A glowing skin is almost synonymous to a healthy skin. Many products are available in the cosmetic market that promises to make your skin glowing, radiant, and healthy. But how can you really achieve this glowing skin?
If you’ve ever had a professional skin treatment, you know all about that post-facial glow — that dewy, smooth brightness you can’t help but want to snap a selfie of immediately upon leaving the spa. The one that sadly, no matter what you do at home, you can’t quite recreate on your own. But it’s much easier than it seems, says Pixi Beauty Glow Spa’s esthetician, Brittany Gilmore. All you need is a little bit of time and the right products.
Gilmore is the lead facialist at Pixi Beauty’s new flagship store in Venice, California. The London-based brand recently introduced their first-ever Glow Spa, offering customized facials using products from their Skintreats collection. The menu of services were curated by Pixi Beauty’s founder herself, Petra Strand, and esthetician Caroline Hirons, the mad genius behind the brand’s newly acclaimed Double Cleanse product. The facials range from 30-minute “Express” Glow treatments to a 45-minute signature PixiGlow Facial, all of which promise to make your skin look smooth, healthy, and hydrated.
Gilmore is sharing her step-by-step guide for exactly what she does on her clients at the Glow Spa. Here’s how you can DIY your own professional facial at home. Get ready to glow!
If you have struggled with acne for any period in your life, you probably understand how difficult it is to find a makeup that will not cause you some breakouts. This article provides advice on how to choose safe makeup products and avoid these ingredients that contribute to new breakouts.
Last post, we talked about my frustrating foray into natural makeups.
I have learned that in pursuit of clear skin, it is definitely worth avoiding some of the very chemically derived ingredients in typical makeups.
But then most of the natural ones seem to contain coconut oil, which is rather comedogenic. And this has me stumped now.
But anyway… let’s talk about which chemicals and comedogenic ingredients you definitely want to avoid in your makeup, and why.
First of all, let’s quickly talk about a few key terms before we move forward, so you can understand what these chemical ingredients do to the skin.
When your skin is healthy, it will lift dead skin cells up and out through the pore (in other words, exfoliating itself and making new skin and collagen).
However, many chemical products will dehydrate your skin (ie. not enough water in the skin layers). When your skin is dehydrated, it will start to trap the dead skin cells and the chemical junk in makeups and other skin care products inside your pores.
Last week when chatting to friends about what really makes skin glow and radiant, we all agreed that it should start in the inside to manifest it outside. Check out this latest article on how to have glowing skin in a natural way.
One of the many perks of my job is the opportunity I get to travel to new destinations and experience new cultures throughout the year. I’m beyond grateful for these experiences, but as with everything in life, they do come at a cost. The biggest cost of all is how it affects my skin.
Our skin can often be one of our most neglected areas, despite it being the largest organ on our body. We do, after all, live in it!
Aside from the itchy, dry skin that air conditioning on long-haul flights can cause, my skin is constantly exposed to new and often harsh environments when away. This means humidity, dry weather, rain — you name it.
Over the years, I’ve really started to take care of my skin. And I’ve noticed a massive difference when I began to look at things from the inside out. Aside from caring for your skin on the surface, often the biggest change can be seen once you start fueling your skin cells from the inside.
Here are a few tips for getting your skin to glow from the inside out!