We all want to be vibrant, fresh and youthful, both inside and out. Cultivate pro-aging and pro-youth routines, along with intentional self-care, to teach ourselves how to have and maintain beautiful, natural glowing skin.
Establish your routine
One key to fresh and vibrant skin is a consistent routine. My clients have shared that when they established a daily, weekly and seasonal routine of moisturizing, exfoliating, and applying high quality products, their skin enlivens, rejuvenates and glows!
As your skin matures, it begins doing so very early in life (not in your 50s nor 40s) but in your late teens (YES!) and definitely in your early 20s. Your skin's natural, protective barrier breaks down from many causes; the environment, inflammation and diet (to name a few). Your skin needs continued hydration and moisture to maintain a healthy, supple glow. A rich, quality, “smart” moisturizer is necessary for your morning and evening routine. To protect and enhance your skin’s natural barrier and show-off your glow, we recommend B+MW’s RE-CREATION CALM & PROTECT MOISTURE FLUID or RE-CREATION CALM & PROTECT MOISTURE CREME for everyday hydration. Both are similar but unique. Follow the links to find which one is best for you.
If your skin appears dull, sullen or lacks freshness and vitality or you have excess oily skin, then dead skin cells may be the culprit. Regular exfoliation will help restore brightness and reveal new skin on both your face and the rest of your body.
Remember to give special attention to the back of your hands, your elbows, your knees and chest. These areas often go unattended and when you give them the special attention they deserve, it shows. Exfoliation is a powerful pro-aging, youthful part of your skincare routine.
Add Intentional Products
In addition to having a quality moisturizing and exfoliating ritual, add pro-aging, skin boosting treatments to your routine. This will not only bring your skin the brilliance you’re looking for, but you will also be caring for your skin in the long-run, promoting firmness and pro-lipid retention.
Face treatments are especially powerful when you’re discovering how to achieve natural, glowing skin. Treatments with Vit C, Vit E, AHA’s, BHA’s and Niacinamide can all be effective in reducing dark spots, tackling wrinkles and relieving dullness. B+MW’s SUPER RADIANCE SKIN TREATMENT, which is a stabilized triple Vit C & Vit E treatment effectively supports skin regeneration giving you beautiful, glowing skin.
Masques are another great way to maintain a youthful appearance and promote a healthy glow. Use B+MW’s SUPER FIRM & SMOOTH LUMINOUS MASQUE to detoxify and cleanse as well as bring firmness and clarity to your countenance.
Cultivating a youthful appearance also requires special care for the eyes, lips, and neck. These areas are especially susceptible to signs of aging and need extra attention. Use B+MW’s LIP EYE AND NECK REVITALIZATION SET to support youthful vibrancy.
Quality is Worth It
High quality skincare and makeup is essential to lasting skin health. It may be tempting to pick up a lower quality version of face cream or serum however this may only be a short-term solution. Unfortunately, many of the low-cost varieties contain chemicals that can exhaust and stress your skin, potentially causing more harm than good.
Be sure to pick high quality products formulated with long-term benefits in mind. These may be more expensive, but the lasting results and assurance of safety you get from the real deal are worth the price.
Care for your whole self
Much of our skin’s appearance is related to what’s going on beneath the surface. There are multiple health factors that help determine that healthy glow, but there are a few that are especially important.
- Sleep - Getting enough rest is crucial to rebuilding cells and renewing your energy. Sleep also helps with stress management, another major factor in our everyday appearance.
- Nutrition - The right nutrients can help your skin get the vitamins and minerals it needs to rejuvenate. Phytonutrients in a plant-rich diet promote a vibrant glow and neutralize free radicals. Drinking two cups of green tea daily can also provide impactful levels of antioxidants.
- Hydration - Drinking enough water cannot be overstated. Eight 8oz. glasses of water a day will help your skin remain smooth and supple.
- Toxins - Do your best to avoid everyday toxins in foods, cleaning products, and personal care items. Limit alcohol and caffeine intake to a moderate amount and avoid smoking.
The secret to youthful, glowing skin is possible with the right daily routines, products and self-care rituals!