The not-so-secrets to clear, glowing skin

For starters, you need to stick to a consistent skincare routine

Every morning that I wake up without clear, glowing skin, I remind myself that there I still need to work! That is why I commit myself to a consistent skincare routine. What about you? If you talk to most 20 and even 30 somethings, dewy skin is very critical. Why? Well, clear, dewy skin is a sign of youth, a healthy diet, no-stress, and all the good things that seem to evade a lot of us! 

Healthy, clear skin makes your life easier. You may spend less on makeup because, well, you do not need it. Less spending on makeup means more money to do things that you love. More responsibly, it may mean an increase in savings. But this is not a post about how you need to rethink your budget. Another benefit of clear, healthy, glowing skin is less money on skincare products. You may replace expensive medical-grade skincare products with less expensive, natural skincare products. The benefits are clear, and that may be a pun.

Now that you imagined the possibilities of clear, glowing skin, you might want to know - how do I achieve this? That is why you are here. Because we know how important this is for you, we rounded up: 

5 ways to get clear, glowing skin

1. Make a habit of cleansing your skin

Life can be messy. There are a lot of things that we can see to prove this. Then there are tons of other things that we cannot see that contribute to the mess. Let us focus on the latter. As you go about your day, free radicals do whatever they can to attack your skin and body. Cleansing your face is the first line of defense against free radicals. Use a cleanser that contains antioxidants that are critical in defending your skin. In case you are wondering why you should care about free radicals, there is a scientific reason for this. Free radicals are toxic, reactive molecules that steal electrons from lipids and proteins. They damage the growth, development, and survival of cells in the body. 

2. Exfoliate your skin often 

Forgive me if it sounds like I am beating a dead horse but, please exfoliate your skin. I know people who go through life without doing this, and you may be one of them, so I am here to save you from yourself. No thanks to free radicals, sweat, and dirt, your skin cells die as they fight to keep your skin and body healthy. These dead skin cells surface on the outermost layer of your skin and stay there if you don’t get rid of it. If anything dead living on your skin does not gross you out, then you do not want clear, glowing skin. Exfoliate your skin with a mild exfoliant that is not from St. Ives at least 2-3 times a week. I recommend Skinceuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub

3. Drink at least half a gallon of water every day

In the skincare section of Instagram, you will see a woman with clear, [FaceTune] smooth skin.  This woman will laud water as her skincare secret. Gabrielle Union tried to convince us of that way back when. Anyway, experts suggest that you drink eight 8oz glasses of water per day. Now, I do not know about you, but eight glasses of water a day keep me in the bathroom. I hate that! Instead of waterboarding my bladder, I opt for the recommended 2.7 liters of water per day. Has this cleared my skin? Not really. When I drink water consistently, my skin is less rough and dry. So, if you want to improve the suppleness of your skin, drink water! 

4. Use skin brightening products

Brighter skin is clear, glowing skin. Any skin care product that has a citrus base such as orange or lemon can brighten the skin. Masktini’s Metal Head Gold Brightening Mask is an excellent skin brightening product. The gold face mask leaves behind specks of gold that will make your skin glow. Over time, the other skincare ingredients work to produce glowing skin. 

5. Mind what you eat

Do you know that saying, “you are what you eat?” Anyway, that is a real thing. If you eat curried foods often, your skin may develop an olive tinge because of the cumin. For a healthy diet, you should eat your colors. Some foods that promote glowing skin are avocado (a superfood), papaya, nuts, spinach, and blueberries. Clear, glowing skin starts from within. That is why you should mind what you eat.

The journey to glowing skin is long and challenging yet worth it. As I always say, you will not see the changes that you want overnight. So be patient with yourself. While doing all this, try to manage your stress well. Stressing out shows on your face and impacts your health in ways that could be deadly. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or concerns about how to get clear, glowing skin!