Most people think there’s a very complicated skin care regimen that they need to follow to obtain that youthful, gorgeous glow. But the secret to a flawless complexion really isn’t that complicated and it starts with something as simple as a little hydration.
Here are a few tips to help you achieve flawless, glowing skin.
What causes our skin to look and feel dry?
You can always tell when your skin is on the dry side because if you look closely in the mirror it actually looks dry. You may see little flaky patches of skin on the surface; your skin will feel tighter than usual and it may be sensitive to the weather and temperature changes. When our skin is dry it has the tendency to be redder in color and our fine lines and wrinkles may be more apparent.
There are several contributors to dry skin that include: cold weather, exposure to the sun, the wind, over washing or over exfoliating, not removing makeup at night, wearing tight and itchy clothing, and even fragrances . The good news is: dehydrated skin is easily avoided.
Getting rid of dry skin.
The way you cleanse and prepare your skin for moisturizer is key for glowing skin. I find using a soft wash cloth along with your favorite cleanser is the best place to start. For dry skin be sure to try the Herbalife SKIN Soothing Aloe Cleanser. Using warm water gently massage the cleanser into your skin in a circular motion and rinse. Believe it or not even a very gentle wash cloth will help exfoliate your skin by removing the rough, dead skin cells that not only make your skin look dry but, inhibit the results of your moisturizer. It’s important to give your face and throat a thorough exfoliation at least once a week. The Herbalife SKIN Instant Reveal Berry Scrub is perfect for just that. When the dead skin barrier is removed the moisturizer can penetrate easier into the skin for maximum benefit.
Once your skin is cleansed it’s time to start with the first step towards hydration. Simply spritz your skin with a facial toner. Toners help prepare your skin to better receive your moisturizers. The Herbalife SKIN Energizing Herbal Toner can be spritzed directly onto your skin or used with a cotton ball.
When applying your facial moisturizer, whether it’s in the form of a serum, lotion or cream, it’s important to apply the product while looking in the mirror. It’s the only way you can guarantee ample coverage. I always apply 5 dots of product to my face, one on the forehead, nose, chin and both cheeks and blend in an upwards motion for maximum coverage. Lastly and very important, don’t forget your neck. It too gets dehydrated when not cared for and is one of the first places we start to notice the signs of aging. So be sure to care for this area as well.
Here are a few Skin facts:
- If your moisturizer seems to be just sitting on top of your skin and not penetrating, chances are your skin needs a good exfoliating so your products can break through the dead skin barrier.
- The skin around the eyes lacks in both sweat and oil glands making this area highly susceptible to dehydration. Always opt for an eye gel for daytime and a richer eye cream for nighttime to alleviate the signs of dehydration.
- Our knees, elbows and feet really suffer from dryness and need our help too. Be sure to scrub these areas with a rough washcloth and soap or use an exfoliating scrub. When done scrubbing, immediately apply a nice body gel or cream to seal in hydration. The Herbal Aloe Bath and Body Care Line is perfect!
- To help alleviate dry skin take shorter showers and baths and use only warm water, nothing too hot as the hot temperatures can further dry out the skin.
Keep your skin glowing from head to toe by moisturizing every single day. Bringing back that youthful glow takes only a few minutes and you will look better as a result!