SHREDDERS as you know, fresh, radiant-looking skin with a natural glow is essential if you want to keep your skin looking youthful and it all starts with good skincare! We’ve teamed up with the experts over at Paula’s Choice to reveal how to achieve that dare-to-go-bare glow.
An effective skincare routine must always respect skin’s microbiome, as disruptions to it can lead to a host of problems. You can easily do this by following a routine that includes a gentle cleanser, skin-replenishing toner, exfoliant, sunscreen and a nighttime moisturiser both loaded with antioxidants. But that’s just the beginning. The additional ingredients you use can play a significant part in achieving glowing results!
INGREDIENT ONE: Exfoliants – AHAs and BHA
The role of exfoliants for glowing skin truly deserves special attention. AHAs (like glycolic acid) and BHA (salicylic acid) work overnight to dramatically smooth and soften skin’s texture while banishing dullness – two key ways to get radiant skin. Routine use of an AHA or BHA product helps the surface layers of built-up dead skin to shed as they did when they were younger. The glowing result is that the newer, healthier skin that was covered by the dead surface skin appears plumper, feels like silk, and looks more luminous.
INGREDIENT TWO: Vitamin C
One ingredient we encourage you to consider for glowing skin is vitamin C.
Vitamin C’s role in creating dewy, radiant skin comes from its ability to defend skin from environmental damage that causes dullness and makes skin look ashen or sallow. Vitamin C is a natural substance in skin that needs to be generously replenished in order for it to have a potent impact on skin’s appearance. When skin has an ongoing supply of topical vitamin C, it becomes renewed and revitalised!
INGREDIENT THREE: Niacinamide
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface.
Niacinamide also reduces the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve the skin’s barrier (its first line of defence). It also plays a role in helping skin to repair signs of past damage. Left unchecked, this type of daily damage makes skin appear older, dull and less radiant. Other helpful benefits of niacinamide or vitamin B3 for skin are that it helps renew and restore the surface of skin against moisture loss and dehydration by helping skin improve its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides. When ceramides become depleted over time, skin is left vulnerable to all sorts of problems, from persistent patches of dry, flaky skin to increasingly becoming extra-sensitive.
INGREDIENT FOUR: SPF (sunscreen)
The harmful rays of the sun are the most significant cause of signs of ageing skin, such as brown spots, wrinkles and a dull skin tone. The harmful rays can even lead to skin cancer. Did you know that UV rays pass through windows and are even harmful to your skin on cloudy, misty and rainy days? You are only partially protected when you sit in the shade or wear a sun hat. Surfaces such as water, sand, concrete, grass, snow and ice reflect the sunlight onto your skin, giving you an even larger dose of the sun’s rays.
Sunscreen is a must, no glow-boosting cream can work effectively if you're not also protecting skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher.
INGREDIENT FIVE: CBD
CBD diffuses reactivity in skin – think redness, rough texture & dullness – by telling skin cells to behave more calmly and because it comes from a plant, it’s not surprising that CBD oil also has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in CBD are one way that topical use helps lessen the visible signs of ageing. By counteracting free-radical damage and reducing the look of inflammation, cannabidiol skincare can help to visibly diminish concerns like wrinkles, skin dullness, and red-coloured skin tone.
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