Ugh, that moment when the dreaded pimple appears. Everybody has been there, especially when seasons change, and we live in masks. But keeping your complexion clearly doesn’t have to involve costly trips to the dermatologist or top-shelf skincare. There are many low and no-cost techniques to achieve your seasonal glow-up.
Though influencers swear by buzzy gadgets, there’s no need for fancy combs, jade rollers, or pricy electric brushes. In fact, these tools can sometimes cause more harm than good, especially on delicate facial skin
Your hands are your best tools. If you’ve ever had a professional facial, you know that aaaaaaah feeling and supernatural glow you get after your session.
While there are special techniques for lymphatic drainage, simply taking 60 seconds to massage your face with cleanser and moisturizer can go a long way to helping you achieve a clearer complexion.
Speaking of Cleansers…
It’s tempting to blast away skincare woes with all the active ingredients out there, but your expensive products won’t work if you haven’t thoroughly cleaned your skin.
Double cleanses and oil cleanses are in vogue, but a quick makeup removal — yes, even if you use the dreaded wipe — followed by a gentle cleanser is essential to prep your skin for what comes next. If needed you can also use carbamid cream for better results.
Curate Your Routine
10-step routines are great for those who have the time and money, but simplicity is key. Curate your skincare routine to include cleansers, moisturizers, and SPF daily. That’s it.
If you’d like to add a little more flash, a spritz of rosewater before applying a vitamin C or ceramide-based serum will do wonders for your skin barrier. Many estheticians suggest this barrier is crucial to “naturally repel bacteria, environmental stressors, UV and blue light and pollution.”
Fight Inflammation, Naturally
As inside, so outside. If your diet is full of sugar and processed food, your body will have a difficult time-fighting inflammation. And this can show in your skin. Avoid smoking and vaping, stay hydrated, and try these recipes for healthy skin.
Chase those Zzzs
Sleep! Not only will it refresh your body and mind, but your skin will also thank you too. According to WebMd, “Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging.”
Bonus tip: change your pillowcase as frequently as you can. If changing it every day is too much, flip it to the other side.
Curating your skincare routine to finally work for you can be an experience. If you need a little more help try using products like the HYPERFADE™ Micro Dart Patch to get the clear skin you deserve. Be gentle with yourself (and your skin) and enjoy the glow-up!