This Skincare Routine Will Give You Glowy Skin

These beauty habits might seem simple but believe it or not can yield great results with dedication and persistence. To get that glass skin look popular amongst beauty enthusiasts everywhere, here are some tips and tricks on how you can get glowy skin like Hollywood stars!

1. Wash your face before bedtime

"Don't go a full day or night without washing your face. You have to get all the dirt and makeup out of your pores." - Mary J. Blige

After a full day of activities, your skin becomes a home for a lot of dirt and pollution as well as harmful bacterias that can lead to breakouts. No matter how long your day was or how tired you are, make sure to properly cleanse your makeup and face with a gentle facial cleanser. We are firm believers in double cleansing too as an oil-based cleanser will remove oil and makeup, whereas your second cleanser will remove the remaining dirt and grime for clean, healthy skin.

2. Using an eye cream is important

"A good eye cream is really important when you are traveling, busy and stressed—that's when the dark puffy circles can get you." - Kate Winslet

A lot of women don’t realize the importance of eye cream. With continued use, it can help reduce the appearance of dark circles too! It keeps the eye area moisturized, youthful, and prevents fine lines too.

3. Drink enough water

"Once I started drinking more water, my skin, hair and nails all flourished." - America Ferrera

Never underestimate the power of water. According to Atlantan derm, Dr. Kenneth Ellner, M.D, premature aging can occur from the skin becoming dry due to lack of water consumption. Other than that, simply by drinking more water, you are helping your body transport and process vitamins required by your hair and nails to keep them healthy.

4. Don’t forget your SPF

"Applying SPF to your face is especially important as the signs of skin damage are more noticeable there." - Hillarry Swank

Ladies, during critical hours such as 11 AM, UV rays can become your skin’s biggest enemy. Other than UVA rays that can make your skin lose its elasticity, UVB rays can also burn and damage your skin. Because of that, don’t forget to use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 around 15 minutes before you head out.

5. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

"Exfoliation will reveal new skin cells and keep you looking glowy." - Dermatologist, Jessica Wu

An exfoliating routine will help increase your skin’s cell turnover and remove dead skin cells, revealing glowy skin underneath. This will also increase the efficacy of any skincare product you use as it will let your skin absorb more of the good stuff.

6. Discover the benefits of a toner

According to dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger, not only they help remove any leftover residue and makeup from the skin, toners also help soothe, repair, and condition the skin. It balances your skin’s pH levels and gets them ready for the next steps in your skincare routine. This is so that your skin absorbs the active ingredients from your next steps better as well.

Toners are usually used to absorb and control excess sebum and impurities in your pores, so toners are perfect for oily or acne-prone skin, which a lot of Indonesian women do have.

Several toners are also good to combat acne because they contain exfoliating ingredients that increase cell turnover such as fruit amino acids or glycolic acid.

Achieving glowing, healthy skin is not an instant process nor is it something that you can achieve in a short period of time. Because of this, it is important that you start building good habits and take care of your skin diligently. It is also worth noting that skincare is very personal—different products work differently for different skin types and skin concerns. Skincare routines can vary and so will the products that work for you. Knowing your skin type and finding ingredients that your skin likes will help you build a routine that works for you.