Glow for the Holidays
You know that girl you see on the ‘gram glowing like she just stepped off a runway? Honey, that is about to be you; and if the last days of 2020 don’t deserve a glow up, we can’t quite imagine what would! So, how do you get that flawless holiday radiance without your favourite filter? Exfoliation and hydration are the key to the glow of your dreams, and we are here to help you make it all happen.
During the winter months dull skin stems from lack of humidity in the cold, dry, winter air. Since the water content of your epidermis tends to directly reflect the level of humidity around it, and we all know how harsh the cold winter air can be; our Skin Master Amanda Massey is sharing a few expert tips and tricks to glow year round.
1 - The first step in getting your glow back is some quality exfoliation. You shed millions of skin cells a day, and unless you are doing something to actively get rid of them, they sit on your skin like a layer of dust; leaving you with a dull, greyish complexion. Treatments like dermalplaning, dermal infusion, and chemical peels remove the top layer of dead skin, and leave your canvas bright and fresh underneath. Combine a monthly treatment or medical facial with a 3x weekly at home exfoliating polish and there is no way Jack Frost can dull your sparkle!
2. Calm & soothe inflamed skin. Dry skin is damaged, and loss of hydration can lead to itchiness, redness and inflammation. Make sure that alongside your exfoliation regime you are treating damaged, inflamed winter skin. Products like Pro-Heath (a staff favorite!) can help repair and soothe your canvas for optimum glowey goodness.
3. Moisturize!! While this may seem like the most obvious step in hydration, it is important to note that not all moisturizers are created equal, and hydrated skin is not as simple as slapping some cream on! While any Raw Canvas junkie knows that Daily Power Defense is our daily go-to (hello, the name says it all!), products like Growth Factor Serum and Youth Intensive Creme provide powerful hydration and antioxidants to keep your complexion radiant. Trust us, the ‘I woke up like this’ glow of slathering on some Growth Factor before bed never ceases to wow us!!
4. No vacations? No problem! Ok well we might have a few problems with the current lack of Vitamin D, but we are faking our way though it over here. Personally we recommend quarantine self care in the form of slathering our entire being in an ample amount of Glow the second we step out of the shower! *home made Pinja Coladas encouraged with this step*
5. At home spa? Don’t mind if we do! Now that your skin is on that Jlo level glow treat yourself to some evening TLC. A hydrating mask or bedside humidifier will have you feeling like a whole new type of stay at home goddess!