Often wonder how some women or men always have glowing skin? Or, how their makeup doesn’t look cakey at all when they apply it liberally? It’s all in the skin glow. If you’re interested in getting that for yourself, here we dish out all the secrets to clear, glowing skin in a few simple steps.
When we speak of skincare, we often neglect some of the main factors that keep our skin glowing: getting enough sleep, staying hydrated with proper water intake, and eating right. All of these should be important details that are priorities in our beauty regimes. We all need to be as healthy on the inside as we are on the outside, after all. At times our health is a reflection of the way we take care of our skin. If we don't keep hydrated, this can cause dull-looking skin and wrinkles, so we should always ensure that we have enough water intake.
Whilst this isn't scientifically proven, we firmly believe a happy mind equals happy life. When you are happy and relaxed, it has a positive impact on your skin. While stress is part of our daily lives, you should always do whatever you can to handle it quickly. Stress itself causes chemical responses in our bodies, including our skin, that can make our skin more sensitive or reactive. The best example: ever noticed how much you break out when you're stressed? Exactly. So, the secret is more about creating a healthy life in both the PRODUCT SELECTIONspecifically having a place morning the mental and physical senses. Acknowledge the stress but don't let it take over your world.
Another factor is to keep a healthy life by ensuring your body has the right nutrients through a proper diet. As daunting as it might be, we all have to do it to ensure we are feeding our body the right nutrients and pretty much eating our way to fabulous skin day in and day out. Plus, you’ll feel a whole lot better.
All that aside, we should also consider using the right products for healthy skin. First and foremost, is SUNSCREEN. We cannot stress this enough! There is true importance in making this part of our daily routine no matter what skin type or tone you are. Making sunscreen part of your daily beauty routine will help you look younger, can help even out your skin tone, and protects you from harmful UV rays which can also slow down the development of wrinkles and leathery skin.
Aside from sunscreen, if you are looking to build a good skincare routine, it's always important to have the right set of tools in place that focus on 3 key areas: cleansing, toning and moisturizing. For best results, you’ll want to combine those with a serum, too.
WHEN TO USE IT
When selecting the right cleaning product, you should always focus on your skin type to ensure that the product will give you the best results for your skin specifically.
Having a good cleansing product can help ensure your skin stays clean, reduces dullness, acne and clogged pores from pollutants all other the place.
Morning and night for the best results.
Toners can contain ingredients to help combat different skin concerns. It's always a great idea to be on the lookout for toners that contain ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid which will boost your skin hydration or roses water which was anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness.
Adding a toner to your skin routine will help balance out the natural pH of your skin, reduce the look of pores and can refresh your skin as well.
This should be used after cleansing your skin in the morning and night for best results.
We always recommend assessing your skin and its needs so that the serum you use is focused on combating your skin's specific issues. For example, a Vitamin C serum is effective for brightening your skin and reducing dark spots, whilst a serum containing Hyaluronic Acid helps seal in hydration and prevent the loss of moisture to your skin.
Whilst not everyone uses serums regularly, knowing their role will help with understanding why it should be used within our beauty regime. Serums contain many useful nutrients for your skin that can help mitigate issues such as wrinkles or dark spots, amongst other specific skin issues.
This should be used after your toner. For maximum effect, we recommend mixing the serum with your moisturiser as the serum absorbs more effectively into your skin.
When picking out moisturizers, it's always good to assess the texture of your skin as well as the functionality of the moisturizer itself, since they work differently from kind to kind. Another aspect to take into consideration, are the differences between day and night creams. You might want to have a day cream, which mainly is geared toward protecting you from harmful UV rays and environmental pollution, while night creams will be more focused on repairing your skin as you sleep.
The name says it all. A moisturizer's main function is to moisturize your face by softening the skin and simply hydrating it to the right degree that you need.
Morning and night. We highly recommend having two moisturisers: one for the day and the other for the night to combat different skin concerns and to ensure that the product is working throughout your day (the full 24hr work).