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Bring Out Your Inner Glow With These Skin Brightening Tips

Vine vera Bring Out Your Inner Glow With These Skin Brightening Tips
Great skin. It’s more of an essence than a feature. It seems to come from within. When a person has great skin, they exude beauty, they glow with it. It’s a radiance, one we often associate with inner beauty as well as outer beauty. Unfortunately, if you have dull, dry skin, your inner beauty is not going to make your skin glow, no matter how great it is, or how hard you try. However, there are things you can do which will. A good skin care regimen can help you to maintain a healthy glow, with just a few simple additions. Here are some steps you can take to guarantee glowing skin and unleash your inner beauty.

It should be no big surprise to hear that one of the ways toward brighter skin is sloughing off dead skin cells. Exfoliation is the key to achieving a bright complexion and when it comes to methods, you can pick your poison. A washcloth can be used to gently exfoliate dead skin, cleansers and scrubs also make good options, as do skin cleansing brushes, or even microdermabrasion treatments for a deep exfoliation. Exfoliating on a regular basis will help your skin shed those dead cells, allowing new, plump cells to surface for a brighter complexion.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a known skin brightening agent when applied topically. An ascorbic acid is a form of vitamin C used in many skin products to fight hyper pigmentation, and dark circles, to make skin plumper and more radiant. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties to fight signs of aging, giving it double threat status as a skin care ingredient.

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One of the key components to the bright skin is cleansing. Dirt, oil, and makeup can clog the surface of the skin, weighing it down and causing dullness. Cleansing twice a day is recommended, and you may even want to consider a double cleanse in the morning if you wear makeup. However, washing your skin can leave your skin dry. While using a mild cleanser may help to prevent the loss of natural oil, moisturizing is key to hydration.

Use a daily moisturizer with an SPF in the morning and a hydrating moisturizer nightly. You may want to consider an illuminating moisturizer for a more intense glow.

As long as its skin friendly, makeup can be a perfect solution to brighten skin daily. Just make sure you don’t go for any heavy creams and liquids that will bog down your natural shine; opt for mineral makeup instead. Just dust some on troubled parts and apply your regular makeup as usual, for a brighter appearance.

Weekly Facial Mask
You can buy all sorts of brightening facial masks at the drug store, of making your own DIY concoction using 11/2 tsp raw honey, 2 tsp juiced a lemon, and 1/4 Tsp turmeric. Just apply to troubled areas or as a mask for 20 minutes and rinse off. The solution can be stored in the fridge.

How do you keep your glow on? Let us know how you work your way to brighter skin!


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Different Types of Masks and their Benefit in Skin Care

Women of all ages are becoming more in tune with and aware of the need to properly care for their facial skin. Most women are happy to splurge on anything that can help their skin look radiant, young, and rejuvenated no matter what the cost. Vine Vera would like to present to you some different types of facial masks, and their benefits in skin care.

Beautician applying a clay mask on beautiful face of young girl

Clay Masks

White clay has long been revered for its ability to draw out toxins and impurities from within the skin, leaving behind smaller pores and a smooth, clean finish. Clay masks are typically thicker in consistency than other types of masks. The mask is applied to the face using your fingertips, and is left to sit for various amounts of time depending on the masks instructions. Normally, they are left to sit and work their magic anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Once hardened, the mask is gently washed away – and with it, away go toxins, makeup residue, pore clogging impurities, and dirt and oil, leaving behind a face to be envied. These masks may be used 1-2 times per week. If you have dry skin, refrain from using them more than once per week to keep inflammation of the skin down.


Glycolic Facial Masks

These types of masks are known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, exfoliate dead skin cells, and reduce redness in the skin. Some brands offer products which are suitable for sensitive skin, while others are not. These masks are great for those who have acne prone skin, or facial scarring due to acne. They help the skin to have a more even tone, and appear healthier. They are also good for those who use cosmetic products daily to clarify the skin. These are applied to the face with the fingertips, and are rinsed away after the allotted sit time. This type of mask is typically thin in texture. These types of masks can be applied once a week.

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Mud Masks

Much like the title says, mud masks have been used for many centuries to cleanse impurities from the skin, and also provide healing to problematic skin. Many of these types of masks also contain activated charcoal, which is an added benefit to the clarifying process. These masks help the skin to become healthy, and rid the sufferer of their skin dilemmas. They also have the ability to brighten and soften skin. They are typically a thick type of mask, one that requires rinsing for a few minutes to remove completely. Mud masks are a great choice even for those with sensitive skin.


Peel Off Mask

Peel off masks are a favorite among women due to the fact that they can actually feel the impurities and dead skin being pulled away from the skin during the peeling process. The tightening feeling of the mask is also enjoyable for most women as well. There are many different types of facial peel off masks which perform various duties and which have different skin care benefits. One of the most popular is cucumber infused which provides a calming, cooling feeling to the skin and offers rejuvenation and removal of toxins and impurities. Experiment with the various types to find your favorite – or you could even make your own.

Woman receiving a luxurious facial mask treatment

Treat Your Skin to Luxury

No matter what type of facial mask you choose to use, your skin will appear fresher, healthier, softer and more radiant than before with the use of one of these products. What type of mask is your favorite, and why? Sound off in a comment below.


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