Getting a smooth and bright complexion might often seem like a tall order, especially with the range of available products on the market. So many skin care products promise benefits they can’t deliver. This might leave you confused and uncertain about which products actually work.
The truth is, less is more when it comes to your skin care routine. Using and mixing a wide variety of products in your routine can actually distress your skin and make it more prone to breakouts. If you’re wondering how to get glowing skin (who isn’t?), let us break it down for you.
There’s a simple, three-step routine you can adopt, using quality products to help you get a more even skin tone. This skin care routine includes the three mainstays of healthy skin:
- Exfoliating and
Incorporating these three steps into your regular practice will give you the healthy skin you’re looking for.
Three-Step Routine to Improve Complexion & Glow
Step 1. Cleansing
Wash your face with cleansing gel. Cleanser should be a key part of your skin care. Clean skin is more likely to stay clear and healthy. Your skin care routine is incomplete without a gentle yet capable cleanser.
Our Wake Facial Cleansing Gel is a great product to use as an effective cleanser. The gel is gentle on the skin, cleaning the skin without drying it out, but it’s also powerful enough to extract oil and pollutants. The formulation actually helps your skin lock in moisture, making sure your skin is refreshed and rejuvenated.
The foaming cleanser also contains exfoliants, making it a great pre-exfoliating step before you move on to the next part of your skin care routine. The cleanser is very light, allowing all skin types to use it safely. Even if your skin is acne-prone or highly sensitive, this cleanser is likely safe for you.
Gel cleansers are specifically praised by skin care experts for being milder than other types and for keeping the skin’s pH balance intact. Their consistency allows them to permeate pores more deeply, removing sebum and other toxins and cleaning them out.
The gel wash also removes dirt, oil build-up, and other impurities from your pores. What’s more, it’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, and vegan!
Step 2. Exfoliation
Apply a face mask. Masks exfoliate and deep cleanse your skin, making sure your pores are clear. With the right ingredients, they can also soothe your skin and help tackle acne.
The Wake Face Mask is made with Australian pink clay. The mask has been specifically created to prevent acne and minimize breakouts. It removes dead skin cells and other impurities, leaving you with unclogged pores and glowing skin.
So, what is Australian pink clay? It’s a combination of red and white clay, and it has a high mineral content that combats pollutants and toxins, shielding your skin. Pink clay also fuses the benefits of its two clay components, offering you double the bang for your buck.
Kaolin white clay is brilliant for extracting oil and other secretions from your pores, making it an effective anti-acne treatment. Red clay, on the other hand, is extremely efficient at reducing irritation and soothes sensitive skin.
As a result, pink clay (combining the merits of red and white clays) clarifies skin and makes it brighter. The mask pulls out impurities and soaks up excess oil from your skin. This results in unclogged pores and also allows moisture to penetrate the skin more deeply.
It also protects your skin from sun damage and dryness, because the mask contains zinc oxide that filters out UV rays. Protection from sun damage slows ageing.
The exfoliation ensures a more even skin texture and smooths out complexion. The mild, pink clay also makes this suitable for all types of skin.
The mask is a great but gentle exfoliant, and it’s very easy to use:
- Simply apply it to clean, dry skin for 10–15 minutes until it dries.
- Rinse it off and voilà!
You can use this mask 2–3 times every week and make it a regular part of your regimen. Over time, this mask will shrink your pores and even lighten acne scars, making your skin brighter, softer, and more supple.
Like all Wake Skincare products, the mask is sulphate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, so it’s equally beneficial for your skin and the environment. It’s truly the best face mask for glowing skin!
Step 3. Moisturising
Moisturising is arguably the most important step in ensuring your skin is healthy. Hydrated skin keeps you looking fresh and young. A skin brightening cream moisturises your skin as well as develops the glowing skin we all want.
A good face skin cream will moisturise the skin without being too dense or oily. A great option for a light moisturiser is our Wake Face Cream. It has a sheer formulation that still packs a punch in terms of hydration!
If you spend a lot of time in front of screens, this moisturiser is specifically created for you. Its anti-ageing properties reduce wrinkles, blemishes and fine lines, using targeted ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the skin, but lifestyle factors—like exposure to toxins—can reduce its natural concentrations.
Supplementing hyaluronic acid by building it into your skin care routine steps is essential, because it retains water and naturally boosts your skin hydration. Wake Face Cream is a product that can be used regularly. It’s a wonderful skin complexion cream that evens out skin tone and improves skin health.
Because it’s so light, the cream is perfect for day or night use. It’s also ideal for sensitive skin and has been touted for its gentle but effective features.
How Else Can I Improve My Skin Complexion?
Although these skin care routine tips are sound and will definitely help you on your journey to achieving the glow, there are other factors within your control to get there faster.
As we know, the skin is not just impacted by external considerations but by internal conditions as well. Let’s take a look at how you can upgrade your lifestyle to get where you want to go:
Eating well and consuming lots of fruits and veggies gives you a boost of vitamins and antioxidants, which directly impacts your skin. Also, eating healthy fats (like avocado, fatty fish, etc.) and avoiding super processed foods or food with a lot of preservatives is good for your skin.
Working out—in any form you enjoy—makes you sweat and expels toxins from your skin (and body!) It also improves blood circulation and reduces stress. All these benefits translate directly to better and healthier skin.
There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep! Getting your nightly eight hours (or more!) is important for cell regeneration and collagen production. Collagen is what keeps your skin looking plump and young. As a bonus, you won’t wake up with puffy eyes or dark circles.
- Minimizing substance use
Avoid alcohol and tobacco use, both of which accelerate ageing and have visibly negative effects on the skin. In addition to damaging skin, these substances also have harmful effects on other organs. Because the human body works in symbiosis, damage to one part of your body can have a spillover effect on others, including your largest organ—the skin.
Drink lots of water! Gone are the days when eight glasses of water a day was sufficient. New research shows you may need even more hydration for health. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends women drink a little over 2 liters and men about 3 liters a day. This can vary, depending on your level of exercise, the environment you live in, and your overall health. Sufficient hydration is the cornerstone of healthy skin!
Three-Step Routine to Improve Complexion & Glow: Conclusion
Anyone can get glowing skin with the right regimen. While it is a journey—meaning that it can take a little time—it’s definitely not impossible. If you stick to it, you’ll soon notice the difference in the mirror. And we can guarantee, you won’t want to look away!
There are a host of lifestyle factors that can affect the health and freshness of your skin. These include your diet, amount of exercise, how much sleep you get, whether or not you use any harmful substances, and most importantly, your water intake and general hydration.
Improving these areas is not just beneficial for your skin but for your overall health and happiness. However, these are definitely important for improved skin complexion as well. The more you take care of yourself, inside and out, the more your skin will reflect that love.
Even if you don’t see results instantly, don’t give up! “It often takes several weeks or even months of continuous use of your skincare products to see benefits,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, an Associate Professor of Dermatology and the Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
With consistency, care, and armed with your three skin care routine steps—cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise—getting dewy, glowing skin will be a breeze!
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