We cleanse, treat and moisturize…we’ve got our basic beauty routine down. But when your skin needs a little extra care (we’re talking to you, pimples, wrinkles and dry patches!), there are a few add-on products that can help target your specific needs. Take a look at Pharmaca’s tips for glowing skin:
Microcurrents – Firm & Tone
When clients at luxury spas want the results of a facelift without signing up for surgery, estheticians turn to the NuFace Facial Toning Device for firming, toning and contouring. NuFace’s microcurrent technology sends gentle waves of energy deeply through the layers of your skin. Even better: You’ll retain these benefits with just 5 minutes of daily use.
Antioxidants & Vitamins – Moisturize & Nourish
Adding a few drops of concentrated ingredients to your moisturizer, BB or CC cream is an easy way to treat skin concerns. If you have dull skin, dark spots, or redness from past breakouts, try nourishing with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, turmeric or blueberry extracts found in Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Turmeric and Blueberry for Brightening or Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster.
To add extra moisture to dry patches or calm sensitive skin, look for super-nourishing botanical extracts, like the prickly pear-derived vitamin E in evanhealy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir or a drop or two of moisturizing avocado and quinoa seed oils found in Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Quinoa and Avocado for Hydrating.
Collagen Supplements – Supple, Youthful Skin
Even if we eat a well-balanced diet, nutritional supplements can keep our skin looking younger. Studies show that hydrolyzed collagen supplements, combined with hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals, can lead to a significant improvement in skin elasticity and hydration, and less noticeable lines and wrinkles. Reserveage Nutrition Ultra Collagen Booster combines collagen, plumping hyaluronic acid, anti-aging resveratrol from grapes and powerful antioxidant vitamins into a skin-perfecting blend.
Another easy way to increase your intake of collagen and hyaluronic acid is to add a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water to a smoothie, hot tea or water. Or snack on a tasty collagen-rich supplement like NeoCell Beauty Burst Soft Chew in Acai Berry or Fruit Punch flavors, with skin-repairing Type 1 and 3 collagen peptides.
Konjac Sponges – Cleanse & Exfoliate
Konjac sponges, made from the root of the konjac (elephant yam) plant, gently clean and exfoliate skin with or without your favorite cleanser. They’re especially good at smoothing and brightening dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin. Try one infused with deep-cleaning charcoal bamboo like the 100% Pure Charcoal Konjac Sponge, or the gentle detoxifying clay in Dew Puff’s Asian Clay Konjac Sponge
Masks – Treat & Target
Masks are an easy way to boost hydration, plump up wrinkles and detoxify congested skin.
Fine lines and wrinkles are minimized with Andalou Naturals Instant Lift & Firm Face Mask, made with skin-smoothing marula oil.
And for oily, congested skin, a clay and activated charcoal mask like Pacifica’s Super Green Detox Kale & Charcoal Mask draws out impurities.