A glowing skin is a skin that is smooth, free of bumps, acne and scars, it is clear, free from redness, blemishes and hyperpigmentation, it is hydrated, luminous and reflective.
this has been the most recent skin trend also know as the korean glass skin. Drinking a gallon of water and applying lotion everyday wont give you a glass skin, it involves several steps each targeting specific problems. the steps are easy when incorporated into our daily routine and the results and benefits are amazing.
1. Face cleansing
Cleansing the face helps was away piled up dirt, bacteria and other pollutants accumulated on the skin through the day that can otherwise cause pore clogging, acne breakouts, dull skin, and premature aging.
Using a proper cleanser that doesn’t strip away the natural skin oil is important, double cleansing can also be used using an oil cleanser and then a foaming cleanser.
For acne prone skin, cleanser contain salicylic acid helps remove excess sebum, clears pore black heads, white heads, prevents bacteria growth and also serves as an exfoliant.
This helps remove the dead skin layer that accumulates on the skin surface, making the skin appear dull. An immediate effect of a smooth skin can be felt after exfoliation.
A salt or sugar scrub can be used 2-3 times a week, while chemical exfoliation which is more intense and effective causes a visible physical peeling of the dead skin layer rrevealing new skin and can be done 3-4 times a year. Consult your aesthetician for a deep peel.
Other formulations of chemical peels are available for home use. The ordinary’s 30% aha 2% bha, paula’s choice 2%bha, causality glycolic peel mask home formulations can be used weekly to monthly depending on the strength of the peel.
Use a toner
Toners help ensure that the skin is absolutely clean and free from dirt even after washing, it properly clears the pores to ensure no drop of makeup, or soap is still left. It ensure ensure there’s a clean surface for product application to ensure products are properly layered and absorbed.
Serums are small molecules of light weight formulation designed to penetrate the skin to deliver intense nourishment and hydration. They are very effective and results appear within a week on incorporating into skin care regimen. Serums containing collagen, vitamin C, Vitamim E are effective.
Apply face cream or body moisturizer to increase moisture, there are different moisturizers for different skin types and for different weather, for dry skin and in harsh weather, thick moisturizers should be used, And light moisturizers in warm weather.
Use a Korean hydration sheet mask, for more intense hydration, they are packed with nourishing ingredients, place on face as instructed by the producers, it leaves a well hydrated healthy dewey skin, This step is optional.
All effort is wasted without protecting the skin from sun. The sun has all the exact opposite of our aim. It causes photo aging, age spots, hyperpigmentation, premature wrinkling, acne and overall skin dullness not to talk of cancer. Effective and affordable sunscreen are available,
The Altruist, Biore UV, cerave, neutrogena, Olay and many more.
For Acne Prone Skin
Benzoyl peroxide gel or face wash should be incorporated. Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne, apply on affected area while avoiding they eye area as it can be sting a little , it has antibacterial property and works quick and is effective at drying out acne, it given bet result within a day or two.
You can have your skin plump and radiating today, get the items you love and start your new skin regimen today, Love yourself and care for your skin.
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