Ever look at someone’s skin and wonder what in the world they do to keep it so perfect?
Luckily for you, getting a healthy, glowing complexion isn’t exactly the world’s most coveted secret. With a bit of dedication and a whole lot of knowledge, glowing skin is entirely achievable by everyone.
So, what are the secrets that those with seemingly perfect skin adhere to? You’ll quickly see, it’s not as complicated as it sounds:
THEY PROTECT THEIR SKIN
Those with glowing skin always use a broad-spectrum SPF every single day and in every single setting, as they know UV rays from the sun cause premature aging and free radical damage that can lead to skin cancer. They also seek shade, wear hats, sunglasses and avoid going in direct sun exposure during the sunniest hours of the day, when UV rays are at their strongest. Because of this, their skin stays firmer, plumper, and smoother for longer!
THEY KNOW THEIR SKIN TYPE
Dermatologists use a skin-type scale of one to six called the Fitzpatrick Skin Spectrum (read all about it here!). Knowing where you lie on this scale can help you predetermine how to properly protect your skin and watch for signs of skin cancer.
Aside from the Fitzpatrick scale, it’s also important to know what skin type you have. This will help you properly address any skin conditions you may have such as sensitive, dehydrated or acne-prone skin, rosacea, eczema, etc. This will help you choose the right products, as for example: those with acne-prone will benefit from non comedogenic and oil-free products; those with sensitive skin will benefit from mineral-based sunscreens; those with hyperpigmentation will benefit from non-irritating products and specific ingredients, etc.
Unsure about your skin type? Make sure to take our Skin Quiz!
THEY ALWAYS CLEANSE BEFORE BED
Going to bed with makeup is a major no-no, and those with flawless skin know it. When you skip your nighttime wash, “you’re basically just keeping all the pollutants of the day on your skin,” explains Mary Larijani, M.D., a dermatologist at Montgomery Dermatology in Pennsylvania.
They also don’t forget to clean their pillowcases regularly, as these can also lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
THEY HAVE GOOD LIFESTYLE HABITS
You know what we mean: they drink lots of water, they sleep enough (and well), and they self-care like pros. They know a healthy, balanced lifestyle is the key to a glowing exterior, and they prioritize it whenever they can.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: THEY HAVE AN ESTABLISHED ROUTINE
A well-established routine that is accustomed to your skin type and needs is crucial for a healthy glow. This means that your skincare step-by-step may not at all resemble that of someone else’s, and will most likely change from season to season–but once you’ve got the right products and steps figured out, you will be on your way to your best glow yet.
Not sure where to begin or unsure if your current routine is doing the trick? We’re here to help: you can book your virtual consultation with one of our medical aestheticians and we will get you on the right track!
On that note...take good care of that glow!
The team at BSE