Must-try ways to improve your skin’s glow
You must have heard that clear skin is the best adornment you can wear. Indeed, nothing looks lovelier than fresh and flawless skin that’s glowing with good health.
Unfortunately everyday stresses, improper nutrition, pollution, sunrays, dust and grime steal away your skin’s glow leaving it spotted, lined, dull and drab.
Most aware women and men visit salons and spas to get massages and beauty treatments for skin glow enhancement. However, do you know that there are quite a few steps you can take at home on everyday basis to keep your skin looking its best?
We suggest 5 simple, easy and totally must-do things at home that will keep your skin looking good.
1. Bathe with a bath & shower gel that nourishes as well cleanses skin.
Do you know that most bath & shower gels in the market don’t just pick up all the grime and sweat off your skin, they also leach away your skin’s own precious oils, leaving it drier and prone to wrinkling!
What you need is a bath & shower gel that’s without sulphates, mineral oils and parabens (things that harm your skin). Instead, you should look for a bath gel that specifically mentions – No Sulphates, No Parabens, No Mineral Oils.
Next thing to check on the bath & shower gel label is its bioactive status. Does it have natural seed oils (almond, jojoba, olive, argan, wheatgerm etc), does it have botanical extracts/ butters/essential oils (aloe vera, grapefruit, lemon, pine, bergamot, shea, cocoa etc)? Seed oils, botanical extracts and essential oils are super rich in skin nourishing nutrients like essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. These nourish your skin gently, softly and naturally for more radiance, more suppleness.
We recommend WOW Body Washes. A superb range of wonderfully fragrant formulations, totally free of sulphates, parabens and mineral oils, that have been enriched with seed oils and botanical extracts to enhance your skin wash after wash after wash.
2. Apply a good quality moisturizer while your skin is still damp.
Most people make the mistake of applying moisturizer after they have toweled themselves dry and been out of the bathroom for some time. Wrong skin strategy, folks!
Moisturizer is best applied when your skin is still damp (damp, not wet). It helps lock in moisture before it has had a chance to evaporate. Within 3 minutes of bathing is the best slot to apply your preferred moisturizer. So shower, towel and reach for your moisturizer bottle.
Do check that your chosen moisturizer is free of parabens and mineral oils. Pick one that has pure seed oils (almond, olive, argan, apricot, wheatgerm, grapeseed etc), botanical butters (cocoa, shea) and botanical extracts for maximum skincare.
We recommend WOW Skin Revive Nectar Moisturizer that comes packed with healthy reviving goodness of several pure seed oils, botanical extracts and butters. Sheer heaven on your skin!
3. Apply sunscreen before you step outdoors.
Sun’s UVA and UVB radiations are your skin’s biggest enemy. When these fall on your skin, skin’s colour pigment melanin’s production goes into overdrive, leaving your skin dark and tanned. Sunrays also worsen age spots and pigmentation issues. However, the worst effect of sunrays is on collagen underneath your skin that starts breaking with sun exposure. As collagen is a vital protein that works to keep your skin supple and smooth, its breakdown means faster wrinkling and fine lines – not something you want.
So the best thing is to wear a good sunscreen (the no parabens, no sulphates, no mineral oil rule applies here too).
For men as well as women, we also recommend Wow Sunscreen that gives advantage of sun protection.
4. Use a hair retardant on skin with unwanted hair.
Even the best of skin looks unappealing if it is covered by unwanted hair. The problem with conventional hair removal methods is that hair sprouts back very soon. What you need is good hair retardant lotions that will gradually make all unwanted hair disappear from your body. You can also go for in-clinic laser hair removal but as it is expensive and needs regular visits to the skin doctor.
Hair retardant lotions, on the other hand, are applied after regular hair removal (waxing, shaving, tweezing, threading or epilation). These work by gradually weakening hair roots using bioenzymes till hair growth thins and eventually dies out.
We recommend WOW Hair Vanish Hair Retardant Lotions. These come in three variants – WOW Hair vanish For Men , WOW Hair Vanish For Women , & WOW Hair Vanish Sensitive (for delicate skin areas). These lotions deliver freedom for unwanted hair through their plant enzyme papain content that inactivates hair roots on regular application.
5. Scrub your skin once a week.
Scrubbing or exfoliation is another must-do for your skin that’s surprising given a miss by lots of people. As you know, skin’s upper layer is made up of dead cells. While skin sheds these dead cells on it own slowly and gradually, a good body scrub helps clean it all up in a single session. Exfoliation adds to your skin’s glow by three actions:
1. Dead cells from the top are removed so new and fresh skin hidden underneath becomes visible. Plus, as dead cells clog pores to cause acne and ingrown hair, their removal also helps keep the skin cleaner and clearer.
2. Scrubbing needs gentle massage action that boosts blood circulation to that area bringing richer nutrition and faster toxin removal. This also helps get rid of stretch marks and pigmentation.
3. A good quality skin scrub has plant seed oils, botanical butters and other bioactives to give additional hydration and nourishment to skin.
However, scrubbing is best done just once or twice a week. Like all other skincare products, you need to make sure that your chosen skin scrub is totally without sulphates, parabens and mineral oils. Instead it should have botanical butters, bioactives and seed oils for gentle exfoliation and rich nourishment.
For both men and women, we recommend WOW Arabica Coffee Scrub that also helps get rid of stretch marks and cellulite.