The first step to a luminescent complexion is a daily skin-care routine. Get glowing with these tips.
Q: I take care of my skin with facials once a month, but my skin still does not look fresh. What can I do to get a glow?
A: You've got to make a commitment to an everyday skin-care routine if you really want a glowing, luminescent complexion. Don't believe anyone with beautiful skin who tells you they "don't do anything." Unless they're part of the 1 percent of the population genetically blessed with flawless skin, they're lying. Choose a cleanser and moisturizer appropriate for your skin type that you can use a.m. and p.m., and then supplement it weekly with a purifying face mask. You should also consider using a nightly skin treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells and leaves behind smoother, fresher-looking skin. Crucial ingredients to know about: If you've got oily skin, look for salicylic acid (Clinique Turnaround Lotion). If you've got normal or dry skin, look for retinol (Estée Lauder Diminish). You can also speak to your dermatologist about a prescription cream like Retin-A or Renova, both of which contain vitamin A, which sloughs off the outer layers of skin to reveal clear pores and smooth skin.