The number one teller of healthy skin is a natural glow. Lack of sleep, aging, stress, processed foods, and environmental toxins all play a big role in stealing your glow and replacing it with a dull-complexion. These natural glow-boosting tricks we’re talking about today will help nourish your skin and get your radiance back.
6 Natural Ways to Get Glowing Skin
Drink lots of water
Lack of hydration makes for a dull complexion and exacerbates wrinkles. The first rule for glowing skin is to drink water and lots of it.
That means you can forget about expensive moisturizers and serums and focus on fostering glowing skin from the inside-out. Try to challenge yourself and drink a gallon of water daily. If you hate the taste of plain water, try a little something like this:
Drink 16 ounces of water with lemon right when you wake up. Throughout the day jazz up your water with fresh mint leaves and lime. Don’t count teas, seltzers, or juices as your water intake either.
Improving your water intake will help flush toxins that sometimes appear on your skin if you don’t give your body enough water. Proper hydration also increases blood flow, increasing circulation, which then, in turn, helps bring life to your skin.
One of the easiest ways (besides drinking water) to give your skin a glow boost is by exfoliating. Exfoliation removes the skin’s outer layer of dead skin cells, so the surface is smoother, clearer, and reflects light.
Try exfoliating two to three times per week for more radiant, glowing skin.
Some of our favorite ways to exfoliate:
- Acure Brightening Facial Scrub
- Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
- Honest Beauty Gentle Konjac Exfoliating Sponge
- Julep Kaolin Clay Konjac Sponge
- G. Tox Ultimate Dry Brush for body
- Naturopathica Facial Cleansing & Exfoliating Brush
Giving yourself a daily facial massage is key for naturally glowing skin. Whether you have a rose quartz facial roller, a mini silicon cup, or just your two hands—daily massage is critical for increasing circulation, plumpness, and radiance.
Some of our favorite gua sha tools:
Some of our favorite accounts teaching facial massage:
Eat Skin Nourishing Foods
Beauty starts from within. Stock up on these top beauty foods for glowing skin:
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark leafy greens like kale and spinach
- Coconut water
ALOE VERA AND TURMERIC MASK FOR BRIGHTENING & GLOWY SKIN
Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric, has a long list of skin benefits, from reducing hyperpigmentation to neutralizing free radicals. To target skin discoloration, combine aloe vera for a natural dark spot remedy and turmeric for a skin-brightening boost.
- Combine 2 tbsp of aloe vera with 1 tsp of turmeric powder
- Apply to skin and leave on for 20 minutes
- Wash thoroughly afterward
For more of our favorite DIY facemasks, check out these articles:
- DIY Natural Skincare & Facemasks for Glowy Skin
- The Best Natural Face Masks & DIY Recipes
- 5 DIY Anti-Aging Face Masks
Looks for brightening, skin-loving ingredients
After completing all of the above steps, then you can start working on the outside. Look for topical skincare treatments like moisturizers and serums with ingredients like niacinamide, which can slow pigment production to lighten dark spots. Also, look for vitamin C, an antioxidant that can block the enzyme that produces pigment and brighten skin.
Some of our favorite topicals: