How to Get Beautiful, Glowing Skin
Do you long for a naturally gorgeous complexion? Do you wish that you had absolutely beautiful, glowing skin? Follow along after the jump to learn how to nurture and protect your skin so that it looks amazing as soon as you wake up in the morning.
Be prepared to put in a little work on the front end. “It usually takes three to six weeks to see results,” says dermatologist. But the radiant results are worth it. Here’s what to do.
•Stick to gentle cleansers. Use a non-soap product (like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser) morning and night to wash away grime without irritating skin.
•Smooth skin. In the morning, apply a lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to slough off dead skin cells.
•Even out your skin tone. If you have dark pigmentation spots, ask your dermatologist for a prescription-strength skin lightener (which usually contains hydroquinone). Or try an over-the-counter lightener with hydroquinone. Products with vitamin C or licorice extract may help, too.
•Don’t forget sunscreen. Wear one with SPF 30 daily to protect your skin’s tone and texture.
•Get your antioxidants. Look for a free-radical fighter, like vitamin C, or promising ones, like coffeeberry and idebenone, in your day or night cream. Antioxidants protect skin from sun damage and help refine its tone.
•Use an over-the-counter retinol or a prescription-strength retinoid at bedtime. These products encourage cell turnover and collagen production. Begin by applying a pea-size amount every other night, as retinoids can be irritating at first.