Would You Like Glowing Skin?

We've all heard the term "Glowing Skin" ... but what exactly is it and how do we get a glowing complexion?....

How would you like to have glowing skin? Industry experts would describe a glowing skin to be:

  • hydrated, plumped and have a dewy appearance
  • smooth in texture and tone
  • minimised pores
  • healthy in colour due to good circulation

Healthy skin is a glowing skin, however with factors such as stress, environmental pollution, lack of sleep and ageing affecting our skin in a negative way, it's no surprise we are all looking to achieve glowing skin.

For some skin types a glowing complexion can feel almost impossible to reveal; oily, enlarged pores, dry, flaky, sensitive skins and those with a dull texture are amongst some of those skin types looking for a healthier complexion. There is good news though, as a consistent skincare routine with healthy effective products and some lifestyle changes can turn the dullest complexion into a glowing healthy one!

There are some ways you can achieve glowing skin naturally. Daily exercise, a healthy diet, proper hydration and a good skincare routine are amongst the key factors for healthy skin.

Our Top 10 Tips For Glowing Skin:

  1. Cleansing - cleanse daily to eliminate impurities, toxins and debris.
  2. Make-up - cleansing is not just for the morning! Cleanse at night also, especially if you wear makeup.
  3. Serums - concentrated bottles of joy for your skin. Brimming with botanical actives, use 1-2 times/day.
  4. Protection - wear mineral SPF protection every day - even on a cloudy day!
  5. Your New BFF - make water your best friend.
  6. Healthy Inside and Out - eat a healthy diet as healthy skin is a result of what you feed your body and your skin!
  7. Exercise - get your muscles moving every day, even your facial muscles!
  8. Sleep - a good nights sleep is a key factor for healthy skin.
  9. Say NO - to parabens, sulphates, phthalates, propylene glycol, artificial colours and fragrances.
  10. Say YES - to healthy botanical ingredients.

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies! It needs nourishment and hydration. Hydrating your skin is one of the easiest ways to get glowing skin. Hydrated skin will:

  • appear healthier
  • minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • keep your skin clearer from blemishes
  • reduce water retention

When your body and therefore your skin is dehydrated it simply doesn't function as it should, for example, cell turnover slows down, which in turn causes a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin resulting in dull looking skin, rough texture and possibly clogged pores! Drinking water is one of the simplest ways to keep your skin and body healthier. Consuming enough water every day will help to flush away toxins and excess sodium, increases blood flow to your cells so they are nourished and work more efficiently, whilst aiding in the healing and repairing processes in your body.

It is well known that antioxidants are vital in the health of our bodies and the youthfulness of our skin, and it's no secret that sugar, processed foods and saturated and trans fats destroy the nutrients our skin needs to prevent it from looking dull, fatigued, uneven in skin tone and prone to breakouts. For some of us, certain foods such as; wheat or dairy can cause inflammation leading to blotchy, irritated, thinner skin and possibly more advanced skin concerns. Foods high in antioxidants work hard to restore the balance in our skin, destroying free radicals and protecting us from the cellular damage and premature ageing they cause. Free radicals weaken the body and skin on a cellular level, leaving us more prone to damage and environmental stressors. There are many foods that are high in antioxidants and a colourful diet full of fruit and vegetables will play an important part in protecting our skin against free radicals and environmental stressors. Antioxidants that are ideal for the skin:

  • Lycopene a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes
  • Resveratrol a polyphenol that is especially good at fighting free radical damage and found in pistachios, grapes, blueberries, cranberries and dark chocolate!
  • Ginger is anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants
  • Chia Seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids to nourish and strengthen cells


Move your muscles! Not just your body but your facial muscles too. Now we don't mean run a marathon, but daily exercise and movement have a big impact on the look of your glowing skin. Walking, yoga, Pilates, taking the stairs and not the lift all contribute to improving your overall health and your complexion. The increased circulation from movement brings fresh blood, nutrients and oxygen to your cells, which not only feeds the cells with energy but gives you that natural, healthy glowing skin! Exercise generally increases perspiration too which is a natural way for the body to eliminate toxins and impurities. An increase in perspiration induces the body to release hormones, nutrients and oxygen when you need it the most!

“Moving your body is medicine. It allows for detoxification by flushing all of the organs, it increases respiration, it lubricates joints and strengthens muscles. All of this leads to healthier, happier skin.” explains Dr. Genieve Burly.

Try incorporating a little facial massage or facial yoga into your daily routine, a few simple steps can aid the skin by boosting circulation, detoxification and helping lymph drainage as well as giving a boost to collagen and elastin production. Using either just your fingertips or a Gua Sha stone or Jade Roller you can benefit from a simple routine to work out the muscles of your face. Incorporate a facial oil full of plant botanicals to help with your massage movements and enhance the glowing results!

Go Pro with a professional treatment at an Eminence salon or spa near you. Professional stimulating treatments such as; micro needling, microcurrents, LED etc. offer deeper benefits to your skin, they are best performed by a trained professional to ensure safe, visible results

Eminence salons and spas may also offer "hot" treatments with Eminences unique spicy stimulating peels, masques and treatments. Utilising the benefits of herbs and spices that induce a healthy glow these products will leave your skin plumped, nourished, glowing and detoxified. Some of the benefits of a hot or warming treatment include:

  • a more even skin tone, minimised dark spots and an overall brighter complexion
  • pores are refined and minimised
  • intense hydration and plumped skin cells
  • impurities and excess oils are absorbed, leaving a clearer skin
  • fine lines and wrinkles are minimised

Eminence has a variety of professional only and retail products that are stimulating. A retail option for use at home is the Turmeric Energizing Treatment with Citrine Gemstone, Turmeric and Zeolite and is a 3-in-1 treatment masque. The warming sensation of zeolite in this product helps to awaken the skin, open the pores and energise your complexion, giving you that glowing skin look. Citrine is the gemstone of light and happiness, recharging our bodies to feel energised and motivated! Turmeric is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient leaving the skin youthful and radiant. This exfoliating treatment masque is a great product to improve your skins appearance and health.

Brightening your skin tone can achieve a glowing complexion as sun damage, ageing and lifestyle factors can produce uneven skin tone, dark spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. Incorporating brightening products into your daily routine with ingredients such as stone crop, licorice root and bearberry will brighten and lighten areas of pigmentation and dark spots and give you a more even skin tone. These brightening ingredients also give an already even skin tone a brighter, revitalised, glowing skin look overall.

Another key factor for a glowing complexion is Exfoliation! Your skin will look dull, tired and feel rougher with a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Removal of this dead layer will reveal healthier, more youthful skin cells that naturally give you glowing skin. Eminence has lots of options for exfoliation including 2-in-1 exfoliating cleansers, chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants that polish and remove the dead skin layer. Regular exfoliation (2-3 times per week) keeps your skin fresh and healthy and allows your other products to absorb easier into the skin for better results.

When the skin is properly polished and fresh, it helps light bounce off the skin – lending to the idea of a radiant glow. Jennifer Graf, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City explains. “Your complexion looks radiant when it’s smooth enough to reflect light. Dead skin cells pile up, diffusing the light and making skin dull.” 

Hydration is also important for that healthy glow especially after exfoliation, facial oils are one of the best options to lock hydration into those newly exposed skin cells. One of our favourite facial oils is the Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil with Marula Oil and Camellia Oil.

Positivity and inner peace is our final tip for that perfect glow. Botanicals can do a fabulous job of revitalising a dull complexion but it is just as important to realise, that a healthy body comes from both inside and out. Whole body wellness and positive lifestyle habits will enhance a good skincare routine. For some of us, a wholesome life includes a positive mindset, along with natural botanicals try incorporating gemstones or crystals to calm a busy routine and induce inner peace and harmony. The Gemstone Collection from Eminence harnesses both the power of organic botanicals and natural gemstones to re-energise the skin, giving you that glowing skin look, as well as energising the mind! Malachite, Citirne and Pink Tourmaline evoke energy, positivity and inner peace, treating your skin from the inside out to leave you glowing from head to toe!

If you would like to know more about Eminence Organic Skincare treatments please contact one of our Spa and Salon Partners for more details on their treatment options.

.Inspired by: Laura Leiva,


Glowing Skin