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8 ways to get a glowing complexion

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GET GREAT GLOWING SKIN AND LET YOUR FACE SHINE!

You know that infallible glow your skin gets when you’ve been drinking a ton of water, sleeping 8 hours a night, exercising, living stress free, and eating right? Yes, we all remember that one time all those things came together in perfect unison. But that’s not really an option for most of us every day.

Let’s talk about why your complexion looks crummy and how you can utilize a few key products along with some of the above-mentioned personal super habits to increase your outer glow.

What’s keeping your skin looking dull, flat, unremarkable?

You’re wearing dead skin cells on your face like a Halloween mask. Yeah, that sounds gross, but it’s true. As you age that wonderful spongy youthful skin of yours needs a little help turning over, loosening up, and getting up off your face. So, you need to get active! No, I don’t mean go for a jog, although sweating it out is great for your skin, your heart, and your mental health. I’m saying that you need to exfoliate! Then you find yourself at the professional facial or diy facial crossroads, do you handle this situation yourself with an at home solution, or do you seek out a professional to help you remove the mask? Both are great options by the way. Here are some great ways to bring back your outer shine. 

  • Scrub! Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. So many ways to exfoliate. You can use a scrubbing exfoliant cream at home that uses polishing micro beads to help loosen the dead skin by abrasion. Much like a professional microdermabrasion you’d get in a dermatologist or estheticians office.You can mask! So many great facial exfoliating masks out there. Choices for exfoliating masks range from skin exfoliating enzyme masks to facial masks with alpha hydroxy acids. Both will help break down dead skin gently without scrubbing to reveal a more glowing complexion over time. 
  • Wash it off! A day’s worth of funk and unknown particles in the air. Yep, air pollution. Wash that gunk right off your face every single night. Every Single Night. Tiny particles, and grime land on your fiercely beautiful face all day long. All those free radicals kill your collagen production, cause hyperpigmentation, and mess with even skin tone and texture. Wash your face, cleanse your skin, remove your makeup. Do it.
  • You can mask! So many great facial exfoliating masks out there. Choices for exfoliating masks range from skin exfoliating enzyme masks to facial masks with alpha hydroxy acids. Both will help break down dead skin gently without scrubbing to reveal a more glowing complexion over time. 
  • Creams and moisturizers and cleansers with AHA’s. Alpha hydroxy acids that is. Many facial creams contain AHA’s and they are amazing at breaking down and melting the intercellular glue that holds your skin cells together. AHA’s are natural substances found in sugar cane, milk, and grapes. They are amazing at breaking down dead skin and helping your skin naturally shed unwanted cellular material.
  • Wash it off! A day’s worth of funk and unknown particles in the air. Yep, air pollution. Wash that gunk right off your face every single night. Every Single Night. Tiny particles, and grime land on your fiercely beautiful face all day long. All those free radicals kill your collagen production, cause hyperpigmentation, and mess with even skin tone and texture. 
  • De-Stress. Stress messes with your glowing complexion. Stress and anxiety will bring your cortisol levels up, you know that fight or flight thing. When all that blood goes to your big organs to keep you alive, your skin gets the short end of the stick. Bummer since we all have stress. So, try to calm your nerves and let the small stuff slide, and manage the big stuff with ninja like organization and the calmness of a cucumber. Don’t forget to get adequate rest, and give yourself a facial massage, or relax with a calming facial mask.  Try our Aloe & Azulene Gel Masque.
  • Drink more water. Are you dehydrated? Dehydrated skin looks depleted and wrinkly. Ew. Plump up that beautiful skin and make it sparkle. First of all, drink some damn, water. Drink some damn water every hour of the day. Once you’re done tipping up your glass go ahead and apply some moisturizer on top of a daily hyaluronic serum. Let that serum pull the moisture from the air right into your parched skin.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. You’ve heard it before, a million times. Sunscreen. Wear your sunscreen. Preferably UVA/UVB SPF 30 at least. Seriously it will protect your skin from premature aging, sunspots, and cancer! It’s a big deal. Sunscreen during the day, even when it’s cloudy, no excuses. No excuses.
  • Play defense. Hormonal changes get your skin all mixed up. Treat the flair ups as they come. Is your skin looking super oily? Try a facial clay mask. Does your skin look dull and flat? Try a good facial serum. Did you get a monster zit? Treat it right way with a quick clearing blemish treatment.
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