How To Get Glowing Skin At Home
When you glance in a mirror, isn't it marvelous to see a face with glowing skin smiling back? If that's not what you see when you catch a glimpse of yourself, you may wonder how you can go about getting that healthy glow.
Your skin's health and appearance depend on several factors. Your genes will play a pivotal role in whether you're more melanin-rich or have fair skin, as well as your skin tone and texture, pore size, and so on. However, DNA does not wholly determine the destiny of your complexion.
Some radiant skin care rituals and practices can help keep your skin supple, soft, and smooth. Some habits even decrease your risk of developing specific skin diseases and slow the signs of skin aging.
Protecting yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun is essential to preventing skin cancer and premature aging as well. Wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher is recommended whenever heading outside. And if you're looking for a reason to buy a fabulous and fashionable wide-brimmed hat, protecting your skin is an excellent excuse!
Eating healthy foods and getting plenty of fluids and sleep also enables your skin to better heal itself and look its best. Exercise also factors in there when it comes to glowing skin. Not only is it essential for overall health, but blood circulation is key to giving you that glowing complexion.
Finding ways to relax and enjoy beauty rituals will also boost your natural glow.
Additionally, there are specific ingredients and formulas that will really send you on that path toward radiant skin. Whether you are dealing with dry skin, acne scars, some other skin problems, or simply are in search of a miracle eye cream for bags, we're here to help.
JUARA is inspired by the Indonesian herbal medicine and wellness tradition of Jamu, and draws from skincare practices and rituals that have been passed from generation to generation.
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#1. Do away with dead skin cells
Sometimes that glowing skin is just waiting to be exposed and needs a little nudge. Our skin goes through a natural skin renewal cycle in which new cells replace older dead cells on the surface.
The new cells develop in the basal layer, deep in the dermis. They mature and move up through the epidermis.
At a certain point during the process, the cells lose their nuclei, and are then considered dead. R.I.P., but also c'est la vie, that’s the circle of life for cells.
When dead skin cells mix with our natural oils and dirt, the result can be lifeless, lackluster skin. Exfoliation (either chemical or physical) can help clear the way for these newer cells to take their rightful place and help give you that fresh-faced look.
JUARA's Radiance Enzyme Scrub & Enzyme Mask is an ideal way to exfoliate and cleanse your skin all at once. It unclogs pores, prevents buildup, and beautifies your face.
With skin-lightening properties like turmeric and clove flower, it does the trick for dull skin.
Since it's not overly harsh like some retinol products can be, it's safe and effective even for sensitive skin. This scrub won't cause skin irritation, though you may feel some slight tingling as the enzymes work their magic.
This scrub is a recipe for radiance. It combines natural ingredients like nourishing candlenut oil, clarifying green tea extract, and revitalizing apple enzyme. The bamboo and jojoba beads act as physical exfoliants that gently buff your face and make your skin glow.
When the Radiance Enzyme Scrub & Enzyme Mask was tested, virtually all of the participants who tried the scrub noted how it improved absorption of other skincare products, and left skin feeling more smooth and supple.
#2. Take the time and try a toner
After you cleanse with a gentle scrub or wash, your face is ready for the next step. Some people skip a toner, not realizing the added benefits it has for the skin.
JUARA's Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner helps hydrate, calm, and smooth skin, which puts it in a better position to absorb all the elements of subsequent serums and moisturizers.
Hyaluronic acid and tamarind seed extract both draw moisture to the skin like magnets, making the skin's surface moist and supple. The white, green, and black tea extracts calm and soothe, while the rice bran extract adds another layer of calming and minimizes redness.
This oil-free alcohol-free formula works with any skin type, whether you have dry skin that seeks more moisture, or you're acne-prone with excess oil. This toner also plays an important role in helping to balance pH levels.
Vitamin C (present in the teas, tamarind seed extract, and other ingredients in the toner) helps to protect the skin and promote healing. The antioxidants fight free radicals that do damage and stress out your skin. This translates to fewer fine lines and can even mean a decrease in dark spots.
All you need to do is pump a few drops of the toner into the palm of your hands and gently pat it into your skin. As with all skincare products, avoid direct contact with the eyes, but feel free to smooth all over your face and neck.
Here's a how-to video if you want to see how easy it is to help keep skin healthy:
#3. Moisturize yourself merrier
If you're really serious about remedies for glowing skin, you're going to love this next recommendation.
You can smooth on JUARA's Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer immediately after applying the Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner, and double down on the antioxidants and skin rejuvenation.
The fermented black tea -or kombucha as it's often called - is rich in probiotics, which bring a whole host of anti-aging benefits. This moisturizer has hyaluronic acid, which - as mentioned above - attracts moisture to the uppermost layer of skin and makes it more supple.
The five flavor berry evens out skin tone and also assists in firming up your face.
Turmeric, a staple in Jamu recipes and Indonesian culture in general, contains vitamin C, which is packed with antioxidants. As alluded to above, vitamin C can lighten dark spots or diminish some signs of aging.
Turmeric powder has anti-inflammatory properties as well.
The anti-Inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects of this moisturizer are phenomenal. If you're not already familiar, the skin barrier (also called the stratum corneum) is the uppermost layer of the epidermis. It possesses specialized skin cells that are critical in maintaining moisture balance.
Designed for normal to dry skin, the Sweet Black Tea & Rice Moisturizer is clinically proven to firm skin. It absorbs quickly, serving as the perfect base to begin your makeup routine. And if it's a no-makeup day, then you'll see how you can still wow everyone with your healthy and glowing skin.
#4. Add in oil to optimize skin benefits
JUARA's Radiance Vitality Oil might just be your new beauty-boosting BFF.
Packed with powerful plant essential oils like candlenut, macadamia, avocado, and coconut oil, this formula is super healing and hydrating.
The coconut oil and turmeric root extract in the formula work to effectively calm and manage UV-damaged skin - not to mention, they're some of the best natural oils for your skin. Even as you apply the oil to your skin, you can relax and enjoy the feel of the oil and know that it's going to be delivered deeply into the epidermis.
The curcumin in turmeric has been found to have anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. There is some evidence to suggest that it also enhances collagen production.
Radiance Vitality Oil works well with all skin types, even if it's sensitive or on the oily side. It's so nourishing yet not greasy or heavy. You can add a few drops in with your moisturizer, apply it alone, or even use a little bit over your makeup to make glowing skin even more gorgeous.
#5. Get skin glowing all over with the best body oil
A lot of us long for glowing skin all over, and JUARA's Candlenut Glow Body Oil definitely delivers.
This amazing oil is not only deeply nourishing for the skin, but also a delight for the senses. It contains a magical mix of botanical oils that support and strengthen skin. Plumeria, passion fruit, candlenut, and turmeric together make for an enchanting experience of exotic aromas as this oil saturates the skin with lasting moisture.
Candlenut oil is rich in saponin, flavonoid, and polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial effects. Both the candlenut oil and coconut oil in this recipe contain essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Candlenut oil in particular is considered to have an ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids.
Both are excellent sources of vitamin E, providing nourishment for your skin. Your dehydrated and dry skin will delight in the moisturizing mastery of this oil. It's lightweight and luxurious and has the ability to enhance skin elasticity for a more firm feel.
Turmeric comes to the rescue again with its anti-aging antioxidant activity. As stated above, it's a staple in many Jamu-inspired recipes, and that's true for this body oil as well.
As with all JUARA products, this is dermatologist tested and safe for all skin types, but never tested on animals. We also keep our skincare line free from artificial colorants and harsh chemicals.
If you want to take extra good care of your body and indulge in the best that nature has to offer, the Candlenut Glow Body Oil is an excellent choice.
#6. Try home remedies for glowing, healthy skin
While we recommend all of the tried and true (and luxurious and lovely) skincare essentials listed above, there are also some natural home remedies for glowing skin and getting rid of those bags under your eyes. Certain masks or scrubs might help with a particular skin condition like acne or dryness, while others may do more to get that glow going.
When testing out natural remedies or any new ingredient for that matter, it's a good idea to do a patch test before you spread anything all over the surface of the skin.
Here are a few DIY recipes we've rounded up:
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of honey with 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp olive oil. The olive oil moisturizes the skin while the baking soda gently exfoliates. Leave the mixture on for 10 minutes, then rinse off and pat dry.
Make a facemask with 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp honey, and 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse your face as you would normally. A lot of DIY recipes call for a couple drops of lemon juice, as it contains citric acid that helps remove dead cells.
Take a few pieces of orange peel and grind it with a few drops of rose water until you have a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face. Wait 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Aloe vera is an often mentioned moisturizer when it comes to DIY masks and treatments, so here's one last DIY option featuring the crowd favorite, aloe vera.
Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with one teaspoon each of milk and honey. Add just a pinch of turmeric to this aloe vera mix. Apply it to the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Those are just a few home remedies for glowing skin. However, we can't assure you that you'll get the same results as you would with the rich and luxurious skincare products JUARA offers.
There is surely something to be said for centuries of experience.
Also, the next time you're worried about dark circles or a blemish right between your eyebrows (aren't those the worst?!), take a deep breath and remember that a good amount of your glow comes from within.
Drink a glass of water, think about something you're grateful for, and find a moment to meditate. Whatever works for you to calm your mind or get grounded - do it!
As many wise women and men have observed, true beauty emanates from within. Incorporating wellness into your beauty ritual will reaffirm that truth.
Take a moment to consider the words of wisdom in this video by The Yoga Institute for further inspiration:
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