Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Get Glowing, Beautiful Skin

Now that winter is over, and summer is on its way, this is the perfect time to get started creating a beautiful, radiant complexion.
 
image by Eric Cassee, hair by Will Zecco, makeup by Corinna Cooke


The cold months leave us with dried out, lackluster looking skin which needs a little extra lovin' to get back on track and look fresh and youthful.
Here's a little step-by-step guide to help you get gorgeous, radiant skin, just in time for the warmer weather.

How To Get Glowing, Beautiful Skin 
(in 6 easy steps)

1. Exfoliate Daily With Clarisonic

If you follow this blog then you probably already know that I am a huge fan of the Clarisonic. When I'm doing movies I get Clarisonics for all my leading ladies - they make such a huge difference to the skin.
Basically, using a Clarisonic every day will cleanse your skin 6X deeper, and will lift away debris from the surface of the skin.
Light reflects off of smooth surfaces, making your skin look fresher, younger and more vital.

 


2. Weekly Enzyme Mask
I'm not a fan of exfoliating scrubs.
I always think they rough up the baby skin underneath, so instead I have my clients use enzyme masks to exfoliate, such as this one by Ren
Skin looks vibrant and alive after an enzyme mask, and it feels fabulous.

3. Moisturize.
Use a quality moisturizer morning and night.
Moisturizers containing ceramides and/or niacinamide strengthen the lipid barrier, which is the absolute key to glowing skin.
Make sure you apply your moisturizer liberally, and work it into the skin in an upward motion.

4. Brighten
Brighten dark spots/patches and even out skin tone with serums and/or creams that contain kojic acid, hydroquinone or vitamin C

5. Facial SPF

Use a free standing facial SPF of 50+
If your daily moisturizer has SPF in it already, still use a free standing facial SPF over top, and apply it liberally.
Don't forget your throat and decolletage. I tell my clients to only apply it where they want to look pretty - nothing ages you faster than sun damage.

6. Fake A Tan
Don't let the sun tan your face, as it just fast tracks the aging process. Instead opt for a fake tan, but don't go color crazy. Adding a little golden glow to your complexion will leave you looking radiant and beautiful.

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