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People gushed in awe every time they saw beautiful Hollywood actresses walking down the red carpet. From the classic beauty of Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn to the more modern contemporary beauties such as Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts, Hollywood is a basketful bouquet of stunning visions of which goddesses movies are made of. The all-time immortal question is: What is their secret? Milla Glow Collections in Florida has the answer – it’s all about having the right skincare routine. The beauty shop has a wide array of all-natural, handmade skincare products suitable for all skin types, revealing that glow from within. 

Why is having a skincare routine important?

There is more to a skincare routine than just being skin deep. The skin is basically the largest organ of the body and can easily reflect a person’s overall health or if there’s anything wrong in some parts of the body. The skin has four main functions. First, it serves as the first defensive barrier against any kind of injury, trauma, or dangerous substance. Next, it is the main organ for the sense of touch or feel. Third, it has an excretory regulating function, such as sweat and heat or moisture, which is essential for the body’s function and immunity. Fourth, it protects the body against the effects of UV radiation. 

These four functions are reasons enough to develop a healthy skincare routine. A skincare routine is a pattern, a regimen of practice to take care, maintain, and support the skin’s integrity, protecting it against any harmful skin conditions such as skin injuries and skin dermatitis. 

Effective Skincare Routine

A skincare routine is like a roadmap to a “healthier you.” Whatever is applied to the skin can make or break a person’s appearance. Hence, care must be given in choosing the right skincare products because not all products are compatible with each skin type. Although a skin’s composition is determined mainly by genetics, environmental factors can also impact how the skin changes over time. 

The basic skin types are: normal, oily, dry, sensitive, and combination (oily and dry). Before putting on any products, a person needs to always check with a dermatologist if the product is appropriate for the type of skin they have and if the ingredients that the product is made of are also healthy, safe, and suitable for them. If the skincare products are of low and poor quality, aside from inefficacy, side effects could include skin infections, allergic reactions, and dermatitis conditions such as acne breakouts, eczema, etc. 

There are a lot of skincare routines out there, but the following are the most basic and essential that every woman or man should follow to achieve that glowing look, or at the very least, attain and maintain healthy skin: 

Cleansing

The skin should be washed at least two times a day: morning and night. The type of soap or facial cleanser would depend upon the skin type. For those with dry skin, a moisturizing cleanser or soap is highly advised to counteract the skin’s dryness and tautness. For oily skin, gentle soaps or cleansers or even a moisturizing soap ingredient is recommended. The goal for oily skins is to cleanse out the excess oil, but not so much as to dry the skin out. Moisture is needed to maintain a skin’s healthy pH balance. Hence, avoid using cleansers or soaps with harsh chemical ingredients. The same applies to combination and sensitive skin. 

Toner

For the face, the use of toner is recommended after cleansing. Often, some soap residues remain after washing the face. The job of a toner is to cleanse out the remaining residue without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Also, the toner preps up the skin for other after-skin cleaning regimens.

Moisturize

It’s all about moisturizing. For some people, moisturizing is an inconvenient (not to mention sticky!) routine. But there are a lot of benefits stemming from a moisturizer routine. A moisturizer forms that barrier in the skin that protects it from the climate’s effects, such as cold, dry, or humid air. Next, it’s still about maintaining the skin’s pH balance. A moisturizer helps rehydrate the skin and boosts the skin’s ability to retain water. For the face routine, after toning, facial moisturizers are applied. For the body, after bathing, moisturizing body lotions are highly recommended. 

Sunscreen

Last but not least, sunscreen is an essential part of a skincare routine. Most dermatologists would talk about sun protection as the most critical part of a skincare regimen. The skin is the organ that’s vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays and, if not properly protected, can cause aging, or worse, skin cancer. With today’s global warming events and impacts, sunscreen is the topmost priority for any skincare routine. Choose the right broad-spectrum SPF that can help protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation. 

Achieving that red carpet Hollywood glow is not something difficult to do, nor is it something of a secret! These actresses all have one thing in common: a good skincare regimen. Want to get on to that glowing beauty secret? Start on that excellent, safe, and healthy skincare routine!

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