6 antioxidant skin care hacks to get glowing skin
Healthy-looking, glowing skin is always in style, and using products formulated with antioxidants makes this skin goal a little easier to achieve. By using the right products, you can help skin look refreshed, smoother and revitalized on a daily basis. Beautiful skin isn’t always easy, but a simple way to start is with a skin care regimen that works for you. Here are our recommendations for how to incorporate antioxidants into your skin care routine.
1. Double Cleansing
Cleansing your skin is essential for your skin care to work because it cleans your pores, removes make up and dirt, and allows subsequent products to seep in. One way to deep clean your skin is to double cleanse. First, clean your skin to remove makeup. Then, cleanse it to give your pores a deep clean. Micellar Water Makeup Removing Towelettes are a perfect staple for your beauty arsenal. They’re portable, so you can be sure to remove makeup before workouts or refresh your skin after a long flight. This effective cleansing water lifts dirt, makeup and sweat like a magnet from your skin.
After removing makeup with micellar water, follow-up with skincare formulated with antioxidants. Look for a product formulated with antioxidants like grapefruit and pomegranate to soften dry areas and balance skin.
2. Scrub Without the Scrape
Most people think of grainy or gritty scrubs when they think of exfoliation, but you can get the effect of a scrub without actually using a product that contains sandy or crystal-like elements. A scrub formulated with antioxidants will do the trick and can help remove dead surface skin cells revealing a fresh layer of skin. If you are looking to refine your pores and reenergize your skin we recommend Garnier Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Exfoliating Cleanser which is infused with Vitamin C and finely ground argan nut shells to instantly energize skin for a healthy look. Your skin will be deeply cleansed and softened after using this gentle, non-grainy scrub.
3. Overnight Peel
Make your skin care work at night when you’re asleep. We love using an overnight peel to wake up with fresh looking skin. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel is a gentle yet powerful leave-on peel formulated with Glycolic Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA) and antioxidant Vitamin C. It can help even skin tone and minimizes the look of dark spots with continued use over time so you can wake up to fresh and more radiant-looking skin.
4. Sleeping Cream
If you really want to take your antioxidant efforts to the next level, follow the overnight peel with a sleeping cream to restore hydration while the peel is working its magic. A sleeping cream (also known as an overnight mask) goes on like a cream but hydrates like a mask. Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream formula is infused with antioxidant lavender essential oil, Vitamin E, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids to renew, firm and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Eye Roller
Don’t forget your delicate eye region in your antioxidant efforts. Use a product like Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller formulated with antioxidant Vitamin C, mint, and caffeine to cool and refresh your under-eye area on the days your skin might be looking a bit tired. The micro-stimulating roll-on applicator helps de-puff and reduce the look of under-eye bags. Pro tip: Keep your roller in the refrigerator and let the coolness soothe your puffy under eyes.
6. Antioxidants and SPF
Protecting your skin from sun damage is a crucial component of skin care. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer SPF15 is formulated with antioxidant complex Vitamin C and E, pine bark essence and gently exfoliating lipo-hydroxyl acid (LHA). It’s a key product to help moisturize and protect skin. It’s a light fluid that goes on smoothly, has a broad spectrum SPF and also helps protect your skin from free radicals. When you use both an antioxidant and SPF in the morning, you’re preparing your skin for any negative environmental effects that may impact it during the day. SPF is the best line of defense against premature skin aging and should be worn every day no matter the weather.