premature aging can create. For a green option, make sure you use a mineral sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens can pollute the waters of our rivers and oceans, harming the wildlife.
Sunscreen should be an essential part to you everyday skincare routine, not just on those days you plan on being in the sun. Often times people don't realize how much sun they may be getting on a daily basis even when they aren't sitting poolside or attending a baseball game. Azza Shahid with GigWorker told us,"Even in winters do not forget to apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15, which blocks both UVA and UVB rays." This is essential and often times people tend to skip the sun screen once temperatures drop, but the UV rays can be just as strong.
Karina Krepp, a personal trainer based out of NYC, told us the key to glowing skin is rather simple. "Glowing skin begins from within. Our skin is our largest organ. When we sleep well and eat healthy wholesome foods, we glow." Perhaps the easiest way to make a difference in how glowy your skin looks is to get your sleep. Skip that next Netflix episode, put the book down, and turn off your phone. Getting just an hour of extra sleep can help your body relax and recharge. Less stress means less wrinkles and fine lines.
We also heard from Ann Ramark, a nutritionist specialized in skin health with A Younger Skin who weighed in on this. "By sleeping enough you will have an optimal production of hyaluronic acid in your skin. Which will make you look hydrated and plump. Sleep will also increase your blood circulation and make your skin glowy and fresh."
Rosehip oil is packed full of vitamins A, C, and E that help to brighten the skin. Antioxidants protect the skin from environmental pollutants. For that healthy glow, rosehip oil contains omega fatty acids that help to hydrate the skin and improve its overall appearance and texture.