4 Steps You Need To Add To Your Daily Skincare Routine
No matter how many times you’ve revised your skincare routine, there is always room for improvement. The skin concerns that plagued you as a young adult, have likely given way to new concerns as you’ve aged. This means that your routine should always be evolving and adapting to fit your current needs. Just because one product worked for you in the past, doesn’t mean it will continue working for you forever.
The fastest way to healthy skin is to listen to your needs and use products made to tackle those concerns. At Glo, we want you to have your best skin ever, so we’re breaking down the top 4 steps you can incorporate into your daily routine for healthy, glowing skin.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: use SPF every day, no matter what you’re doing. Not only does sunscreen protect you from skin cancer, it’s also the #1 way to prevent visible signs of aging.
And if you think all sunscreens are the same, think again. Gone are the days of using thick body sunscreen on your face, which can disrupt the time and effort you’ve put in to treating your skin. Thankfully, there is now a wide variety of facial sunscreen formulas available on the market.
Whether you want oil free, tinted, matte finish, powder or built into your foundation, you have options. Tired of hearing about why you need to use sunscreen? Good, it means we’re doing our job. There is never an excuse for not protecting your skin every day.
Did you know that all skin types, (yes, even oily), can be dehydrated? For anyone without dry skin, this may seem confusing but hear us out. When skin is dehydrated, it can be dry and dull with wrinkles and uneven texture but it can also cause the skin to over produce oil, leading to more breakouts. The best way to combat dehydration is by using a product that truly hydrates the skin from the inside out.
Hyaluronic Acid is capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water, which means tons of added moisture for your skin. Hydrated skin appears plump and healthy; fine lines are filled in and rough texture is smoothed out. That youthful, dewy glow you’ve been after? It’s possible with the help of Hyaluronic Acid.
Not sure where to incorporate this skin-changing ingredient into your routine? Luckily, you can find it in a variety of products, from cleansers to moisturizers. Our top pick is to use a Hyaluronic Acid serum after cleansing and toning and before moisturizer.
Whether you use a physical or chemical exfoliant (or a combination of the two), this added step can work wonders for speeding up your cell’s natural life cycle. The biggest difference between the two types of exfoliants is in the formulas. Physical exfoliants contain tiny scrubbing particles (ours are all environmentally friendly!) to manually remove any dirt, oil or dead skin cells clogging up pores. Chemical exfoliants use hydroxy acids to dissolve and dislodge any particles blocking your pores.
Ready to get started? We love Renew Serum as a chemical exfoliant, which combines Retinol, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid or Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub with contains both chemical and physical exfoliants.
Although this step is incredibly beneficial, it's important not to over do it. We would be lying if we said we had never become a little too excited over a product’s benefits and used it too much. When you over exfoliate, you deplete your skin’s natural moisture barrier, which can lead to sensitive, tight skin and potentially more breakouts. The time it takes to repair your moisture barrier is not worth the brief satisfaction of exfoliating every day.
Your lips are one of the first places to show visible signs of aging because they lack oil production. This makes them prone to dryness and wrinkles. Even if you don’t consider your skin sensitive, the skin around your lips is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face. Your regular skincare products might not be the best choice for your lips. By using products designed specifically for the lip area, you’re more likely to see targeted results.
As we mentioned above, exfoliation can work wonders for speeding up your cells’ natural turn-over process and the same goes for the lips. Smoothing Lip Polish helps to gently buff away any dry or dull skin, revealing a perfect pout every time. Once properly exfoliated, sealing in moisture and hydration helps keep lips looking fuller and healthier longer.
Barrier Balm is a fan favorite, especially among our professional community, as it locks in moisture on even the most sensitive areas. Our new purse friendly size lets you take your new favorite balm with you wherever you go.
Have you recently added any of these steps into your routine? Tell us about it in the comments!