We all want “radiant skin” but what exactly do we mean by the term? Well, radiant skin is skin that has a smooth texture that reflects light for a glowing appearance. It has an even and bright tone, free from dryness, blemishes, and dullness.
Radiant skin is an outer reflection of your inner health and adds significantly to one’s attractiveness according to scientific research. Factors that contribute to radiant skin include a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins, adequate hydration, regular exercise, and a healthy sleep schedule. While these practices enhance your health and skin from the inside, a good nighttime skincare regime takes care of your skin externally to achieve the ultimate radiance that lasts.
In this blog, we’ll discuss a nighttime skincare routine with tips and tricks that’ll help you achieve healthy, radiant skin. So, let’s dive right in.
Step 1 - Cleansing
Invest in a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that cleanses deeply without disturbing the natural sebum balance of your skin. A cleanser with brightening ingredients can also help in evening out the skin tone starting from the very first step of the routine.
The WHITEGLOW 3 in 1 Deep cleansing Skin Brightening Facial Foam is fortified with Milk Enzyme, which gives the mildest exfoliation to the skin taking away the tanned, dead skin layer. It is also packed with Aloe Vera that hydrates and soothes the skin after a long day.
The WhiteGlow Vitamin-C Radiance Facewash is also a great brightening face wash that is mildly exfoliating too. The Vitamin C in it makes it a good option to fade hyperpigmentation and regulate sebum production if you have oily skin.
Step 2 - Exfoliation
Smooth skin is essential to achieve the reflective glow that makes skin radiant. Mild exfoliation offered by the facewash is good for cleansing and fading tan superficially. However, deeper exfoliation is required to -
- Take off stubborn dead skin cells that cover up soft, bright skin
- Unclog pores that trap dirt, sebum whiteheads, and blackheads which can lead to the skin appearing grainy and textured
- Reduce the chance of getting acne spots
- Lighten spots and tanning for an even skin tone
- Soften and smoothen the skin for better penetration of skincare ingredients.
Use the WHITEGLOW Skin Brightening Oatmeal & Yogurt Scrub or the Probrite Illuminating Radiance Gentle Exfoliator to give your skin the exfoliation it needs. Both the scrubs have some form of Lactic Acid, naturally derived from milk, which loosens the glue bond between dead skin cells. And, the scrubbing action gently lifts them away.
You should scrub your face 2 times a week if you have dry or sensitive skin. And, 3 times a week if you have oily skin. Use the gentlest fingers, which are your ring and middle fingers, during exfoliation.
Step 3 - Serum
Serums are a game changer in your skincare routine. They are formulated to go deeper into the skin and have a higher concentration of active ingredients that show the fastest and most effective result.
The WhiteGlow VITAMIN-C + Gold RADIANCE SERUM is best suited for skin whose main concern is dark spots, uneven skin tone, and tanning. It also has collagen-boosting properties which help to delay signs of ageing.
The Active Aloe + Niacinamide Brightening Boost Serum is best suited for skin that lacks glow, remains dehydrated, and has fine lines and dullness.
Apply serum on cleansed, damp skin. It helps in penetration and increasing hydration within the layers of your skin. Wait for a minute or two for the serum to completely get absorbed into the skin before moving on to the next step.
Step 4 - Night Cream
During nighttime, your skin loses more moisture and also repairs the most as you snooze. So, night creams are formulated to be richer and more nourishing to lock in hydration and support the renewing process.
Some of the best night cream from Lotus Herbals that are supremely nourishing and brightening for the skin are -
WHITEGLOW Skin Brightening & Nourishing Night Cream - Affordable yet effective, best suited for normal to dry skin types.
Active Aloe + Niacinamide Calm & Brighten Night Gel - super-lightweight yet nourishing, best suited for oily, combination, and normal skin. Good choice for acne-prone skin too.
YouthRx firm & bright night crème - especially good for mature skin or skin that is prone to ageing.
Step 5 - Face Oil
The last step in your nighttime skincare routine should be a face oil. Face oils form a light seal on top of your skin and prevent the water loss that happens throughout the night. Oils also penetrate the skin deeper than water-based products, making more visible long-lasting changes.
If you have oily skin or acne-prone skin, we don’t recommend experimenting with traditional oils. Instead, use the WhiteGlow Vitamin-C + Gold Radiance Face Oil which has been formulated to be lightweight. And, it doesn’t clog pores! It is a blessing for normal to dry skin to get that coveted celeb-like glow.
Achieving radiant skin is a process and one thing that we can’t sell you is patience. So, keep following these steps patiently and you’re sure to get the glow of your dreams.