As women with melanin-rich skin, our complexions can often turn from glowing to dull within a matter of weeks. And while this may be frustrating, we can help bring your glow back. Take a look at our top tips on naturally achieving that lit-from-within glow, and how you can keep it all year round.
Where does the glow go?
There can be a few reasons why your glow just isn’t coming through, and one of the main causes is from dehydration. We understand melanin-rich skin to thrive in hot, humid climates with continual sunshine; that’s the physiology. So when these environmental needs aren’t met, our skin suffers for it.
Here are a few of the main factors:
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Certain medications
- Unbalanced diet
- Excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption
- Cold, dry climates
How to bring that glow back!
Our best solutions for maintaining a glowing and radiant complexion:
- Stay consistent with your water intake
- Consume a varied and nutrient-rich diet
- Daily vitamin D supplementation
- Regular exfoliation
- Skincare with cell-renewing ingredients
Here’s the glow-getting routine we’d recommend:
Step 1. Cleanse
Boasting a concentration of over ten precious natural oils and actives, the Come Clean Cleansing Oil creates a powerful source of antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients that immediately addresses the signs of dehydration. With the help of deeply moisturizing Linseed Oil, restorative Olive Oil, and ultra-hydrating Squalane, this delightfully nourishing cleanser operates to keep your complexion fresh, clean, and glowing.
Step 2. Exfoliate
To prevent inflammation from a mechanical exfoliator, we can’t recommend the powerful—yet gentle—chemical and enzymatic To Be Clear Exfoliant Mask. As melanin-rich skin naturally has a higher cell turnover rate compared to lighter skin tones, removing dead skin cells effectively is crucial for happy, healthy skin. Glycol and Salicylic Acids work efficiently to ‘unglue’ any sebum, debris, and dead skin cells, while Fermented Pumpkin Fruit enzymes completely remove them. This high-functioning duo never fails to reveal a newer, brighter you.
Step 3. Treat
Inject your skin with a potent cocktail of truly transformative ingredients to supercharge hydration levels, balance oil production, and exude a polished clarity. It’s in this particular step that the greatest changes to your complexion will be made, and it’s time for the Sevenly Delight Brightening Serum to shine. Working to normalize pigmentation through biodynamic ingredients, this radiance-boosting treatment is loading with powerhouse brightening botanicals. Acerola Cherry Extract is full to the brim with antioxidants and vitamin C, which eliminates free radicals to effectively brighten a dull complexion, while Alpha Arbutin combats the signs of hyperpigmentation for a uniform finish. Although this serum is a glowing-skin dream come true, the collaboration of cleansing and exfoliating allows this brightening serum to be revolutionary.
You can find all three glow-getting products in our 3-Step Hydro Pigmentation Set For Darker Skin Tones, where you’ll find the recipe to resolve hyperpigmentation, while bouncing back from dehydration. Don’t forget to take the Skin Quiz for your uniquely customized formulation, and of course, to get your glow back.