Updated: Apr 28, 2020
lu·mi·nous | \ ˈlü-mə-nəs
: emitting or reflecting steady glowing light
When I see Luminous Skin, I see skin that’s smooth, hydrated, clear and radiant. It has an underlying GLOW, but not oily or greasy. Here are my tried and true ways to obtain Luminous Skin!
Double Cleanse Nightly:
Well cleansed and prepped skin is the basis of Luminous Skin. Dull skin does not reflect light because it has layers of old, dead skin that has not been properly cleansed and exfoliated. Double cleansing nightly means you use either an oil or milky cleanser 1st (rub that in without using water for at least 30 seconds, then add water to emulsify). Your 2nd cleanse will be you “Treatment” cleanse and should be a cleanser that is moving you towards your skincare goals.
Exfoliate 2-3x's Per Week:
Ma’am, please exfoliate at least 2 times a week! Your skin cells shed daily but as we age our shed cycle slows down drastically… bummer. So you must encourage your skin to shed by using an exfoliant. Now, I’m a chemical exfoliant type of girl, scrubs are often too rough for your skin, especially if you deal with hyperpigmentation.
Drink More Water:
We can tell when you’re dehydrated sis. Hydrated skin has an indescribable radiance from within. Every cell in your body NEEDS water, so if you’re dehydrated there is no way your body can operate to the best if its ability. So drink water, but make it FASHION! Here is one of my fave water bottles.
Avoid the Sun:
The sun is thought to cause 85%-95% of our aging! That’s a crazy high percentage! It not only ages our skin, it also ages our eyes! So I avoid it as much as I can by wearing hats, sunnies, and long sleeves when possible. I also got UV window protectors for my car. “But how do you tan, Morgan?”... I don’t.