How To Achieve Glowing Skin

Everyone wants glowing skin – but how do you get it? And what does it actually mean? Put simply, radiant, glowing skin is achieved when you follow an effective skincare and beauty routine that is suited to your skin type.


Dull, patchy or reddened skin occurs when your skin’s natural balance is disturbed. Choosing to use products that are made specifically for your skin type and complexion helps to restore that balance and give you a gorgeous glow. Read on to uncover which products and tips you can use to achieve glowing skin from inside and out.


There are a number of ways you can help give your skin the glow it deserves. Dedicating a little bit of time every day is the best way to build up and maintain healthy skin



Exfoliate for your natural glow

When dead skin cells accumulate in your pores and on the surface of your skin they can diffuse light and give you the opposite of healthy, glowing skin. By gently removing dead skin with an exfoliator, your new and radiant skin can shine through. New skin will beautifully reflect the natural light around you and make your skin glow.

Use a gentle exfoliator formulated for the face that will remove impurities while maintaining your skin’s moisture balance to keep skin fresh, radiant and hydrated all day long.



Enhance your natural glow

If your natural glow isn’t quite enough, smooth on a tinted moisturiser, BB cream or CC cream for a radiant boost. Tinted skincare products like these contain light reflecting particles, hydrating ingredients and skin refining pigments for a natural, radiant complexion.



Don’t forget about the rest of your body

A glowing face looks much more natural if it matches an equally glowing body.

A body moisturiser with ingredients like, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine and creatine, helps to support skin cell renewal and improve its appearance.



When looking for the best products for glowing skin, start first with your skin type

Do you have more oily & impure skin? Or is your skin closer to the normal & combination type? Perhaps your skin is more dry & sensitive? To ensure you maintain the healthy balance in your skin, it’s important to use products and techniques that suit the particular needs of your skin.

Below is a quick guide to the best products for glowing skin best suited to the most common skin types:



Oily & impure skin

Achieving glowing skin can be tricky when you have oily skin. You want to avoid looking shiny without drying out your skin too much. NIVEA’s BB Cream Daily Moisturiser is perfect for oily & impure skin. It works to moisturise your skin, whilst the oil free formula provides fast absorption and a mattifying finish.



Normal & combination skin

NIVEA’s Q10 Range helps to support skin cell protection and regeneration to keep your normal & combination skin looking younger and more radiant. Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Energising Day Cream is enriched with Goji Berry Extract and Coenzyme Q10 for instantly radiant, glowing skin.



Dry & sensitive skin

Dry and sensitive skin needs to be especially well cared for because it usually lacks moisturising elements and resistance against external factors. NIVEA’s Pure & Natural Soothing Day Cream for the face contains 95% ingredients of natural origin, including chamomile for dry & sensitive skin. It provides intensive soothing moisture to enrich the skin’s natural glow.

Not sure what skin type you have? A simple skin test by your dermatologist or skin expert can help you determine your skin type. You can also try our Complexion Types tool. 


After you’ve found the best products to help you achieve glowing skin, take a quick look at your diet to see where you can really enhance your glow.

When it come to your diet, it’s just as important to know what to avoid as it is to know what the best food choices are.

Excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate the skin and result in a dull undertone to the skin. Similarly, sugar and artificially sweetened foods also work to break down your natural levels of collagen and elastin over time, and will also dull and age your skin.

To combat the toxins we ingest, it’s important to stay hydrated and to fill our body with nutrient-rich vegetables, nuts and legumes. This helps to flush out toxins and restore balance to your skin for a healthy glow.

Here are some of the best foods in a clear skin diet to help you get glowing skin:


Fish, walnuts and brazil nuts.

These foods contain high levels of essential omega 3 fatty acids, which are especially beneficial to your skin.


Citrus fruits and all green leafy vegetables.

These foods contain high levels of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the best vitamins for skin. It mostly helps in the healing process of blemished skin and helps to prevent future breakouts.


All fresh vegetables, nuts, and whole, raw fruits.

These natural wonders are full of natural fibre. Fibre helps to restore your skin’s natural balance and also keeps you regular. Regular elimination helps your energy levels and prevents you from looking and feeling tired and sluggish.


Your skin is greatly affected by your lifestyle and moods. You can be using the best products for your skin but if you are stressed out, tired and falling into bad habits it’s going to show in your skin.

Here are four quick lifestyle tips to help you maintain your healthy skin:


1. Relax (to the best of your ability)

Easier said than done, we know. However, it has been proven that when your body is in stress your hormones trigger your body to produce excessive amounts of natural oil. Too much oil can clog your pores and result in unwanted breakouts. So when you can, try to make an effort to be calm and relax. Take a bath, go for a leisurely walk, or sit and read a book. Your skin will thank you.



2. Get moving.

It doesn’t have to be for an hour each time, but moving everyday will help to simulate blood flow and support your skin’s regeneration process.



3. Change your pillowcase regularly.

Your face spends 6-10 hours a night resting on your pillowcase. Even one night of forgetting to remove your make-up and cleanse can transfer pore-clogging bacteria to your pillowcase. So once a week, treat yourself to a fresh pillowcase to help prevent your skin from breaking out overnight.



4. Clean your makeup brushes

Your make-up brushes collect dirt and bacteria overtime. If you transfer these bacteria to your face it can cause breakouts. Remember to wash your brushes once a week with cleanser or shampoo and conditioner to keep your brushes bacteria free.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.