4 ways to make your skin glow in minutes

4 ways to make your skin glow in minutes
4 ways to make your skin glow in minutes

Like many other women, you've probably had to prepare yourself in a rush to find out after the fact that your face is dry and dull. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to achieve a glowing complexion within minutes. You can even adjust your lifestyle to make your skin even more glowing!


Method 1 of 4: Try some simple tricks

Step 1. Massage your face to instantly lighten your skin

Place a thumb between your eyebrows and then move it in circular motions for about ten seconds. Then use your ring fingers to draw 2 or 3 circles from the inner corners of your eyes to the eyebrows and then under your eyes.

This massage can stimulate circulation in your face and reduce excess fluid which makes you look bloated and tired

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Step 2. Try a lightening mask

Apply a hydrating or brightening sheet to your face or apply your favorite hydrating mask to your skin then sit back and relax. This will give the mask time to penetrate your skin to give you a fresh complexion that will last all day. However, you should not allow the mask to dry completely, as it may "pull" moisture from your skin when you take it off.

  • Look for a mask that contains ingredients like vitamin C, nicotinamide, and arbutin.
  • Some moisturizing masks can be worn overnight, which means you can safely let them dry on your face.
  • You even have the option to make your own hydrating mask by mixing in nourishing ingredients like avocado, coconut oil, honey, yogurt, and aloe vera gel.

Step 3. Add face oil to your foundation

Pour 1 or 2 drops of light facial oil in your palm. Then add a dab of your usual foundation and mix everything in your hand. Use the fingers of your other hand to apply the mixture to your face by patting it down.

  • Look for an oil made from natural ingredients like jojoba, coconut, sunflower, or grape seeds.
  • If your skin tends to get a little oily during the day, apply a light coating of translucent powder to your face. Be careful not to put on too much or your makeup will look too heavy.
  • If you don't want to use your fingers, you can use a makeup sponge or a foundation brush. However, it is with your fingers that you will get a dewy skin.

Step 4. Apply a complexion illuminator to your cheekbones

You can easily give your skin a tanned glow with the complexion illuminator. Apply a little to the top of your cheekbones. If you want, you can also put it where the light naturally touches your face, such as the middle of your forehead, the bridge of your nose, the V on the top of your lips, or the center of your chin.

The complexion illuminator in the form of a cream can make you look natural, but if you want, you can also use an illuminator in the form of a glitter powder. If you opt for the cream, apply it to your skin with your fingertips. If you choose the powder, use a fan brush to apply it, dabbing lightly wherever you want

Step 5. Use cream eyeshadow

Cream eyeshadow is the best way to add some color to your cheeks while keeping them looking perfectly natural and glowing. Run your finger across the surface of the pot then apply the color where you want until you get a uniform result.

  • If you are using powder with your foundation, apply cream eyeshadow before powder, as products in cream form do not spread well on powders.
  • If you've already applied the powder, go for a powder eyeshadow that matches the color of your cheeks when you blush.
  • Apply the color from your cheeks to your lips and even your eyelids to illuminate your entire face.

Method 2 of 4: Choosing the right ingredients in skincare products

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Step 1. Replace your regular moisturizer with a lightening product

Hydration is one of the best ways to get beautiful, glowing skin, but some skin care ingredients are more effective than others at creating a radiant look. For an even more radiant result, moisturize your skin after washing it as usual. However, instead of just a moisturizer, use a product labeled “brightening” or “glow”. In general, these products are designed to make your skin appear fresh and dewy.

  • Some lightening products can be a little more effective at giving your skin more radiance.
  • If you are using a lightening product with chemical exfoliators like vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids (including glycolic and lactic acids) or beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid), avoid using at the same time other exfoliating products. Your skin may become sensitive or irritated.
  • Unless your doctor recommends it, you should avoid products that contain hydroquinone. It is a lightener that can sometimes cause serious side effects and is associated with a high risk of skin cancer.
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Step 2. Use products that contain humectants

When choosing moisturizers or serums, look for ones that contain humectants like glycerin or propylene glycol. These ingredients will draw moisture into your skin to make it appear healthy and glowing.

Hyaluronic acid is a very popular humectant these days and it's not just a fad. It attracts and holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, which can make your skin appear plump, smooth and glowing

Step 3. Take vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid is a form of vitamin C that can penetrate the skin. It can make your skin appear plump and firm in addition to promoting healing. In addition, it helps fight free radicals which accentuate the aging of the face and make it appear duller.

Vitamin C is found in skin care products, but if it's not in ascorbic acid form, it won't be able to penetrate far enough to be effective

Step 4. Try nicotinamide to even out your skin tone

Nicotinamide or vitamin B3 helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while standardizing the complexion. It also minimizes the appearance of pores to make the skin appear smoother.

Vitamin E is another vitamin commonly used in skin care products because it hydrates and neutralizes free radicals

Method 3 of 4: Follow a skin care routine

Step 1. Wash your face with a mild cleanser

To look radiant, it's essential to start with fresh, clean skin. First, wet your face and then apply a dab of cleanser to your fingers. Use your fingertips to gently work it all over your face, except the area around the eyes. Then rinse off with clean water.

  • Use a cleanser specially formulated for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, you will need to go for a mild moisturizing cleanser.
  • If you are prone to rashes, use a cleanser with ingredients that remove acne (eg salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide).
  • For glowing skin all over your body, be sure to wash yourself with a mild soap or body gel when you shower.

Step 2. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells

Exfoliators help get rid of old cells that make your skin look dull and rough. You can either use a physical exfoliant like a scrub or brush, or a chemical exfoliant that will gently dissolve dead skin.

  • While chemical exfoliators can make it look harsh, most are much gentler than physical exfoliators.
  • If you have sensitive skin or use a more aggressive exfoliation method, you will need to exfoliate less often, such as once a week.
  • If you use a gentler method, you will be able to exfoliate up to 2-3 times a week. However, stop right away if your skin becomes red, itchy, or particularly sensitive. Also stop if you see dark spots forming on your face.
  • Be sure to only use one exfoliation method at a time. For example, if you use a scrub on your body when you shower, you will need to avoid the brushes, as that would be too intense.

Step 3. Dry your skin with a soft towel

Now that you've cleansed and then lightly exfoliated your skin, it's time to dry it out. Using a soft towel, pat it carefully (don't rub!) So it doesn't irritate or dry it out.

  • Use a soft, fluffy towel to dry yourself off.
  • It doesn't matter if your skin is still slightly damp when you're done. Moisturizing slightly damp skin helps retain moisture which will keep your face and body looking hydrated and healthy.

Step 4. Moisturize the skin on your face and body

Gently apply a thin layer of moisturizer to your face, but without rubbing. Let your skin absorb some of it, and in the meantime, apply body lotion to your arms, shoulders, chest, legs, and anywhere you want your skin to glow.

  • Apply a light lotion formulated for your skin type and be sure to use separate moisturizers for your face as well as your body. The skin on your face is thinner than the skin on your body, which means that a body lotion will be too thick for your face and it may clog your pores.
  • If you have sensitive skin, opt for a mild, unscented moisturizer that won't irritate your skin.

Method 4 of 4: Healthy Living

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Step 1. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

You can make your skin healthy and glowing by eating a diet rich in healthy fats and vitamins. It is important to focus on foods that contain certain substances.

  • Antioxidants:

    antioxidants fight free radicals that cause damage to the skin. You will find it in grapes, nuts and berries.

  • Essential fatty acids:

    fatty acids fight the signs of aging and are found in foods like fish, seafood, leafy vegetables, sesame seeds, avocados, and nuts.

  • Vitamin C:

    vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. It is found in many foods such as citrus fruits, red peppers, parsley and black currant.

  • Carotenoids:

    carotenoids are derivatives of vitamin A. They act as antioxidants and help protect against sun damage. You'll find it in carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, mangoes and papaya.

  • Vitamin D:

    vitamin D helps fight skin infections. It is produced naturally when you expose yourself to the sun, but it is also found in oily fish, egg yolks and foods rich in vitamin D.

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Step 2. Drink plenty of water

Although opinions are divided on the effects of hydration on the skin, it is highly likely that if you do not drink enough water, it will look dry and dull. If you want your skin to be glowing and fresh, aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Drinks like juices and soft drinks are part of your daily fluid intake, but keep in mind that sugar increases your risk of acne

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Step 3. Get enough sleep

Fatigue is the worst thing to avoid when it comes to having great skin. If you don't get enough sleep, you will start to have dark circles under your eyes, swollen eyelids, and a pale complexion. On the other hand, a good night's sleep will give you a fresh and radiant complexion when you wake up. There are different tips you can try to help you sleep better.

  • Go to bed and sleep at the same time every night, even on weekends. This will allow your body to get used to a natural routine and it will be easier for you to fall asleep when you need to fall asleep.
  • Keep your bedroom cool, quiet and dark. You need to be comfortable to sleep well. If necessary, you can place a fan in your bedroom or blackout curtains on your windows.
  • Avoid nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol before bed. Nicotine and caffeine will keep you from falling asleep, while alcohol will affect your ability to stay asleep at night.
  • Stop using your phone or tablet at least an hour before bed. The blue light emitted by these screens can prevent you from falling asleep.
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Step 4. Exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day

Regular physical activity will help keep your skin clean by improving your blood circulation, regulating your hormones, and relieving your stress. Since it's easier to stick to an exercise routine when you're having fun, opt for activities you enjoy, such as team sports, scenic hikes, swimming, or dancing lessons.

Just be sure to wash your face after exercising. Otherwise, the sweat can make your acne worse

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Step 5. Take the time to relax

Stress is bad enough, but it becomes even more difficult to cover up your emotions when it starts to show on your skin. To avoid this, try to devote time to relaxation each day. Exactly how you relax will depend on what you enjoy, but there are some things you can try:

  • deep breathing exercises;
  • meditation;
  • yoga;
  • vigorous activity;
  • spend time with family, friends or animals;
  • journaling, writing creative, or doing art, music or crafts;
  • to sing.

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