How to make your face glow and look healthy

Updated November 21, 2016

Individuals with glowing skin have clear, bright and healthy complexions. Pregnant women are often complimented for their glowing faces, which is a result of their increased blood flow and hormone levels. However, anyone can get glowing skin through a proper health and beauty regimen. You do not always need expensive cosmetic products to achieve healthy glowing skin, you can achieve the same desired complexion by following simple health and skincare plans.

Sleep sufficiently each night, to keep your skin radiant and healthy. During sleep, our bodies produce high levels of human growth hormone, which repairs tissue cells, and collagen, which keeps skin moisturised, states WebMD. Sleep deprivation will cause dry, dull skin, in addition to dark circles and puffy eyes.

Exfoliate your skin using a gentle facial scrub. Exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin cells on your face, revealing a new healthier and brighter layer, according to the Health Guidance website. Exfoliating will also help create an even skin tone and unclog pores from oils and impurities.

Wear sunscreen when outdoors and avoid suntanning. When tanning, you expose your skin to ultraviolet radiation, which can damage skin significantly. Excessive UV radiation exposure will cause premature skin ageing, resulting in wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots, states the American Academy of Dermatology. Sun exposure also robs your skin of moisture, resulting in a dull complexion. To create a healthy sun-kissed look without damaging your skin, use a self-tanning moisturiser.

Moisturise your face every day to achieve softer skin and avoid dry skin that could cause red patches and flaking. If you have dry skin, choose an oil-based moisturiser. For oily skin, use a noncomedogenic moisturiser, these are lighter and water-based. People with sensitive skin should use fragrance-free moisturisers with soothing ingredients such as aloe. To avoid premature ageing caused by sun exposure, use an moisturiser with an SPF of at least 15.

Use make-up including under eye concealer to hide dark circles. Also apply a rose coloured shimmer powder or liquid highlighter over your cheeks to brighten your complexion.

Provide your body with nutrients that will help your skin glow and look healthy. Vitamins C and E can reduce damage to the skin caused by the sun and Vitamins A and B helps to repair skin cells, states WebMD. Creams containing Vitamin K have proven to reduce dark under eye circles. The minerals zinc, selenium and copper also have beauty benefits. Zinc can clear skin of acne, selenium protects against sun damage and copper can restore skin elasticity, according to WebMD.

Things You'll Need

  • Facial scrub
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturiser
  • Under-eye concealer
  • Shimmer powder
  • Liquid highlighter
  • Vitamin and mineral supplement
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