Mostly I get asked on how to get glowing skin or what I use so that I have a nice glowing skin. Not only keeping up a healthy diet and workout adds a huge role in your over all look, for me there were few steps that literally turn my dry, dull and dehydrated skin to a nice glowing and radiant complexion I have ever dreamed.
Long before starting blogging I always had a very simple one step cleansing along with a moisturizer as a morning skin care ritual to take me through my day. Shortly after giving birth to my second child and on my late 20’s I noticed my skin was looking doll and dehydrated but never paid attention (it still looked fine to me). Yet once I entered into my 30’s I found I was missing on something and I knew my skin needed more as I was aging. Just right that time I decided to get my self to a strict skin care regimen for day and night.
Yet few steps that were a game changer on my skin rituals are as follows.
Double cleansing is one of the best way to really remove any makeup residue. Skin breathes with a clean skin and cleansing balms and oils are the best way to start with. This step have changed on how I cleansed my skin and how fresh it felt after words. If you feel lazy, try using a nice Micellar Water twice to remove most part of your makeup or another pollution buildup before going to bed, even if you’re only wearing a sunscreen. One of my favorite Micellar Waters that I can’t live without are the La Prairie’s Crystal Micellar Water Eyes & Face and Bioderma Sensibio H2O. I personally love the Eve Lom Balm, Supreme Balm Cleanser from La Prairie and Beautycounter Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balmas as my options from Balms and Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil and Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules as my oil cleansers.
I absolutely love the Fresh Beauty’s Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash and It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser as a second step of cleansing step.
Layering skin care products from thinnest to thickest. It really doesn’t matter on how many products you layer, you should know on how to layer your skin care products. Here is few steps for your guide:
- Facial Mist
- Pre-essence lotion (dry and combination skin) or Toner (normal to oily skin)
- Serum (face & eye)
- Moisturizer (face & eye)
- Lip Balm
Eye Cream or Eye Serum is one of the steps that you can’t forget or ignore, take an extra step for under eye area to make sure those lines look soft and smooth. Even the days I get lazy on my nightly skin care routine, I don’t skip on my eye cream. I have a full post of my favorite Eye products here where it will take you to a more detailed review on different eye moisturizer with different price point, yet supper effective.
Pre Lotions and Essences are your first step that really helps your skin to deeply get hydrated. I think every one with any kind of skin texture should add this step in their skin care routine. I absolutely love the Fresh Beauty’s Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence, Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion and La Prairie’s Platinum Life Lotion. These ones are more hydrating ones that is perfect for dry skin yet if you have oily skin I find Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Toner from Fresh Beauty and Watermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Toner from Glow Recipe are the best options.
Adding a Vitamin C in your daily skin care routine especially at night time. It really makes a huge difference in your overall look of skin. It helps skin to revitalize yet at the same time brightens and tightens skin over time. Recently I tried the Monat C Radiance Illuminating Serum and YSL Pure Shots Light Up Brightening Serum which I found are one of the best Vitamin C serum in the market. I also love the Jouviance Youth Boosting Night Serum which I find slightly intense but its perfect for nightly skin care routine.
Oils in your nightly skin care routine is one of the best thing you can do to your dehydrated and dry skin. You can literally go with your facial mist and top it with a nice hydrating facial oil for your nightly routine and you don’t see any trace of dryness on your skin the next day. Although summer days seems to look humid yet spending time indoor in AC air adds dryness on skin, adding a lightweight facial oils like Laneige Water Bank Dual Layer Face Oil and Fresh Rose Deep Hydrating Oil-Infused Serum is the way to keep it well hydrated. I also love the Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Anti-Aging Oil which is one of the best facial oils in the market.
I hope this guide will help you on what you should mostly focus on when it comes to skin care and some skin care products depending on your skin texture. For a nice well hydrated and glowing skin you really need to put out effort religiously. I will be keep updating you all here with any thing new I get to discover in the future.