Just as the sun shines this summer, we look our best when we go out with glowing skin. But what does it really mean to glow? According to Dr. Tina Funt of the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York, “Glowing skin is skin that is moist and soft—not dull, dry or flaky. [It is] characterized by small pores, even complexion and clear skin without blemishes.”
So how do we get that fresh, glowing skin? Here are six dermatologist-recommended tips and tricks for you:
It all comes down to water. Be properly hydrated and everything will improve. Our skin displays your health state and we know how important water is to our bodies.
2.Know Your Skin
Dr. Funt says we make sure our skin is ok with whatever we apply on it so we got to know our skin type. “Products like astringents, retinoid and benzoyl peroxide decrease sebum or oil, and help eliminate shine,” says Dr. Funt. “Oily skin is caused by hormone changes which cause excessive sebum and enlarged pores.”
“Dry or ashy skin can be due to lack of moisture from overuse of products that dry skin like retinoid or benzoyl peroxide, change in estrogen levels due to menopause or workplaces with dry environments and excessive air conditioning or lack of humidity,” she added.
3.Eat Fruits and Veggies
“Green tea and chamomile extracts soothe the skin,” said Dr. Funt. “Fruits add moisture and witch hazel decreases the size of pores.”
“Antioxidants are also great ingredients for a glowing complexion,” she says. “Vitamin C and vitamin B decrease free radicals in skin, which helps eliminate brown spots and dull, flaky skin.”
4. Try a Topical Retinoid
“Retinoid and vitamin A products increase cellular turnover so younger oils replace older skin cells,” Dr. Funt explained. “This type of ingredient causes younger, plumper cells to absorb moisture and it decreases pigmentation or brown spots.”
5. Choose Products Containing Ceramides
“Ceramides are my favorite ingredient in moisturizers,” dermatologist Jeremy Fenton. says. “Ceramides are one of the naturally occurring lipids in the lipid barrier of the cell membrane. It is an important component of skin hydration and barrier. They are often placed in formulations that don’t clog pores.”
6. Finale: Makeup
Finish a stunning look with a luminescent highlighter or a hydrating setting spray. A powder, cream or liquid highlighter will immediately give your skin an instant glow. But first, set your makeup with a hydrating setting spray to keep it makeup from melting off. This will increase your skin’s glow.
Based On Materials From Derm Store
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