Part Two: How To Get The Glow – Genius Tips For Glowy Skin
We’re the first to own up to our highlighter obsession, (especially Kim K’s KKW beauty highlighter palettes). Cream or powder, subtle or shimmer, we don’t discriminate between radiance-enhancing products. Our thoughts are – you can never be too glowy.
If you ask any make up artist or beauty pro however, they will tell you, the secret to getting glowing skin, doesn’t come from a palette of highlighter. It comes from within. (Read Part One Here)
It is not that we don’t love those fabulous products out there – we do – we included the link for a reason! Its just at Well Medical Arts, we appreciate what is real. We want radiance that doesn’t wash off at the end of the day! And knowing you ladies like we do, we imagine you do too.
So if you want some brightening pearls that will give you dewy, lit from within skin…. read on!
WARNING: The results from procedures outlined below are highly addictive and results are only obtained through a combination of products, practice, and patience.
Use Toner Before Your Serums
Think of toner as a pH-balancing agent for your skin. Serums and creams can penetrate deeper if your skin is properly pH-balanced. When you are using gold standard serums like CE Ferulic or CF Phloretin you want the best bang for your buck! (SkinCeuticals Conditioning Solution: $34)
Invest in a Laser Treatment Series or Maintain Results After Having a Series of Treatments at Least Once a Year
Every woman over 30 who has had fun in the sun, taken oral contraceptives or had the hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy could benefit from series of six photorejuenvation treatments. [$2500 per treatment series]. If you’ve completed a series, try a yearly Intense Pulsed Light treatment [$425 per treatment], which can keep those sun-induced spots that make skin look dull at bay.
Not Using A Vitamin C – Add It to Your Regimen
Apply five drops of vitamin C serum [like CE Ferulic or CF Phloretin] underneath SPF each morning to prevent free radical damage, help lighten brown spots, and even out your skin tone. Oh, it helps build collagen too! (SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or CF Phloretin: $166)
Pay Pores Attention
While blackheads aren’t usually too noticeable you want to remove anything that could lead to increased pore size, congestion or blemishes. In no time flat, you remove debris with a clinical facial treatment like HydraFacial MD [$225 per treatment]. This treatment takes as little as 60 minutes and will leave your skin looking flawless.
Don’t Hate, Exfoliate
Dislike those uneven spots? Chose a gentle, yet effective exfoliator that can improve the appearance of blotchiness, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. This fan favorite also decongests clogged pores while diminishing signs of aging. (Blemish + Age Defense $90)
Strengthen Your Skin’s Barrier Function
Restore hydration while replenishing and resurfacing with a revolutionary serum that helps reinforce the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin. (SkinCeuticals Retexturizing Activator: $80)
Try Micro Needling With Platelet Rich Plasma
A procedure like the Vampire Facial [about $575] combines Micro Needling with Platelet Rich Plasma to give you a dewy, hydrated appearance while stimulating new collagen production. Another Kim K favorite!
Go to yoga, meditate and end your day by drawing a bath and relaxing with a facial mask. This intensive calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and restores natural radiance and smoothness. It also has a compounding effect of hydrating and smoothing that delivers crazy glow by the time you’re ready for bed! (SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask: $58)
How do you know what glow-rious option is best for you?
Dominique and the skincare professionals of Well Medical Arts are always available to give you their best recommendations on how you can get to the glow