Being an esthetician, I have seen a lot of beautiful faces but sadly, those beauties are often afflicted with a dry, lackluster and lifeless tone. The great news though is that usually what your body is experiencing now is not a life sentence. With some simple, easy to apply advice, I have inspired my clients to begin practicing a new regimen that has allowed many of them to go from dull skin to glowing, radiant skin in a matter of minutes. How can this be? Well, it’s simple really.
It’s all about consistency.
Experiencing radiant skin happens when you commit to a consistent evening personal care regimen. So whether or not you choose to cleanse in the morning, what is most important is that you remove the dirt of the day every single evening and if you wear face makeup (especially foundation), it is very important to cleanse twice; one quick surface cleanse and another second, more thorough cleanse.
But Before You Cleanse, You Prep…
Compressing is the most important step in your regimen for achieving gorgeous skin. It warms the skin, which stimulates circulation while also loosening up dirt and dead skin, which means you don’t have to use so much product, which oftentimes is the culprit for an inflamed, dry and sensitized surface. So before you cleanse with any product, please compress first with a hot washcloth and then finish with a complete wipe of the face. Repeat two times, making sure to get around the crevices of the nose, chin, jaw and ears.
Once you get your skin nice and warm, it’s ready for a cleanse so reach for your coconut or sesame oil or your favorite cleanser and take the time to wash your face, massaging any tight muscles along the way. Then after rinsing, if it is that time of the week to exfoliate, use honey.
Honey? Heck yes. It is loaded with gluconic acid, which helps break down all the “glue” that binds dead skin on the surface. With honey you get an insanely deep surface cleanse in the gentlest (and sweetest) way imaginable. Honey also retains moisture to the skin, firms it and brightens the tone. So yeah, definitely massage this nectar into your warm, plumped up face. Rinse well with tepid water, follow with Pampered pH and then get to tapping under the eyes, slapping the face, lifting from the jaw up and gently pinching the cheeks. All of this stimulates circulation, which breathes life into the skin and the result is that now your skin can function as it is meant to; excreting waste, secreting healthy oils and absorbing all of your nourishing creams and serums. Hello Gorgeous!
So to sum it up, having beautiful radiant skin (and a healthy body in general) that is buzzing with energy means having healthy circulation and to achieve that, compress, exfoliate, tap, slap and pinch… Oooh la la.