jane iredale Glow Time Pro

Think back to the first time you ever tried a foundation, powder, or concealer – was it easy? Was the color a perfect match? Or worse, did it feel like a mask? For me, it was always a struggle until I found jane iredale makeup. Nothing feels as good as it does on my skin, so when I heard about the NEW Glow Time Pro BB Cream, I was excited and curious about the improvements to the formula I already loved. The new Glow Time Pro BB Cream, is a weightless, skin-loving formula that resists transfer, nourishes, and protects with SPF 25 across all 14 shades so you don’t have to worry about your makeup wearing you.

What Is BB Cream?

Some BB Creams are tinted moisturizers with added skincare benefits, but our Glow Time Pro BB Cream is so much more than that. Buildable with medium to full coverage, Glow Time Pro takes liquid foundations to the next level by nourishing while it conceals blemishes, sunspots, or discoloration and evens your skin tone. The result? A radiant, satin finish and seamless coverage.

Why Wear a BB Cream vs Foundation?

While it comes down to personal preference, Glow Time Pro BB Cream also acts as skincare, thanks to ingredients like Sunflower Seed Oil, Apple Extract, and Grapefruit Extract. Each ingredient was chosen to nurture the skin, all while you’re wearing your daily makeup. A BB Cream has buildable coverage whereas a foundation might be full coverage only. I’ll sometimes only wear Glow Time, using it as my base and concealer, building up in areas I need a little help (usually on weekends, or days I need to fake a glow, like I was just on vacation).

Glo Time Pro Ingredients

Color Matching with Glow Time Pro BB Cream

Glow Time Pro BB Cream comes in 14 shades which reveal and work with your skin tone once blended in. To find your shade, we would invite you to find your closest jane iredale retailer to get shade-matched or use our handy Foundation Finder Quiz. Otherwise, start with your skin tone (fair, medium, dark, etc.) and undertone (cool, neutral, warm — read more on that here) and select the closest shade. The beauty of Glow Time Pro BB Cream is each shade can suit many different skin tones.

How to Apply NEW Glow Time Pro BB Cream

Glow Time Pro BB Cream has a unique formula, and we suggest a unique application process — Dot. Blend. Reveal.

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How to apply BB Cream:

  1. Start with clean, moisturized skin that has been prepped with Smooth Affair Face Primer
  2. Dot a half pump of the BB Cream all over your face (cheeks, forehead, and nose)
  3. Blend quickly (the formula is self-setting) with fingers or the Blending/Contour Brush until the product is no longer visible
  4. Reveal your radiant complexion! After about 30 seconds, the shade will have adjusted to your skin, showcasing a glowier you.
  5. Set with the Hydration Spray of your choosing for long-lasting hydration and staying power

Depending on the final look you want, try wearing different Smooth Affair Primers underneath! (Illuminating Glow looks stunning and so radiant.)

I can’t wait for you to experience the YOU and improved Glow Time Pro BB Cream. A little goes a long way to keep your skin nourished, protected, and flawless. You’ll #GlowLikeAPro in no time!

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Does blush disappear on your face? It used to evaporate on mine, so I always left the house looking like a clown, hoping it would last till noon. Recently, I was lucky enough to have my makeup done at an event by our makeup artist and educator, the amazing Kevin Mendelson. He told if my blush disappears, then my skin was dehydrated. I started using Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizerevery day under my PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation (I used to just use it on weekends instead of foundation) and I also began taking omega fatty acid supplements. My skin looks more plump and smooth than it has in ages. Sometimes I even forget to moisturize after cleansing because it doesn’t feel tight! Best of all, I applied my makeup at 8 o’clock this morning and I just checked in the mirror (it’s 3 pm); I don’t need a touch up. No more disappearing blush!

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How to apply Glow Time BB Cream


Our most frequently asked question about Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream is, how do you apply it? Today we will tackle that question and learn three ways to apply Glow Time BB Cream to get different coverage results, but first here’s a little more information for those of you who don’t know what Glow Time BB Cream is.

Glow Time BB Cream is jane iredale’s highest coverage foundation. It also provides Broad Spectrum SPF 25 and UVA P++ protection that is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. This is the highest SPF rating of all our foundations. Glow Time BB Cream is available in 10 shades. It is full of natural extracts that help cover blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It is also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested- so you can wear this with full confidence. Here is some more info on those hero ingredients and what they do:

  • Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance, minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles, and may help to fade uneven pigmentation.
  • Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in moisturizing vitamin E.
  • Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.

That’s great, but how do I apply BB cream?

There are a number of ways you can apply Glow Time BB Cream, but here are my top three favorites each should produce slightly different finishes so I have organized them by that.

For a Full Coverage Finish…


  • Start by priming and moisturizing your skin using BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer.
  • Squeeze a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream onto the tip of your pointer finger.
  • Using your three middle fingers from each hand, gently rub your fingertips together so that the BB Cream is spread evenly on all six fingers.
  • Now, begin gently tapping your fingertips all over your face.


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Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream

BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer
BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer

For a Medium Coverage Finish…

glow time full coverage bb cream, balance hydration spray, flocked sponge, apply bb cream for medium coverage finish

  • Start by priming and moisturizing your skin using Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener.
  • Spritz your Flocked Sponge 2-3 times with your favorite Hydration Spray (I love POMMISST).
  • Apply a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream on the spritzed area of the Flocked Sponge.
  • Gently apply to your face using the sponge in gentle downward motions and blend well. Don’t forget your jawline and neck!
  • If you still need a little extra coverage in some areas, gently pat the sponge over them.


glow time full coverage bb cream
Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream

pommisst hydration spray

Hydration Spray $30.00

flocked sponge

Flocked Sponge $5.50

For a Sheer-Medium Coverage Finish…

sheer-mediuk coverage foundation tip mix glow time bb cream with smooth affair facial primer

  • Apply 1/2 a pea size amount of Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener to your pointer fingertip.
  • Apply 1/2 a pea size amount of Glow Time BB Cream to the same finger tip.
  • Smear your fingertips together and gently rub on your face. You will still get all the benefits of both Smooth Affair and Glow Time but with a finish that is more similar to a Tinted Moisturizer.


glow time full coverage bb cream
Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream $48.00

Smooth affair facial primer & brightener

Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener $48.00

Glow Time BB Cream can also be used as a concealer by applying a little extra to any area that needs more coverage because of how pigmented this foundation is. The finish of Glow Time BB Cream is very luminous, so if you have oily prone skin or prefer a more matte look you may choose to apply a thin layer of PureMatte Finish Powder. The best part about makeup, is that there really aren’t any “rules”! So celebrated your creative freedom and try different application techniques until you find the one that works best for you. Then please come back and share because we love to hear what you’ve discovered!


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Have you ever had a beetroot juice? If not, then after reading these beetroot juice benefits for skin, we bet you will surely try it!

What is Beetroot?

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Beetroot is also known as ‘Beet’ in North America with the botanical name as ‘Beta Vulgaris’, and it grows as a root portion of the beet plant. There are majorly four types of Beets- Red beets, Golden beets, Baby beets, and Chioggia beets.

In ancient times, Romans, Greeks, and Babylonians used beet for its medicinal purposes. The most earlier mention of beetroot was in the 8th-century, during the period of Mesopotamia. It was also found on the Neolithic site of Aartswoud in the Netherlands.


Beetroot is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has Betalains, which is a bioactive compound that makes your skin younger. Beets contain iron, phosphorus, and protein, helpful in the pinkish glow of the skin. It also has Vitamin C that promotes fair complexion.

1 cup of organic beetroot juice contains-

  • Calories 91
  • Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.092 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
  • Cholesterol: l0 mg
  • Sodium: 193 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 21.29 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Sugars: 11.41 g
  • Protein 2.57 g
  • Calcium 28 mg
  • Iron: 1.52 mg
  • Potassium: 495 mg
  • Vitamin A: 47 IU
  • Vitamin C: 8.5 mg

Beetroot Juice Benefits For Skin

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From the past few years, beetroot gained a lot of popularity, as a new superfood. Although, it has its uses in many ways, like in salads, juice, vegetable, and commercial products. It’s not to mention that beetroot juice benefits for the skin are numerous, some of which are below:

1. Acne and Pimple Free Skin

Acne And Pimple Free Skin

Beetroots are a rich source of betalains, having anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. They help in removing acne and pimples on your skin. Drinking beetroot juice with carrot, cucumber or papaya has a lot of antioxidant properties which reduces acne and pimples by cleansing the toxins of your body. Either you can drink this delicious juice or apply it over your face, to get its amazing benefits.


Make a paste of beetroot juice with yogurt in 2:1 Proportion. Apply this paste gently all over your face. Leave it for 15 minutes then wash your face properly. Or simply extract some beetroot juice and drink it with your breakfast.

2. Improves Skin Glow

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Beetroot juice is an excellent source of iron, vitamin, and minerals. Not only its juice helps your skin from outside but from inside as well. This juice is rich in Vitamin C which has antioxidants properties that detoxify your body by purifying your blood, thus giving you glowing skin.


You can either drink the juice or apply it to your face to remove the dead skin cells. Leave this for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. This makes your skin soft and glowing.

3. Hydrates Dry Skin

Hydrates Dry Skin

Beetroot juice is the best way to hydrate your dry skin, especially in winter months. Even dry skin can lead to major skin diseases like eczema. Lack of collagen production can lead your skin to this condition. But don’t worry, being rich in Vitamin C, drinking beetroot juice increases collagen production. It is recommended to use honey and milk with beetroot juice to increase its positive effects. You can drink this juice or apply it as a face pack, as per your needs.


  • Make a mixture of beetroot juice with honey and milk. Apply this mixture gently on your dry skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with warm water.
  • In a glass full of beetroot juice, add 4-5 tbsp milk and 1 tsp honey and drink it with your evening snacks.

4. Removes Dark Spots and Dark Circles

Dark Spots And Dark Circles

In today’s fast-paced life, dark circles and dark spots are common problems. But now, you can say goodbye to them, thanks to the beetroot juice’s soothing effect. Beetroot juice is rich in Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and also a brightening agent, that removes dark spots and under-eye dark circles.


Take 1 tbsp of beetroot juice with almond oil. Gently massage under your eyes. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash your face with cold water. You can also drink a glass of Beetroot juice to work from within the body.

5. Wrinkle Free and Ageless Skin

Wrinkle Free And Ageless Skin

Decreased production of collagen in your body can cause wrinkles and fine lines. But beetroot juice prevents wrinkles and aging by increasing the collagen production with Vitamin C. It also has anti-oxidant properties that clean the toxins from your body, thereby giving you soft and ageless skin.


Mix beetroot juice with a little bit of honey and milk. Apply this mixture, as a face pack all over on your face, once or twice in a week, consistently for wrinkle-free skin.

6. Naturally Soft Lips

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If your lips are cracking or losing its moisture, then Beetroot juice is the solution. It makes your lips beautiful, and naturally healthier too.


Apply beet juice on your lips gently before sleeping every night. You can see its effect within 10 days. It makes your lips naturally soft and pink.

While most of the remedies feature on-face application, you can drink beet juice thrice in a week to clean your body from within. We hope these beetroot juice benefits for skin were enough to provoke you to grab a glass for yourself!

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7 Tips for a Beautiful Summer Glow!


Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow TipsFirst, let’s point out the obvious. I have VERY fair skin. I don’t/can’t tan… and tried numerous things in high school to get that glowy tanned look to no avail. Over the years, I’ve learned to really embrace and love my skin for what it is… instead, focusing on how I can naturally enhance what I have. While I won’t be the one with a tan during the summertime, I absolutely WILL rock a beautiful glow! 😉

I’m so excited to share some of my best tips with you for a gorgeous summer glow. You can do all or a few of these tips to achieve a beautiful and soft luminosity this summer. These will all work perfectly for every skin tone too!

Tip One: Try a dewy skin mist! This mist from Tatcha is my secret weapon. It’s perfect for all skin types too! I love spritzing this all over my face before applying foundation OR just using a little and not applying foundation at all! You can also apply a few sprays after your foundation routine or directly to your makeup brush to combine with your foundation. It leaves such a soft, healthy glow on the skin. Side note, the next photo makes me laugh because I always get a little nervous using face sprays, and you can totally see it in this picture… it’s the anticipation! 

Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow Tips Tip Two: Use an illuminating foundation. Matte foundation can give a flat look to the skin. So to add a glowy dimension, I love using a foundation that is more reflective and natural looking. This Vibrancy foundation from Josie Maran is a favorite. You can apply lightly for a more natural, sheer look or build it up a little more while still maintaining a gentle glow. I LOVE suggesting a beauty blender for foundation application; it gives such a beautiful, natural look and makes it SO easy to blend out your foundation perfectly. 

Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow Tips Tip Three: Another trick that I LOVE is mixing in a luminizing primer to my foundation. The Lumi Light Infusing Primer is a great, affordable option, and you can add it to your favorite foundation to give your skin luminosity. I just add one pump to the back of my hand and mix it together with my foundation before applying.

Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow Tips Tip Four: Bronzy-Champagne Eyes! When I’m wanting a more glowy look, I always reach for my shimmery champagne and bronzy eye shadows. These colors also make any eye color pop! My favorite tip is after doing a super natural eye, apply a light champagne shade to the center of your eyelid to give it a soft dimension, and then finish off the look by blending out a pretty bronze shade to the lower lash line. I love this shimmery champagne shade from Alima Pure in Venus. They are a natural brand that I definitely recommend checking out!

Summer Glow Tips Summer Glow Tips Tip Five: Find a bronzer that is a few shades darker than your natural skin tone and lightly dust the bronzer over your skin, neck and shoulders. This will add a nice warmth to your skin. I also love using bronzer as my blush to add a little bit of a sun-kissed finish to my cheeks.

Summer Glow Tips Tip Six: RMS Beauty makes a beautiful luminizer that catches the sun beautifully and is perfect for all skin tones. It leaves such a gorgeous natural glow! I love applying this to my cheekbones, highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and adding a little to my brow bone.

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Summer Glow Tips Tip Seven: Don’t stop with just your face! One of my favorite tips is to add a highlight to my shoulders and collarbone. This looks especially beautiful if you are wearing a tank top or off-the-shoulder top. When the sun catches your glow, you will look like a goddess!

Summer Glow Tips Bonus: Shimmery/Metallic lips are very in right now. Just add a little highlighter to the center area of your lips after applying your favorite lipstick to get a light, metallic look. Nudes and pinks look especially beautiful with this trick!

Summer Glow Tips I could probably talk about highlighters and makeup all day if you would let me. Anyone wanna come over for a slumber party and stay up watching movies, eating treats and playing makeup?! I’ve been really wanting to watch 13 Going on 30 again! 😉

Alright, babes! Time to glow and slay EVERYONE with your sensuous luminosity! Lots of Love, Sav.

Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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Find out how to glow up over the summer by reading this comprehensive article and help yourself in the upcoming hot summer season!

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Glowing up in summer is a challenging task. Although you can easily achieve it by using makeup products, however, it will not last long and might harm your skin with prolonged usage. Try the below-described tips to get naturally glowing skin this summer season!

How to Glow up Over the Summer?

By adding the following tips in your summer glow-up routine, you’ll surely transform your appearance quickly, without any harmful chemical-filled cosmetic products!

1. Drink Lots of Water

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As everybody knows, the human body is about 60% water. That’s why drinking 3-4 liters of water is a crucial part, not only for the skin’s appearance but also to maintain the overall body’s health as well. By doing this regularly, you’ll get a good glow-up without extra efforts.

2. Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation is the method of removing dead skin cells. It’s a vital part of a skincare regime to glow up this summer season. Try homemade exfoliator instead of chemical ones, 1-2 times a weak, to reap its multitude of benefits such as even skin tone, unclogged pores, acne-free skin, and enhanced blood circulation. But, if you want to exfoliate your whole body, then try out these 66 DIY Salt Scrub Recipes that will surely do the trick!

3. Try Essential Oils

Try Essential Oil

Essential oils are the essence of the flowers, leaves, or seeds of the plant. These oils are beneficial for dry, oily, and sensitive skin. Not only essential oils can glow up your overall look this summer, but they are also going to moisturize the dry skin, controlling the excess sebum production as well. But it’s highly recommended to consult your doctor before using any essential oils.

5. Face Masks

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If you want to get a glow-up skin using a single method, then face mask is your best option. It lifts out excess oils and releases trapped dirt from the skin’s pores for an instant glow. Furthermore, it also helps you to get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, and darker complexion as well. After exfoliating the skin, put on the face mask overnight and wash it off the next morning.

6. Sunscreen

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If you are a frequent traveler, then maintaining glowing skin is a vital and challenging job. That’s why, always put on sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher, before going outside. Try this homemade sunscreen lotion bar, instead of using the commercial one.

After reading the above summer glow up tips, you’ll surely know how to drastically change your appearance in the summertime without the use of any harmful chemical-filled skincare products. Hit the comment button below, as we would love to hear your precious suggestions!

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It’s interesting how excited we get as the seasons change from warm to cool.  So often the winter evokes lovely thoughts of snow-covered trees, crackling fireplaces and holiday cheer.  Unfortunately, winter also means less humidity and turning on our heaters which dehydrates our skin.  And as the cold weather makes us crave our favorite warm winter drinks like hot cocoa and pumpkin spice lattes, we always seem to forget that the sugar and caffeine in these drinks dehydrates our bodies even further which also takes its toll on our skin.  The result is dried, cracked hands, chapped lips and itchy sensitive skin that looks dull and textural.  And the longer winter persists, the harder it becomes to achieve a fresh skin glow.  So how we can we enjoy our winter wonderland without becoming dull, parched and shriveled?  Let’s look at a few “around the clock” solutions for winter skin:

When You Sleep: 

Very often we lose moisture while we sleep, especially if central heat or radiators are warming the room.  Start by using a humidifier which will add moisture back into the air and keep your skin more hydrated.  And never forget to wear a night cream.  Our BeautyPrep Moisturizer is a great choice loaded with Rose Essential Oils and Rose Stem Cells that drench you skin with moisture and sooth irritation while you sleep.  You’ll definitely notice a difference in the morning.  

In The Morning:

Always start your day by drinking a large glass of water as soon as you wake up.  No matter what the conditions, we typically loose water while we sleep so start by rehydrating.  Next, turn down the temperature in the shower.  Hot water can tend to deplete our skin of moisture.  When you do your morning skincare routine, we recommend adding BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum which is made from two different kinds of hyaluronic acid that enable your skin to retain 1000 times it’s weight in moisture.  You’ll love how silky smooth it makes your face feel!

At Breakfast:

As we mentioned earlier, caffeine and sugar can really take their toll on our skin so consider leaving off that second cup of coffee.  Along with your breakfast, we recommend taking Skin Omegas.  These powerhouse supplements increase skin’s ability to retain moisture and they reduce irritation.   You’ll find your skin will stay more hydrated and look less textural. 

Your Makeup Routine:

When it comes time to put on your makeup, hydrating products can make a huge difference in the way skin looks and feels.  For foundation, Liquid Minerals is perfect for creating a more hydrated complexion.  Made with a wonderfully humectant liposome technology formula that swells the surface of the skin creating a moist, dewy finish, Liquid Minerals is the winter go-to for makeup professionals.  For a hydrating blush, try our In Touch Cream Blush.  Made from super moisturizing Macadamia Oil, this formula will give your cheeks a beautiful glow. 

Every Hour:

We all must touch up and maintain our look throughout the day.  This is a great opportunity to remind ourselves to hydrate.  Remember to drink some water every hour if possible.   And keep your lips hydrated with LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15.  This petroleum free formula is packed with nourishing essential oils and you’ll love the refreshing Lemon flavor.  And finally, don’t forget to give yourself a spritz of D2O Hydration Spray which adds moisture and soothes the skin with Chamomile and Ylang-Ylang.

Remember that every little element of moisture we can add works cumulatively in our daily routine.  Start with one and then add another each week and let us know your results.  Happy Winter!  

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Check out this informative article to know the best dry fruits for face glow. If you have not added them to your skincare routine, then it’s the right time!

Dry fruit is a fruit in which the pericarp is not pulpy and juicy. It’s rich in calories, protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential healthy fatty acids. Add it in your daily skincare regime, either topically or orally, to reap its astounding benefits.

Best Dry Fruits for Face Glow

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Facial glow is characterized by acne-free, soft, smooth, and supple skin. Below are some of the best dry fruits to get a healthy and radiant look on your face.

1. Walnut


Walnut is an edible, single-seeded nut obtained from the walnut tree. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that reduce mild acne. Walnut moisturizes your dry skin as it’s a rich source of Omega-3 that improves skin barrier function and seals in moisture. Furthermore, it’s a good exfoliator as well.

2. Almond

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As almond is an excellent source of vitamin E, it softens your skin. That’s why it’s vital to include it in your diet & skincare regime. Almond oil moisturizes your dry or itchy skin because it’s a natural emollient. Furthermore, almond gives your face acne and pimple-free appearance as well.

3. Pistachio


Pistachio is an edible seed that grows on the pistachio tree. As it’s a rich source of antioxidants, it improves collagen, elastin, and keratin production thereby gives you soft and supple skin. It’s recommended to intake 1-2 handfuls of pistachios per day for optimum benefits.

4. Cashew Nut

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Cashew nut is high in vitamins and antioxidants, which helps you to get glowing and nourishing facial skin. Either apply topically with a face mask or consumes orally to reap its numerous benefits. According to an authoritative source, it’s recommended to intake 4-5 cashews a day.

How to Make Face Glow

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Try the below home remedy regularly to make your dull face glow and healthy.

DIY Dry Fruits Face Glow Mask


  • 5-8 Almonds
  • 3-5 Walnuts
  • 2-3 Pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp of Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp of Honey
  • Mixing Bowl
  • A Spoon


  1. Add almonds, walnuts, and pistachios into a grinder and grind them well to get a fine powder.
  2. Now, empty the resultant powder along with 1 tbsp of yogurt, and 1 tsp of honey into a mixing bowl and stir them well.
  3. Apply a thin layer of this mixture all over your face, leave the area around eyes and lips.
  4. Let the application sit for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Once it’s dried, scrub the mask off in circular motion for a few seconds.
  6. Then, clean your face with lukewarm water, followed by a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.
  7. Repeat this method thrice a week to notice positive results.

Dry fruits make your face not only radiant but also deeply nourishes the skin as well. Besides, try these egg face mask recipes to get beautiful and glowing skin.

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Glow skin products are popping up everywhere, as we all want that radiant, youthful look.

Here at CV Skinlabs, we love the immediate radiant glow that our products can give your skin. We hear all the time from customers that this is one of their favorite benefits of our products!

But we also know that beauty is most beautiful when it comes from within. Over the past year, we’ve all been a little more stressed out than usual, and if there’s one thing that can help us all cope, it’s this: meditation.

Would you be surprised to know that a regular meditation practice may inspire your skin to glow, too? We’re excited to tell you how!

Glow Skin Products Can’t Counteract Stress

Of course, applying a skin care product to your skin is always easier than making a lifestyle change, but if you combine the two, you’re likely to experience more benefits.

You know, for example, that eating a healthy diet can result in healthier, more youthful-looking skin because of the nutrients in those healthy foods. Regular exercise can also make you look more radiant all over as it increases blood flow and inspires feel-good neurotransmitters that help you exude beauty.

So it makes sense that other lifestyle choices like meditation may be helpful, too.

Stress Shuts Down Your Glow Skin Beauty

Scientists have discovered something they call a “brain-skin connection.” When you’re stressed out, your body releases hormones that trigger a wide range of changes in the body. The skin, in particular, is an immediate stress “receiver,” meaning that it is sensitive to these changes, as well as a target of these stress responses.

That’s why when you go through an extended period of stress, you’re likely to notice the effects on your skin. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Increase in acne breakouts
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Dry skin
  • Rashes
  • Wrinkles

Indeed, stress boosts the production of the hormone cortisol—known to increase oil production in your skin glands—which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. When your body perceives a threat, the immune system responds, creating inflammation that can result in redness, acne, and rashes.

Stress can also cause inflammation through the gut-skin connection. It impacts the balance of bacteria in your gut and in your skin, which can boost inflammation and cause eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis flare-ups.

The problem is, we can’t eliminate all the stress in our lives. We probably wouldn’t even want to, as some stress can help challenge us so that we grow and become stronger. But what we can do is better manage that stress so it doesn’t cause so many problems on our skin.

Meditation StonesThe Glow Skin Product that’s Free: Meditation

If you think about those times when you felt stressed, you can see that the stress usually followed your thoughts. You thought about something that scared you or made you anxious, and your body responded.

When you think positive thoughts, you’re more likely to feel free of anxiety and stress. This shows on your face, not only reducing the negative effects on your skin but allowing your inner beauty to shine through.

Meditation is one of the best methods available for managing your thoughts. You may have noticed that people who meditate regularly have a calm energy about them, and exude a quiet, radiant glow.

Meditation is a Proven Skin Treatment

Meditation does such a good job of counteracting the effect of stress on the skin that scientists have used it to help patients with psoriasis. In one study, they had 37 patients with psoriasis go through light therapy while meditating with the help of audiotaped instructions or without meditation.

The results showed that those who meditated during the light treatments decreased their psoriatic lesions more rapidly than those who didn’t.

In a more recent review of studies, researchers found that therapies like meditation helped people with psoriasis. (Some other helpful options included acupuncture and the consumption of fish oil.)

Increase Your Glow Skin Powers with Meditation

If you’ve been stressed out lately and you’d like to try meditation for more glowing skin, don’t be intimidated. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

Meditation is simply the practice of allowing your thoughts to come and go without reacting to them. Let’s say that you think, “Oh dear, with my hours cut back, I’m not going to have enough money to pay the bills next month.” Normally that thought would inspire a stress reaction in your body that would damage your skin.

When you’re meditating, you may have this same thought, but you practice letting it go and returning your attention to a central point. That point may be a candle flame, single word, picture, or even the in-and-out flow of your breath.

Your brain will still have all the thoughts it normally has, but the more you practice letting those thoughts go without reacting to them, the calmer you will feel, and the more your skin will benefit.

How to Get Glowing Skin with a Meditation Practice

If you’d like to try meditation to reduce stress and benefit your skin, there are several ways you can do it. You may want to sign up for a meditation class in your area or take an online course.

There are many apps available that walk you through various types of meditation. Simply search for “meditation apps” or “calming apps” and you will find several.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to do it is simply to light a candle, set a timer for 5-10 minutes, and sit down in front of it. Focus on the flame. Let it burn behind your eyes for about a minute. Then close your eyes and search for the glow behind your closed eyelids. You will find it. The more you concentrate on it, the brighter it will get.

Meanwhile, if some stressful thought pops up in your brain, simply bring your attention back to the flame. You’ll probably have to do this several times, and that’s okay. Think something, focus on the flame. Think something else, focus on the flame. Keep bringing your attention back to the flame. When it finally disappears behind your eyes, open your eyes to burn the image again. When the timer goes off, you’re done!

Glow Skin Care Routine Meditation Technique

Another option is to use your skin care routine as an opportunity to practice meditation. This can help you save time, as it combines two activities into one. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Before you start, set an intention to slow down and enjoy the experience of caring for your skin. Today, this isn’t a chore.
  2. Take twice as long as usual for each step. Allow the ingredients to work on your skin. Massage your cleanser in with your fingertips, then do the same with your moisturizer.
  3. Focus on the process as a way to relieve stress and relax. During your nighttime routine, light a candle and allow yourself to breathe deeply in and out.
  4. Focus on how each product feels, as well as how your fingers and the water feels on your skin. Enjoy each step of the process, breathing deeply.
  5. Add in a 15-30 minute mask if you have time. Apply the mask carefully, then sit back and listen to some calming music or a calming meditation audio recording.

Do you use meditation to help counteract stress and enjoy beautiful skin?

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