There are a lot of different ways you can finally have the glowing skin of your dreams, but there’s one key step in your routine that can really make a huge difference. “It’s only obvious that everyone wants to achieve that perfect glow, but what I’ve learned after all these years in the industry is that most people do not know how to exfoliate properly,” aesthetician and Facify Beauty founder Crystal Koro. “Either they are using products that are too harsh and rough or not using the proper form of exfoliation for their skin type.” If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to opt for something extremely gentle and only exfoliate a couple times a week. For those who are acne-prone or have oily skin, you may want to opt for a BHA toner with salicylic acid or even a PHA one.
Dermatologist Brendan Camp, MD, agrees. “Exfoliating, about two to three times per week is critical to remove dead skin cells to keep skin bright and smooth,” he says. “You’ll also want to protect skin from environmental factors that contribute to aging skin, such as UV radiation and pollutants, by using products that include sunscreen and antioxidants, respectively.”
Another glowing-skin secret Koro has is to incorporate a device like the Facify Beauty Wand ($399). “Facify offers a unique five-iron head pulse magnetic massage head that provides a cooling massage to help with de-puffing, toning, and promotes blood circulation, which truly gets your skin glowing. It also improves fine lines and wrinkles and promotes lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation of the face. It truly feels like getting a professional lymphatic massage but in the comfort of your own home,” she shares. For a few expert-recommended glowing-skin products, keep on scrolling.