How to Achieve Skin that Glows From Within – Naturally
Bare it All with These Glow-getting Tips For a Natural Glow.
Listen up, Ladies! When it comes to achieving a natural glow to your complexion, you don’t need to “fake it to make it” with piles of powders, potions, creams, concealers, highlighters, bronzers, or blushes. So, step away from the contour tutorial with these easy-breezy steps to help heal, treat, correct, and protect your skin to glowing perfection. At MD Glam, we believe in correcting complexion problems that dim the light on your skin’s natural beauty – not chasing them. Addressing the common complexion concerns many of you face is our forte and we want you to look and feel your most beautiful best without having to rely on your go-to cosmetics stash to get the natural, gorgeous glow your skin lusts for. Skin that looks naturally lit-from-within is firm, even-toned, hydrated, dewy, smooth, supple, and free of diseases. Today, we break down all the scientifically proven and dermatologist-approved essential steps to achieving a natural radiance every
day. Not a tube of highlighter or can of shimmer spray insight. Because, when it comes to sexy skin, there’s nothing like baring it all.
Make a Clean Break
…from daily dirt, debris, grease, and grime! Here’s the dirty little secret – your skin comes into direct contact with smog, pollution, dirt, dust, sweat, and other yuckies on the daily. So, giving skin a good cleansing before bed is a must. If you’re a makeup maven, don’t forget to come to clean completely before hitting the hay. Sleeping in makeup is not just unsanitary, it can clog pores and cause pesky pimples to pop up come morning. Grab your vitamin and Dead Sea mineral-packed MD Glam Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser to remove all makeup and/or excess oil and purify pores to pore-fiction! Your complexion will feel soft, comfortable, and beautifully balanced, not tight or dry. If you don’t usually wear makeup, a single step cleanse is usually all you need to rid skin of the day’s dirt, oil, sweat, sunscreen, and other pollutants. So, don’t even think about skipping the sink come nightime.
Get Rubbed the Right Away
Your skin’s cells are constantly renewing themselves and shedding. If you don’t slough off these superficial cells that build up on skin’s surface, your complexion will start appearing dull, lackluster, and even dehydrated. Plus, all your other MD Glam go-to’s won’t be able to deeply penetrate the skin’s dermal layers to do the job you’re paying them to do! After cleansing with your MD Glam Deep Pore
Foaming Cleanser, buff your skin to beautiful, baby-soft perfection and reveal renewed radiance with MD Glam’s gentle Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub packed with papaya extract and glycolic acid to simultaneously give your skin both a manual and chemical exfoliation in a single, time-saving step. Your skin will feel like satin in seconds! It’s the best of both beauty worlds and a spa-tastic addition to your skincare routine.
See, Spot, Run!
Exposure to the sun over time reveals hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. While all those summers spent frolicking on the sands and in the sea made for some good memories, your skin is the one paying the price. So, reverse and repair the damage with a serum and/or cream infused with a potent, powerful dose of the virtuous vitamin C. The brightening benefits of vitamin C, including other brightening boosters, like licorice root extract and niacinamide, help to block melanin production. Dr. Cat is a huge fan of the versatile vitamin C, as you can find this powerful, high-performance skincare ingredient in a lot of her products, including her daytime MD Glam DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer and her nighttime complexion rescue MD Glam Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex, which offers the triple threat of plumping hyaluronic acid, brightening vitamin C, and glycolic acid in one powerful, proprietary blend. Open your eyes to retinol and vitamin C -infused MD Glam Retinol-C Intense Eye Serum to dramatically reduce visible signs of aging around the delicate eye tissue, including lids, and awake to refreshed, contoured, plump peepers.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Proponents of the K beauty trend often tout the “glass skin effect” – skin that is plump, bouncy, dewy, and glowy. To achieve skin that literally looks like it just gulped a tall glass of water, smooth on your daytime cream before sunscreen and your night cream as the last step in your skincare regimen before bedtime. Even if your skin is oily, it still needs hydration. Dr. Cat’s lightweight moisturizers are perfect for oily types, too! In the morning, before applying sunscreen, slather MD Glam’s DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer and Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex before bedtime to keep complexion plump, pretty, and protected all night long. Both jars of this day-and-night, dynamic duo encapsulate a bevy of beautifying and age-defying ingredients, like stem cell cultures, safflower oil, vitamins C and E, algae extract, retinol, low molecular hyaluronic acid, and other essential, anti-aging extracts to get your skin naturally glowing and healthy.
It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts
A surefire way to get that effortless, lit-from-within glow is to literally begin from within. And, that means piling your plate with fatty acid-rich bites, like fish, nuts, and avocadoes. Keep skin protected from free radical damage by munching on antioxidant-rich leafy greens and sipping unsweetened green tea. Did you know sipping on multiple cups of matcha green tea daily actually reverses the aging process and diminishes the look and depth of wrinkles? So, start guzzling this “fountain of youth” elixir and get glowing. Plus, this nature’s “pick-me-up” will put a pep in your step without the unwanted sugar crash from all those cans of chemical-laden energy drinks.
Mom was right. Drinking eight glass of healthy H2O each day keeps the dermatologist away! Not only does sipping adequate amounts of water throughout the day keep skin from dehydrating, it flushes out the toxins that can cause breakouts. Zap sits before they even start. Zest up your morning or afternoon H2O
with a spritz of fresh lemon, watermelon, or cooling cucumber for a chilling twist.
Throw Some Shade
Before setting out each day, whether you’re headed for the beach or the boardroom, don’t forget to apply sunscreen everywhere skin is exposed, especially ears, scalp, tops of toes, etc. And, if you intend to be outdoors, you must re-apply every two hours to prevent a possible painful burn and to prevent future damage. Though it may seem innocuous, simply driving in your car or walking your dog each day without proper coverage will cause future freckles, spots, and skin laxity over time. The sun’s harmful ultraviolet
rays break down collagen, your skin’s most important support system. For unbeatable broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays, don’t forget to faithfully apply MD Glam’s Sunshout Sunscreen SPF-50 every day.
Clock Some Zzzzz’s
There is a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Because, without it, your skin suffers. From sallow-looking skin to dark circles to bags, incessant late nights with Netflix will steal your skin’s natural glow. So, be sure to limit tv time and get your butt in bed early. Getting between 7 and 9 hours of shuteye a night will not only leave you feeling refreshed and recharged, but your skin will also get to make the most of its repair mode. During sleep, your organs, including the biggest of all – your skin – repair the day’s damage and produce skin-supporting collagen. Beauty tip: sleep on satin or silk pillowcases to keep creases, crinkles, and wrinkles away. YAY!
Kick Candy, Cookies, Cakes, and Pies!
Listen up, sweet stuff! Sugar is one of the skin’s most merciless saboteurs. Overdosing on refined and added sugar (think cakes, cookies, candy, sodas, pastries, etc.) causes glycation – the process where sugar breaks down elastin and fibroblasts in the skin, resulting in a saggy complexion. That’s one sticky situation you don’t want to find yourself. Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Grab a fresh piece of fruit or chew on sugar-
free peppermint gum to quell that sweet temptation.
Get Radiant with Retinol
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is a one-stop-shop for all-things skincare. It visibly reduces wrinkles and wrinkle depth, evens skin tone, re-texturizes skin surface, promotes collagen, regenerates skin on a molecular level, balances sebum production, and boosts skin’s strength. A tried-and-true skincare ingredient trusted by dermatologist for decades, retinol is clinically proven to reverse the ravishes of time when used consistently and correctly. However, some complexions may experience intolerance to it when first introduced into a skincare regimen. If you experience redness or dryness, switch to applying 1-2 nights weekly until your skin works up a tolerance. Once this happens, you should be applying this magical skin must-have every night, or most nights, to see remarkable, game-changing results and a youthful-glow. Consistent usage of a retinol product is the ultimate aging antidote as it delivers long-term, preventative effects. You’ll love MD Glam’s Retinol-C Intense Eye Serum with high-performance grade retinol plus vitamin C for a one-two punch of brightening and tightening in every application. Retinol and vitamin C work to boost the efficacy of each other, so your skin is getting a powerful dose of action for visibly remarkable results. Skincare before surgery!
Break a Sweat
Don’t skip your sweat sesh! Working up a sweat not only tones the tush and tightens the tummy, but it also boosts blood flow for a natural flush to the face. People will start asking what foundation you’re wearing, so get
pumping to get skin that’s plumping!
Make an Appointment with Your Derm
Dr. Cat advises scheduling a skin check with your derm regularly to look for abnormal skin growths, lesions, moles, etc. However, don’t wait for your annual appointment if you spot a suspicious mole or mark that has suddenly appeared or changed rapidly in color and shape. Again, we’re all about getting in front of problems.
If you’re burning both ends of the candle lately (see the aforementioned entry regarding sleep and skin) and your skin is lacking in the glow department, apply a shimmer-spiked facial oil to your MD Glam DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer to impart immediate, yet subtle, iridescence, while blurring imperfections.
Smoothing Ceramides and Hydrating Humectants
Ceramides naturally protect your skin’s lipid layer from being compromised, i.e., water loss, free radicals, etc. In short, ceramides are fatty, wax-like molecules found in the cell membranes of the skin’s lipid layer. Vital components of the skin’s inherent structure, ceramides work to protect the skin from water loss and environmental aggressors, while boosting skin’s functionality. Humectants are similar in the fact they coat the skin with a protective layer, shielding from detrimental dermal moisture loss. Slathering MD Glam’s lightweight DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer in the morning is like a delicious smoothie
for your skin while applying MD Glam’s Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex come nighttime will help seal the deal on moisture loss prevention, replenishing skin with succulent hyaluronic acid, grapeseed oil, and squalene.
Spice up Your Skincare
Add the ancient beautifying benefits of turmeric to your daily diet. The superstar staple in ancient Ayurvedic medicine (a traditional Indian system of treatment), turmeric’s most notable compound is curcumin, a powerful polyphenol also found in tea, and, most recognizably, red wine. Rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytochemicals, the turmeric root naturally supports the proper functioning of the body’s tissues, organs, cells, and skin, making it a modern-day medicinal miracle. The anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties of this golden-yellow super spice have been treasured for centuries for its healing, soothing, and calming superpowers. Make this sacred
Indian root a regular in your daily diet and start reaping the benefits of ageless, gorgeously glowing skin.
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