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How to Get Glowing Skin Every Day and Every Night

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

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Today, I’m sharing my tips on how to get glowing skin every day and every night.

Below you’ll find my daily routine and evening routine.

This is a follow-up to my post from last week when I shared my morning routine and makeup products.

Full disclosure: I am not a skincare expert and my skin isn’t perfect. In fact, last week, as soon as I posted my tips on how to get glowing skin, of course a huge pimple popped up on my left cheek!

People do compliment me often on my skin, though, so I wanted to share what works for me. I used to suffer from acne, so I’ve been through many trials and errors, skin medications and products. I feel inspired to share what works for my skin and how I’ve learned to clear it up.

You may already do some of these things, so take or leave whatever you want, but hope they’re helpful:

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My Daily Skin Routine:

1. Use headphones to talk on the phone: think about all of the places you place your phone and how many times you touch your phone. That type of bacteria could land on your face, so instead of holding your phone when answering a call, I recommend using headphones.

2. Wash your hands:  I used to touch my face all the time without even realizing it. Be careful of those times when you lean your cheek on your hand while scrolling through your instagram photos or while you’re taking to someone! Make sure they’re clean if they’re going to touch your face, especially if you apply your make-up with your hands.

2. Drink enough water to hydrate your skin and flush toxins out of your body that may be causing skin flare-ups. I recommend half your body weight in ounces.

3. Eat colorful, fresh foods like dark swiss chard, red raspberries and pineapple. (I recommend eating fruit that is in season, when possible. More on what to eat and the best foods for glowing skin in my blog post next week)

My Evening Skincare Routine

  1. Wind down: Good sleep is important for fresh, glowing skin. I try to wind down at least 1 hour before hitting my pillow. I’ll dim the lights, maybe even light a candle and I’ll sip on some herbal tea, like mint, rose or dandelion.
  2. Cleanse well: I know some people who swear by facial towelettes. They use them to take off their makeup, or after a night out when they’re too lazy to wash their face with soap. I love using them while traveling, especially for long flights to help hydrate and replenish my skin from the dry airplane air, but to wash my face, I use water and a cleaner. I like these towelettes for sensitive skin.
  3. First, use warm water: To take off my makeup, I first splash warm water on my face to open my pores.
  4. Massage your face: Then, I apply a gentle, all-natural cleansing cream and massage it in circular motions all over my face for a good 10 seconds. Don’t forget to massage your forehead, temples and chin. I use a gentle cleanser so even when I rub the soap into my eyes, it doesn’t sting or hurt my eyeballs.
  5. Then, splash with cool water: Then, to help rub off the cleansing cream, I use cool water. If my makeup still isn’t coming off, I’ll take a piece of soft toilet paper and wipe the makeup residue off. I’ll then use a q-tip to get the eye liner off underneath my eyes. I prefer not to use a separate eye makeup remover. Then, I’ll rinse again with cool water to close up my pores.
  6. Use a clean towel: To dry my skin, I use a clean, soft hand towel. I never put my towel on my sink and I always use a separate towel for my skin. I believe that what you use to dry your face is almost as important as what you’re cleaning your face and moisturizing with. Make sure it’s soft and clean and swap for a clean towel once a week. Make sure that it hangs up to dry. Nothing is worse than a smelly, bacteria-infested towel! Hang it on your shower handle or hang it with a disposable hook when you’re done so it dries completely.
  7. Use an all-natural Night Cream: While you’re sleeping is a perfect time to soak up moisture from a night cream or face oil. I recommend coconut oil as night cream – it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it actually fights blemishes and can be used on oily skin. Or, I like this night cream. Just make sure you don’t use a gorgeous pillowcase to sleep on, as the night cream may discolor your pillowcase. (Alternatively, you can sleep with a towel on your pillowcase too!) Speaking of pillowcases, make sure yours is soft.
  8. Make sure your detergent is skin-glowing-friendly: what you wash your towels and pillowcases with may affect your skin’s sensitivity too. If you send out your laundry, ask if you can provide your own detergent. I recommend a fragrance-free detergent to ensure that you’re not putting added chemicals onto your skin that may irritate it.
  9. Sleep. I use an eye mask. My sister swears by ear plugs. Whatever it takes you to get a good night of sleep, do that! 7-8 hours is ideal for glowing skin.

I hope these tips are helpful.  If you’re suffering from acne on your face, or body, have faith that it will go away.

And remember that glowing skin is not just what you put onto your body, it’s also what you put into your body. Stay tuned for the best foods for glowing skin next week!

Also, check out my friend Adina Grigore’s book for more amazing recommendations and tips on how to clear up and treat your skin HERE.

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be cleansed. be glowing. be beautiful.

Be Well,


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