November 26 2021
For a Complexion with Natural, Effortless Radiance
You know those people that have that naturally effervescent, luminous complexion? The ones who have skin you can’t help but take notice of, and a glowing smile that can fill up a room.
You can be that person!
The thing with getting glowing skin is that it’s an inside-out kind of process. You have to treat your skin properly, give it the nutrients it needs, use good, clean products, and follow the right skincare practices. It’s like a flower, you have to feed the roots beneath the soil so that the beautiful flowers buds can bloom on the outside!
That’s why with the help of our on-site cosmetic chemist, Manuela Marcheggiani, we put together this list of 8 tips that will give you that radiant complexion you’re after.
1. Cleanse Properly
Cleansing every day is one of the biggest keys to getting glowing skin. The debris, excess oil, environmental pollutants, and dirt that clogs our pores can often be one of the major culprits for our skin having a dull and lackluster complexion.
So, it’s super important that we cleanse often and well!
To learn the right way to cleanse your skin, you can hit the link in the ‘Read More’ section below.
And while you’re at it, you can add our Double Duty Cleanser into your daily routine for all your skin-illuminating cleansing needs!
2. Exfoliate For Maximum Luminosity
One thing you really need to do to get and maintain glowing skin is constantly strengthen your skin’s barrier function – as it is what keeps moisture in, and damaging elements out! Using the right exfoliator is one way you can strengthen and repair your skin barrier function so you can get that luminous effect.
However as we said, it needs to be the right exfoliator – one that is potent but gentle enough that it won’t strip your acid mantle. It should be a solution that refines the skin; exfoliates the top layer of the skin as well as deep in the pores!
That is why we heavily recommend our Glycolic Exfoliating Drops (link below)! They are formulated with a 12% AHA/BHA solution to replenish and exfoliate, so your skin will shine the way you want it to!
This formula is to be treated more like a mask type of treatment – we recommend using it no more than twice per week, and it should be rinsed off 5 minutes after application.
The Isomers Solution: Glycolic Exfoliating Drops
3. Hydrate & Moisturize
So, after we’ve properly cleansed and exfoliated our skin, it is essential to layer with a really good, hydrating moisturizer – to really make that complexion radiant. Keeping our skin properly hydrated is going to give it that plump, smooth, and luminous effect – because when skin is properly moisturized it actually reflects light, making it automatically wonderfully luminous.
It’s really important to layer with a strong moisture-locking solution at least twice a day – morning and night, to keep our hydration levels constantly replenished and optimized.
We recommend our Hyaluronate Moisture Booster (link below), as it provides a 600% boost of Hyaluronate for maximum hydration and nourishment. This is a key step and solution in your journey to having beautifully glowing skin!
4. Protect your Glowing Skin
It’s one thing to have glowing skin, but being able to maintain it – that’s they key! And the way you do that is by properly protecting your skin. If we want our complexion to be constantly radiant, we need skin that is strong, resilient, and has the ability to protect itself against environmental stressors and damage.
One of the best ways we can have skin that protects itself is by maintaining a healthy and balanced Microbiome. Our Microbiome is an ecosystem of microorganisms that live on us (rent free), and they have a direct correlation to the look, feel and overall quality of our skin. It is quite literally, the living layer of our skin!
If we give our Microbiome what it needs to be balanced it pays us back ten-fold! A healthy Microbiome will protect our skin from free radicals, improve our skin quality, optimize hydration levels, improve cellular regeneration, and make our complexion radiant! That’s why we strongly suggest our TriActive MicroBiome Restore (link below) solution, it’s formulated with pre, pro, and post-biotics to perfectly balance your microbiome and give you healthy, protect, and glowing skin!
Another really important step to protecting your skin, that we love to stress at Isomers, is the daily use of sunscreen! UV rays from the sun are one of our biggest enemies when it comes to aging our skin, and unprotected overexposure to the sun can without a doubt result in skin that is dull and lackluster.
You can click on the link under the ‘Read More’ section to learn how to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type!
The Isomers Solution: TriActive MicroBiome Restore
5. Eat Nourishing Foods
What you eat definitely has a direct correlation to the quality, health and appearance of your skin! This is definitely also true when it comes to the radiance of your complexion.
The type of foods we’re looking to eat to have glowing skin are antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, and nuts. Antioxidants are great for your skin because they’re super effective at protecting us against environmental damage, which goes a long way in maintaining the overall health of our skin, and the luminosity of our complexion. So you’ll want to incorporate foods such as: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, broccoli, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, oranges, walnuts and pecans!
Bonus: dark chocolate is also very rich in antioxidants – so you can satisfy that sweet tooth while looking out for the health and appearance of your skin.
6. Use Skin-Brightening Ingredients
Another way you can get glowing skin through your skincare products, is by being on the lookout for a few key common ingredients that have great skin-brightening properties. You will find that the use of these ingredients will not only brighten the skin, but help treat hyperpigmentation to give you a more even skin tone. Evening out your skin tone will give your complexion a more balanced and radiant look.
So for your skin-brightening benefits, be on the look out for these ingredients:
- Vitamin C
- Licorice Root Extract
We have 3 fantastic Isomers solutions (links below) to recommend to you that use these fantastic ingredients to give you glowing skin:
- Illumi-Bright Skin Brightening Formula (Niacinamide & Licorice Extract)
- Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid 15% Skin Brightening Concentrate (Vitamin C)
- Retiniacin Night Renewing Treatment (Retinol & Niacinamide)
The Isomers Solution: Illumi-Bright Skin Brightening Formula
Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid 15% https://www.isomers.ca/products/vitamin-c-ferulic-15-skin-brightening-concentrate-120-ml?_pos=1&_sid=4ee8efad8&_ss=r
Retiniacin Night Renewing Treatment https://www.isomers.ca/products/retiniacin-night-renewing-treatment?_pos=1&_sid=3f1c65279&_ss=r
7. Facial Massages for Glowing Skin
Giving yourself a facial massage can really go a long way in both the short and long term for the health and appearance of your skin.
By using your fingertips and massaging your face for a few minutes every day, you are able to stimulate blood circulation, facilitate lymphatic drainage, and strengthen your facial muscles. This has the long term effect of helping to firm and contour your facial structure, and in the short term it’ll help you wake up with glowing skin every day!
Check out Manuela facial massage routine in the link below.
8. Do a 3-Minute Handstand
Or, if you don’t happen to be a world-class gymnast, just bend down and let your head hang.
It may sound weird but hanging your head upside down for a few minutes each day is actually a fantastic (and free) way to get naturally glowing skin! It allows for proper blood flow to the skin on your face, as well as provide some additional oxygen to the area – both of which have the wonderful effect of bringing a glossy sheen to your face.
Just don’t get carried away and make yourself pass out please – just keep it to 3 minutes.
Follow these 8 steps with consistency, use the right products (doesn’t have to be ours, just make sure they’re good for you) and you will have that ‘just-got-back-from-vacation’ glowing skin year round!