Let's face it, 2020 has been horrendous.
It has created an if we are just at home, who cares attitude. Many of us have slacked off on beauty regimens particularly, our skin care routines. I know there are lots of hairy legs, callused feet, and dull, dry faces out there! We have to get back to looking and feeling our best and New Year's is the perfect time to do it.
Let's say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and welcome the new year with positive energy for a healthy, happy year.
I for one, want to get my skin back to glowing skin.
I have been using some of my old favorite cruelty free skin care products plus some new for me products to make my old skin look more glowing, hydrated and healthy without turning it into an oil slick.
I also have my tried and true makeup products that I use to add glow if my skin is not looking it's glowy best.
There are also some healthy living habits we can do to promote better, healthier glowing skin.
Healthy Habits for Glowing Skin
Water is of utmost importance for hydrated, glowing skin in more ways than one.
Avoid hot water and prolonged contact with water
A nice long hot shower or soak in the tub may feel amazing but both will dehydrate the skin. Opt for a short warm bath or shower to prevent dehydration.
Drink lots of it!
Dehydrated skin is dull, dry and crinkly. Drink lots of water to hydrate the body which, in turn, hydrates the skin. They say drink eight 8 ounces glasses of water each day.
Speaking of drinking...avoid overdoing it in the alcoholic beverage department. Sorry to put a damper on things but alcohol is notorious for dehydrating the skin.
The main purpose of a moisturizer is to seal in the water you already have in your skin. It creates a barrier to prevent the water in your skin from evaporating into the air. A moisturizer can also contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, butters and oils, to plump up and condition the skin as well.
You must protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun if you want moist, hydrated glowing skin. Apply a sunscreen with a 30 SPF or higher to your skin daily to prevent dehydrating damage from sun exposure.
Those vital skin care basics (eating healthy, drinking water, using moisturizer and using sunscreen) being said, let's get to my favorite products for glowing skin!
I have included my Amazon affiliate links in this post to help you shop for my favorite cruelty free skin care and makeup products.
How to Get Glowing Skin with Skin Care
Start the glowing process by exfoliating the skin. Not too much. Over exfoliating will dehydrate the skin leaving it crinkly and flaky.
Step 2 Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Resveratrol, Ubiquinone, Achillea Millefolium Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Soy Isoflavones, Phospholipids, Copper PCA, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, PEG-30 Stearate, Octoxynol-9, Alcohol, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol
How to Get Glowing Skin with Makeup
INGREDIENTS: POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, MICA. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE).