How To Glow Up: Tips, Tricks, And New Ideas
At some point, we all feel it-the need for a change. Life is intense, and even though we’re all doing the best we can, sometimes we just get stuck.
Whether your version of stuck is a lack of momentum to start a new project, a plateau with your workout routine, or realizing you’ve been using the same cosmetics since high school, you’ve come to the realization it’s time to do better.
Change is new and brave, and it can be confusing to know where to begin. Together, we’ll talk about what it means to glow up (aka the trendy name for making big changes for the better). We’ll also give you some tips and tricks to help you turn small changes into big results.
If you’re in need of a glow up, we’ve got you covered. Let’s go!
What Does It Mean to “Glow Up?”
It’s a trendy term, and if you aren’t sure what it means, you aren’t alone. To glow up simply means to improve. Self improvement in the form of a glow up can come from increased spiritual growth, exploring new practices, learning a new skill, becoming more open-minded, or making physical changes.
Usually, when most people glow up, they’re working on a little self improvement in all parts of their life. Think of it like the summer after eighth grade when you finally graduated from puberty, got a fresh blowout, and walked into high school with a little more self confidence.
Most of the time, your self improvement will come with some seriously new style. This is a two part process that involves restoring your wellness within, and creating a healthy glow with the help of some great products and easy application techniques.
Glow Up Step 1: Detox
Some people just have it; a glow that is noticeable. Their skin looks healthy, radiant, and completely natural. Chances are they weren’t born that way, they just do a good job taking care of their skin.
One easy way to care for your skin and encourage a natural glow is to detox your makeup bag.
What Are Toxins, Anyway?
Toxins are harmful substances that can come from plants, animals, or be synthetic. Toxins may link to disruption in our hormone balance, be linked to cancer, or strip our bodies of something it needs.
Unfortunately, toxins are everywhere, especially in skin care and cosmetic products. Learning to identify them and avoid them can be tricky, but switching out your traditional beauty products with the cleanest and greenest products will help your skin naturally glow and radiate.
Examples of Toxins in Cosmetics
None of us think the cosmetics we use to create health and radiance on our skin will actually harm us, but the products you’re using could. Regulation of the cosmetics industry isn’t strict in the United States, which leaves manufactures room to introduce substances into our products that could harm us.
There are numerous toxins in cosmetics, but some of the most popular are:
- Coal tar. A byproduct of the coal mining industry, this ingredient is often found in lotions, shampoos, and cosmetics like mascara or eyeliner. There are major concerns that this is a carcinogen and can lead to organ toxicity.
- Formaldehyde. Yes, the same chemical used to embalm the dead. It’s not usually added directly to cosmetics, but occurs as the result of chemical reactions between other substances added to your products.
- Parabens. Parabens are known endocrine disruptors and added to numerous cosmetics to help keep them shelf stable.
Sulfates, certain metals, and synthetic fragrances are also ingredients to avoid when shopping for skin care that supports your skin and doesn’t harm it.
How To Pick Better Products
Your skin doesn't glow up if you’re using products that poison it. The best way to avoid product pitfalls is to shop from brands you trust to have excellent ingredient integrity.
RMS Beauty has literally set the standard for clean beauty, developing the cleanest, greenest, and safest cosmetics that work synergistically with your skin. What goes into our products is just as important as what we keep out.
Glow Up Step 2: Get Healthy Skin
Better products are a great first step, but healthier skin requires care and ingredients that support the way your skin functions. Plant-based ingredients work together with your skin to hydrate, restore, repair, and nourish it for the most natural glow.
Cleanse and Hydrate
Traditional cleansers can strip skin of essential moisture and some creams can clog your pores and fill your skin with unnecessary ingredients.
RMS Beauty’s Raw Coconut Cream is an excellent choice for total skin care. Our coconut cream is cold-centrifuged to ensure that all of the nutrients and beneficial properties are intact when delivered to your skin. Use for cleansing, moisturizing, and conditioning the skin. Raw, organic coconut cream has antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that are excellent for keeping skin healthy.
Use an Evening Skin Treatment
Your skin does most of its reparative work at night while you sleep. Slathering on a traditional night cream filled with parabens, sulfates, and petroleum can lead to clogged pores and skin that looks greasy, not glowy.
Instead, opt for a lightweight oil that absorbs easily and boosts your skin’s ability to work overnight. RMS Beauty’s Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir contains everything your skin needs to repair, restore, and hydrate overnight. Like beauty sleep in a bottle, it even helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, turning back the hands of time for the ultimate glow up.
Glow Up Step 3: Prep Your Skin to Glow
You might not start out with perfectly glowing skin, but you can use cosmetics to create a natural glow. Using the right products will help support your skin’s ability to glow healthfully, too.
Skin that is prepped and ready for cosmetic application has been cleansed, hydrated, and nourished. If your skin is dry when you apply your makeup, it will absorb the products you use, and you’ll have to reapply sooner than you expect.
For skin that is healthy and ready for cosmetics, RMS Beauty’s Beauty Oil is a game-changer. Our beauty oil contains adaptogenic herbs and skin-nourishing oils to hydrate, smooth, and restore skin. It’s perfect under raw coconut cream and before you apply your cosmetics.
Primers help your makeup stick to your skin, but they can be filled with toxic ingredients that rob your skin of its natural glow. A toxin-free primer is essential in creating a truly next-level glow up.
RMS Beauty’s Re-Evolve Radiance Locking Primer uses plant-based ingredients to hydrate and nourish skin and help keep your makeup in place all day long. Our exclusive ingredient, Tightenyl™, helps firm skin and keep it looking youthful.
Glow Up Step #4: Create Radiance
Makeup can either look like a mess or a masterpiece. The right products and application techniques make all the difference. Remember, less is more. You can always add more product, but it’s hard to remove product you’ve already put on your skin.
Opt for less coverage with a light-reflective foundation that is both lightweight and buildable. RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover Up Cream Foundation is rich in jojoba oil. Jojoba oil closely matches the chemical makeup of your skin’s natural sebum, making it easy for your skin to absorb and use.
Hints of Color
Natural glow looks effortless, and that’s just how one of our favorite products works. RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek works like a lip and cheek stain by adding color without weight. Formulated with wildcrafted buriti oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter, this is truly the perfect way to add a natural looking glow on your cheeks and lips.
Possibly the easiest way to get glowing skin without adding glitter or sparkle is to use a luminizer. A luminizer is a light-reflective product that creates illuminated, hydrated, dewy looking skin.
Our luminizer is perfect for cheekbones, eyelids, the bridge of your nose, and even collarbones to create dewy, healthy skin.
Glow Up Step #5: Glow Up Your Insides
A true glow up begins inside. Whether you’re focusing on learning a new skill or growing in wisdom and self-love, internal work works.
The same goes for your skin. Keeping skin healthy starts with drinking plenty of water, maintaining a healthy diet, and taking a supplement to help support your skin’s health.
RMS Beauty Within Probiotic + Prebiotic Supplement works two ways to keep your skin healthy.
- Probiotics. Our blend of probiotics helps keep your gut’s microflora levels supported.
- Prebiotic. Our prebiotic helps feed healthy gut flora to ensure they are supported and function properly to keep your gut and skin healthy.
The flora in your gut is directly connected to the flora on your skin by the gut-skin axis. This connection is important, and tells us that our gut health directly affects our skin and its ability to truly glow.
Glow Up Cleaner and Greener with RMS Beauty
Getting a glow up? It’s easy when you use toxin-free products that help support healthy skin and a healthy body. Trust RMS Beauty to deliver products that help you create a true glow, both inside and out.
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