I’m currently sipping on a cup of ginger tea on a cold fall evening and reading comments about my skin.
“Your skin is so beautiful and even. I can’t believe you’re 41. You probably have great genes, my skin always looks awful in the fall. It’s either too dry or oily, tired, and with no glow whatsoever.“ Or – Ruta, please tell us how to revive our tired skin so that it looks like yours.
I get so many messages these days that I barely manage to reply to all of you, so I decided to write this article instead.
I am confident that my advice will help you get your skin back to its former glow in no time.
First, I’d like you to forget the idea of “good genes”. There’s no such thing.
My mother has beautiful hair but has always had problems with her skin. My skin was completely uncontrollable. I battled with acne for many years, then had to deal with the marks it left behind. Only then did I focus on recovering its glow.
I recently went on a long trip to Brazil.
I couldn’t keep up with my usual routine while I was there and once I got home, I saw what the sun, fatigue, and constant travel had done to my skin.
It had completely lost its glow and was dry and dull.
With loads of makeup, I managed to create a pretty bearable look. But once I’d take all of the makeup off, all I would see in the mirror was a tired and dull 40-year old face.
Luckily, I’m very well experienced in skincare and know how to make my skin glowing again in no time.
This is what I’ll share with you today.
So here we go, INTRO TO GLOWING SKIN 101:
First, I include loads of superfoods in my daily diet to nourish my skin from within.
I drink lots of green smoothies with avocados, pamper myself with oily fish, high-quality nuts, and other superfoods that I talk about a lot on my YouTube channel.
Then, I focus on acids.
I can’t imagine my life without them. My skin has always needed help in removing dead skin cells. If I don’t get rid of them for a while, my skin becomes dull and loses its elasticity. Various acids are great for removing them and returning the glow to your face.
When I got back from Brazil, I didn’t have any strong acids at hand.
All I had left was the Pixi Glow tonic, which is what I used first. A couple of days later, my skin already looked better.
Then, I ordered the Ordinary (AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution) acid and began my favorite home spa treatment that I’ve been relying on for the past 7 years.
First, I thoroughly wash my face, then I apply the rose-coloured Ordinary acids (ODA acid face wash works perfectly as well). It does sting a bit when you apply it but once you wash it off, your face almost looks like glass. If you’ve never tried face acids, I recommend starting out by keeping them on your skin for a shorter period of time so that your skin has time to adjust.
The third step is hydration.
After the acid, your pores will open up, which means you’ll need lots of nourishment and hydration. This is when I turn to my favorite serums and apply them to my face.
I apply a thin layer of vitamin C serum, then some hyaluronic acid serum with antioxidants and let them sit and absorb into my skin.
Everybody’s skin needs hydration, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Just like our bodies need broccoli and other nutritious foods. I keep applying the serums as long as my skin absorbs them. Sometimes, I apply 3-4 layers.
Then, I take a close look in the mirror and decide whether my skin needs some extra nourishment. It often looks very well hydrated but still needs some oil. I then apply a thin layer of Weleda Skin Food cream, which is great for locking in the serums and nourishing my skin. If I decide that my skin doesn’t need any more cream, I pull out a sheet mask.
I apply it to my face and move on to the most important part of the treatment – the Nephrite jade face roller massage. I use it to slowly massage my skin until my muscles are relaxed and the serums in the mask absorb deep into my skin.
For at least 5 minutes every morning, I pamper my face with the Nephrite jade face roller, which is great for boosting the lymphatic system and blood circulation.
Lymph is the yellow fluid we see when our blisters rupture. It helps fight against various toxins. You’ll never have a glowing face until you take care of your lymphatic system and blood circulation.
Our fast-paced and stressful lives affect our bodies, which is why our skin often needs some extra care. We modern women often resort to external products that cover up all our skin issues, whereas the women of ancient China already knew that the glow of our skin depends on what is going on underneath.
A massage with the face roller helps get rid of any swelling in your face and evenly distributes the fluid accumulated under the skin. After a few sessions with the roller, your skin will look much more even and glowing.
I believe that it isn’t various procedures that influence our skin the most but rather the way we care for it daily. Therefore, it’s crucial to take proper care of your skin every day to maintain its youth and glow.
The Nephrite jade face roller is the perfect way to pamper your skin daily and quickly improve its condition.
And finally, the last step to take for glowing and beautiful skin is getting enough fresh air.
I won’t elaborate on this because I’m sure you’re already well aware of the importance of getting enough fresh air. Taking a look in the mirror before and after going for a walk outside is all you need to make sure of it.
If you feel like your skin is lacking some glow, I urge you to immediately begin the “glow program”.
I promise that you won’t even need a full two weeks before people start complimenting you and asking you if love is the reason for such glowing skin.
Our skin is the reflection of our habits, so if you’re unhappy with the look of your skin, it’s time to start responding to the signals it’s sending you and take action.
You know what to do, so what are you waiting for?