TIRED OF DULL, LIFELESS SKIN? HERE’S 7 STEPS TO ACHIEVE A RADIANT, LUMINOUS COMPLEXION

Do you recall a time when a friend has commented on how good your skin looks and it instantly makes your day? 

Healthy, radiant skin is one of the most appealing physical traits that one looks for in a partner. It turns out there’s a scientific formula to this, and there are specific features in a woman that, if recognised, will instantly deem them more attractive. Radiant, glowing skin is one of the most appealing features as it’s a sign of good health. 

If dull, lifeless skin is bothering you, it’s time to get you glowing like a lighthouse!  

1. Glow from within! You are what you eat… 

As most of us know, our food choices have a direct effect on our skin’s health. So, let’s get the low down on the most important choices to make for glowing skin! 

Water 

It goes without saying that drinking water is undoubtedly one of the most effective anti-aging treatments as it hydrates your skin, makes it soft and keeps the wrinkles at bay by plumping and hydrating from the inside out. Approximately 50-70 per cent of our body mass is made up of water, so when your body does not get enough water, your skin has less resilience, it becomes dry and prone to wrinkles. 

More so, hydration can also combat skin disorders as it increases your metabolic rate and improves your digestive system. As a result, toxins are flushed out of your body, leaving you with healthy and glowing skin. 

Avocado  

According to Jolene Hart, certified health coach and author, Avocados are the ultimate "get gorgeous" food and one of the healthiest sources of fat in nature as it helps your skin stay supplereduces redness and inflammation. They are packed with vitamins and there are so many ways to enjoy them.  From sandwiches to salads, soups and smoothies, they’ve proven to be extremely versatile.  

Dark chocolate 

We thank our lucky stars for this oneContrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. In fact, research has shown that dark chocolate even protects the skin from sun damage. Chocolate, or rather raw cacao, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids which fight free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations. Chocolate also triggers the release of endorphins, your body's natural feel-good chemical. Remember, when you feel good, you look good!  

Berries 

Berries are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins that help protect you from premature aging. The antioxidants in berries help to minimise the damage of free radicals, which can accelerate wrinkle formation and cause disease. Additionally, berries are jam packed with Vitamin C which is an essential to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels. Eat a handful of your favourite berries with breakfast or pureed into a smoothie. 

2. Always cleanse before bed 

Leaving makeup and dirt on your skin doesn't just clog pores, it can cause excessive drynessbreakoutsbumpy rashes and dull-looking skin. We recommend VANI-T Makeup Eraser Cloth which works its magic to remove all traces of makeup using just water. No irritating, chemical-filled cleansers needed here!  

3. Sleeping Beauty 

Beauty sleep is something to take seriously! While we sleep, our skin and bodies are in repair and rejuvenation mode. Sleep deprivation can lead to dark circles, puffy eyes and a dull, lack lustre complexion. In addition to skin issues, a lack of sleep can negatively affect your health. Here’s some tips on getting a restful night’s sleep: 

  • Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. 
  • Sleep in a dark, quiet room 
  • Keep your bedroom cool. 
  • Skip the caffeine late in the day. 
  • Avoid alcohol. 
  • Utilise aromatherapy to calm the mind and body.

Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to relive aromatherapy has the potential to assist with pain, act as a mood enhancer, improve digestion, treat headaches and promote positive feelings – just to name a few! VANI-T L’Amour de Soi Aromatherapy Oil Blend is everything you need to ensure you have a peaceful night's sleep. A unique blend of Nag Champa, Sweet Orange, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, this essential oil works to ground, calm and uplift for a complete mind-body reset.

5. A face massage a day goes a long way! 

Face oils are loved for their ultra-hydrating properties and for their skin-loving ingredients. While moisturisers provide hydration, face oils tend to have a concentrated formula that provide the skin with everything it needs to stay plump, smooth and youthful. VANI-T Luxe Elixir Face Oil is rich in Vitamin A and C which are renowned for their radiance-giving properties. It also makes for a fantastic primer, prepping your skin in all the right ways!  

Using your fingertips, massage the facial oil over your bare face and neck. Use a firm, tapping motion over the face until your skin is slightly pink. This will help to stimulate blood flow and assists with the absorption of the active skincare ingredients. 

6. Start with a clear canvas! 

Your skin is constantly shedding dead cells from its surface and renewing itself with fresh, healthy cells from within. Approximately 35,000-40,000 cells are discarded naturally every minute but sometimes that’s just not enough to reveal a glow, so why not give nature a helping hand? Exfoliation is a simple yet effective way of removing dead skin cells. Simply use VANI-T Exfoliating Mitt while showering to reveal an enviably smooth complexion. 

If you have an excess of dead cells sitting on the surface of the skin, it can block pores and lead to blackheads, pimples and acne - not to mention dull and lifeless skin. It also means moisturiser, serums and other treatment products will be less effective, as they can’t be easily absorbed into the active cells. 

7. Now for the icing on the cake! 

Illuminating Drops 

The hottest beauty trend right now is glossy, radiant skin. Bloggers and celebrities worldwide are sporting this look and you can get your glow on too with these radiance boosting must haves.                                                                                                                

Give your skin a dose of instant radiance with VANI-T Liquid Radiance Highlighter Drops, an ultra-pigmented liquid elixir, thanks to its light reflective pigments and skin-loving ingredients. There are two pearlescent shades available to suit any skin tone and when applied, glides seamlessly onto the skin for a dazzling, incandescent finish.                                                                                                                   

"You’ll feel instantly glamourous with skin that looks luminous and healthy. The ‘Ivory’ shade is perfect for highlighting areas you’d like to define, and the ‘Sun’ shade provides decadent, all-over bronze glow"  says VANI-T Founder, Tania Walsh. 

Pro Tips 

  • Use on cheekbones, above & below the eyebrow bone, tip of the nose and Cupid’s bow.  
  • Mix with liquid foundation for a dewy, flawless complexion.  
  • Fabulous mixed with body lotion or oil and used all over the body or on shoulders and down the shins to elongate and make the legs appear slimmer. 
  • Apply to shoulders and décolletage – use Sun in the hollows of the collar bone to give a contoured effect and Ivory along the bones to highlight and bring attention to them.  

Illuminating Spray  

VANI-T Ready Set Glow Setting Spray is dehydrated skin’s new best friend. This 4 in 1 mist is infused with skin loving ingredients such as lactic acid, silica and lemon myrtle oil. The light-reflecting particles give a burst of luminosity any time of day, leaving your skin feeling firm and smooth.                                                                              

"I wanted to create a multi-use product for versatility, especially for women on the go. I added light-reflective particles to impart a sheer radiance all over the face and body. A dewy, fresh look is the hottest trend this season and Ready Set Glow provides instant illumination for youthful radiance and healthy-looking skin" says Tania. 

Pro Tips:  

  • Spray liberally over hair and body for an all over glow.  
  • Apply over Makeup to set and impart luminosity to the skin.  
  • Spray just on the shoulders and décolletage to impart radiance and glow.   
  • Use down the fronts of the shins to elongate the legs and make them appear slimmer. 

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