How to Get Glowing Skin in 10 Easy Steps

April 19, 2021 6 min read

Pretty Afro-american woman with glowing skin and shaved hairstyle laughing with her eyes closed

By Tiffany Walker

Beautiful, radiant skin is a reflection of your overall health. The confidence you get when your skin is naturally glowing and refreshed is one of the best feelings. Getting your skin selfie-ready isn’t as complicated or expensive as you might think. Don’t let a lack of sleep or stress rob you of having healthy skin. With a simple revamp of your skincare routine and the right lifestyle habits, you will be glistening real soon. This guide will teach you how to get healthy glowing skin in 10 easy steps!

The best way to transform your skin to get that smooth and radiant feeling is by securing a consistent skincare routine. You need to find the right organic skincare products and routine to get the smooth texture that allows light to reflect off your skin and create a natural glow. 

Cleanse Twice A Day 

To keep your skin healthy, you need to wash it daily, once in the morning and then at night, before bed. Cleansing your face will remove buildup, like dirt, sweat, and oil that you produce throughout the day. If your skin has excessive buildup, it can cause bacteria to trap and lead to acne. Try using a more gentle cleanser for your morning routine, like a gel or foam that won’t dry your skin out. We recommend the Pomegranate & Honey 2-in-1 Face Scrub & Cleanser for a hydrated and smooth texture. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t be washing your face more than twice a day, as not to over-cleanse and strip your skin of its natural oils. 

Use a Toner 

Cleansing can disrupt the skin’s pH, so using a toner after will balance those pH levels. Using a toner will give your skin the hydration it needs to produce the healthy glow you’re going for. Toner removes buildup, including dirt, makeup, and oils that your cleanser didn’t remove. If you have an oily skin type, using a toner should be a top priority in your skincare routine.


Moisturizing your face is an important step in your skincare routine that helps to protect the skin barrier. A lack of moisture can produce either overly dry or oily skin. Make sure to apply your moisturizer while your face is still damp so that it can penetrate the skin. There are different moisturizers, like lotions, creams, and serums, all for different skin types. If you’re wondering how to treat dry skin on the face, try using a moisturizer that contains hydrating ingredients, like glycerin or hyaluronic acid. The Pomegranate & Honey Illuminating Face Lotion is an amazing product that provides your skin with hydration, helps to prevent skin damage, and contains glycerin. Moisturize your face twice a day during your morning and nighttime routines. 

Protect Your Skin 

No matter your answer to the question, “What type of skin do I have?” sunscreen is essential. Sunscreen protects your beautiful skin from harmful UV rays that can damage the skin barrier. Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to dark circles, wrinkles, dull skin, and sun damage, especially without protection. Today, many moisturizers contain sunscreen, so find a product with at least SPF 15-30. UV rays can suck the life and healthy-looking glow right out of your skin, so protecting it with sunscreen is super important if you want a glowing complexion. 

Exfoliate Often 

When it comes to how to even your skin tone, we recommend that you exfoliate once to twice a week. Exfoliating is a process to help get rid of dead skin cells and promote radiance. Over time your skin builds up dead skin that creates a layer of dirt and leaves your skin with an ashy tint or dullness. That layer of dead skin cells prevents your skin from reflecting light that creates a glowy look. 

There are two different types of exfoliants: chemical and physical. Physical exfoliants are products that you manually scrub on your face and contain materials like coffee grounds, grains, or sugar granules. Chemical exfoliant products contain acids and enzymes that help break down the dead skin cells and reveal fresher, radiant skin. You can choose one or use both types of exfoliants based on your skin’s needs. If you do prefer physical exfoliants and are looking to get a glow on a budget, try Mielle’s Pomegranate & Honey Hydrating Face Mask. This face mask gently cleanses pores and contains honey, pomegranate extract, chamomile flower extract, and charcoal powder. You can also find some ingredients like honey and lemon in your kitchen to create a DIY glow. 

Get Your Antioxidants

Another important step to match the energy of your skincare routine is eating nutrient-rich foods. There are so many topical products you can try out, but giving your skin the hydration it needs starts from within. The saying, ‘you are what you eat,’ proves itself to be true in the health of your skin. Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants will not only help your body feel great but will boost your natural glow! Antioxidants can enhance the firmness of the skin and soothe inflammation. Some of the foods that can affect your skin's glow in the best way include:

  • Berries help reduce wrinkles and prevent signs of aging 
  • Nuts moisturize the skin and improve elasticity 
  • Lemon heals acne and removes blackheads
  • Fish keeps skin thick and moisturized
  • Sweet Potatoes decrease sensitivity to UV damage 
  • Tomatoes help remove dead skin cells
  • Grapes protect against UV damage 
  • Avocados prevent dry and minimize breakouts 
  • Broccoli contains a lot of Vitamin C and Calcium

Try incorporating these food items into your daily meals. These foods can help protect UV damage, reduce wrinkles, and treat acne.

Take Vitamins 

Sometimes we can’t get all the nutrients and antioxidants we need from the food we eat, so supplements are a good tool to stay on top of our health. Vitamins can be a less expensive option to improve your health and skin. Some of the best vitamins known to give you glowing skin:

  • Vitamin C is one of the most essential vitamins you can incorporate into your routine for glowing skin. It helps stimulate collagen production to get rid of wrinkles and keep your skin looking firm.
  • Vitamin E is especially beneficial for those that have been in prolonged sun exposure. Sunscreen is mandatory, but this is your backup for sun protection, which will help absorb damaging UV rays. 
  • Vitamin A is present in vegetables, but if you’re not getting enough of those, make sure to get a supplement containing Vitamin A to repair skin tissue and reduce wrinkles.

If you’re interested in trying out supplements but just don’t know where to start, we recommend Mielle’s Advanced Healthy Hair Vitamins for adults. This supplement has zinc, riboflavin, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, C, and E and helps to support healthy skin and a strong immune system.

Sleep Tight

Catch up on all the z’s you have been missing because of work and late nights on Netflix or scrolling the gram. Sleep isn’t only beneficial for your body and mind to recharge; your skin is getting a recharge of its own as well. While you are sleeping, collagen production is being stimulated to promote plump, younger-looking skin. Getting quality sleep is important to get a glowing complexion because it increases blood flow and rebuilds and repairs damage. Without proper sleep, it can lead to puffy eyes, inflammation, and acne. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep to receive the full benefits that sleep has to offer!

Level Up Your Hydration

It may sound overrated, but water is key to living not only your best life but also having healthy and glowing skin! Aim to get about 8 to 10 cups of water in a day. Water removes toxins from the body, replenishes the skin, and improves elasticity. 

Highlighter Hack

No, this is not cheating! Sometimes our skin isn’t doing what we want it to do, or we just want to add an extra little glow and shimmer. Try using a liquid or powder highlighter that matches your shade to get a more natural dewy look. A little glowy skin hack never hurt anybody. 

To recap, find the right products for your specific needs to power up your skincare routine. Stepping up your exfoliation game and keeping your skin moisturized is key to healthy and radiant skin. Supercharge your skin by staying hydrated and getting proper rest. Follow these steps and get that perfect glow, just in time for summer. You are about to shine brighter than the sun, sis! 

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  1. Esmi. Different Types of Exfoliation
  2. Healthline. The 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin
  3. webMD. Nutrients for Healthy Skin
  5. Healthline. 6 Ways to Maximize Your Beauty Sleep for #WokeUpLikeThis Skin,and%20have%20irritations%20and%20blemishes.%E2%80%9D&text=According%20to%20Dr

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