Chasing glowing skin has become the bane of our existence. Don’t get us wrong—we’d love to wake up with texture-free, glossy, and beautifully hydrated skin that glows from within (we’re looking at you, Zendaya); it’s the process of getting there that leaves us feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.
If you’ve tried your fair share of products and remedies in hopes of getting that gorgeous Zendaya glow, we’re right there with you. And while trying celebrity endorsements may sound like a good idea, it often ends up leaving a bitter taste of disappointment in your mouth.
If you’re tired of trying one product after the other and are still waking up with not-so-glowing skin, it may be time to wave generic recommendations goodbye.
We’ve rounded up five strategies that actually work to help you achieve healthy and radiant skin. Let’s dive in!
1. We Hate to Admit It… But It’s Mostly About the Diet
If you’ve heard this a million times before, we’d like to apologize in advance. But as it turns out, it’s the best piece of advice you’ll ever get.
According to consultant dermatologist Dr. Anjali Mahto, diet has a direct correlation with your skin’s external appearance. In her bestselling book, “The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Great Skin,” Dr. Mahto uses an army of factual information to stress on the damage caused by consuming processed and packaged foods.
While there’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and then, don’t let it become a habit. We suggest following the 80/20 rule that lets you sneak in treats 20% of the time while fueling your skin with nutrient-laden foods 80% of the time.
Increase your intake of whole grains, fruit, and vegetables to watch your skin transform within a matter of days. You should specifically focus on incorporating avocados, fatty fish, walnuts, tomatoes (lycopene, yes!), carrots, chia seeds, and fresh greens into your diet. Here are some of the best dermatologist-approved superfoods for glowing skin to help you get started!
Of course, don’t forget to increase your water intake. Drink three liters of water every day to ensure adequate hydration and to eliminate the chances of dry, flaky, and tight skin. Not only will tweaking your diet help you get a healthy sheen, but you’ll also notice major improvements in skin texture, elasticity, and plumpness.
2. Retinol Serum Is Your Best Friend
While diet helps, it’s not the be-all and end-all of gorgeous skin. The process of achieving a stunning glow is a complex game that involves a fine balance between diet and skincare.
Focus all your energy on diet and you’ll end up checkmated. Instead, improve your diet and use the right skincare products to master the art of glowing skin.
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that tackles dull skin by increasing collagen production and stimulating cell regeneration. By increasing the rate of skin cell turnover, retinol gets rid of dead skin cells and brings fresh, healthy skin cells to the surface.
Sounds like a dream, right? It is. But finding the right retinol serum can be tricky. Luckily, at Nosh Body, we’ve done the work for you. Our Rose Goddess Retinol Serum is packed with pure Vitamin A and rosehip seed oil that work wonders for increasing skin elasticity and improving overall glow.
While many companies incorporate toxins in their retinol products, we’ve steered clear of any questionable ingredients. Our retinol serum is a powerful cocktail of all-natural and potent ingredients that actually work, instead of promising a lot and leaving customers disappointed.
3. Use a Konjac Sponge to Slough Away Dead Skin Cells
Konjac sponges have been quietly taking the world by storm, and we can’t complain one bit. They work, and they work well.
If you’re unfamiliar with the nifty tool, we’ll break down the basics for you. A konjac sponge is a gentle facial cleansing exfoliator that gets rid of dead skin cells and reveals glowing skin. Allure, Elle, and Marie Claire have been obsessing over this powerful tool and people are finally starting to realize why.
Opt for a black charcoal, green tea, or clean natural konjac sponge to rid your skin of dirt, debris, and pollutants without damaging or irritating the epidermis.
Find out more about our different konjac sponges to find the right option for your skin.
4. Take Your Cleansing Game Up Several Notches
If you’re still using harsh cleansers, you may be sabotaging your skin without even knowing it. While using oil-free cleansers may sound tempting (goodbye, acne, right?), they can do more damage than good.
Harsh cleansers strip the skin of its natural oils. The outcome? Dull, dry, and flaky skin. Even if you have problematic skin, we suggest keeping oil-free cleansers at an arm’s length.
Instead, opt for creamy and nourishing cleansers that remove makeup without disturbing the natural pH balance of your skin. Our gentle and nutrient-laden Coconut Key Lime Cleansing Cream gets rid of dirt, oil, and makeup while retaining a healthy glow. Its ingredients deeply penetrate the skin and boost blood flow, so you’re left with a stunning sheen.
5. Tweak Your Lifestyle
The process of achieving and retaining a healthy glow requires work. If you’ve checked off diet and skincare, it’s time to make additional changes that will help you sustain your gorgeous glow.
Get at least 7–8 hours of sleep every night to ensure adequate skin repair. Our bodies also produce more collagen during sleep, which plays a big role in reducing fine lines and ensuring skin plumpness and glow. As the delicate skin structures are strengthened, you’ll notice a major improvement in the external appearance of your skin.
We also suggest reducing smoking and drinking and limiting sun exposure to protect your skin and retain a healthy glow. Here are some habits you should nip in the bud. Trust us, you’ll thank us in the long run!
If you’re ready to get glowing, we can help you out. Browse through our extensive selection of skincare products to give your skin some much-needed TLC. We also offer PETA-approved vegan spray tanning products and luxury body cleansers so you’re all set for lockdown-approved summer festivities!
Mother of two young children, housewife in the OC, rewriting how we view skincare for ourselves and our children