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How to Make Your Skin Glow

No matter how busy you are, you need to make time to take care of yourself and your skin. Add this routine to your busy schedule to achieve naturally glowing skin.

Never a dull moment. If this sounds more like your schedule than your skin, you’ve come to the right place.

Making time for glowing skin among the other asks of your day isn’t easy, especially if you’re unsure if you’re even doing the right things in the first place.

Thankfully there are some simple steps that can be added to even the most time-crunched days to improve your skin’s glow. Many just involve small changes to things you may already be doing as part of a holistic approach to your skin care.

Even things like moisturizing as soon as you finish showering can make a difference.

Take a look at this list of straightforward tactics, see which ones work for you, then start building your own glowing skin routine:

Wash Right

Sounds simple, but washing your face properly can really make a difference. Wash no more than twice a day with a cleanser followed by a toner. The cleanser removes dead skin cells, oil, and dirt, and the toner helps restore your skin’s pH balance, replacing the natural acidic state of your skin after using soap. Follow this up with a moisturizer with SPF.

Scrub Up

Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead cells from your skin, leaving it looking brighter. The process also means that treatments you put on your skin can also penetrate deeper.

How often should you exfoliate? It depends on your skin type. According to the American Academy of Dermatology those with oily or thicker skin can exfoliate daily, while those with dry or sensitive skin should limit to just once or twice per week.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water is a great start here, but this water tends to reach your other organs before it gets to your skin.

That’s why it’s important to moisturize right out of the shower, with products like the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.


You do this every night but are you getting enough? Making sure you get the right amount of sleep – somewhere between seven to nine hours – has a host of benefits including improving your complexion and your skins elasticity. Missing sleep can lead to higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can hinder your skin’s smoothness and elasticity.

Get Active

Making regular exercise part of your routine isn’t just good for your heart; it can help your skin as well. Physical activity increases blood flow, nourishing skin cells and carrying away waste products from your skin.

Embellish your daily strategy with these tactics and you will be on the way to brighter-looking skin.

For more beauty tips and advice, be sure to check out the Aveeno Canada YouTube channel.