Just think, without all those typical distractions that potentially hijack our goals of looking and feeling our best (dining out, travelling, socializing into the wee hours) this could be the ultimate year of personal transformation.
And no matter what your skin type, the ultimate goal is healthy, lit-from-within skin.
But the path to achieving dewy radiance can be a long and winding journey. Stress, lack of sleep, diet and exercise can all play a part in de-railing our skin bliss. The work of ‘glowing up’ can include any number of habit overhauls;
- ditching your afternoon coffee
- drinking more water
- switching up your diet
- regular exercise
- sticking to an earlier bedtime routine
- taking Omega oils and vitamin B Complex.
When it comes to your skincare, here are some key tips to transform and treat your skin.
Exfoliation: Friend or Foe?
Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. Regular exfoliation can help prevent clogged pores, brighten skin and over time actually increase collagen production.
But it’s also important not to over-do it. In some cases, exfoliation can aggravate acne, increase redness or over-strip the moisture barrier. Depending on your skin’s condition, you may want to softly rub with a flannel or dry brush or use a glycolic acid (AHA) or salicylic acid (BHA).
Bottom line, exfoliation can help prep the skin for active ingredient serums to more effectively penetrate and absorb into your skin.
Serums: Which Serum is Best for Brightening?
One of the best face serums to transform and treat your skin contains Vitamin C.
As a renowned antioxidant, Vitamin C promotes cell turnover, protects from pollutants and evens out skin tone. For sensitive skin, try a more gentle derivative of L-Ascorbic Acid, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) in Timeless’ Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C.
This serum is best for brightening, healing and firming with the added benefits of Matrixyl®️ 3000 to help build collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid to plump up the skin’s volume.
Hyaluronic Acid is really a powerhouse ingredient to make your skin glow, no matter what type of skin you have. After exfoliating with AHAs, Hyaluronic Acid replenishes and plumps up the skin. For oily skin, especially after using BHAs, the non-oily hydration of HA helps balance moisture levels and reduce sebum production.
One of the best hyaluronic acids for the face is Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure. It can be layered into your skincare regimen for an extra boost of hydration, increasing elasticity and creating that dewy difference!
Facial Oils: Seal and Protect
Just like HA, Squalane is suitable for all skin types, dry, oily or acne-prone. Squalane is considered a ‘dry oil’ that is antibacterial and non-comedogenic. Typically derived from plants, such as sugarcane, olives or wheat germ, this hydrogenated oil works as an excellent moisturizer that soothes and softens the skin, while protecting it from free radicals!
Squalane oil is also a great primer for a dewy fresh makeup look!
DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.