Written by Kimberly in: Skin Care11 Nov 2010
Everyone wants to have good skin, right? But what about radiant, glowing, fresh and healthy skin? (I can almost hear a resounding “Um, yes please!”) So how do you get it? Well, my darlings, you’ll have to put a little effort into it and have a bit of patience, but believe me, you can do it! Here’s how…
There are makeup products out there that can give your skin an extra glow, (as mentioned in my blog post “Finding & Applying Highlighter Makeup“) but to truly have radiant, glowing skin, you need to start with the skin itself. The real secret behind radiant, glowing skin is adopting a consistent skincare routine. I cannot stress enough the importance of a good skincare routine. You need to cleanse, treat and moisturize your skin EVERY DAY! As well as wear a sunscreen!! I also recommend using a facial mask and/or a facial scrub at least once a week for help with exfoliation and clarifying your skin.
Let me quickly explain why the skincare part is so important. What do you think makes your skin dull? Dirt (naturally), oil, and the biggest culprit… dry skin. Blech! So it only makes sense that to have that radiant, glowing skin I’m talking about, you need to not only cleanse, but to moisturize and exfoliate (or remove) the dry, dead skin cells. And during this time of the year, it’s especially important to pay attention to exfoliation since the cold weather can dry out your skin.
To get a good scrub on, you’re going to want to use the right tools; specifically facial masks and scrubs. Here are a few of my favorites:
Tip Make sure not to exceed the recommended usage on the masks or scrubs. Going overboard with them can irritate your skin and wind up doing more harm than good. Most of them recommend no more than twice a week, but check the product packaging for specific details on each item.
OK kids, that’s the big secret revealed: a consistent skincare routine. It won’t happen overnight, but if you’re a good girl (or boy) and keep up on your skincare (and especially exfoliation), you will have radiant, glowing skin.