It’s so easy for the skin to lose its natural radiance. Everything from aging and stress to pollution and UV rays can cause the complexion to turn dull and lackluster. Leave this to fester and things will only get worse.
Fortunately, achieving glowing skin once again is easier than many think. With a bit of time and dedication, along with these top tips and tricks from Lavelier, it won’t be long before your skin is looking brighter and more luminescent than ever!
Hydrate Your Skin
Want to know how to give your skin a near-instant glow?
It’s simple – hydrate it. And no, we’re not talking about drinking a few extra glasses of water. Although this will undoubtedly benefit your skin in the long run, topical skincare products are the way to go if you want to fast-track that hydration.
When it comes to hydrating your skin, humectants are what you should be looking for. This group of ingredients boasts incredible moisture-binding properties. As a result, they’re able to immediately hydrate skin cells, which leaves the skin looking plumper, fresher, and brighter.
There are several different humectants out there, with glycerin and sodium hyaluronate being two of the best. Both of these ingredients have extraordinary moisture-binding properties, making them well worth using if you’re trying to achieve glowing skin.
Ideally, look for these ingredients in a serum. While hydrating creams are beneficial too, serums are lighter in texture. This enables them to hydrate at a deeper level. You’ll find both ingredients in a few different Lavelier serums, including the HydroTherm Sauna Serum. This formula also contains a few other hydrating ingredients, such as coral seaweed extract and peptides. It’s a much-loved formula for adding a glow to the skin!
Lock in the Moisture
Did you know that a large percentage of all of the skincare products you apply to your skin ends up evaporating into the air? This is particularly the case with serums due to how lightweight they are. This means that you’re only somewhat benefiting from the glow-inducing powers of any hydrating serums that you apply.
So, what can you do about this? That’s easy – lock your serum in with a moisturizer. Using a face cream after applying a serum will leave your skin coated with a thin film from the heavier ingredients in your cream. This will prevent the serum that you’ve applied from evaporating into the air. Instead, the cream will trap it in, enabling it to perform so much more impressively.
While almost all moisturizers will do this to an extent, plant butters and oils are particularly good at locking in moisture. You’ll find both in the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer. With shea butter, safflower seed oil, and a number of vitamins and botanical extracts, this face cream will provide an additional boost of moisture while also helping to lock in any other skincare products that you’ve already applied.
Find a Good Vitamin C Serum
We’ve talked about how a hydrating serum can help to give you glowing skin, but we’d also highly recommend adding a vitamin C serum to your skincare routine too.
Vitamin C is the reason behind many of the radiant complexions that you see out there. It’s a superstar antioxidant that can help the skin in so many different ways. For starters, it will brighten up the look of your skin, giving it a natural luminescence. It does this by fading the look of discoloration and evening out the skin tone. This allows light to better reflect from the skin, leaving it with a glow.
Vitamin C also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while tightening up the look of loose and saggy skin. It leaves the skin looking bouncier and more elastic, making it ideal for those who are trying to counter the visible signs of skin aging.
With that said, vitamin C needs to be used regularly in order to produce those amazing results. Again, just like when it comes to the hydrating ingredients that you use, applying a vitamin C serum will enable you to make the most of the ingredient’s qualities.
For added benefits, look for one that contains more than one form of vitamin C, such as the Lavelier Nourishing Vitamin C Serum. With both tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and ascorbyl palmitate, this serum allows you to double up on the benefits of vitamin C, bringing you glowing skin so much faster!
Look for Skincare Ingredients That Brighten the Complexion
We’ve already mentioned how vitamin C can help to brighten the appearance, and there are other ingredients out there that can do this too. If you’re hoping for glowing skin, then complexion-brightening ingredients are what you need!
Niacinamide, which is vitamin B3, is one. Research confirms that niacinamide is able to effectively lighten the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while brightening the overall complexion.
Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant, also has numerous studies backing up how it can lighten and brighten the appearance. Other antioxidants have this effect too, and plant extracts are the ideal source when it comes to skincare.
One Lavelier product that’s hailed a hero because of how it gives the complexion a beautifully bright glow is the Blue Algae Beauty Skincare Duo. It’s a two-part system that begins with the Blue Algae Regenerating Powder. It contains both of the complexion-brightening ingredients we mentioned above; niacinamide and resveratrol. It’s also packed with sodium hyaluronate to give your skin some extra hydration.
The powder is followed by the Blue Algae Calming Concentrate. It’s a serum that’s loaded with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and vitamins to help restore the skin’s natural radiance.
The older your skin cells get, the rougher, drier, and duller they look. Fortunately, new skin cells aren’t far behind. Your skin naturally sheds its old and dead skin cells, making way for the fresh layer beneath.
Unfortunately, this process slows down with age, meaning that all of those dead skin cells start to clutter up the skin’s surface. This leaves the skin looking rough and dull. Even worse, any skincare products that you apply will struggle to penetrate into your skin if you allow this layer to build up.
This is where an exfoliant can really save things. Exfoliation is a process that removes the outer layer of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, as well as from pore openings. This immediately brightens and illuminates the look of the skin. It also enhances the visible results of any skincare products you apply.
It’s sometimes difficult to decide between physical and chemical exfoliation. Physical exfoliation seems like the safer choice – after all, what could go wrong with a face scrub? The surprising answer is…plenty. Many contain overly abrasive particles that tear and irritate the skin. However, use the wrong chemical exfoliant and your skin won’t react well to that either.
That’s why more and more people have been turning to the Lavelier Intensive Facial Peel. It offers both physical and chemical exfoliation, yet without the chance of irritation that can come from going with one or the other. It makes use of bamboo powder to gently exfoliate the skin, plus mandelic acid to dissolve the glue-like bond that keeps dead skin cells attached to the skin’s surface. Use it once and you’ll immediately notice a brighter complexion. Use it regularly and it won’t be long before glowing skin becomes the norm!
Protect Your Skin From UV Rays
There’s nothing wrong with a small amount of sun exposure. After all, your body needs to soak up that all-important vitamin D! However, we’re talking minutes rather than hours. Once your skin has been exposed to the sun for more than ten minutes or so, things start to go downhill.
It may not seem like a big deal at the time, but sun damage is accumulative. The more you experience in your early years, the more your skin will display visible signs of sun damage. These include dark spots, wrinkles, an uneven skin tone, and so much more.
Needless to say, it’s very difficult for sun-damaged skin to glow. So, if glowing skin is what you’re seeking, then you need to try to minimize UV damage as much as possible.
There are a few ways in which you can do this, with sunscreen being the obvious go-to. Look for a product that provides a minimum of SPF 30, such as the Lavelier Divine Day Defense SPF 30. This creamy moisturizer not only protects your skin from the sun’s rays, but will also brighten your complexion with the powerful antioxidants provided by green tea extract, vitamin E, and aloe vera extract.
Pamper Your Skin With Face Masks
Many of the glowing skin tips that we’ve shared above will take some time to work. However, face masks are products that can provide instant results. They’re so heavily loaded with active ingredients, along with hydrating compounds, that they can immediately produce an improvement in the complexion.
Many face masks also consist of relatively targeted formulas. This enables you to pick and choose a face mask depending on the visible skin concern that you want to work on. For example, the Corralline Collagen Boosting Masque is all about enhancing the look of elasticity in the skin. It’s perfect for those who have been noticing wrinkles and a loss of volume. It will help to firm and tighten your appearance while also providing a deep glow with its hydrating compounds.
The Mineral Allure Transforming Masque is another fast-acting, glow-inducing formula. This is a clay-based mask, making it fantastic for drawing out excess oil and impurities. The kaolin and bentonite in this formula leave the skin looking deeply refreshed and detoxified, giving it a healthier and more luminescent appearance. Again, this mask also contains a number of hydrating ingredients, so it will give your skin a fuller and plumper finish too!
Achieve Glowing Skin With Lavelier
Ready to put some of our tips and tricks into action? Whether this means stocking up on some new face masks or investing in a glow-enhancing vitamin C serum, implement the advice above and your skin will be looking beautifully bright and radiant before you know it!