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9 Ways to Plump Your Skin & Get That Covetable Glow

A handful of helpful tools & tricks for Happy Skin
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Face cupping, dry brushing, exfoliating and more skincare must-do's on Waiting on Martha

I’ve realized lately that I’ve been leaning on some pretty unexpected tools and tricks when it comes to skincare these days. I’ve discovered face cupping, I’m working on “blasting” my fascia, I’m an avid fan of derma rolling, and I’m taking about 23,049,823 “skinfood” ingestibles daily.  

But thanks to this hodgepodge of skincare tools and tricks, I’ve started to see success in finding that covetable glow, and finally doing away with acne scars and large pores that haunted me for years.  And my favorite part about a lot of the things I list below is that they’re affordable and simple to do/use.  Plus, you can do so many of the seemingly weird tricks, like face cupping and fascia blasting thanks to Ashley Black, in the comfort of your home, for just a few minutes each day! 

So without further adieu, I give you 9 ways to plump your skin and get that covetable glow.  I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these things, or if you have another I can add to the list!  Cheers, Kat

P.S.  Hoping to get your skin swimsuit ready? See this post on the best bikini skincare products. 

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Skinny & Co. Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

Waiting on Martha Home, $35

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Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

It’s absolutely imperative that we exfoliate and slough off the old skin to leave fresh, smooth and healthy skin to show.  This super hydrating scrub has coconut oil which soothes and moisturizes the skin as the coconut sugar gently exfoliates. 

Moon Juice Beauty Dust

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Take Ingestibles and Vitamins

Once I realized that the glow came from the INSIDE, I went a little crazy stocking up on ingestibles and skin-friendly vitamins.  I especially love Moon Juice’s Beauty Dust because it’s made my hair shiny and full, and it’s so easy to mix into any and all beverages.  


Aloe Vera Plant

Amazon, $22

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Drink Aloe Vera

It’s so important to hydrate our skin from the inside out.  You can buy aloe vera juice at the store, but a lot of them have sugars and added ingredients.  That’s why we love the real deal: fresh aloe vera juice from the plant.  It’s super cheap to buy a stalk or two at Whole Foods.  Simply carve out the gel-like inside and add a squeeze of lemon juice!

BluePrint 16 oz. Juice

Amazon Fresh, $7.99

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Consume Green, Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts are spinach amazing skin foods because they’re rich in alpha lipoic acid (ALA).  These have a really high concentration of antioxidants that fight free radicals and slow down the aging process.  ALA also acts as an anti-inflammatory, which lessens the signs of eye bags, blotchy spots, wrinkles and puffiness. 

Frankincense Essential Oil

Young Living via The Well Code, $73.50

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Nourish the Skin with Essential Oils

There are countless skin benefits of using essential oils. Frankincense is wonderful for giving your skin that radiant glow and decreasing any signs of aging.  Bergamot and Grapefruit are great for toning and evening the skin tone.  And lavender is super soothing for irritated, sensitive skin.  Just to name a few! 

Have more questions about essential oils? Head over to The Well Code and learn why we’re absolutely oil-obsessed. 

LURE Home Spa Face Cupping Massage Set

Amazon, $25.80

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Try Cupping

Cupping is an ancient practice in alternative medicine that helps get the blood flowing while activating the lymphatic system.  And this simple tool is pretty awesome on the face and neck; it visibly reduces fine lines & wrinkles, while increasing your collagen production, improving the contours on your face, and helping the elasticity of your skin.  You only need to use it for as little as 3-5 minutes per day to see results.   


Merben Jute Body Brush with White Handle

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Dry Brush

Dry brushing is another important, and very affordable, step to add to your daily skincare routine at home.  Using a dry brush on the skin helps to boost circulation, slough away dead skin cells, stimulate the lymph nodes, improve digestion, improve the appearance of cellulite, and help the body detox in general.  I personally enjoy doing it for a few minutes in the morning before a shower, as it wakes me up and exfoliates before I wash.  Always brush in circular motions and brush toward your heart. 

Golden Touch Micro Needle Derma Roller

Amazon, $13.99

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Use a Derma Roller

This simple tool uses a ton of tiny, tiny needles to create micro-incisions on the skin that cause collagen and elastin production into overdrive.  Your face will feel tighter and look plumper as it heals.  It’s a great thing to use at home for acne scaring and discoloration. 

Fascia & Cellulite Blaster Massage Stick

Amazon, $24.50

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Work on the Cellulite

Thanks to this goop article, it has recently come to my attention that cellulite is quite the myth.  No, we don’t have to live with dimples and lines on the backs of our legs forever!  We should instead, work on massaging the fascia by kneading the skin and working the fat cells free.  Is your mind blown too?  I know.  This fascia and cellulite blaster massage stick does just the trick. 

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Featured image, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

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