We would like to wish our fellow readers a Happy New Year! We hope this year brings all the positivity and joy you deserve.
Now, you may have been partying into the new year, and with that may come alcohol consumption and perhaps even sleeping with your makeup on. It’s okay, love, we have all been there.
And well, now you’re waking up with dull, gray, looking skin, and you regret those little decisions that led to this.
Don’t fret, we have got you covered! This blog post will give you recommendations for the best skincare products for glowing skin.
Cleanse Your Skin!
The number one thing you absolutely need to be doing is removing the overindulgence of the night away! Go in with a cleanser to ensure all impurities are removed. If you did not remove your makeup from the night before, make sure to go in with an oil cleanser first. We recommend checking out the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm as your first cleanse, and then going in with The Inkey List Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser. The Inkey List cleanser is a great option as it has added Nordic Peat and Licorice Root Extract, which aids in brightening the skin due to their mild exfoliating properties. It’s a great everyday cleanser!
Exfoliating is such an important step in your routine to achieve that glowing skin, as it quite literally removes the dead skin cells from your skin. We recommend going in with a chemical exfoliant, as physical exfoliants are just far too harsh. I know you hear us, put down that walnut and apricot scrub, please! Chemical exfoliants are great as they do not create minor scrapes and cuts on your skin, which is causing far too much damage to your skin barrier. The Wishful Yo Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub is a great option, as it’s gentle, but works well. We recommend going in with an exfoliator once you have cleansed your face, and to do it once or twice a week, although not more than that.
Serums are a great step to add into your routine, whether it’s for hydration or for extra skin prep for those days you decide to do a little glam. There’s a vast amount of serums on the market, and trust us when we say, we have tried quite a few, and the below are definitely our favorites:
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops: These drops are amazing as they provide such a lovely, natural looking glow to the skin. Not only do they provide a glow, but they also help plump the skin by adding additional moisture.
Keys Soulcare Let Me Glow Illuminating Serum with Niacinamide: Although it has a similar effect to the Glow Recipe drops, there’s an additional sparkle that this serum possesses. You can either use this alone or even mix in with your foundation for that added luminosity.
Biossance Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum: Vitamin C is a no brainer when it comes to achieving glowing, bright skin. This is perhaps one of the best serums on the market, as it diminishes any dark spots and brightens the skin. Be consistent with this product, and you will notice the best change in your skin.
To ensure we lock in all that goodness we just applied to our skin, you want to make sure you go in with a great moisturizer.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer: This is such a great lightweight moisturizer for those with oily or sensitive skin that just need a boost of hydration. The added watermelon extract is a great ingredient as it contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation, which can help make the skin appear more bright.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Brightening Moisturizer: Although a newer product to the market, who doesn’t want to add more Vitamin C to their Vitamin C?! The added Fermented Lemon Peel will provide a more visible brightness to the skin, and assist with any discoloration on the skin from appearing. A staple for that glowing base!
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Moisturizing Cream with Squalane: Sometimes all you need is a simple moisturizer with simple ingredients. The Kiehl’s is a great option for people looking for a hydrating, yet lightweight moisturizer that will seal all the goodness in. Added ingredients such as squalane and glycerin will help nourish and soften the skin, providing the perfect plump complexion.
Glowing skin will never go out of style, and the above products will always provide a healthy, plump looking skin. We all love a glow in our glam, but isn’t it the best to have natural glowing skin?