We don’t want your festive lights to be the only thing that glows this holiday season! But radiant skin doesn’t happen overnight, so if you wish to have luminous skin in time for the holidays, you’ll need to start a skincare routine for glowing skin right now.
To help, we’ve outlined our best tips to light up your night, whether that’s at home or out on the town with the Lucim skin care system. This globally loved product line — featured in Vogue, Vogue Italia and Elle Magazine — is backed by science, making a visible impact of customers worldwide.
Get Your Glow
We define radiant-looking skin in a few different ways:
- Even skin tone
- Small-looking pores
- Free from the appearance of acne and blemishes
- Bright, dewy look without an oily shine
You can’t achieve the look of a healthy, happy, well-rested and hydrated person with bronzer because your skin’s appearance isn’t just affected by what you apply on its surface. Your lifestyle, environment and even emotions all play a role.
The first step to glowing skin starts from within — eating a balanced diet, exercise, quality sleep and hydration will all help maintain your youthful shine. Whereas things like smoking, excessive sugar consumption, stress, sun exposure and more can cause you to lose your radiance over time.
So that’s it! Just don’t be stressed and get eight hours of sleep each night! Easy right? That’s not the case for most of us. If your lifestyle could use a little support, think of your skincare routine as a supplement, helping you regain control of the appearance of your skin, especially that inner light that makes you look young and fresh.
The Steps to Glowing Skin
The first step to your skin care routine is to remove impurities and environmental stressors that can clog your pores and dull the skin. A gentle cleanse each morning and night will help clear away dirt, makeup residue, excess oil and other pore-clogging impurities. Avoid cleansing more than twice per day and use a cleanser like Lucim Facial Gel Cleanser, made with hydrating ingredients including blue-green algae and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and avoid depriving your skin of natural essential oils.
Your skin naturally sheds dead cells as new ones form in deeper dermal layers. As you age, removing those dead skin cells becomes a bigger chore for your skin, leading to clogged pores and blackheads. Help remove impurities and dead skin cells by exfoliating once or twice a week. We suggest an exfoliator that incorporates both physical and enzymatic ingredients, like the jojoba beads and lactic acid found in Lucim Purifying Exfoliator, to reveal clear, balanced skin.
After removing impurities, help your skin absorb the potent active ingredients in the next few steps of your routine with a toner. Toner helps rebalance your skin’s pH levels, making it easier to absorb serums and creams while tightening pores. Plus, a gentle, alcohol-free toner, like Lucim Enriched Toning Water, is a perfect refresher after stripping away impurities during your cleanse. The active ingredients like witch hazel, blue-green algae and hyaluronic acid hydrate and rebalance the skin.
Use this step to address your unique skin concerns. Do you have acne, fine lines, dark patches, or is it something else? Apply a potent serum with actives meant to target your specific skin concerns.
We suggest picking up a super serum that targets your full list of skin concerns, no matter your stage in life, like Lucim Totale Face Serum. This revolutionary 7-in-1 serum uses Bakuchiol, Matrixyl peptides, hyaluronic acid complex, a blend of multivitamins and more to help replace all your old skin care bottles with one singular solution.
The stronger your skin barrier, the more you can protect it from those environmental stressors that can cause breakouts and rashes and make you look older than you are. Help stop the visible damaging effects of free radicals, pollution and other environmental stressors with a day cream that has vitamins like B3, C and E, all of which (and more potent actives!) can be found in Lucim Day Defense Cream. Don’t forget to always finish your daytime routine by applying sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
6. Hydrate + Refine
Dehydrated skin can appear flaky and dull with more fine lines and puffiness — not that luminous glow we’re looking for! Help your skin look smooth and plump with a deeply hydrating night cream or night mask. Look for actives like multivitamins, antioxidants, botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin while you sleep. We suggest the rich Lucim Renewing Night Cream or the breathable mask, Skincerity by Lucim+.
Everyone’s skin is different, so the steps and products in your routine might not look the same as someone else’s. The good news is that these simple guidelines, no matter your age or skin concerns, you’ll help reveal your luminous glow. Start now and see results in time for your holiday gatherings with friends and loved ones.