Published: November 15, 2023
Everyone wants their skin to look and feel balanced and healthy but, unfortunately, this often doesn’t come easy. With that said, a flawless and harmonious complexion could be well within your reach with the right beauty products and routine. Read on as Bionyx explains what you need to do to keep your skin looking its very best!
Have you ever applied a skincare product to your face without first cleansing your skin? Whether it’s because you’re tired at night or in a hurry in the morning, it’s easy to assume that skipping that cleanse is no big deal. However, that’s where you’d be wrong…
Cleansing is vital for a few different reasons. For starters, even when your skin doesn’t look dirty, you can be sure that it is. So many impurities out there, such as pollutants, can be difficult to see with the naked eye. However, they quickly build up on and in the skin, after which they start to wreak their long-term harm.
Of course, not only does cleansing help to protect your complexion from free radical damage, but it’s also a must for the rest of your skincare products to work efficiently. If you apply a product over the top of dirty skin, its ingredients will fail to penetrate as they’ll be blocked by the layer of dirt and sebum that coats the skin. This is why cleansing is such a crucial part of any beauty routine.
With that said, choosing the right cleanser is key. You don’t want to be using an overly harsh formula that strips your skin dry. Instead, a gentle cleanser, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Mousse Cleanser, will always be more beneficial. Our cleanser is brimming with an array of moisturizing ingredients to ensure that your skin always looks supple and dewy post-cleanse.
Don’t Leave Freshly Cleansed Skin Bare
When it comes to keeping your skin looking healthy, hydration is so important. Hydration refers to your skin’s water content, with this moisture necessary in order for your skin cells to properly carry out all of their functions.
Sadly, the skin loses moisture at quite a fast rate, especially if the air around you is dry. It’s down to your skin’s natural protective barrier to keep moisture trapped in but there are several factors out there that can inhibit that barrier from working in the way that it should.
One of these is cleansing. Although a must for healthy-looking skin, even the gentlest of cleansers will still somewhat disrupt your skin barrier. After all, that barrier consists largely of excess sebum and dead skin cells, much of which your cleanser will remove.
This means that post-cleansing, the skin is extremely vulnerable to moisture loss. As soon as your skin has dried off after your cleanser has been rinsed away, moisture begins to evaporate out.
To prevent this, make sure that you quickly move on to the next step of your beauty routine after cleansing. Ideally, your skin should still be damp at this stage.
What should you be applying to your skin after cleansing? That all depends on your beauty routine. Our top choice would be a toner, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Facial Toner. It’s exquisitely hydrating, making it perfect for applying to freshly-cleansed skin. If you don’t want to tone, then go with a serum or a moisturizer instead, also applying these to your skin while it’s still damp.
Make Sure That Your Skin is Always Hydrated
Ensuring that your skin doesn’t remain bare after cleansing will go a long way in preventing moisture loss. However, that alone isn’t enough, particularly as you age. As your skin grows older, it thins out, which speeds up the rate at which moisture evaporates away.
Fortunately, you can counter this with hydrating skincare products. Look for products that contain humectants. These are ingredients that bind moisture to the skin, making them capable of providing an instant hit of hydration.
Some of the best humectants out there include sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. Both will give your skin a plumper and fuller appearance. Using a product that contains one of those humectants will make a massive difference to your skin’s hydration levels, while using a product that contains both will produce even better results.
That’s why we’ve included both sodium hyaluronate and glycerin in our Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum. It contains collagen as well, which functions as a humectant too. Combined with the peptides in this formula, this serum is perfect for anyone who wants to give their skin a boost of moisture.
As crucial as cleansing may be, it’s important to remember that a cleanser will only clean the surface of your skin. However, every once in a while, your skin needs a deeper cleanse to ensure that any debris that has made its way into the pores isn’t able to form blockages.
This is where exfoliation comes in. It will give your skin the thorough cleanse that it needs, keeping your pores feeling clear and healthy.
However, in the same way that cleansing leaves the skin vulnerable to moisture loss, exfoliation does the same. In fact, since an exfoliator works on a deeper level, it does so even more. For this reason, just like when choosing a cleanser, making sure that your exfoliant is a gentle formula is vital.
That’s why we created the Bionyx Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling. It’s an amazing exfoliator yet, at the same time, it won’t leave your skin barrier feeling stripped dry. Even better, just like with all Bionyx products, this one is infused with our signature ingredient; colloidal platinum. Not only does this precious metal offer antioxidant properties but it’s a superstar at brightening the complexion and giving the skin a radiant glow!
Beware of Sun Exposure
There is so much out there that can damage your skin, but the biggest culprit is the sun. Research shows that UV rays are responsible for up to 90% of the visible aging-related changes that the skin undergoes. From wrinkles to dark spots, the sun definitely doesn’t do the skin any favors. Of course, let’s not forget how the sun can cause skin cancer too, which will affect both your appearance as well as your overall health.
This is why sun protection should be a key part of your beauty routine. It’s something that you should be prioritizing year-round because UV rays can cause havoc in the winter too, even though the sun may not feel quite so strong.
When choosing a sunscreen, go for a broad-spectrum formula. This means that it will protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
In terms of SPF, this depends on your skin type. For most people, SPF 30 is sufficient. However, if you have sensitive skin or are dealing with any skin concerns that can be exacerbated by the sun, you may want to opt for an SPF 50 instead.
Tackle Your Visible Skin Concerns
Chances are that you have at least one or two visible skin concerns that are affecting your complexion. Whether this may be fine lines, discoloration, or anything else, these concerns may not be harmful per se, but they can still make a person look older and more haggard.
If you want your skin to look as flawless as possible, then take control and find a way to tackle the visible skin concerns that are interfering with this. There are so many skincare products out there that can help you to do so, along with professional treatments to consider if your issues are quite severe.
For many people, the eye area is often problematic, particularly as they age. The skin here is extremely delicate due to how it’s thinner than the skin elsewhere on the face. This causes it to wrinkle and discolor much earlier on in life. If you can relate, it’s time to add some eye care products to your beauty routine. One of our bestsellers is the Platinum Intense Eye Serum. It’s brimming with antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to firm, plump, and brighten the look of the eye area.
Learn How to De-Stress
Did you know that stress has a major impact on how healthy your skin looks and feels?
Whenever you feel stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. This isn’t an issue when it only happens occasionally. However, when it comes to modern-day life, stress is a regular occurrence. This means that, for many people, cortisol is constantly present, and this is where the problems begin…
Cortisol affects the complexion in a number of ways. It triggers inflammation, slows down the healing process, increases sebum production, and degrades the protein fibers that keep the skin smooth and firm.
If stress seems to be a consistent presence in your life, learning how to cut back on this will go a long way in beautifying the look of your skin. Plus, the mental health benefits of experiencing less stress are also huge!
There are a number of methods that you can turn to, many of which have been backed by scientific research to confirm their efficacy. For example, breathing exercises have been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body while also slowing breathing and relaxing the mind.
Exercise is also a great way to release tension while encouraging the body to release some feel-good hormones. As an added bonus, regular exercise will do your skin the world of good too. It’ll give your circulation a boost, which, in turn, will leave your skin looking rosy and glowy.
Listening to soothing music is another way to calm your mind. Try pairing this with a relaxing face mask, such as the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask, for ten minutes of pure bliss for both your mind as well as your skin!
Beauty in Balance With Bionyx
If you’ve been struggling to get your complexion into balance, the above tips will undoubtedly help. Treat yourself to the beauty products featured above while also ensuring that you’re living a healthy, stress-free lifestyle and you’ll soon notice that your skin will start to take on a gorgeous, radiant glow!