Make Your Skin Glow In 4 Easy Steps

I’ve worked in the beauty industry coming up four years now (from being a beauty editor in London to a photographer in Sydney) and the biggest thing I’ve learned/been asked about is that everyone wants to know how to get ‘the glow’. Articles and articles have and will be written about this mysterious thing, and 

The glow’ is a coveted radiance in your skin. It’s not layers and layers of highlighter (although a little dab never hurt no one) it’s a more natural, lit-from-within, healthy, happy glow.

And that description says it all: from within, healthy, happy. 

Our diet, health and happiness do all in fact impact the way our skin looks. This is nothing new, but it’s a fact that most people want to gloss over - they want the quick fix - but it takes time to get your skin into shape. 

Don’t worry I’m not about to tell you that you need to work out for 2 hours a day and only eat green and purple vegetables - no way! Eating well (five a day) and some form of exercise 2-3 times a week is just dandy. I may live in Bondi, but You can take the girl out of London…

So I thought I would give you my biggest easy-to-do tips for getting the glow:

1. Use a chemical exfoliant (Alpha H Liquid Gold, Biologique Recherche P50 and Ren AHA Resurfacing Concentrate are my favourites). No dead skin cells = better chance of a glow.

2. Use an oil before applying your makeup, it’ll keep you dewy all day.

3. Don’t use a thick foundation. I love BB creams and tinted moisturisers. I recently started using the new Maestro Glow from Giorgio Armani. It’s lightweight and glow inducing.

4. If you don’t want a spoon of apple cider vinegar everyday, try the Beauty Chef. Focusing on inner health (in particular, that of your digestive system) to create outer beauty the products are full of all the right kinds of probiotics, nutrients and enzymes your body needs. I’ve been having a glass of the Glow powder everyday and it tastes like delicious berries.

Emma Hoareau is a beauty blogger who runs Lolita Says So. Follow her on Instagram for daily updates.