You often hear about women whose skin seems to “glow”. It’s a kind of radiance that you see in some ladies and not so much in others. Here are some ways you can add a soft glow to your skin without sticking your finger in an outlet.
enter puberty: not that many people would want to do that again, but girls going through puberty have a hormonal influence that causes their skin to look more radiant than it did before nearly at any other time in their life. The downside is that these same hormones can lead to oily skin, acne, and severe mood swings.
Get pregnant: We often hear how a pregnant woman simply “glows”. Well it’s true. These hormones that give pubescent girls their glow come back into play during pregnancy. In the early stages of pregnancy, many women look more beautiful than at any other time in their lives. In addition, women tend to take better care of themselves during pregnancy, eat right, and take prenatal vitamins. Of course, with all the pain of pregnancy comes the downside. But at least in this case you get a very special bonus at the end.
Eat properly: So you want clear, beautiful skin that glows? Well, for many women, it’s just a matter of eating right. Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Lopez gets that gorgeous glow on her skin? Part of that is of course her amazing genetics. But also Ms. Lopez is supposed to follow The Perricone recipe, a diet plan that includes lots of antioxidant foods and foods high in omega-3 acids, including lots of wild Alaskan salmon. A daily diet of foods rich in these nutrients will help give her beautiful glow.
exercise: Another way to get your skin glowing is to get plenty of exercise, especially cardiovascular exercise that gets your heart pumping. When you exercise the cardiopulmonary system, you cause the small blood vessels and capillaries near the skin’s surface to open, which in turn gives you a healthy glow. Start a regular exercise routine and before long your skin will reflect the improvement all the time, not just immediately after exercise.
Get a facial: While a facial only gives you a temporary glow, the results are often worth it in a pinch. The many steps of a traditional facial, particularly the facial massage, cause the small blood vessels in the face to temporarily dilate, giving you the appearance of healthy skin. Of course, when preparing for a big event, it’s best to get a series of facials, not just a single treatment right before the big day. This is because facials can also cause unexpected breakouts if your skin isn’t used to them. The other danger is relaxing into sleep and missing out on everything you want to look good for.
Get an advanced peeling treatment: When we are young, our skin cells naturally shed very quickly, as we age this process can slow down to double or even triple the time it took when we were young. The negative side of this is that the scaly older cells on top of our skin hide the plump, rounded cells underneath, which look younger and reflect light better. A series of microdermabrasion or micropeel treatments can kickstart this process and restore your skin’s youthful glow. The downside here is that not everyone is a good candidate for every treatment; You must consult your esthetician to determine the procedure that is right for you.
Fall in love: Yes, it is true. A woman in love has a special glow. It’s not just emotion, it’s chemistry. Oxytocin, the hormone that gives teenage girls and expectant mothers their glow, goes full throttle when you fall in love, giving you a special bond with your partner and a gorgeous glow on your skin. I can’t think of a better all-natural beauty treatment.
Thanks to Marie Esselstein