Keep Your Skin Glowing – A How-To Guide

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Marleny Hucks
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Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on by one of her heroes, Dr. Seuss. If you asked those who know her well, they would describe her a compassionate, funny, wise, curious, honest, real, strong, sensitive and totally human which comes out as she teaches and writes. She sees all of life, even the most mundane, through faith and believes that who we become as we live this side of the veil is what matters not the journey itself or our circumstances. Marleny Hucks has spent her life crossing bridges. She comes from a diverse background of ministry roles and contexts as well as has transitioned in and out of the business world. Having lived outside the country as well as traveled extensively she has a fascination with culture causes her to live her life within a global mosaic no matter where her feet are planted. Marlene currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David, who owns a news company but who she says is a “crime fighter”, bringing light into darkness in their systems of their city. Marleny currently works as a content management specialist covering Myrtle Beach News for MyrtleBeachSC News.

Keep Your Skin Glowing – A How-To Guide

Do you want to enjoy a beautiful, glowing complexion that will turn heads and make you feel confident? Despite what many might think, gorgeous skin isn’t reserved only for celebrities and the elite – anyone can get a stunningly natural-looking glow. All it takes is the right knowledge to care for your skin properly. This easy-to-follow guide will show you how to keep your skin looking its best. From perfecting your daily skincare routine to using quality products tailored specifically to your needs, learn all the tips and tricks you need for achieving luminous skin today.

1. Understand Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is the key to finding products to help you maintain healthy and beautiful skin. Do you have dry, oily, or combination skin? Pay a visit to a dermatologist who can help you distinguish one from the other. You can also use some DIY methods at home and pay special attention to how your skin reacts after washing and cleansing. You could be dealing with dry skin if it becomes red and irritated. If it’s shiny throughout the day, then oily skin might be the cause.

Combination skin is when there are patches of both oily and dry parts on different areas of the face – like oily on the forehead but dry around your jawline. Once you’ve identified your skin type, you can use this knowledge to find cleansers, moisturizers, and other products best suited for it and create an effective skincare routine for maintaining vibrant-looking skin.

2. Wear Sunscreen Daily

Wearing sunscreen daily is worth the extra time and effort it takes to apply. Not only can it keep you looking your best, but frequent use of sunscreen protects against sunburn, damage to cells caused by ultraviolet rays, and potentially skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should use a broad-spectrum or full-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Choosing a waterproof or sweatproof variety is also important if you plan to be active outside and will ensure that your skin is guarded against harmful UV rays all day. You can try the Isntree sunscreen for a light and comfortable way to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. Remember that even if it’s cloudy outside or you’re spending most of your time indoors, you should still apply sunscreen every morning, no matter what. 

3. Cleanse Twice Daily

Regarding your skin, there is no such thing as ‘too clean.’ Keeping your face (and body) clean twice daily – morning and night – can make all the difference in keeping clogged pores at bay and preserving a healthy glow. Cleansing should always be included in your daily routine, even if you splash water on your face. This could help avoid damage from dirt, makeup, and sweat accumulating during the day.

Find a gentle cleanser for your skin type and use a soft washcloth to gently massage it into your face before rinsing with lukewarm water. Remember to follow up with a moisturizer to keep your skin quenched. The key is consistency – start cleansing part of your everyday care routine. It will have huge benefits for the health of your complexion.

4. Hydrate with a Moisturizer

Finding the right moisturizer is key if you want to give your skin the hydration it needs. It should be tailored for your skin type, whether dry, combination, or oily. Remember that you don’t need to pile product on — just enough to keep your complexion balanced and healthy.

Make sure you choose a moisturizer that does more than quench your skin’s thirst: a good formula should add nourishing properties such as antioxidants, peptides, and fatty acids that provide hydration and protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Finally, finding a moisturizer that sinks into your skin without leaving it feeling greasy can make all the difference in achieving happy, healthier-looking skin.

5. Exfoliate Weekly

Week after week, your skin faces the onslaught of daily environmental stressors – pollution, wind, and sun damage are only a few factors contributing to dull skin. A regular exfoliation regimen can help revitalize your complexion and ward off breakouts. This can be done by gently buffing away the dead skin cells that lead to a lackluster complexion and clogged pores.

Just once or twice weekly is all you need for softer and smoother skin. Don’t wait until your face feels congested to give it the exfoliating treatment – start now and prepare your skin for the upcoming season.

6. Mask Regularly

While exfoliating helps slog off dead skin cells, deep-cleaning masks can be crucial in unclogging pores and treating blemishes. Investing in a good quality mask is the key to unlocking healthier-looking skin. Choose one tailored to your skin type – if you have oily or combination skin, opt for a clay mask that absorbs excess oil and dirt. If you’ve got dry skin, try a cream-based hydrating mask to boost your complexion’s moisture.

Masking can be done once or twice a week (or even more) depending on how you feel – the results are always worth it. If you want to boost your skin, try the Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask Lemon, which is enriched with vitamin C and lemon extract for intense hydration.

7. Incorporate Antioxidants

We all know the importance of taking care of our skin and incorporating antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, and E into our daily skincare routine is essential in protecting our skin from environmental damage. Vitamin A helps to increase cell turnover, which makes skin look youthful and bright. Vitamin C is a powerhouse ingredient that helps to reduce inflammation, even out skin tone, and stimulate collagen production. Vitamin E helps the skin to stay hydrated longer, maintain its elasticity, and fight free radicals associated with premature aging. Incorporating these powerful vitamins into your skincare routine will give you amazing benefits for healthier, more vibrant skin.

These simple steps will go far toward maintaining the health of your skin. By following them, you will be on track to achieving a beautiful and bright complexion free from blemishes. It might take some time for your skin to adjust, but remember the key is consistency – start making these steps part of your everyday care routine. It will have huge benefits for the health of your complexion.

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