​Power Of 8 Story: 8 Ways To Get Radiant Skin | Clozette

Come on, admit it, we all want to have glowy skin like the Hollywood stars we adore. Well, since we can’t have a team of professionals with us (for obvious reasons) to ensure that our skin is flawless all the time, here are 8 ways you can get radiant skin at the comfort of your own home without burning a hole in your pocket.


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1. Hydrate your skin with an overnight mask




There can be no glow without hydration. Hydrating your skin builds the foundation towards achieving natural, glowy skin because water allows repairs of your skin cells, making your skin more resilient. The easiest way to get the radiant glow you want when you get out of bed? A leave-on overnight mask! An overnight mask like the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8TM Night Radiant Overnight Crème/Mask replenishes the essential nutrients and intensely hydrates while you are sleeping for smooth and refreshed skin the next morning!

2. Exfoliate dead skin cells




Though this is an often skipped step, exfoliating the skin is one of the important things to do on your road to radiance. Beneath the rough, flaky layers of skin actually lies a luscious bed of smooth, silky skin. Exfoliating the skin allows the removal of dead skin cells that cause dullness and one of the many ways you can do that is to simply DIY a natural facial scrub with sugar and raw honey! The concoction has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which also boosts new cell production.




3. Cleanse those pores with a toner




This is definitely another overlooked step in most people’s skincare regimes. Studies have shown that applying toner to your skin (with a cotton pad) can help get rid of excess dirt and oil in pores, while shrinking them. Having a thoroughly cleansed skin is the first step to preparing your skin for effective absorption of your other skincare products! Think about achieving radiant skin only if you have thoroughly cleansed your skin.



4. Feed your skin with a moisturiser




Just like how we need to feed ourselves, our skin needs its beauty food too! No matter whether your skin type is dry, oily or sensitive, the moisturising step should never be skipped. A moisturiser locks in the moisture for fresher-looking skin and hydrating the skin goes a long way in helping your skin stay healthy. For that pink of glow, opt for the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8™  Radiant Moisture Crème for it contains rich anti-oxidants in its Pomegranate Complex dedicated to super-energise the skin!



5. Detox your skin




Our skin and body needs the necessary nutrients for us to achieve that natural, pink radiance. Berries are a huge source of anti-oxidants and are super nutritious for the skin. Try munching on fresh blueberries (with yoghurt or cereal) or throw some fruits into your water to get fruit-infused water. They help encourage skin regeneration and turnover, while fading dark spots. Alternatively, use the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8™  Radiant Overnight Detox Concentrate after moisturiser at night. It removes toxins and helps purify the accumulated damage from pollution. Wake up to instantly radiant and clear skin the next morning!




6. Work your body




There are plenty of reasons to exercise and I’m pretty sure you will start to do so if you knew that working out contributes a host of beauty benefits other than keeping fit. When you exercise, your heart starts to pump faster to supply more oxygenated blood to your skin and nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants are also delivered to the skin too. These nutrients also rev up the skin’s collagen production function, making skin appear younger and more radiant.



7. Sleep your way to natural glow




Sleep affects a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. When you get enough quality sleep (6-8 hours a day), you are allowing your skin to begin the process of healing. Your skin starts to renew itself as new skin cells grow and replace the older. This process of repairing, restoring and rebalancing allows you to wake up to beautiful skin.




8. Fake it if you can’t make it




The fastest way to getting that “lit from within” glow is to fake it with makeup. As you already know, makeup does wonders. Use an illuminating base primer before you apply makeup for the dewy skin that the Koreans are famous for. A primer creates a smoother canvas for a flawless makeup application. Alternatively, use a face illuminator to highlight the high points of your face to reflect light for that instant glow!




Getting that pink glow of health requires constant effort and diligence. If you want to have healthy, natural and flawless skin, you need to eat right, sleep enough and pile up on your skincare! So, are you now on your way to achieving radiant skin?







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(cover photo from jennyfleur)


There are 3 reasons why we think you should make your own products at least once. First, it's a lot cheaper--because even if the ingredients are a bit pricey, they end up being cost-effective because you can make more in the long run. Second, you can resurrect your old makeup. You can turn that lipstick you're not using to something else and by doing that, you increase their shelf life. Think of it as upcycling, but more glamorous. Third, you get to create your products exactly how you want them. With a bit of experimenting and mixing, you'll finally get the colour, ingredients, and consistency you've always wanted.


To convince you even more, here are 5 tutorials you can watch to give you the know-how on how to DIY your makeup.


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HOW TO: Make Your Own Cushion Foundation (DIY)

by meejmuse 



BB Cushion is all the rage in the Asian market, but it's still a bit expensive. That's why Youtuber meejmuse helps us out by teaching us how to make our own BB cushions! It's actually more of mixing your favourite foundations, sunscreen, moisturisers, highlighters, and serums all in one for that ultra-glowing, second skin look! 

DIY Lipsticks using CRAYONS! Organized in a Palette | Wearable Colors

by wendytung




Yes, we know what you're thinking--"Crayons?!" Apparently, crayons are made of non-toxic wax that you can use. And if you melt it with a bit of coconut oil and vaseline, it will glide on your lips like a legitimate lipstick! The best part about it? You can mix colours so you can create tons of custom shades perfect for your skin tone.



DIY Makeup Setting Spray

by SofiaStyled 




Setting spray is what seals your makeup; and without it your makeup may not last as long. If you happen to run out of your favourite setting spray, here is a DIY you can try! All you need are glycerine, water, witch hazel, and spray bottle. Add them according to the ratio mentioned in the video and voila! Spritz away for makeup to stay.  



DIY Ice Cucumber Pads (bye bye puffy eyes)

by Michelle Phan



Even beauty guru and YouTuber Michelle Phan has contributed to the DIY beauty products market. This one in particular is for those who need to recover from puffy and tired eyes. All you need are cotton pads, cucumber juice, water, and your freezer. It has all the vitamins and moisture found in cucumbers--with an added cooling effect!



3 Beauty DIY's | 2 Facial Masks + 1 Scrub

by Nicole Guerriero 



Last but not the least are the facial masks and scrub ideas from Youtuber Nicole Guerriero. What we love most about this DIY is that the ingredients are straight from her kitchen--oatmeal, greek yogurt, sugar, honey, and olive oil. With these DIYs, you get the nutrients your skin needs directly from the source without burning a hole in your wallet. 



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We love the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 line for its great nutrient-rich components of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Best thing about it, results are seen in 8 days. But it has also got us thinking about the nutritional and skincare value of fruits--sure, we can apply these benefits topically; but wouldn't it be great if we could supplement our skincare from the inside?


So if you're looking to amp your skincare beyond just your regimen, here are 8 fruits to introduce to your diet. Consume these in conjunction with a solid skincare regimen and...great skin--here you go!


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Pomegranate 



This is the star ingredient in the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 line. Together with the rest of the ingredients it provides twice the antioxidant power. But to put it simply, pomegranate  calms, soothes, and energizes the skin. It also hydrates and infuses vital nutrients to our skin, giving you a glow from within.

Soap Berry




Soap Berries (or Soap Nuts) are naturally hypoallergenic, odourless, and gentle and are great for cleansing the skin. While mostly used topically (as a great cleansing agent for sensitive skin), it can also be consumed and used to calm blood pressure. It's also high in vitamin C for that extra boost to shield skin from free radicals.



Mangosteen




Much like Pomegranates, Mangosteen also has anti-ageing benefits for the skin. It contains antioxidants that heal cells damaged by free radicals--slowing down ageing and warding harmful tendencies caused by the environment.



Berry Extract 




Berries may be small but they are filled with ingredients with great antioxidant benefits against damaging free radicals. It helps ease redness, improve cellular health, and give the skin an overall healthy glow. 



Oranges




Vitamin C is a familiar ingredient in all types of skin care products and oranges are full of them. Having daily doses of Vitamin C in your diet results in brighter, and healthier skin due to its potent antioxidant protection. 



Avocado




Avocados are a great source of Vitamin E and is one of nature's creamiest and oil-rich food. Vitamin E is responsible for protecting our skin from the harmful rays of the sun and also quells dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisturisers. 



Apples




Apples are great for preventing tissue damage due to its high antioxidant action. It also has great anti-ageing nutrients that minimizes wrinkles and fine lines over time.



Bananas




Bananas are quite a combo. They are rich in vitamins A, B, and E, while also being chock-full of anti-ageing properties. It is also a great source for upping your magnesium, and potassium intake; and as a whole, helps in blood circulation. Great for those looking to get rosy, healthy looking skin from the inside.


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