While it is a tough habit to break, smoking is very damaging to the health of your skin and is sure to bring on wrinkles faster. Smoking causes cells to be starved of oxygen resulting in dull, sallow, tired-looking skin with an absence of a glow.
What to do to get your skin glowing?
Use products that contain vaso-dilators to stimulate blood flow. Products with ingredients like Ginseng, Peppermint and Rosemary are all beneficial for boosting circulation to get your skin glowing!
Renée Rouleau Revitalizing Ginseng Toner is loaded with Ginseng Extract to provide oxygenation and stimulation to tired skin. Always use it after cleansing and leave damp on the skin before applying moisturizer to seal in the skin-glowing properties, as well as hydrating the skin to plump up thirsty skin cells…
There is no quicker way to smooth the skin and get your glow going than by using a facial scrub. When massaged over the skin in circular motions, the micro beads effectively lift off surface dry skin cells to reveal fresh, plump new skin cells. Dry skin cells are opaque and don’t reflect light resulting in dull-looking skin so it’s important to exfoliate 2-3 times a week so you always have a smooth, bright complexion, with a reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Mint Buffing Beads use round micro beads and Peppermint to increase skin circulation.
Our Rosemary Mint Cleanser is a water-soluble cleanser to gently cleanse the skin while giving a boost of blood flow to the skin.
In addition to increasing circulation within the skin, it’s important to use topical antioxidants and eat a diet rich in antioxidants. Smoking (and second-hand smoke) exposes your skin and body to increased free radical production so it’s so important to provide defense against the damage they can do.
Our Vitamin C & E Treatment uses a blend of three unique, time-released targeted delivery systems that slowly diffuse three stabilized forms of Vitamin C and three forms of Vitamin E throughout the skin that help to visually repair sun damage and lighten pigmentation and discoloration caused from aging, breakouts and hormonal changes in the body.
Read our list of the best antioxidant foods that are important for both smoker’s and non-smoker’s.
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