Skin Radiance


Ask anyone to describe skin conditions they wish to have and chances are, radiant skin will be among those listed along with clear and unblemished skin. Bright and radiant skin is always a plus for everyone, male or female. In fact, radiant skin is always seen in a positive light as it equates to healthy skin.

So what can you do to improve skin radiance? There are certain products and natural ways for you to get that natural glowing skin. In this article, we will be talking all about skin radiance and how you can achieve that!


What is radiant skin?

There are many factors that play a role in affecting skin radiance such as smoothness, blood circulation and sun damage, to name a few, which we will talk about later. 

To put it simply, skin radiance is the glowy, bright look that is commonly associated with healthy and well-rested skin. 

We all need help to enhance this look, which has gained a lot of popularity lately due to its more natural look.

Fortunately, there are ways to achieve it. Although everyone’s skin is different, educating yourself on what may or may not help you to get that glowy look can make all the difference.  


How does Asian skin differ in terms of skin radiance?

One of the main factors that people do not like to talk about is genetics. There is no one-stop fits all solution. Although there are many articles and posts concerning skincare, most of them are catered towards the Western market and skincare.

While it is a given that Asians have darker skin tones due to melanin, it does not, in any way, mean that Asians cannot achieve radiant skin. It just shines in a different way.

The uniqueness of asian skin requires different care. Factors such as slower aging due to skin thickness packed with collagen and hyperpigmentation from a high amount of melanin all play a role in skin radiance. Asian skin is also more prone to dehydration which means that it may result in dry and dehydrated, scal, itchy skin that looks ugly. 

Other unique characteristics of Asian skin include it being more prone to scarring, producing a lot of oil and is highly sensitive – all play an effect on achieving glowing skin.


Factors that play a role in skin radiance

There are several factors that play a role in getting that ever elusive skin radiance. Take these factors into consideration before deciding on a skin care routine to help enhance or improve skin problems, and you might just end up with radiant skin.

1. Reflectivity of the skin cells

Some skins may seem dull because there are dead skin cells that pile up which diffuses light. When cell renewal is optimized, skin will glow when it is smooth. 

As we grow older, the process of cell renewal slows down. It will then result in more and more dull skin as it loses its reflective qualities. If you observe carefully, children and teenagers generally have more radiant skin and glow easily as their cell renewal is quicker than adults. 

2. Blood circulation

Have you ever noticed that your skin is flushed or glowing after a hard workout? Even after you have showered, there are times when your skin just glows. 

This glow is caused by increased blood circulation which makes your skin appear rosy. The blood circulated to your skin flushes blood to the surface of your cheeks or skin. 

Through this increased blood circulation, toxins are carried to the sweat glands so that you can excrete it as well. Therefore, you get healthier skin. 

If you’ve ever wondered why pregnant ladies appear so glowing, it’s because their blood circulation is naturally boosted!

3. Smoothness and evenness of skin texture

The smoother your skin, the greater its reflectivity. If your skin is uneven, light can be trapped instead of reflected. Therefore, skin will look dull and tired. 

4. Clean skin

Removing all the dirt, oil and particles that clog your pores can do wonders for your skin. Imagine all the icky stuff on your skin. It causes dullness and makes radiant skin even more elusive if your skin is unclean.

Make sure your day and night skin care routine includes cleansers or face wash.

5. Sun damage

If you haven’t heard it by now, the sun is your skin’s worst enemy. Exposure to the UV rays will increase melanin production. This leads to dull clouds of pigmentation under your skin and causes you to have an uneven complexion. 

UV radiation also generates free radicals in your skin. These unstable molecules can cause oxidative stress, thus degrading collagen and aging your skin prematurely. 


How to improve skin radiance?

There are, of course, simple things you can do to improve your skin’s radiance. Below is a pretty comprehensive list… 

1. Nutrient rich diet 

Your diet is extremely important when it comes to improving your skin’s radiance. Ensuring you get the proper and right amount of nutrients in your diet is essential! We cannot stress this enough. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body and it needs the proper nutrients and care!

Did you know that Vitamin C is the all-star ingredient that is essential for that glow? Vitamin C encourages collagen production and brightens the skin! It can also improve pigmentation caused by sun exposure or damage. 

Other vitamins such as Vitamin B (slows down aging) and Vitamin D (prevents breakouts) can be added to your diet. 

Another nutrient you can increase intake on is omega-3. These fatty acids are responsible for maintaining the healthy membranes around your skin cells. You can get a healthy dose of omega-3 by visiting your local pharmacy and getting the supplements or eating a lot of fish!

But first, it is probably wise to do a detox! Cut out alcohol and sugar for at least five days, drink lots of water, limit salty snacks and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

You will likely see an improvement in your skin after that. Then you can increase your intake of all the vitamins and minerals necessary. 

But above all – stay hydrated. Drink that bottle of water. No matter what you do, if you are not well hydrated, your skin will show it.

2. Skin care routine

It is a given that your skin care routine plays an important role in achieving that glowy look and anyone with a proper and suitable skincare routine can achieve it. All you have to do is to find your perfect combination of products to enhance the skin! 

The most important step to great skin that people always overlook is sunscreen. To protect your skin and achieve a glowing look, always apply sunscreen!

Even if it is not sunny outside, you should apply sunscreen every day because UV rays can be found anywhere, especially in this technological age. Did you know that your screens reflect UV rays? 

You should wash your face at least twice a day. Remember that skin cleanliness plays a role in causing dull skin if there is dirt or oil on it. 

Apply a toner. This will allow all other products you apply on your face to penetrate deeper into your skin.

In the morning, massage a serum or oil onto your face to get your blood moving (remember blood circulation helps). Following that, moisturizer should be applied at night and occasionally in the morning. By now, the mantra “dry skin makes your face look dull” should be embedded into your minds.

Once or twice a week, exfoliate! It gets rids of dead skin cells so that the skin underneath it can shine. 

Do all of the above and see your skin radiance improve daily. 

3. Careful selection of skin radiance products 

Of course, you have to be careful to use the right products! It’s pointless to have all the right routines in place if you don’t have the right products.

Look out for products with vitamin C in it. As we mentioned above, Vitamin C brightens skin!

Some dermatologists also recommend retinoids so you can watch out for that ingredient in your skin care products. 

Choose a suitable exfoliator like a face scrub that has a brightening effect. 

You can also try brightening skincare ingredients. Topical treatments like serums and moisturizers work great. Just look for those with terms such as “brightening” or “skin tone-evening” on it. 

If all else fails and your skin refuses to cooperate, a highlighter can be used to hack your glow.

Get a colour that is more natural to your skin tone and use it. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us! 


What products make your skin glow?

We would recommend using the Anti-Aging Revival Serum for all the best benefits and getting the glowing skin we all covet. 

A serum that repairs your skin from damage due to UV exposure, it also reprograms your skin cells to slow down the aging process. 

As it contains the Resurrection plant, Haberlea Rhodopensis leaf extract, applying it to your face speeds up cell regeneration and restores the skin cells to its youthful appearance, giving you the look of youth – radiant skin! 


Final words

Radiant skin is not out of your reach. By carefully evaluating the products you use and the food you consume, you may be able to achieve the look of youthfulness easily. If not, a proper skincare routine will help. We look forward to seeing your beautiful, healthy and radiant skin!

With love,

Coreenna Ong

Coreenna Ong

Co-founder and Head of Research

Ms Ong has more than 25 years of extensive experiences in research and development, conceptualization, formulation, and production process development. She is currently the Head of Research and Development at aspurely skincare.

She has authored 2 best-selling Beauty and Wellness books with Marshall Cavendish, Nature’s Spa: DIY Beauty Treatments and Nature’s Treats: Recipes for Wellness, which are currently available in the Singapore National Library collection.

Ms Ong was also a Beauty columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore's largest Chinese-language newspaper publication, with huge regional presence. As its weekly expert contributor, she shared the latest research and technologies from the Beauty industry, and addressed many readers’ skincare issues and concerns, offered beauty tips, quick fixes and insider knowledge.


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