This is a guest post by Sophia Smith
Everything we do for our skin is to make it look glowy and radiant.
But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our complexion still remains dull.
If this is your case, try these simple tricks and I guarantee that your skin will shine bright like a diamond.
Exfoliate To Reflect Light
It is basic physics. Rough surfaces diffuse light, while smooth surfaces reflect it. So, you need to make your skin smooth enough to achieve this effect.
How does exfoliation help?
Well…pores on your face appear larger when they are filled with gunk.
By exfoliating before bedtime, you will remove all the dirt and dead skin cells that piled up on your face during the day, thus making your pores shrink and your skin more even.
This practice becomes more important as you grow older since your cells’ ability to turn over themselves significantly slows down.
Fake it Just a Little
I am not saying you should neglect your skin care routine and rely only on makeup to fake the glowing complexion.
But a little highlighter will enhance the effect and give you that extra dewy and shimmery look we are all striving for.
The key factor here is to choose the ideal base for your skin type in terms of shade and texture, and then highlight certain parts of your face, like cheekbones.
Mastering the strobing technique can be really helpful.
It gives you a much more natural look as opposed to the complicated contouring technique that was popular before.
By applying a lipstick in the same shade as your blush, you will accentuate just the right zones of your face.
If you want to make sure your shades match, we recommend that you buy quality makeup sets, such as Clarins makeup has to offer.
They have such an amazing shades, but you will never go wrong with dark red.
Watch the Sun
The sunbathing season has started, which means we have to take extra care to protect our skin from too much sun exposure. Especially unprotected.
You’ve heard it before, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 is the best way to keep that youthful look.
Keep in mind that it is much easier to prevent the wrinkles and spots from appearing than to fix the damage afterward.
Instead of desperately looking for a miraculous solution that will provide results after single use, try to slow down and stick to a consistent skin care routine that includes one or two products that work best for you.
We are all in a hurry to see the results, but it does not work that way.
You need to give one product time (at least a few weeks) before you can see any changes on your skin.
Too many products too often can make more harm than good, so introduce a new product only when the old one is no longer satisfying your skin’s needs.
Hands off Your Face
Picking leaves scars, and while pimples are temporary, scars are forever.
Plus, picking spreads the acne-causing bacteria across you face and leads to new breakouts and even more pimples.
If the pimples are really annoying you that much, leave the popping to a professional, but keep your own hands off your face.
You will notice how fast your complexion will clear up even without the use of any particular products.
Go to Bed Early
Never underestimate your beauty sleep. Sleep deprivation slows down circulation, and makes you look pale and washed out. Besides nighttime is when your skin rejuvenates itself.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is the regular contributor to High Style Life.