The Road to Luminous, Blemish-Free Skin: Here's How to Get There

Say goodbye to dull and uneven and hello to clear and luminous! We've listed the best tips and products to help you achieve blemish-free skin.

In today's beauty world, many people aim to achieve the clear, glowing skin that mainstream media has portrayed as beautiful and ideal, characterized by a luminous look that almost seems transparent. Many people associate this with youthfulness for its baby-skin-like texture and appearance. 


For some, achieving blemish-free skin accentuates their natural beauty and youthful glow; however, it is more than that—having radiant and luminous skin is also an outward sign of good health.


Bruce Brod, dermatologist and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says that dermatologists can tell the amount of outdoor exposure a person has had by the appearance of sun damage on their skin. The signs of sun damage include hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, spots, loss of elasticity, and dullness.

Tips to Achieve Luminous and Blemish-Free Skin

Here are our tips and products to help you achieve that desirable, luminous glow. Hopefully, you achieve your best skincare routine with their help.


1. Cleanse in the morning, at night, and after sweating


Pollution is one of the major reasons for dull skin and blemishes. Unfortunately, your skin is constantly exposed to pollutants, no matter where you are.


When you sleep, your skin collects environmental debris from the air, pillowcases, hair, hands, and whatever else your face touches. At night, you've collected all the pollutants from the outside during the day. Sweating can also add to the congestion in your pores. The friction, heat, and dirt accumulated in sweat can clog pores and cause acne.


Your skin is bound to collect dirt wherever you go, so you must help it by cleansing regularly. You can try using the Glycolic Bright Glowing Daily Cleanser Foam for a start. It's developed with a brightening glycolic acid that exfoliates and removes dullness for glowing, youthful skin.


2. Moisturize after showering


A common side effect of cleansing is the skin drying out due to friction, product, and water quality. The best way to prevent this is to know how to hydrate your skin after cleansing.


A popular Korean skincare trend is the three-second moisturizing rule, wherein moisturizer is applied to the skin within three seconds after drying the skin so it will absorb the product faster. Think of your skin as a kitchen sponge; it's more likely to absorb the dishwashing liquid faster if it's damp.


Moisturizing right after showering, especially if it is a hot shower, is a great way to lock in the moisture because steam opens up the pores, making it easier to soak up all the goodness of your moisturizer. Try applying the Glycolic Bright Glowing Day Cream to get that soft, supple, dewy-looking skin.


3. Exfoliate two to three times a week


Exfoliating is a great step to add to your skincare routine at least once a week. You may be constantly exposed to pollution and dirt that can, sometimes, sit tight on the skin and cause pimples and comedones like blackheads and whiteheads.


The skin's turnover cycle is constant; it normally takes 28 days for new skin to emerge. With exfoliation, you're speeding up this process and helping the skin push out the old skin to reveal the brighter skin underneath.


Moreover, exfoliation can help your skin absorb skincare products better into the skin, smoothen it out, and help provide an instant glow. Remember to be careful about the products you use and how often you use them.


4. Look for skin tone evening or brightening products


One of the distinguishing factors of luminous, blemish-free skin is even skin tone and bright-looking skin. To achieve this, try to incorporate products that promote glow from within.


All skin shades are beautiful, and you can step up your beauty game by letting your skin glow and radiate beauty from the inside. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Instant Glowing Face Serum, packed with an optimum concentration of 1% glycolic acid to help even out and brighten skin tone.


5. Drink plenty of water


One of the most accessible skin care products in the Philippines is water. Water promotes hefty skincare benefits, starting with the main one, hydration. 


The typical adult human is made up of 60% water, which means anything less than that, and the effects start showing on our bodies and faces. Water helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Scars, wrinkles, and soft lines are less common in people who drink a lot of water, and they don't exhibit as many indications of aging as people who are often dehydrated.


As you grow older, it becomes more difficult for the body to retain water; so you may assist your skin to stay hydrated by drinking more water. Moreover, staying hydrated keeps the toxins out of your body, flushing them out and keeping the pores tight so that acne and pimples don't form.


6. Start preventing early


Plenty of skincare products are marketed toward people of different generations, but you may see the signs of skin aging at some point in your life. If you don't like the idea of seeing them too early in your life, the best way is through prevention. Anti-aging products shouldn't be limited to those in their 40s and 50s. As they say, prevention is better than cure—the same goes for skincare.


The logic is simple: the earlier you start showing your skin some love by slowly including anti-aging products into your routine, the less likely it will experience damage as it becomes more mature. Always remember that skincare is a lifetime investment, so start early!


7. Always wear your sunscreen


Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging. The signs can present themselves as sunspots, wrinkles, or uneven skin tone, among others. Thankfully, preventing sun damage is easy. One of the best remedies for dark spots is prevention through sunscreen.


The SPF, or sun protection factor, in sunscreen is an everyday must-have, whether indoors, outdoors, at the beach, or in your office. Why? UV raysare the number one culprit of skin problems, and they can penetrate through windows and even rain. To ensure maximum protection, wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.


Get Luminous Skin Today


While a bright complexion is a great goal to achieve for beauty, smooth, clear, and healthy-looking skin is still the best indicator of overall health. What good will a bright complexion be if you're not healthy on the inside?


Thankfully, some products help bring back the skin's glow, just like L'Oréal's Glycolic Bright line. Coupled with healthy habits, adding these products to your routine can bring out the glow you've always wanted! 


If you're looking for a wide range of skincare and beauty products readily available in the Philippines, L'Oréal Paris has it all in their online shop. Head on to the website for the full selection!

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