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|29 Oct|4 mins

How To Get Skin That Glows

We want what she’s having.
Elle Glass
29 Oct
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There are those girls, you know the ones. The no-makeup girls. They’re the ones who can legitimately say ‘I woke up like this’, who glow from the inside out. Their complexions are perfection, and it only goes to follow logic that they’re the ones who seem to have figured this life business out. We can only imagine that they drink their 8 glasses a day with ease, exercise on the reg and have a clear inbox at the close of each day.

Want what she’s having? You can.

Well, the eight glasses and the inbox is in your court, but we can help you with the skin that glows from the inside, out.

In search of that all-natural sheen, we checked in with Skin Matrix’s founder Sarah Wilkinson, a holistic skin specialist with close on two decades in the game.

She says the hack for healthy, radiant and glowing skin is “to treat your skin as you would your garden”.

You might not have a garden, or even a pot plant that’s managed to stay alive for a stretch longer than three weeks, but hold with us here.

“A garden needs to be continually raked and fed to produce beautiful vegetables and blooms,” says Wilkinson. “This is exactly the same for the skin.”

Scrub your way to shine

The first step to glow? A weekly exfoliation sesh. Wilkinson says dead skin cell buildup can make the skin appear dull and lifeless, “not to mention makeup loves finding its way into small dehydrated lines making the skin appear crepe-like and lined”.

She tips gentle fruit acids or AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid for use on the regular for smoother skin, clearer pores and a more radiant complexion.

“Regular exfoliation paves the way for the cocktail of vitamins and minerals contained in skincare serums to reverse cellular damage, all the while, protecting the cells from the daily onslaught of environmental toxins.”

Anyone who does time in the CBD knows exactly what we’re talking about.

Advice
|29 Oct|4 mins

How To Get Skin That Glows

We want what she’s having.
Elle Glass
29 Oct
Share:

There are those girls, you know the ones. The no-makeup girls. They’re the ones who can legitimately say ‘I woke up like this’, who glow from the inside out. Their complexions are perfection, and it only goes to follow logic that they’re the ones who seem to have figured this life business out. We can only imagine that they drink their 8 glasses a day with ease, exercise on the reg and have a clear inbox at the close of each day.

Want what she’s having? You can.

Well, the eight glasses and the inbox is in your court, but we can help you with the skin that glows from the inside, out.

In search of that all-natural sheen, we checked in with Skin Matrix’s founder Sarah Wilkinson, a holistic skin specialist with close on two decades in the game.

She says the hack for healthy, radiant and glowing skin is “to treat your skin as you would your garden”.

You might not have a garden, or even a pot plant that’s managed to stay alive for a stretch longer than three weeks, but hold with us here.

“A garden needs to be continually raked and fed to produce beautiful vegetables and blooms,” says Wilkinson. “This is exactly the same for the skin.”

Scrub your way to shine

The first step to glow? A weekly exfoliation sesh. Wilkinson says dead skin cell buildup can make the skin appear dull and lifeless, “not to mention makeup loves finding its way into small dehydrated lines making the skin appear crepe-like and lined”.

She tips gentle fruit acids or AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid for use on the regular for smoother skin, clearer pores and a more radiant complexion.

“Regular exfoliation paves the way for the cocktail of vitamins and minerals contained in skincare serums to reverse cellular damage, all the while, protecting the cells from the daily onslaught of environmental toxins.”

Anyone who does time in the CBD knows exactly what we’re talking about.

*via Instagram @allymaycarey

Feed your skin all the good things

So, what to put on your skin to get the glow?

“Stressed and dehydrated skins love vitamin B3 combined with hyaluronic acid,” says Wilkinson. “These two power-packed ingredients nourish and strengthen.”

For those looking to stimulate collagen to the max, Wilkinson advises adding Vitamin A – that is, retinol or retinaldehyde – to your nightly skincare regime.

“This power vitamin protects the skin and is one of the most powerful antioxidants.”

This bad boy stimulates cell turnover, perfect for those dealing with breakouts or ghosts of breakouts past.  

To brighten skin, she tips vitamin C and licorice as your new go-to ingredients.

“If you feed your skin with ample nourishment it will feel supple, smooth and resilient. Undernourished skins cannot glow, so make sure you are using a moisturiser that is the best fit for your skin. Fed well, you will reap the rewards.”

Elle Glass
Writer
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