Multiple factors can make our skin look tired and dull, like poor sleep, an unbalanced diet, dehydration, high stress levels, bad habits, and more. Of course, cosmetic products won’t work wonders in improving your skin condition until you stick to a healthy lifestyle. But several cosmetic ingredients can help you basically restore the glow and retain a fresher and brighter skin appearance.
What skincare ingredients should you look for in order to achieve a more radiant skin?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant helping to neutralize free radicals that damage cells. Due to damage, the skin ages faster, becomes less elastic, and dull. Regular use of Vitamin C can help your skin achieve a more glowing, radiant look and even tone. In cosmetics, you can see different forms of Vitamin C; the most common ones are Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
Among other effective antioxidants for skin radiance you should look for in cosmetics are Tocopherol, Coenzyme Q10, plant extracts and oils (for e.g., Camellia Sinensis extract, Grape seed oil, Pomegranate extract, Rosemary leaf extract), Polyphenol, Flavonoids, Flavanols, Stilbenes, Terpenes, Zinс, and Selenium.
AHA acids are also known to brighten and even out the skin tone. The examples of AHA acids in cosmetics are Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Citric Acid. Note that overusing these ingredients may lead to overdried skin and also increases exposure to the sun rays, so applying sunscreen when outdoors is crucial.
Niacinamide is another component that improves skin condition to a brighter, more glowing, and fresher one. Regular topical application of cosmetic products containing this ingredient can help prevent hyperpigmentation and skin aging.
What factors are contributing to our skin losing its glow?
Poor sleep, both in quantity and quality.
An unbalanced diet lacking a variety of macro and micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Bad habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption.
High stress levels.
Wrong home skincare, the appliance of products mismatching with your skin type.