Skin Care 101: What You Need To Know for Glowing Skin

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Regular skin care tips to help you get healthy, beautiful skin. 

In 2017, amateur Korean makeup artist Ellie Choi shared her glass skin look accompanied by her skin care routine on social media, instigating a viral obsession with poreless, glowing complexions. 

Between choosing from 25,000 beauty brands on the market and the never-ending deluge of collagen supplements, derma rollers, serums and retinol, getting glowing skin can feel impossible. 

As much as the beauty industry wants us to believe there’s a miracle cream, there’s no magic formula. Achieving glowing skin is a little bit of this and a ‘little bit of that,’ and sometimes pure genetics.

That said, a balanced and healthy approach to skin care can improve your complexion and BRING OUT YOUR NATURAL GLOW. 

5 Tips to Get Glowing Skin

Keep in mind; it takes about three months for these suggestions to begin to show results. Skin care is an ongoing process, not an overnight solution. 

1. Follow a Healthy and Balanced Diet 

The saying, “You are what you eat,” exists for a reason. Regardless of what you apply to your skin, if you don’t fuel your body with the proper nutrients, you won’t have radiant skin. 

Diets rich in vegetables and unsaturated fats, and low in dairy and refined sugar provide your body with vital nutrients needed for cell growth and keep your skin feeling – and looking- soft, supple, and blemish-free. 

Hydration is also vital – whether it’s two liters of water or more is less important. What matters is that water remains your primary source of hydration.

2. Wear Sunblock

Did you know 90% of visible skin aging is due to sun damage? That’s because UV-ray exposure promotes the formation of free radicals. These unstable molecules cause oxidative damage to skin cells, leading to premature aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Wearing sunblock used to be reserved for when people spent time outdoors. However, ozone layer depletion has dermatologists imploring us to make sunscreen part of skin care routines. Broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or more are best, as they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

“Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time.” — Linden Tyler

3. Learn Your Skin Type

Knowing the kind of skin you have helps you pick the products specifically formulated for your skin’s unique challenges. 

  • Normal skin – smooth texture and few visible pores, characterized by a balance of oil production. 
  • Oily skin – enlarged pores, characterized by excess oil production, and a shiny complexion 
  • Dry skin – thin and dull complexion characterized by a lack of oil production.
  • Combination skin – strong oil production in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dryness in other areas. 
  • Sensitive skin – easily irritated and prone to redness. 

If you’re unsure, consult a dermatologist. They’ll also be able to recommend best practices and products for your skin type.

4. Keep Your Skin Care Routine Simple

There’s always a breakthrough formula or technique to improve skin. But really, it comes down to COMMITTING TO REGULAR SKIN CARE ROUTINE that doesn’t overload the skin with too many products and allows it to remain balanced and healthy. 

Your skincare routine should follow these three steps, as well as sunblock application when necessary: 

  1. Cleanse: Use a cleanser to remove dirt, makeup, and oil. 
  2. Tone: An alcohol-free toner balances the skin’s pH.
  3. Moisturize: Finish by applying a light, hydrating moisturizer to protect and nourish the skin.

Depending on your skin’s condition, you may also apply specific products to address concerns such as pigmentation, Rosacea, etc.

“Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” — Dr. Murad.

5. Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

Approximately every 30 days, your skin renews itself. However, as you age, this cell rejuvenation process slows down. To maintain a healthy glow, washing your face and moisturizing regularly is a must, but EXFOLIATING IS ALSO AN ESSENTIAL STEP. 

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, letting the newer, fresher cells to shine through. When these dead cells are not removed, they can accumulate on the skin’s surface and cause it to appear dull and dry. 

Over time, clogged pores due to these cells can lead to blemishes and breakouts and decrease the effectiveness of moisturizers. Exfoliating is a crucial part of any skincare routine to help keep skin looking and feeling more radiant regardless of age.

Style Secrets to Enhance Your Glowing Skin

Having great skin is a must, but having the wardrobe to match is what really completes your look. First impressions are everything, and EVERYONE WANTS TO LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST. 

That’s why ByFERIAL offers the globally accredited 4X4 Image and Color Training Course (4X4C) – so you can learn which colors compliment your natural skin tone and personality, allowing you to shine from the inside and out. Find out how you can enhance your appearance and your life!

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