Getting that Glow

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There’s something about the mysterious glow which keeps everyone guessing. Where did they go? What did they do? Or more frequently…who did they do?

So I thought I’d do a bit of a background check on this and find out exactly what it is, what causes it and how exactly we can get it.

Essentially, glow means to shine with an intense heat OR to show exuberance or elation. But when we’re talking about someone ‘glowing’ we’re more so leaning toward the latter. Where someone is radiating a sense of happiness and contentment.

Now I’ve done my research and really, the common denominator in having this perceived glow, is health. Having a good, well balanced diet as well as physical and mental health. Having your blood pumping consistently throughout your body and a attitude positive.

But sometimes, that isn’t enough. So here’s a few other things which might help you on your way.

  1. Exfoliate:

If you implement and maintain a regular exfoliating regime you will see immediate results. Your skin cells will be turning over and as a result you’ll have fresh, younger looking skin. As well as this, while you’re exfoliating you’ll be encouraging a high volume of blood to the surface areas relating in higher oxygen levels too.

  1. Cut out toxins

This is a no brainer. These small changes can help drastically in the long run. Start with cutting out alcohol, caffeine and high sugar based food all the while drinking plenty of water to flush them out.

  1. Exercise

As always, the more blood you have pumping through the body, the higher the excretion of bad chemicals and toxins. Therefore, as exercise increases your circulation, there’ll be more oxygen and nutrients delivered to your skin cells.

  1. Wear primer

This is more so for those who are trying to achieve the glow with makeup. A primer will help make your makeup last longer than usual and give a solid base for the foundation to stick too.

  1. Wear gold jewellery

Apparently wearing gold enhances your tan or at least makes you appear more tan than you really are.

  1. Hang upside down for 3 minutes

Thought I’d jus through this one in for kicks! All it does it makes the blood rush to your face, similar to #3 – the increase in blood and oxygen near the skins surface helps to rejuvenate your skin cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadine Monley

For professional make up artists, skin is the most important element of any assignment, the key to a truly flawless finish. Nadine Monley loves skin and knows that perfection is achieved only through innate understanding and uncompromising attention to detail. Drawing on her 10+ years of industry experience, Nadine brings out the best in every face she creates.

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