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HOW TO GET GLOWING SKIN

We always want our skin to maintain its natural-looking glow, but busy lifestyles and everyday stress can lead to dull, uneven and tired-looking skin. Discover our top tips and glow-boosting skincare essentials to bring back your healthy-looking glow from the inside out.

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Mariah Idrissi, model, public speaker and influencer, shares her four easy skincare tips to get glowing skin. She talks cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising your way to a radiant complexion with her secret ingredient – a little bit of self-love!

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Lather up with our refreshing Carrot Wash Energising Face Cleanser. Skin feels cleansed, smoother, energised and purified from daily urban grime.

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Skin lacking a little radiance? Gently exfoliate your face with our Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel. Our energising and refreshing ‘glow-meister’.

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Moisturise with our Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser. Made with camu camu berries, known for being rich in vitamin C, it’s perfect for freshening up sleepy, dull skin.

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Spritz our almost cloud-like Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF30 PA++ to help skin look more radiant and to help protect it from aggressors. Use with your SPF.

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Our glow enhancing skincare essentials

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Discover our Carrot range

Grow into your glow with our refreshingly radiant Carrot skincare collection. Each bottle is made with the goodness of carrot extract, thought to help promote a soft, sunny glow, and Community Fair Trade aloe vera from Mexico to help skin feel recharged.

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Discover our Vitamin C range

Skin lost its zing? Get it back by packing a daily dose of vitamin C into your skincare routine. Made with vitamin C, thought to be the ultimate antidote for tired complexions, our routine helps offset daily aggressors and revive radiance, making it a friend to skin when it’s short on spark.

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Prolonged exposure to pollution can make your skin look dull

If lacklustre skin is one of your skincare pet peeves, read on as we uncover the reasons why your complexion seems to have lost its natural glow. There is a whole host of reasons why your skin looks dull —dehydration, stress, hormones, sun exposure, excess of dead skin cells, etc. Among the most common reasons for dull and tired-looking skin is exposure to pollution.

Air pollution is believed to have potentially harmful effects on your skin and to help accelerate the skin ageing process. Smoke, smog and sunlight can create ‘free radicals’; pollution particles that sap the skin’s natural ability to act as a protective barrier. Exposure to pollution can weaken the skin, leading it to appear dull, lacking in radiance and vitality. Thorough daily cleansing is vital if you live in a high-pollution area. City types, listen up: help revive dull skin with our anti-pollution skincare routine.

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Our top picks for protecting your skin from pollution

City dwellers and urbanites might be more aware of feeling grubby after a day of battling through buses, trains and traffic. Equally, factory emissions and even volcanoes and wildfires can contribute to pollution when particles or gases from these natural occurrences end up in our air. (Did we need another reason to help take better care of the planet?)

To give skin a fighting chance, make sure to cleanse it as soon as you get home. While our cleansers and toners help refresh your skin, targeted moisturisers, face peels and serums help defend against environmental aggressors and counteract their effects on skin.

Check out our full guide to helping protect your skin from pollution and environmental aggressors.

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Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50++++

Help moisturise skin and protect against daily environmental aggressors with this light formula. Use every day with your primary sunscreen to help top-up your SPF. Made with red algae extract and vitamin C, skin is left looking plumped with moisture.

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Drops of Youth™ Liquid Peel

Gently exfoliate with our new and improved Liquid Peel. Massage it into skin to help lift impurities and clear skin from pollution. Now made with 93% ingredients of natural origin, this revolutionary gel-to-peel formula leaves skin feeling smoothed and purified.

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Drops of Youth™ Concentrate

Smooth things over with our seriously loved Concentrate. Apply morning and night to help smooth skin and protect it from daily environmental aggressors. Massage it into your skin to help get your glow back and for skin that feels fresh. All it takes is a couple of drops.

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Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Our super-loved Vitamin E Moisture Cream is perfect for hydrating all skin types, even dry skin. Made with hyaluronic acid and raspberry seed oil, it helps restore moisture and lock in that much-needed H2O, leaving skin looking hydrated and instantly healthier.

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Model holding Drops of Youth Concentrate with a green quotation mark next to it

“Got my glow back. My skin feels smoother already.”

– FLORENCE582 from thebodyshop.com

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Lifestyle tips for glowing skin

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1. Citrus fruits

Oranges and grapefruits aren’t just tasty – they’re also a great source of vitamin C. Studies have shown that a diet rich in vitamin C can help your skin appear visibly renewed. Freshly squeezed OJ, anyone?

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2. Avocados

Eating a healthy diet can give you a healthy-looking glow. Nutrient-rich avocados are great for a balanced diet as they provide your body with vitamin C and skin-loving unsaturated fatty acids, which can help promote healthy-looking skin.

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3. Exercise

Exercise is the perfect natural remedy for helping dull, tired complexions appear brighter and healthier. It helps opens up tiny arteries to increase blood flow to the surface of the skin which helps revive that healthy-looking glow.

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4. Drink water

If you’re exercising regularly, it’s essential to replace the fluids your body loses through sweat. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water (around 2 litres) helps keep your skin hydrated, preventing it from feeling dry and looking lacklustre.

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5. Cut back on caffeine

Caffeine increases the amount of water we lose from our body, which means consuming too much can dehydrate the skin. Try reducing your daily caffeine intake to help maintain your healthy-looking complexion.

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6. Sleep

Replace that extra cup of coffee with an extra hour of beauty sleep. Getting an early night gives you and your body more time to recover so when you wake up, your skin is left feeling fresher and looking more revitalised.

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7. Hit back at the hangover

Late nights and alcohol don’t just affect your body – they affect your skin too. Alcohol dehydrates the body which can result in dull, tired-looking skin. Make sure you drink plenty of water. And remember the adage: eat before you drink.

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8. Try a superfood smoothie

You’ve seen the glow-reviving smoothies at your favourite café. Packed with multivitamins, they help restore lost nutrients and bring back your natural-looking glow. Try taking a multivitamin or whipping up a superfood smoothie of your own.

*Impact of pollution on skin ageing was not subject of The Body Shop study.