How to Get Glowing Skin

Glowing skin isn’t something you should only aspire to have post-holiday – a glowing complexion is achievable all year round with the right routine and products. If you’re finding your face or body to be a tad dull and want some easy ways to bring the glow back to your skin (from your head to your toes), we have the tips for you. 

There are so many reasons why your skin may have lost its sparkle – from pollution and grime, to tiredness and dehydration. Lifestyle changes like drinking enough water every day and getting enough sleep will help with achieving radiance – but here we’re going to talk you through how to get glowing skin by adjusting your skincare and body care routines. Find product recommendations for the best glowing skin products, from Brazilian glow champions Sol de Janeiro, Korean skincare star Beauty of Joseon, and more…

Thoroughly Cleanse Skin

Our first tip for getting glowing skin is to properly cleanse. We don’t just mean your face either. Thoroughly cleansing your face and body is key to removing any grime or product build-up that’ll dull your skin. 

For your face, we recommend double cleansing to help achieve glowing skin. It’s an integral part of the glass skin routine and Korean skincare routines for a reason – it deeply cleanses your skin, leaving it free of makeup, grime, pollutants, and SPF. This will allow your skin to absorb other products better and leave your face fresh and glowy from the get-go. 

For your body, we recommend incorporating a specialist body cleanser into your shower routine, outside of your run-of-the-mill shower gel. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid to help smooth skin and prevent body acne. You’ll be amazed at the transformation of your skin after using targeted body cleansers!

The Best Cleansing Products for Glowing Skin

These are some of our favourite products to use as part of a double cleanse, or even for our bodies, all designed to help your skin glow…

The Importance of Exfoliation

Adding regular exfoliation into your skincare and body care routines is such a simple way to help your skin glow. One of the biggest reasons for dull skin is a build-up of dead skin cells. As we age cell turnover slows down, leaving you with more build-up – so exfoliation is needed to give your skin a helping hand. For your face, either chemical exfoliants or physical scrubs will work perfectly, sweeping away dead cells and leaving you with a radiant glow. If you’re using a physical exfoliant you should only scrub once or twice a week, but some chemical exfoliants can be used most days. 

Exfoliating your body with a good body scrub is equally important, helping to reveal a glowing complexion. If you really want to up your glow, you can even find scrubs that leave you with a subtle glow-enhancing shimmer, like the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Scrub – glowing skin guaranteed. 

The Best Exfoliators & Scrubs for Glowing Skin

Protect Your Skin

Your skin is constantly fighting to protect its glow, so the least you can do is use products to help protect it from anti-glow aggressors. Free radicals like pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV rays all have a hand in damaging your healthy skin cells, leaving you with a less-than-glowy complexion. That’s why using products with antioxidant ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin A (retinol), niacinamide and green tea is so important – antioxidants protect your skin from those harmful free radicals. 

Make sure you don’t forget SPF. There are many important reasons to wear sunscreen – protecting your glow is just one of them.

The Best Antioxidant-Packed Products

You can find antioxidant-rich products across a number of skincare steps. These are some of our favourite toners and serums, packed with antioxidants to help you on your glow journey…

The Best Toners for Glowing Skin

The Best Serums for Glowing Skin


The Best SPFs for Glowing Skin

You can’t just rely on antioxidants to protect your glow, though. Wearing SPF daily on your face and applying a good sunscreen to any exposed skin on your body is also a must. Try out some of our favourites to help you along on your glow journey. 

Hydrated Skin Means Glowing Skin

Being hydrated really is important, but you can’t just rely on drinking lots of water for a glowing complexion – you also need to sufficiently moisturise your skin to keep dullness at bay. Well-hydrated, nourished skin will naturally glow, thanks to plump skin cells and improved hydration retention.

The Best Moisturisers for Glowing Skin

Whether it’s your face or your body that’s in need of a hydration boost, we’ve chosen some of our favourite moisturisers for helping skin to glow…

Boost Your Glow With Bronzing Products

If you’ve followed all of the above recommendations, but your glow isn’t providing you with quite the same post-holiday skin satisfaction, then it’s time for bronzing drops and oils. Adding some bronzing products into your routine will boost your skin’s appearance – giving your glowing, healthy complexion a sun-kissed look, too. (Without the UV damage.) 

Simply add bronzing drops into your moisturiser or makeup to boost your glow. Or, apply a bronzing oil all over your body for a warm summer glow, whatever the weather…

Other Ways to Help Get Glowing Skin

There are some other natural remedies and techniques to consider when it comes to glowing skin…

Face Icing: There are many benefits to facial icing, but generally-speaking, stimulating circulation is a tried-and-tested way to brighten dull skin and boost a glowing complexion.

Facial Massage & Lymphatic Drainage: Using gua sha techniques on your face, and lymphatic massage movements on your body, you’ll improve your glow instantly – reducing toxins and further stimulating healthy circulation. Use a good facial oil or body oil to massage with, to further plump your skin with all those good glowy ingredients.