5 Tips To Glowing Skin
The winter months may be dull and dry, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to be! A relaxing vacation isn’t the only way to get that healthy, lit-from-within glow - it starts with a killer skincare routine rich with antioxidants and vitamins that will bring out the radiance in your skin.
Our experts have put together the below tips to get your skin so dewy you’ll break up with your highlighter for good!
1. Choose a cleanser that does more
Washing your face helps clean the day away, but what if your cleanser did more than that? Opt for one with ingredients like lactic acid to help gently exfoliate as it cleanses to really get your skin on the right path to better absorb the next steps in your skincare routine.
We recommend: Q+SOD Active Cleanser
2. Exfoliate Chemically
No matter how amazing your highlighter might be, dull and flaky skin will quickly halt that glow you want. You probably have a physical exfoliant (one with those pesky beads that slough off deal skin), but a chemical exfoliant works deeper. Find one enriched with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that work as a peel to remove dead skin, revealing the fresh, luminous skin underneath!
We recommend: LCA Smart Peel Pads
3. Look for keywords like “illuminating” and “brightening”
Typical skin woes like uneven tone, hyper pigmentation, and sun spots can all lead to dull looking complexions. Ingredients like licorice help to lighten up those dark spots that are weighing on how you view your skin, while retinol helps to resurface, or “shed” your old skin. Many different products claim to lighten and brighten, but a serum is usually your best bet for this as it comes after your exfoliation when your skin is primed for the deepest penetration!
We recommend: TTC Illumination Treatment or Q+SOD Brightening Serum
4. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
A solid moisturizer can act as a protective barrier that locks in both hydration and all the goodness from the products you’ve previously applied. Dehydrated skin won’t get you the glow you’re after, so it’s crucial to seal the deal! A rich cream with plenty of added vitamins is best for this time of year when your skin is going to be the most parched, so slather on and get glowing!
We recommend: Q+SOD Moisturizing Cream
5. Don’t forget the eyes!
Brightening up the undereye area can make a huge difference in someone’s overall glow. You might have glowing cheeks, but dark eye circles will cancel out that glow so fast it might as well not be there! Search for an eye cream infused with caffeine that helps to combat circles and puffiness, as well as gentle antioxidants that will treat the area with the sensitivity it needs.
We recommend: Q+SOD Eye Cream