One of the best compliments you can get is "you're absolutely glowing!" And unless you're at a glow-in-the-dark party or standing under a black light, it generally means you're exuding confidence and have a radiant complexion.
Certain makeup tricks can create the illusion of glowing skin, like finding a foundation with a dewy finish, using eye cream that contains turmeric, or knowing how to use a highlighter. However, if you want your skin to have a smooth texture that's soft to the touch, it's important to go below the surface.
Nothing can quite replace the beauty of naturally glowing skin. Of course, your makeup is always there if you want to heighten your natural glow.
So, how do you go about doing away with dull skin and get to glowing?
Well, taking care of your health is one basic component. Exercise, for example, helps with circulation, which is essential for getting that glow going. In addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet and drinking plenty of water, we have some suggestions and skin care tips.
Good skin care goes deep, from supporting healthy skin cells with the use of an enzyme scrub to reducing stress levels. Let's look at a few JUARA products to see how you can boost your beauty with topical treatments to support that glowing skin that comes from within.
A quick note on skin cells
First, before we get into any topical treatment, it's helpful to understand a bit more about the skin. This video has a lot of what you need in order to understand the science of skin:
Since one of the biggest threats to our skin's health is the sun, it's necessary to have some sort of barrier between you and that big ball of gas. As just about every dermatologist says on a daily basis, using broad-spectrum sunscreen is an essential part of skin protection. You can also wear a hat that shades your face or find a cool spot out of the sun.
Be sure to look at the product bottle to see where the sun protective factor (SPF) number is written. This number indicates how long the UV radiation would take to redden the skin when using it as directed (including reapplication) as opposed to how much time it would take to redden without any sun protection. Most experts recommend a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Now that we've got that covered...let's see what a face wash, moisturizer, or cream can do to support skin health.
Skin care essentials from JUARA
If you want to have healthy, glowing skin, you'll need to deal with dull or dry skin first. Sometimes the buildup of dead skin cells can cause a lifeless look or grayish tone. We are shedding a multitude of skin cells each day, and we sometimes need to nudge those cells that don't slough off naturally.
Dermatologist Hadley King, MD. underscores this point and says that regular exfoliation is critical for a glowing complexion. Exfoliation allows for better absorption of the subsequent products you put on your face or body.
This leads us to one of JUARA's most beloved and effective products...
Radiance Enzyme Scrub
JUARA’s Radiance Enzyme Scrub is formulated for exfoliation as well as cleansing and brightening. It's a perfect polish to do away with dullness and let glowing skin take center stage.
As with all JUARA recipes, this scrub was inspired by Jamu, the Indonesian beauty and wellness tradition. It incorporates plant-based ingredients that rejuvenate skin.
Natural exfoliants such as jojoba beads and bamboo gently buff away dead cells on the surface, allowing soft and supple skin to emerge. They also clear pores of buildup and debris. Keeping pores free of blockages makes for cleaner, clearer skin, and a smoother overall look.
This is one of those rare products that gently exfoliates and cleanses without adding to any inflammation or irritation.
The brightening agents such as clove flower and turmeric take the Radiance Enzyme Scrub to the next level. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits as well. People with dry or damaged skin will delight in the powers of this product.
There is research to show that clove flower can inhibit melanin formation. What does this mean when applied to the face? It helps even out the tone, making it more bright, light, and radiant.
Clove flower is clearly a key ingredient in helping this scrub get you that glow, but it's not the only botanical in there working its magic. The apple enzyme ginger and cinnamon combined in this scrub is really revitalizing, and the candlenut oil nourishes and softens the skin. Green tea also has an important role in this recipe.
Free radicals, mostly triggered by sun exposure, are one of the main causes of premature skin aging. Polyphenols present in green tea neutralize free radicals. This means they can potentially repair photodamage. Vitamin C and the polyphenols actually act synergistically, meaning they complement each other in this work.
Also figuring into the mix is ferulic acid, another antioxidant that boosts the effects of other antioxidants. It protects the overall integrity of the skin by reducing the development of skin spots as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
The rave reviews have already rolled in for the Radiance Enzyme Scrub and Enzyme Mask, with trial participants reporting better absorption of other skincare, increased suppleness, and smoother skin. As a bonus, the subtle and earthy scent of this effective scrub won't overpower whatever you layer on next.
If you want to see this scrub in action, here's a video that takes you step by step:
Rice Facial Cleanser
If you're already exfoliating with other products regularly and just need a gentle face wash, JUARA's Rice Facial Cleanser will calm skin and help you achieve those glow goals.
It's probably already part of your beauty ritual to wash your face in the morning and evening. However, we all have those exhausting days where we feel too exhausted to remember our own name, let alone partake in a prolonged nighttime routine.
If that happens more than once every blue moon, it's a sign your mind and body need a break. Try to adjust something in your schedule, because you deserve more. Leaving makeup (not to mention all the dirt and detritus from the day) on your face for too long can clog pores.
Clogged pores and product build-up work against that glow you're going for. Your skin's suffering from excess dirt and oils, not to mention the stress of that overpacked schedule that is causing you to skip the critical step of cleansing.
Luckily, there's a product that will lure you back to a regular cleansing ritual that will grant you with a radiant skin care routine. The Rice Facial Cleanser contains rice bran oil and rice starch that comes from Indonesia's rice paddies, and has figured prominently in the Jamu health and wellness tradition.
Rice has helped heal dry patches, and even addressed more serious conditions including eczema, for centuries. It is a go-to ingredient in many Jamu beauty recipes because it is so gentle, cleansing without drying.
The other super-star ingredient is candlenut oil. It is absorbed easily into the skin because of the high Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acid content which helps it penetrate deeply. It also helps dissolve dirt and grease because as your chemistry teacher said (and probably still says), "like dissolves like."
What dissolves what? Well, without getting too deep into the weeds, "like dissolves like" is a phrase used by chemists that means substances with similar chemical characteristics will dissolve each other.
So, since fatty acids make up some of the substances in your skin, the rich fatty acids in candlenut will be able to work their way in there. They will attract and soften sebum, bacteria, makeup, and dirt, pulling it out of pores and leaving your face clean.
A fresh face says you're ready to take on the world. It helps project a youthful image, which is a sure sign you're getting that glow going.
Because it is fragrance and sulfate-free, you can indulge in JUARA's other products that have naturally fragrant aromas.
Glow on, try it!
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