So You Want Skin That Beams?

Smart girls know that youthful skin is all about the glow. Skin so brilliant it beams from 10 feet away. We’ll proudly take a (well-earned) laugh line here and an eye crinkle there, so long as the face shines bright like a diamond. Read on as we share the ‘how-to’ on achieving and maintaining good glow

Line free skin used to be the gold standard of youth. Snatched taut and void of wrinkles — that was the goal. Now, this sort of thinking is outdated and beyond passe’. Skin that’s pulled super tight, with an alien-like quality? Nah, that’s not how you do it! Smart girls know that youthful skin is all about the glow. Skin so brilliant it beams from 10 feet away. We’ll proudly take a (well-earned) laugh line here and an eye crinkle there, so long as the face shines bright like a diamond. Read on as we share the ‘how-to’ on achieving and maintaining good glow:

Inside Out: Supplements

When momma said “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.”, she wasn’t just coddling your ego, puddin’. It’s true, good skin starts from within. And while clean eating and H20 consumption matters, ingestible supplements help to pick up the slack. They are formulated to boost, balance, and strengthen your immune system to produce healthy, beautiful skin. Hate taking pills? Many supplements come in capsule or liquid form and can be blended into your morning smoothie. Easy peasy! TRY:

Urban Skin Care RX Even Tone Support Supplements ($39)

NeoCell Ceramides Hydrator ($18)

Skinade Liquid Skincare Supplement ($150)

Beauty Beneath Multi-Nutrient Supplement, Original Formula ($30)

The Mane Choice Manetabolism Plus Healthy Hair Growth & Retention Vitamin ($24)

Scratch The Surface: Exfoliants And Peels

Sometimes your glow is buried under several layers of dead skin cells. Your skin can’t be great if it’s dull and uneven with ‘meh’ texture. Treat your skin to a weekly, gentle  scrub-a-dub-dub. Nothing refines the complexion like consistent exfoliation. By deeply cleansing and polishing skin’s surface, you’re able to achieve a brighter, more radiant visage….usually, with your first application. TRY:

Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub ($9)

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($65)

Urban Decay Pretty Gritty Skin Polish ($28)

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel ($23)

Well Within Polish + Resurface Detox Exfoliant ($75)

Magic Potion: Glow-getting Moisturizers

Plain and Simple: Hydrated skin is glowy skin. Immediately improve skin’s surface appearance with a glow-mimicking face cream. We’re talking something totally cushiony and dreamy with radiance boosting ingredients like lactic acid, enzymes, Vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. One slather and skin instantly pops! TRY:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($20)

Pixi by Petra Rose Flash Balm ($24)

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow ($65)

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow face Cream ($42)

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster ($10) 

Heavy Lifting: Skin Enhancing Devices

Call in the big guns, literally. At-home skin care devices have come a long way, with results rivaling that of expensive in-office sessions. FDA cleared for personal use, these devices are designed to promote collagen, smooth the surface, lift and firm. While the initial investment might be a little bit steep, think of how much time and money you’ll save doing your own treatments and achieving professional results at home. TRY:

Spectralite Eye Care Pro ($159)

Dermaflash Facial Exfoliating Device ($189)

Newa Skin Care System ($450)

Michael Todd Sonic Eraser Pro ($119) 

True Glow by Conair ($25)

Fake It ’til You Make It: Glowy Foundations

If all else fails, get yourself a glowy foundation and a beautyblender (for flawless application). Don’t fear the foundation. It’s your friend and it’s here to help. The trick to natural-looking foundation is to select one that melts into skin, without masking it. Blurring technology, optimal diffusers, light-reflecting properties? — check, check, check! Your glow is on the way in 5…4…3…2…1. Oh, hello doll face! TRY:

Milk Blur Liquid Matte Foundation ($40)

CoverGirl Vitalist Health Elixir Foundation ($10)

Glossier Wowder ($35)

Bare Minerals Made-2-Fit ($49)

Glisten Up: Face Oils

The most direct route to a quick glow is a few drops of strategically placed face oil. Dab it everywhere you’d typically apply a highlighter: upper cheeks bones, center of forehead, down the center of the nose, and POW — Your glow is on 100! Look for plant-based ingredients that not only deliver skin-beaming results, but also work to nourish and repair. TRY:

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($40)

Botanics 100% Organic Nourishing Face Oil ($18)

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil ($72)

Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil ($20)

Rodin Luxury Face Oil ($170)

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