Skincare is an important part of many peoples’ daily routine, with the of goal keeping the skin healthy and glowing. Because everyone has different skin types—oily, dry, or combination—skin routines can vary from one person to the next. Trial and error may be a necessary process in finding out which products work best for your skin. In today’s market, there are so many different products that it can be overwhelming to choose the right ones. In this article, we will explore some skincare options that can assist you in achieving the healthy glow that you are after.
Cleanse and exfoliate regularly
Cleansing and exfoliating are terms used to describe different steps in a typical skincare routine. Cleansing is often the first step and involves cleaning the surface dirt, oil, and debris from the face. You can use a cleanser morning and night by gently massaging the face in circular motions. You only need to use a small amount of cleanser for a proper cleaning.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Exfoliation is a deeper cleanse that should only be done 1-3 times per week depending on the type of exfoliator you use. Physical exfoliators, such as a charcoal or sugar scrub, can be used more frequently than chemical peel exfoliators. Exfoliating is not for everyone, so if you have sensitive skin, check with your dermatologist or skincare specialist before experimenting.
Hydrate and protect
It should come as no surprise that the entire human body receives benefits from consistent hydration, including the skin. Internally, we want to make sure we are drinking enough water throughout the day, which is about 15.5 cups a day for men and 11.5 for women. In addition to internal hydration, we also should be hydrating the skin externally by using a moisturizer throughout the day. A moisturizer without fragrances, oils, or chemicals is usually best.
To protect the skin, make sure to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors. Even during cooler seasons, UV rays from the Sun can damage the skin if we aren’t taking measures to protect it. It’s also important to keep the skin protected when we have a wound. Proper wound care means keeping the wound clean and covered with a gauze or bandage. We can protect scar tissue by applying silicone gel to the scar bed.
Ingredients that brighten the skin
Brightening the skin is not a step everyone takes in skincare, but if you have dark spots or are simply after a lighter tone, then you will want to search for ingredients that brighten the skin. Some skincare products, like serums or moisturizers may use terms such as “brightening” or “skin tone-evening” on the packaging. Some ingredients believed to brighten the skin include Vitamin C and Niacinamide (vitamin B3). Vitamin C is thought to block an enzyme that produces pigmentation in the skin, which is what contributes to dark patches. Vitamin B3, on the other hand, is thought to slow down the production of pigments in the skin to ward off dark spots.
Incorporate “glotions” into your skincare routine
A new category of skincare products known as “glotions” can give your skin a new glow in a matter of seconds. Although this glow is temporary, it may be just what you need as a pick-me-up on a gloomy day. Glotions are usually a combination of a moisturizer and a makeup with a radiance-boosting highlighter effect. These formulas contain humectant ingredients, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid in addition to fine minerals that reflect light such as a pigment powder.
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