Glow is always the goal. 

Of course, not everyone’s skin is the same. Your path to glowing skin depends on your skin type and personal skincare journey. There are, however, a few things that everyone can do to help their skin radiate like never before.

Read on for our tips on how to get glowing skin all over.

How to make skin glow from head to toe:

1. Find the right facial cleanser

Starting with a clean slate is the key to every type of glow-up. And when it comes to skincare, it’s especially true.

Serving as your natural barrier, your skin is constantly exposed to environmental damage. On top of that, the skin on your face is the most delicate on your body. Give it the TLC it deserves and remove accumulated dirt and grime with gentle but thorough daily cleansing.

Start your morning skincare routine by washing your face and removing the remains of your nighttime products. Opt for a multitasker such as a micellar water that cleanses, tones, and hydrates in one step. And at night? An oil cleanser is your best bet for a deep clean that doesn’t strip the skin of its natural glow. Most importantly, look for oil cleansers with the softness of an emulsion. This gentle texture respects the skin barrier — keeping your natural radiance intact.

2. Make exfoliation a habit

Just like cleansing, exfoliation is a non-negotiable for glowy skin. Dirt, grime, sweat, and dead skin cells build up daily. So, it’s ideal to get rid of that accumulation to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and other impurities.

Before reaching for any exfoliant, keep one thing in mind: there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to at-home facial exfoliation. Opt for chemical exfoliators (peels and creams) over physical exfoliators (scrubs and tools), as they can deeply penetrate the skin for thorough exfoliation. Plus, if you find the right formula, chemical exfoliants can actually be more gentle on delicate skin.

Where to start? Make sure you choose a product that works for your particular skin type with a texture you enjoy using. An exfoliating cream might be more comfortable for dry skin, while gels are more suited for combination or oily skin.

3. Brighten up with antioxidants

Heard of free radicals? Brought on by daily skin stressors, they can damage the skin and contribute to the appearance of skin aging. Luckily, there’s an effective antidote: antioxidants.

If your skin is leaning towards dull or tired-looking, reach for skincare products featuring antioxidants to liven things up. Key players vitamin C and Ginkgo biloba not only help to boost natural glow, but they can also help to repair stressed, damaged skin.

So what are some of the best skincare products to turn to for an antioxidant boost? Serums. They tend to be straightforward products containing highly effective ingredients — resulting in optimal benefits.

Apply an antioxidant serum daily to help repair the signs of photoaging (AKA wrinkles and spots from sun exposure).

4. Don’t ditch the moisturizer

While you might have a complicated relationship with them depending on your skin type and time of year, glowy skin goals make moisturizers a requisite. That’s because moisturizers don’t only affect hydration levels. They also help care for the outermost layer of skin and protect against harmful skin stressors such as pollution.

Your daily environment can affect your skin’s protective moisture barrier, making hydration important for all skin types — even oily skin, where overall moisture loss can actually increase natural oil production.

That said, make sure the moisturizer you choose is ideal for your skin type. Oilier skin types favor a lightweight texture, while drier skin usually responds better to rich, heavier moisturizers. Whatever your skin type, a moisturizing cream containing hyaluronic acid can help reduce water loss, protecting your natural moisture barrier and helping skin feel more elastic overall.

5. Hydrate all over, inside & out

Moisturizers to hydrate your skin? Check! But that doesn’t mean you should leave your water bottle at home. Carry water with you wherever you go to give yourself a hydration boost from within.

In addition to drinking enough water, hydrate from the outside by moisturizing daily. This will help stop your skin from feeling tight and provide lasting hydration throughout the day when your skin needs it most.

Another bright idea? Use a body lotion with long-lasting effects, like Uradin Lotion 10, offering 24-hour effective hydration. Apply after showering and you’re good to go!

6. Get strict with your sunscreen

If your relationship with sunscreen is more of a summer fling than long-term, it’s high time to rethink things. Given that the sun and its rays are the biggest contributors to skin aging and skin cancer, sunscreen should be worn all year round.

The best glowy-skin tip? Seek out a broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF that you’ll actually wear every day. Texture is key when it comes to being consistent. Look for a fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight sunscreen that doesn’t skimp on protection.

In addition to daily sunscreen, introduce a defense-boosting mineral powder into your routine to help combat the effects of pollution and solar blue light. It is easy to use and can be applied directly on top of your sunscreen. Overall, keeping your skin protected is the best way to make it glow!

7. Give your lifestyle a glow up

Little known fact: your skin is the largest organ in your body. As your barrier to the outside world, naturally, your daily environment and choices also affect your skin.

These daily habits can be grouped into seven common lifestyle factors, also called the skin exposome: sun exposure, smoking, weather, diet, stress, lack of sleep, and pollution.

Let’s take stress for example. Elevated levels of the hormone cortisol, produced when you feel stressed or anxious, can have negative effects on the skin. This increase in cortisol can cause inflammation in the skin, affect your immune system, and slow down the skin’s natural healing processes.

And while it might be tempting to reach for cigarettes, alcohol, or caffeine to help you relieve stress levels, in the long term, these can only dim your glow.

Turn to natural stress relief such as taking a short stroll, a mini meditation, or a few minutes of yoga to radiate from the inside out.