Step 1: ExfoliateThe most important step in any facial is exfoliation. This will get the skin ready to glow and provide better absorption other treatments in your facial. While there are many methods of exfoliation, when looking to achieve a red carpet look, it’s best to opt for a gentle method that will remove dead skin cells without irritating the skin. Anything that’s too aggressive on the skin will cause redness, rather than the red carpet look you’re working to achieve. We always recommend chemical exfoliation as a gentle but efficient method to remove dead skin. One of our favorite methods of chemical exfoliation is enzymes. Enzymes work by breaking down the keratin protein on our faces, which are actually the dull, rough outer layers of skin. Generally derived from fruits, they have many anti-inflammatory properties, making them great for sensitive skin. Our top pick is our Pom Crush Detox Enzyme Mask. This probiotic powerhouse utilizes six natural, potent enzymes that jumpstart skin health by detoxifying and rebuilding. Pomegranate, pumpkin, pineapple, papaya, figs and astaxanthin combine to create a beautiful deep pink colored mask that give you that luxurious pre-red carpet feeling.
Step 2: HydrateWhile moisturizing and hydrating are often talked about interchangeably, they are actually very different and both equally as important. When we talk about hydration, it’s all about water. Our skin is made up of 70% water, but it’s very hard for the skin to hold on to it. That’s why it’s especially important to ensure that our bodies are constantly getting enough water. As important as it is internally, water and hydration are what helps our skin to achieve the soft, dewy look that is so prominent on the red carpet. For a fresh face, or for the perfect canvas for makeup, prepare your skin with a hydrating serum that plumps and rejuvenates. The best fix is our NMF Hyaluronic Serum, a fast acting water-based serum that plumps and firms the skin, packing in intense hydration. Working as a water-reservoir, it helps to protect from dehydration and retains the skin’s moisture, keeping it ready for the most glamorous of occasions.
Step 3: Moisturize
To top off your routine for a completely illuminated look, finish with a moisturizer that will seal in that stunning glow. When going for a truly red-carpet ready look, we recommend a rich moisturizing creme that will trap moisture in the skin by creating a moisture barrier. Our ultimate favorite is our Lumenez Vitamin Rich Crème. While most moisturizers are designed to absorb quickly into the skin, Lumenez Vitamin Rich Crème sits on the skin longer to restore a dehydrated complexion. It’s ultra-luxurious and perfect for a facial as it allows for the time to truly soak in its nourishing properties and refreshing orange blossom scent. Using antioxidants and vitamins derived from 19 active botanical ingredients, it promotes cell renewal, visibly improves skin luminosity and provides a long lasting glow. The super soft feeling you’ll achieve from Lumenez will have you working it in to your routine well past awards season.
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