The best beauty products for glowing skinby Dr Ros Debenham
When it comes to achieving glowing skin, it’s easy to fake it with makeup. But the most important factor when it comes to achieving that natural glow is taking care of your skin and investing in good quality products. Everyone’s skin is different and requires different levels of care, but spending time learning about your skin and what products work well for it is important.
There are plenty of other factors that contribute to skin health such as stress, hormones, and lifestyle habits. We all know it’s important to drink lots of water, get enough sleep and exercise, but taking care of your skin with the right products is a simple and convenient way to get that glow we’re all looking for.
As we mentioned, everyone’s skin is different and requires a different combination of products, however, we have put together a list of some of our favourite products that we love to use for the ultimate glow.
Exfoliating is a great way to remove any built-up, dead skin cells which could be causing dull-looking skin. Excess oils, makeup and sweat can lead to blocked pores which can cause breakouts. It’s important to use a gentle exfoliator to ensure you don’t aggravate your skin. A scrub should only be used 2-3 times per week, and only a pea-sized amount is needed. Long-term exfoliation can also lead to collagen stimulation which is another great benefit.
The ZO Skin Health Dual Action Scrub is a gentle exfoliator that helps to remove dead skin cells, clear blocked pores, and brighten up the skin. It targets surface oils and bacteria as well as calming and soothing the skin.
Sheet masks are a convenient and easy way to achieve hydrated, plump, glowing skin. You can use them as little or as often as you want, and they are perfect for a quick boost. This soothing mask restores hydration and active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Argireline and Arbutin provide a long-lasting anti-pigmentation effect.
The sheet fits perfectly to the contours of the face and provides an instant cooling sensation on the skin which can help with puffiness and irritation. Perfect for an evening pamper session! The Clinicare sheet masks are also suitable after invasive treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, or lasers because they are gentle on the skin and are less likely to cause irritation. Added botanical extracts soothe the skin and rebalance your complexion.
When it comes to glowing skin, it’s all about moisture. Keeping the moisture levels in your skin is super important to promote a healthy complexion. It can be tricky to know which one to use due to the constant change in weather. When it’s warmer, skin can become oilier, leaving you prone to developing breakouts. This can often put people off moisturising as much, but it’s still super important. We love the ZO Skin Health Renewal Creme as it really is an all-rounder and is suitable for all skin types, oily, dry or normal.
It’s rich, soothing, and helps to rejuvenate the natural skin barrier. It is also suitable for anyone using a more aggressive skincare regime including retinol or similar. This product also provides antioxidant protection which in turn will promote a natural glow. Use this cream morning and night at the end of your skincare routine.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. If there’s one way to ensure your skin is healthy and glowing, it's protecting it from the sun. As much as we sometimes associate glowing skin with a suntan, we must remember how harmful and not to mention ageing the sun can be for our skin. So let’s make sure it’s protected all year round, not just in the summer months.
This non-greasy, quick-drying sunscreen and primer offers broad-spectrum protection against harmful rays and it also doubles up as a primer, so that’s one less product in your beauty routine you need to worry about. It leaves your skin with a sheer matte finish, so perfect for those who don’t want to look too shiny.
How to get your skin glowing
We’re all about offering our clients a personalised experience, which is why we tailor every treatment plan for each individual client. The products included in this blog are just a guide, however during a digital consultation with the Virtual Aesthetic Clinic, we will recommend the right ones for you. We can talk through your questions and any concerns you may have and make suggestions for suitable treatments and ZO Skin Health product recommendations
If it’s healthy, glowing skin you’re after, we can certainly help you find what works well for your skin type. Book your digital consultation today and let us help you upgrade your skincare regime.