Everything you should know about your skin’s radiance
At any age, radiant skin is a symbol of healthy-looking skin. Keep your skin glowing from within by first understanding the factors of radiant skin and ways to brighten up your complexion.
Remember the last time you had a facial? That refreshed, glowing look after a pampering session is what radiant skin should be. While it’s possible to mimic a healthy glow with makeup, true radiance is evident even when you’re bare-faced.
On the other hand, dull skin is ashy, lacklustre, and usually rough to the touch. Here’s what’s causing your skin to look less than megawatt and how you can treat it.
You’re looking at skin that’s a month old
Our skin operates on a renewal system, and it takes about 28 days for new skin cells to move from the deeper layers to the top layers of our skin. At the end of the cycle, the skin surface cells are dead and ready to be shed. However, these dead cells build up quickly, inhibiting light reflection, causing roughness, and preventing your skin from absorbing all the benefits from your serums and moisturisers. The buildup of old surface cells also gives your skin a dull, grey tone.
Give your skin a hand
To prevent that, look to gentle exfoliation to help remove the old surface cells and reveal smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin. Give your skin’s renewal a boost with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids 2, which speed up the rate at which new cells replace dead ones on the surface of your skin.
You’re often out in the sun
It’s often said that the sun is your skin’s worst enemy – and that’s especially true when it comes to radiance. There are two ways the sun impedes your glow. The first is exposure to UVB rays which increases melanin production in skin, creating dull clouds of pigment under the surface that leads to an uneven skin tone. The second is that UVA radiation generates free radicals in your skin. These unstable molecules wreak havoc on your skin by causing oxidative stress – a process in which your skin is unable to neutralise free radicals completely — which degrades collagen and prematurely ages your skin.
During your night skin routine, try gently massaging your face to both relax you and boost blood circulation. Using your usual moisturiser and light pressure, start from your jaw and move towards your undereye area in circular motions.