How you can help your skin glow at home

Smooth and glowing skin is something we all aspire to have, but sometimes, we’re just too busy to keep up with the latest skincare life hack or the endless list of new products that stream onto the shelves in the beauty aisle.

At AP Smilecare, we’re skincare experts, so we know a thing or two about what makes skin look great. And sometimes the simpler remedies give us the best outcomes. What if we told you that there are simple, at-home skincare practices you can do every day that can help you achieve a healthy, radiant glow (because what could be better during the warm summer months!) – let’s take a look!

Remember to stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to achieve glowing skin—plus, you’ll notice some benefits in your overall health, too. Water helps flush out toxins from your body, keeping your skin clear and hydrated from within – like a natural plumping serum. According to the NHS, the Eatwell Guide recommends that people try to drink at least 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower-fat milk, and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee, all count toward this total, but for best results, water is the go-to choice. To spice this up and for some added benefits, why not try infusing your water with lemon, cucumber, or mint to boost hydration and add a refreshing twist?

Wear SPF every single day

Rain or shine, it doesn’t matter! You should wear at least SPF 30 every day and reapply it throughout the day. UV rays can cause skin damage and premature ageing, even on overcast days. Keeping on top of your SPF
application protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, which cause sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and the breakdown of collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging. Plus, like a moisturiser, a good SPF will leave behind a healthy glow, which only adds to your complexion – win-win!

Invest in a high-quality cleanser and exfoliator

Using a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin’s natural moisture is an absolute staple and a must for maintaining a healthy skin barrier. For the best results, choose a cleanser that suits your skin type, whether dry, oily or combination. You’ll also want to get one that is free from any harsh chemicals or potentially irritating fragrances – especially if your skin is sensitive.

Cleansing twice a day, in the morning and evening, helps to keep your skin clean and free from impurities, but make sure to avoid over-washing because that can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. Pair your cleansing routine with an exfoliator around once or twice a week to get rid of any dull, dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and supple. A gentle cleansing and exfoliation routine keeps your skin balanced and ready to absorb the benefits of your other skincare products that’ll help your skin glow.

Moisturise morning and night

Apply moisturiser in the morning and at night to keep your skin soft, smooth, and radiant (but remember SPF always comes after your moisturiser!). Look for a high-quality moisturiser that suits your skin type and contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. Hyaluronic acid pulls moisture into the skin, while glycerin helps to seal it in. Ceramides enhance the skin’s natural barrier, preventing moisture loss and safeguarding against environmental damage.

If you combine all these tips, along with getting a good night’s sleep every night, always taking off any makeup and applying the occasional face mask, you’ll have gorgeous glowing skin in no time!

Still, if you’re looking for a quicker way to rejuvenate your skin and get that radiant glow, our anti-wrinkle treatments work like a dream. Our treatments are designed to smooth lines and enhance your skin’s natural radiance without the need for invasive procedures.

Our trained clinicians use high-quality, medical-grade ingredients and will take the time to understand your specific skin goals. If you’re interested in learning more and experiencing the benefits for yourself, feel free to visit our Blackburn clinic or give us a call at 01254 297000 to speak with a friendly member of our team!