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Everyone wants youthful, soft, radiant skin, but getting there can be a pain. In a previous blog article, we explained how to “fake” radiant skin with tips and tricks to make your skin look as radiant as you want it to while you try more long-term solutions in the meantime, and that’s definitely a great way to go about it, but what if you want to jump-start your skincare routine and get to the kind of genuine radiance you deserve faster than usual? Keep reading to find an assortment of ideas for kicking your facial care routine into overdrive, getting you radiant skin practically overnight!
Use a night cream
If you want something that works to give you more radiant skin literally overnight, try using moisturizer right before bed, after you wash your makeup off. This may seem obvious, but it’s shocking how many women don’t think of this simple skin solution. For especially stellar results, get a “night cream” that’s specially formulated to be used at nighttime. Vine Vera makes a few such night creams that are well worth looking into if you haven’t already.
Update your daytime facial moisturizer
If you want radiant skin, and especially if you want it fast, you can’t be using just any daily facial moisturizer. Make sure you get one that’s actually nourishing your skin and promoting long-term health. Look for a cream enriched with antioxidants. which fight free radicals, keeping your skin healthier on the cellular level. Nearly all of Vine Vera’s products contain a heaping dose of the antioxidant resveratrol, so take a look at the various collections that are offered.
Also, as mentioned in a previous article, add a drop or two of face oil to your moisturizer to kick it up a notch if your skin seems to be constantly dry and ashy. It’s true that in some cases, “non-greasy” is something you want to see on the bottles of your moisturizers and lotions, but the thing is, a little bit of oil is healthy, because producing sebaceous oil (the oil naturally produced on your skin) is an important part of how your body naturally keeps your skin hydrated and healthy, but constant showering and face-washing can remove too much of this sebaceous oil and dry out the skin, so sometimes it’s important to add a little oil back in to bring things back to a healthy balance.
Revamp your diet
We all know the old adage, “you are what you eat,” and it’s doubly true when it comes to skin. What you put into your body will be reflected on the outside, so if you find your skin is dry, rough, ashy or dull and you thought you were doing everything right, it may be time to re-examine your eating habits.
Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will do wonders for your skin.Omega-3 fats are “good fats” that help your body in a whole bunch of ways from heart health to mental alertness and everything in between, and one of the things they boost is skin radiance.
Drinking lots of water is also vitally important. Without enough water, your skin will wilt like a shriveled, dying houseplant, so stay hydrated! Other important notes on diet: consume lots of antioxidants. Applying antioxidant-rich creams to the surface of your skin is greatly helpful in keeping your skin cells healthy, but ingesting antioxidants will help too, so look into antioxidant-rich foods like pomegranate, blackberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, and red wine (please drink responsibly; you only need one glass to reap the benefits of the antioxidants in the wine).
This is another “common sense” one, but a lot of people don’t do nearly enough of this. Like a healthy diet, getting enough sleep is an integral part of your overall health, and if you skimp, your skin will pay the price. A lot of common face-related gripes like under-eye circles, droopy, dull skin, and discoloration can be fixed by just going to bed a few hours early. In our busy society, this can be easier said than done, but if you can manage to rearrange your schedule enough to get the sleep you actually need, your skin will thank you later.