If you want to get your glow on, a you need to find yourself a good clay mask- & use it once or twice a week. Most contain ingredients to remove dead skin cells, which is a sure-fire way to get to Glow-Town. They also remove impurities, and get rid of excessive oil- because we don’t need oil to glow.The Exfoliating Clay Mask from Aspect Skincare is gentle, suitable for sensitive skin, & a little bit goes a long way, so this will last you for months.The clay base draws out all the wee nasties, the salicylic and lactic acids (gently) exfoliate, while the Vitamin C hydrates & makes your skin LIKE THE SKIN OF AN ANGEL.
*Looking for a more affordable option? Give the Skinfood Mud Mask a try- it’s beautiful!
I always find I need to change my moisturiser when the colder months hit- I’m outdoors fairly often, and my skin dries out super fast- requiring a stronger moisturiser. There’s just no way you can have glowing skin if it’s dehydrated :( I’ve been trying Very Useful Face Cream from Go-To Skincare for 6 weeks, and it’s REALLY doing the trick. It contains shea butter, so it really is thick & nourishing- I mainly use it in the evenings, but by all means use it as a makeup base as well! I’d just warm (a TINY amount) up between my fingers first. Also- the packaging is adorable & it smells like heaven- because these things are important, right?
*Looking for a more affordable option? Try L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Day Cream!
Like BEST friends. If there’s one thing that will give great skin, it’s these guys e.g. vitamins C, E & A. Basically what they do is fight against free radicals (byproducts that damage your skin), as well as improving the tone and texture of your skin. I’ve been using Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum, because it contains a cocktail of antioxidants; and I like skincare cocktails even more than I like cocktails to drink. It’s hydrating, nourishing, protecting, and also smells incredible. This product is recommended for people with photodamaged (sun damaged) skin- so if you were as irresponsible as me with sunscreen use (sad face), check it out!
*Looking for a more affordable option? Look for the new Goodness Chia Seed Oil!
Just like opting for a heavier moisturiser, it stands to follow that you should also find a nourishing moisturiser. Your skin really does need it during winter, and if you’re worried about oily skin- purchasing a clay mask (as mentioned above) will keep oil levels under control. I’m a huge fan of doing a double cleanse every night, and use this obsession as a way to try out new products. I was WOW-ed by Skinfood’s Cleans All, & I hate to admit that I didn’t have high hopes because it was so cheap ($13.99) Yes- I’m kicking myself in the head for having had that attitude, but NO MORE. This cleanser is a superstar; with yum ingredients like manuka honey, aloe vera, sunflower seed oil & Linden flower extract, and your skin is left feeling smooth, plump, and you guessed it- glowy. Lovely lovely lovely.
*Looking for a more affordable option? Don’t be silly, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something cheaper & better.
If it’s cheating to get glowing skin by purchasing a moisturiser with iridescence- then consider me a happy cheater. I’ve already mentioned moisturiser, but let’s say you’re looking for one specifically for day-wear- one that makes you glow like the ANGEL you are (huhuhu). The newest kid on the block is from Clinique, the Turnaround Daytime Revitalising Moisturiser; an oil-free, lightweight super star. It comes in two shades, Rosy Glow & Golden Glow (choose depending on the undertones of your skin)- and the iridescence (not shimmer!) makes my skin stupidly luminous. It’s perfect as a base/primer, or even mixed in with your fave foundation. I’m horribly addicted.
*Looking for a more affordable option? Look for Garnier Moisture Match Day Cream protect & Glow.
If I had to choose ONE skincare item that I considered to be essential, it’d be a product containing copious amounts of vitamin C. I can’t emphasise enough how much using vitamin C serums has changed my whole face- the texture, the appearance, how uneven it was, and, well...I guess a couple of fine lines aren’t as bad (but I won’t get carried away here). I’ve been using my favourite vitamin C product for over a year now, Aspect Dr Active C Serum- & it’s a game changer. I don’t think I’ve EVER had as many comments on my skin as I have since using vitamin C. If I sound like I’m trying to convince you, I really am. I have to be transparent here & tell you that these serums don’t tend to come cheap, because ideally the product should contain at least 10% of vitamin C concentration. I do recommend buying the highest concentration that you can afford, hands down.
*Looking for a more affordable option? As I just said, it’s hard to find cheap, good quality serums. HOWEVER- after doing some extensive research, I found out a couple of interesting things. One of the active ingredients in rosehip oil is vitamin C- so try incorporating something like the Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, an old fave of mine. Or, if you’re one of those excellent people that makes your own coffee body scrub, you can make your own vitamin C serum or face cream- WHAT?! I’m actually going to try this, & compare the results- stay tuned!