Scrolling through Instagram reveals a sea of heavily filtered faces that hardly look real. We’re not sure when pop culture decided that we should look more like a wax figure in a Madame Tussaud’s museum than a living, breathing human, but we aren’t fans.
The team at RMS Beauty is redefining flawless skin and helping you create skin that is glowing, life-like, and 100% attainable.
We’ll help you understand what keeps your skin healthy, what you could be doing to sabotage your natural glow, and how 4 tips can help you get glowing skin that looks radiant and alive.
What Makes Skin Glow
Your skin glows with radiance and natural color when it’s healthy. It’s easy to recognize skin that is healthy and properly cared for from skin that isn’t. Here’s what helps skin stay its healthiest.
Your diet plays a central role in your skin’s health. Eating a variety of nutrient-dense foods helps support your skin, protect it with antioxidants, and keep it hydrated.
Some foods may even interfere with your skin’s proper functions, causing it to be more susceptible to breakouts, dull complexion, excessive dryness, or oiliness.
Proper Skin Care
Ask any beauty professional and they’ll tell you, the right products make all the difference.
Products can either weigh skin down, clog pores, and mask natural radiance, or work synergistically with your skin to nourish, hydrate, and enhance your natural glow.
Unfortunately, cosmetics and beauty products in the U.S. are woefully under-regulated, which means the ingredients in our skin care can be toxic to our skin and bodies. The levels of synthetic ingredients, harsh chemicals, and abrasive solvents in our skincare can rob skin of its natural glow and radiance.
Positive Lifestyle Habits
Some people call it a health stack, some people call it living intentionally. Whatever you call it, your lifestyle habits play a major role in your skin health. From the supplements you take to the activities you avoid (like smoking), your skin either benefits or suffers.
Drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen daily, and working up a sweat can help your skin stay vibrant and fully oxygenated.
4 Tips To Get Glowing Skin
If your skin is looking a little more waxy than wonderful there are steps you can take to restore your skin’s wellness and get back your glow.
1. Use skincare products with clean, nourishing, skin-healthy ingredients.
Most of us have very little idea what’s inside our skin care products. From abrasive chemical solvents to endocrine-disrupting preservatives, we’re robbing our skin of it’s health one toxic beauty product at a time.
RMS Beauty plays outside traditional skin care lines by creating the cleanest, greenest beauty products available.
We develop products that contain natural, organic, living ingredients that benefit your skin. That means every ingredient in every product we carry is intentional and beneficial for your skin.
Here’s how natural ingredients can help give your skin a true glow-up.
Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir
Lack of sleep can leave your skin looking drab. Thankfully, you’ve got beauty sleep in a bottle. Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir is the perfect nighttime serum to help boost your skin’s radiance (literally) overnight.
Kakadu super fruit and CoQ10 help brighten complexion and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, so you wake up truly bright-eyed.
Raw Coconut Cream
One of nature’s biggest skin ally’s is raw, organic, unrefined coconut cream. The vitamin and nutrient profile of raw coconut cream gives it true skin-nourishing superpowers.
Raw coconut cream is:
- Loaded with antioxidant power;
- Full of skin healthy fatty-acids; and
- Packed with hydrating Vitamin E.
Raw coconut cream helps balance your skin’s natural moisture levels so your skin stays deeply hydrated and nourished. Vitamin E helps protect skin against free radicals and moisturizes skin without weighing it down.
Healthy, glowing skin delivered in a bottle? Our beauty oil contains the essential skin loving ingredients you need to improve skin texture, tone, and radiance.
A completely waterless formula of jojoba, rosehip, tamanu, and buriti oils hydrate, condition, and transform skin from dull to glowing. Beauty oil can be used daily, absorbs rapidly, and even works great as a primer for makeup.
Both our beauty oil and the kakadu evening beauty elixir contain an in-house blend of adaptogenic herbs that balance and help heal the skin. These include ashwagandha, turmeric, licorice, sarsaparilla and many other potent outstanding adaptogenic herbs.
2. Use makeup that works with your skin to give it a natural-looking glow.
Makeup either highlights your skin and helps bring out its natural beauty or covers it like a mask. We like the first option.
Our founder, Rose-Marie Swift, is well-known for her ability to create flawless skin without covering it up. Her expertise and passion for the cleanest ingredients are the foundations of our entire line.
Two of our favorite glow-inducing makeup products are perfect for helping enhance your skin’s natural glow.
Still caking on “setting” powder like you’ve done since the 90’s? Stop masking your skin with talc-laden powders that only vanish after a few hours of wear.
Our Luminizing Powder is made with natural mineral and moisturizing oils that keep skin from looking dry or powdery.
Luminizing powder helps create a soft, sensual finish that gives you an invigorating glow. These are not baked shadows, but pressed, therefore preserving the healing properties that keep the skin moist rather than dry.
Living Glow Face & Body Powder
Help reveal your natural skin and enhance it’s radiance with a loose powder that literally melts into your skin to hydrate and give you just the right amount of ethereal radiance.
RMS Living Glow Face & Body Powder is perfect for all skin types and helps give skin a natural, slightly sun-kissed glow without covering up or weighing down.
3. Give your face a little TLC when you can with an at-home spa day.
Sometimes we all need a little detox. Whether you need to unplug or unwind, you can help undo some of the damage your skin experiences from daily stressors and help keep skin glowing by practicing a little at-home self-care.
Self Facial Massage
Massaging certain areas of your face can help stimulate circulation, enliven the skin, and encourage proper lymphatic drainage.
Taking a few moments to gently massage your skin helps eliminate excess fluid build up that can cause skin to look puffy and tired. Increased circulation helps brighten and flush your skin with a natural glow.
Pro tip: Try practicing facial massage with our Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir or Beauty Oil to add beneficial hydration, moisture, and radiance.
Masks and Exfoliating
Your skin is constantly making new skin. Even though the process of skin regeneration slows as we get older, dead skin cells are continually being pushed to the surface of your skin to make room for new ones.
The problem with dead skin cells is that they can cling to the surface of your skin, causing your skin to look dull, as well as collect foundation residue making the skin look even drier.
Using masks and exfoliating regularly can help remove the dead skin cells from your skin’s surface so that new, healthy skin is revealed. It’s important to make sure you aren’t overdoing it. Exfoliating too much or using harsh exfoliating products can leave skin feeling raw, and appearing red and chapped.
Everyone deals with stress, and not all stress is bad. However, continued high-levels of stress can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull and blemish-prone.
Holistic ways of dealing with stress can help improve your quality of life and also increase your skin’s ability to glow naturally. Meditation, yoga, regular exercise, and the use of herbal teas and supplements are all ways of managing stress holistically.
4. Incorporate beauty-boosting nutrients into your diet.
We talked about how your skin health is directly connected to your diet. Eating a diverse diet can help you experience skin that naturally glows with health and wellness.
Your skin needs antioxidants to defend against free radicals. Free radicals are unbalanced molecules that damage your skin cells and rob your skin of youthfulness. Free radical damage can even cause areas of hyperpigmentation on your skin.
Fruits and vegetables are the foods with the highest amounts of antioxidants. Vitamins A, C, and E are powerful antioxidants that can benefit your entire body.
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Your gut health is directly connected to your overall wellness, and research shows there’s a strong connection between your skin health and your gut health.
You can increase your gut health by taking a daily probiotic. Probiotics help supply your gut with healthy, good bacteria that helps balance and restore your gut flora so it functions properly.
RMS’s Beauty Within Probiotic + Prebiotic combines probiotics along with prebiotic fibers, which help nourish the healthy levels of good bacteria in your gut, strengthening them and keeping them functioning properly.
Collagen makes up numerous tissues in your body, including your skin. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its healthy “plump” that prevents fine lines and wrinkles. As we get older our collagen production slows, so taking a daily collagen supplement can help increase collagen production.
Skin that’s properly collagenated will have a healthier glow and improved texture.
You’ve got beautiful, glowing skin, you just have to reveal it. Using cleaner, greener, skin care products and practicing a little self-care can go a long way in terms of helping you expose your skin’s natural glow and radiance.