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Glow Up: Unveiling the Secrets to Radiant Skin

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Published: November 30, 2023

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Ever find yourself wishing that you had brighter and more radiant skin?

Today, Bionyx is going to share some of the most influential secrets behind achieving a luminescent glow. Read on to find out exactly what you need to do to give your skin a lustrously lit-from-within finish.

Cleanse Correctly

Rhodium Mousse Cleanser

In order for your skin to glow, it needs to be able to reflect light. The better it does this, the more illuminated it will look.

However, if your skin is dirty, light won’t be able to bounce off it properly, immediately giving it a dull and lackluster finish. Your skin may not look dirty to the naked eye but, unless you’ve recently cleansed it, you can be sure that it is. Everything from sebum and dead skin cells to environmental pollutants quickly pile up on the skin’s surface, reducing its radiance. Even if you cleanse in the morning, you’ll still be left with a significant build-up by the end of the day.

The best way to get around this is to cleanse your skin twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser that offers moisturizing properties, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Mousse Cleanser. It contains a blend of humectants, which are moisture-binding ingredients that boost the skin’s moisture content. This ensures a splash of hydration each time you cleanse, which, as you’re about to find out, is something else that’s crucial if you’re trying to achieve beautifully radiant skin…

Give Your Skin Multiple Layers of Hydration

Facial Toner

The skin needs plenty of hydration in order to look healthy and dewy. While a single hydrating product may suffice when you’re young, the skin’s ability to retain moisture declines as it ages. This is why it can be beneficial to ensure that you’re giving your skin hydrating compounds in several stages of your skincare routine.

The cleanser that we featured above is a good way to start. Adding a toner to your routine will also help to provide some hydration. Again, look for a formula containing humectants, just like the Bionyx Rhodium Facial Toner. This toner also boasts niacinamide, an ingredient that has been proven to be highly capable of reducing the amount of moisture that the skin loses through evaporation.

Next up, look for a hydrating serum, such as the Bionyx Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum. Apply this to your skin immediately after toning, preferably while your skin is still damp.

Then, follow up with a hydrating face cream. The Rhodium Essential Day Cream, for example, not only provides an extra dose of moisture but also forms a seal over the skin’s surface to prevent that moisture from evaporating away. 

With all of this hydration, it won’t be long before your skin truly glows!

Brighten a Dull Complexion With Vitamins and Antioxidants


In addition to dirt and a lack of hydration, environmental damage can also be detrimental to the skin’s natural radiance. Everything from UV rays to pollution can cause the skin to look dull and rough.

Fortunately, it’s possible to turn this around and repair the visible effects of environmental damage with the use of vitamins and antioxidants. Research confirms that these ingredients can significantly reduce the look of free radical damage, which, in turn, slows down how quickly the complexion ages.

Again, just like when hydrating your skin, you’ll experience the best results if you add vitamins and antioxidants to several stages of your skincare routine. Treat yourself to the cleanser and toner that we featured earlier and you’ll already be halfway there.

When it comes to deciding which vitamins and antioxidants to use, there’s no denying that some are more effective than others. Vitamin C, for example, is both a vitamin and an antioxidant, which is why it’s so powerful. You’ll find it in our BioLift Platinum Deep Wrinkle Concentrate. This serum also contains vitamins A and E, both of which are antioxidants too, as well as sunflower seed oil, which is loaded with natural antioxidant compounds!

Shield Your Skin From UV Rays

Although antioxidants can really help to reduce the appearance of dullness and UV damage, it goes without saying that your skin would be better off if it didn’t have to deal with this damage at all in the first place. This will keep it feeling much healthier overall, making it much easier for you to achieve radiant skin.

One mistake that many make when it comes to sun protection is only using it during the summer months. Unfortunately, UV rays wreak their damage throughout the year, meaning that year-round protection is needed if you want to keep your complexion bright and clear.

Knowing when to reapply your sunscreen is vital too. A single application in the morning isn’t going to cut it. Just about every sunscreen out there will only provide protection for a few hours. To ensure that your skin is sufficiently shielded from UV rays, you’ll need to reapply your sunscreen a few times a day.

Exfoliate For Instant Radiance

Complex Facial Peeling

The skin regeneration cycle involves your skin producing new skin cells in its deeper layers, before sending these up to the surface of the skin. After spending some time on the surface, those cells die off. Your skin then needs to shed them in order for the new skin cells that lie beneath to show through.

When you’re young, this process occurs smoothly. However, as you age, it slows down. Instead of the skin shedding its dead cells every two or three weeks, like it did when you were a teenager, it can take one to two months once you reach your 40s, with further age increases reducing this even more.

The result is skin that looks rough and dull since it’s covered with old and dead skin cells, rather than fresh new ones. This is why exfoliation is so important if you’re hoping for radiant skin. It gives you the opportunity to remove that layer of dead skin cells smothering your skin’s surface, so that all of those new cells become visible, leaving your skin looking smoother and brighter.

If you don’t yet have a go-to exfoliator, check out Bionyx’s Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling. This exquisite, gel-like formula thoroughly exfoliates the complexion while also infusing it with humectants and colloidal platinum to give it a gorgeous glow!

Adjust Your Skincare With the Seasons

It can sometimes take several months to establish a skincare routine that’s beneficial for your skin. However, once you do, it’s important not to get complacent. Sure, the products that you’re using may be right for your skin at the moment, but once the seasons change, you’ll need to reassess your routine once again.

Why? Because your skin’s needs will change with the seasons. During the summer months, when the weather is warm and humid, the skin produces more oil. If you want radiant skin rather than greasy skin, you’ll need to lighten up your skincare routine while also ensuring that your cleanser is powerful enough to tackle all of that extra sebum.

Once the colder weather rolls around, sebum production starts to slow down. At this point, you’ll need to add in thicker and richer skincare products to make up for this. This will help you to avoid the dryness and flaking that often accompanies cold and dry weather.

Practice a Few Stress Reduction Techniques

Have you ever noticed that your skin seems to look worse whenever you’re feeling stressed? There’s a reason for this…

Whenever you’re stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. This hormone can actually be helpful in small amounts as it enables the brain and the body to efficiently deal with that stressful situation.

However, in the long term, too much cortisol can be detrimental. It has a number of effects on the complexion, from increasing sebum production to dehydrating the skin. Some people experience acne, others notice dryness and flaking…the symptoms of stressed-out skin can vary, but none of them are good!

If you want radiant skin, then stress reduction is key. Keep your mind as calm and relaxed as possible and your complexion will respond in the same way. 

There are numerous stress reduction methods out there that you can try. Deep breathing, meditation, and yoga are all extremely effective, as is simply spending some time in nature. Exercise, laughing, and connecting with other people can also help to lower stress levels, along with the amount of cortisol shooting through your body.

Eat the Right Nutrients

While your skincare routine is important, the products that you apply only penetrate your skin to a certain extent. Most skincare products work solely on the surface layer, meaning that the deeper layers of your skin rely on internal nutrients in order to thrive.

This is why a healthy and balanced diet is crucial for radiant skin. This means consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which will provide your skin with vitamins and antioxidants. These should be combined with whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of nuts and seeds. Together, these ingredients will feed your skin cells from within, giving them the nutrients that they need to look and feel luminescent and healthy.

Of course, in addition to eating the right foods, it’s also important to avoid foods that damage the skin. Sugar and salt are big culprits. They dehydrate the skin while also causing the skin’s proteins to degrade at a faster rate, meaning that the skin aging process is then accelerated.

Alcohol is something else worth avoiding as much as possible. While the occasional drink isn’t going to do too much harm, alcohol has a severely dehydrating effect on the complexion. As we discussed earlier, hydration is everything if you want radiant skin, and this is something that alcohol consumption will interfere with.

Enjoy Radiant Skin With Bionyx

It may seem as though some people are blessed with naturally radiant skin but, for the most part, it’s usually something that needs to be worked at. In order for your skin to radiate and glow with health, it needs the right care, both internally and externally. If you’ve been struggling with a complexion that looks dull and tired, try following all of the tips that we’ve shared today and you’ll likely soon start to see some big improvements in how bright and illuminated your skin looks!

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