Want beautifully bright, radiant skin in time for the holiday season? You’d better start prepping now. That natural dewy glow isn’t gonna happen overnight. It’s a combination of the right skincare routine, a healthy lifestyle and a sprinkle of makeup thrown in for good measure (just because it’s fun!). Eager to get started? Here are 5 ways guaranteed to get your glow on for the holiday party season… and beyond!
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the key to glowy skin. This isn’t an exaggeration. All those dead cells that accumulate on the surface of your skin, day in and day out, dull it out and steal its glow. They’re old. They’re damaged. They need to go. Glycolic acid’s the one to call for the job. An exfoliant derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid dissolves the “glue” that holds skin cells together so they can finally slough off your skin. With them gone, skin’s got its glow back. If your skin’s sensitive, stick to cleansers with glycolic acid, like Glycolic Acid Clarifying & Resurfacing Facial Cleanser. It’s the gentlest way to get your daily fix. For an added boost, use it with your facial brush. If you’d like something more powerful, Millionaire Cream contains a whooping 10% Glycolic Acid! That is definitely enough to exfoliate skin and boost collagen production, and this cream is good for all skin types. Even those with sensitive skin can use the Millionaire Cream without any redness or sensitivity. Hello, glow! Bye bye, wrinkles!
Pump Up The Hydration
You know that beautiful dewy glow all Korean women seem to be born with? It’s not genetics. It’s moisture. Moisture plumps up the skin so your fine lines and wrinkles look smaller. It makes your skin as soft as a baby’s. And it gives the most beautiful, translucent glow. The quickest way to pump up your skin’s hydration levels is with a hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet: it attracts water from the air and drops it into the skin. It’s so powerful, it can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water! Can you imagine how much your skin will glow with all that moisture? If you’ve got your skincare routine down to a T already, you can just grab a bottle of 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate and mix it into your favorite serums or moisturizers. If you’re concerned about wrinkles, Massive Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C & Matrixyl 3000 is the way to go. Vitamin C and Matrixyl 3000 boost collagen production, keeping wrinkles at bay. But if it's the glow only that you're after, our Extra Strength 12% AHA Serum with Hyaluronic Acid is your best bet. Hydration + exfoliation = instant super glowy skin! Just don’t go overboard. A couple of times a week is best to start with. Remember, too much exfoliation is never a good thing. Let your skin get used to it and up frequency later on.
You Are What Your Eat
Time for some honest talk: skincare is important but if you’re not feeding your body the right stuff, you’re sabotaging it. Junk food and soda drinks don’t just make you gain weight fast. They also rob skin of its natural glow and can give you blotchy skin and pimples to boot! Party foods definitely don't give you party skin! While it’s ok to indulge every now and again, if you want to shine like the star that you are at your next holiday party, get your daily fix of green veggies and good fats - you know, delicacies like salmon, walnuts and avocados - in the upcoming weeks. These healthy fats make your skin so soft and glowy!
Get Your Beauty Sleep
I know, who has the time to sleep when you have so much to do this time of year? But, think about this: when was the last time your skin looked radiant after a sleepless night? Exactly. Beauty sleep isn’t a myth. You need your 8 hours of zzz to give skin time to repair all the damage it sustained during the day from things like cold weather, too much sugar, chemical exposure and pollution. The body is an amazing machine - let it do its job and you’ll look fresh and awake for all of your holiday gatherings this year. Pro trick: Add an extra pillow to keep your head elevated. It’s just a simple thing but it prevents fluid retention and reduces puffiness under the eyes.
When All Else Fails…
I get it, getting your 8 hours of sleep and eating healthy during the week can be a challenge sometimes. Skincare helps but it takes times. Sometimes, you need a quick fix that can give you radiant skin right now. Highlighter’s your BFF here. Highlighters come in both cream and powder form and are infused with light-reflecting particles that make your skin glow beautifully when the light hits it. Use a little bit on the areas where the light would naturally hit your face, like the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones and your cupid’s bow. Just don’t forget to exfoliate and hydrate skin first. Every little bit helps! Are you ready to partyyyyyyyy?