How To Have Radiant Skin
After scrolling through a sea of airbrushed bodies and photoshopped faces, you might begin to wonder what is real and what's a filter. You may also ask yourself, how did I just waste that much time on social media again?
Those are valid questions, and you're not alone in asking them.
We all want to feel good about our bodies and get glowing skin, but sometimes it seems as if the benchmarks keep moving. While not everyone has a celebrity makeup artist standing at their side to create all those impressive illusions, having a healthy glow is indeed attainable.
It's not just about how you look on the outside, but how it feels to have beautiful, healthy, radiant skin that appears as though it is lit from within.
A good skincare routine requires paying attention to what we put on our body, as well as in it. You can apply serums and spread creams all over yourself, but if you're skimping on sleep and eating junk food day in and day out, it will be hard to sustain a healthy glow or hope for clear skin.
Eventually, our habits catch up to us. If we aren't sleeping well, or feel stressed out and reach for the fries time and time again, we're probably doing more harm than good.
Creating new patterns can be challenging, but you've undoubtedly surprised yourself before, and you can do it again! Sometimes a skincare routine is more of a skincare journey that needs to adapt to a changing environment and evolving conditions.
Having a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, a good amount of healthy fats, whole grains, and protein is key. So is regular, restorative sleep and drinking lots of water. And let's not forget how exercise increases blood flow and helps with a healthy complexion.
If you're unsure about what sorts of foods you should seek out to get gorgeous skin, take a moment to listen to the advice of Dr. Sam Bunting. She underscores the need for beta carotene, antioxidants, and vitamin C that you can find in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, avocados, and more.
Also, instead of rushing through a skincare routine, try approaching those "me time" moments as more of a beauty and wellness ritual.
Your mornings can serve to energize and awake your senses, as you set intentions or goals for the day. Evenings might provide a time for reflection and gratitude (or an opportunity to take a few extra deep breaths, if it's been a rough day).
Love of the self is central to feeling and looking beautiful. Take the time to be kind to yourself and your skin.
There's a lot of good stuff out there that can make your skin more luminous and lovely. Trying a little something new can spark excitement and get you refocused on that beautiful face of yours.
Luckily, JUARA boasts a bevy of quality products that promote healthy and happy skin. What are they and how do they work to give you glowing skin? Let's find out!
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1. Radiance Enzyme Scrub does away with dead skin cells
As you may already know, our skin is constantly producing new cells and shedding the old ones. Since our skin is regularly exposed to damaging environmental elements, it's a good thing it has this natural process to help with renewal and healing.
Skin cell turnover is ongoing, and the cycle or rate is generally 30-40 days from when a cell is formed to when it reaches the uppermost layer and dies. However, this cycle does slow as we age, which is why a little extra exfoliation can bring about a bit more vibrance.
Even younger folks can notice that combination of dead cells, dirt, and excess oil clinging to the skin's surface, and may want to get a deeper clean with an exfoliating scrub.
JUARA's Radiance Enzyme Scrub & Enzyme Mask makes washing your face feel like your skin just got a do-over. This product promotes a youthful, fresh complexion, and does away with dullness.
The bamboo and jojoba beads are natural exfoliants that will unclog pores while a combination of botanicals brighten and balance the skin.
With a physical exfoliant, you'll be buffing away debris and clearing the way for those younger fresher skin cells to rise to the top. This scrub instantly improves skin texture - so much so that you'll have a hard time keeping your fingers from caressing your soft, smooth skin. Just remember to keep your hands clean!
Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and naturally occurring fruit enzymes are effective chemical exfoliators because they penetrate deeply while also helping to slough off dead skin cells.
One of the natural brightening agents in this formula is turmeric, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial components. These characteristics help with a variety of skin conditions. Green tea, another antioxidant powerhouse, helps fight free radicals and enables you to put your best face forward.
Unlike some sheet masks and cleansers, this one won't strip your skin of its natural oils. It contains nourishing candlenut oil that helps hydrate and heal. This radiant enzyme mask leaves your face clean and smooth without feeling too taut or dried out.
The good news is that this beautifying mask is a fit for any skin type. Use it to exfoliate your skin a few times per week for a more radiant skin tone.
2. Rice Facial Cleanser cleans and calms the skin
JUARA's Rice Facial Cleanser, inspired by the Indonesian tradition of a rice water rinse, honors the ancient knowledge of the soothing and hydrating benefits of rice. It is a staple in Indonesian cuisine as well as the ancient beauty and wellness tradition of Jamu. For centuries, people have used rice to treat dry skin, rough skin, and even eczema.
This cleanser breaks down dirt and makeup so that skin rinses clean. It addresses imbalances and even works with more sensitive skin.
The Rice Facial Cleanser combines rice and encapsulated oleosomes to calm and replenish skin. Oleosomes are spheres of plant oils invisible to the eye that contain natural vitamins and are encapsulated by a protein coat. They make this face wash even more restorative.
Candlenut is another go-to ingredient in Indonesia. The candlenut oil in the Rice Facial Cleanser brings additional nourishment to the skin. Due to fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 in this oil, it absorbs easily and penetrates deeply to soften, heal, and give you that glowing skin you seek.
This gentle foaming cleanser respects the skin's natural balance and boosts beauty. It is fragrance and sulfate-free, so those with any skin allergies can rest assured it won't be irritating.
3. Sweet Black Tea & Rice Moisturizer is miraculous
JUARA's Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer is designed specifically for skin that's normal to dry. It's fueled by the antioxidant-rich fermented tea or kombucha as it's commonly called, which is rich in organic acids and probiotics. When applied topically, it makes for an excellent anti-aging moisturizer.
The five flavor berry and hyaluronic acid (HA) both lend a hand when it comes to fighting the visible signs of aging. Five flavor berry can even out skin tone, while the HA attracts moisture to the top layer of the epidermis, plumping it up and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Another critical component in this moisturizer is turmeric, which is an antioxidant that protects skin against certain damaging environmental elements. Turmeric contains vitamin C, and vitamin C has brightening properties to combat tired and dull skin. It can also lighten dark spots or diminish age spots with continued use.
If you use JUARA products on your face and body, then you may already be familiar with this moisturizer as Step 4 in the JUARA face ritual. If not, here are some simple instructions you can use as a guide.
Apply moisturizer after cleansing your face and adding any serums you desire. You should allow the serum to be almost completely absorbed, but where the skin is still moist to the touch. Then, when you layer on the Sweet Black Tea Moisturizer it will add to the hydration effect and seal in the moisture as well.
This is a good moisturizer to use morning and night as part of your daily beauty ritual. And if your skin feels particularly depleted after a long day, you can take it to the next level and supercharge it with a few drops of the Radiance Vitality Oil. Try a couple drops in your body lotion as well, if you want to get glowing skin all over.
So what is this luxurious oil we keep name-dropping? Continue reading to learn what it is and why it works so well.
4. Radiance Vitality Oil rejuvenates dry, mature, and stressed-out skin
JUARA Radiance Vitality Oil is an award-winning elixir that can help turn a mundane skincare routine into a rejuvenating beauty and wellness ritual. With only a few drops smoothed into your skin, you'll see and feel the difference.
Nourishing botanicals like candlenut, jojoba, avocado, and squalane oil help rehydrate the skin barrier, bringing about much-needed balance to tired skin.
The aforementioned essential oils contain natural forms of vitamin E. Since vitamin E is an antioxidant, it helps skin fight free radical damage caused by pollutants, ultraviolet rays, and other toxins. Jojoba oil is also antibacterial and can help control sebum production, which is great news if you have oily skin and still deal with occasional breakouts or blemishes.
The coconut oil and turmeric root extract in the formula work to soften, soothe, and calm the skin.
Like a vitamin c serum, it brightens the complexion. However, the Radiance Vitality Oil stands out for its luxurious, skin-loving botanicals that work together to promote healthy skin. You'll have a dewy finish to your face that makes it look like you're refreshed and glowing from the inside out.
It absorbs quickly, is non-greasy, and has a natural, subtle, tropical scent. And these natural oils will serve your skin best.
Whether you are mixing it in with your moisturizer, using it as a solo treatment, or applying it over make-up to double down on glowing up, it will likely become a skincare staple. The velvety texture will take your skin to that next level and you won't want to be without it again.
5. Miracle Tea Recovery Creme can make all the difference
Another way to elevate your skincare routine and bring out that baby smooth skin is to try JUARA's Miracle Tea Recovery Creme. This facial moisturizer delivers deep hydration that's a dream come true for dehydrated skin.
A lot of the issues that people with aging or more mature skin experience are a direct result of dryness. It can sometimes appear flaky and rougher to the touch in certain areas on our body. That's why it's important to seek out hydrating ingredients.
The sunflower seed oil, shea butter, and coconut oil in this miracle eye cream for bags brings moisture to the skin and seals it in. It also contains antioxidants to help your skin recover from oxidative stress due to pollutants and other environmental aggressors. Since your skin naturally heals itself best at night, using this cream as part of your evening beauty ritual makes a lot of sense.
As with some of the other skin-loving products in this list, this cream contains kombucha, the fermented tea that is widely known as the "miracle tea" in Indonesia. It's a reputation that's well-deserved, as it contains B and C vitamins that support cellular function, have antioxidant properties, and maintain the skin's elasticity.
As you may know, collagen and elastin provide structure and support to the skin. This is what gives skin its ability to bounce back. Because collagen production slows as we age, we should welcome these natural products that address sagging and help skin stay firm.
When people think of anti-aging skincare approaches, retinol (as well as others in the retinoid family) often comes up in conversation. Retinol is known for increasing skin cell turnover, stimulating the fibroblasts that build structural proteins (like collagen and elastin), and reducing acne.
The Miracle Tea Recovery Creme features a botanical complex that works like retinol without triggering skin irritation and sun sensitivity. This is why it's ideal for all skin types, and a favorite for those looking at anti-aging products.
One last bonus tip to get glowing, radiant skin care is to protect it in the first place. Like every mom, makeup artist, and board-certified dermatologist will tell you, put some sunscreen on that beautiful face before you head out in the sun! You want your skin to glow, not burn, so be skin-smart and use that SPF.
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