Q. How long does it for Glow to work?
1-2 weeks with consistent use.
Q. How many times should I exfoliate?
1-2 times a week
Q. Why is it important to tone?
Toning helps smooth, nourish and hydrate your skin while restoring the Ph balance of your skin.
Q. What else can I do to help with my skin journey?
Drink allot of water. Water helps keep your skin hydrated and helps with the elasticity of the skin so it works wonders for your skin and if your able to add some lemon, mint and fruits to your water.
Q. What is my skin type?
Dry skin- Dry skin is usually associated with visible dry patches and flaking. Your skin may also feel tight throughout the day, even after applying moisturizer. Visible redness, irritation, and an itchy feeling are also common concerns dry skin types deal with.
Normal skin- if your skin type falls under this category, This is the ideal skin type, as it is well- balanced and doesn’t have as many concerns. Normal skin types aren’t typically prone to breakouts and are well moisturized with an even complexion. This skin type can usually use any product, but definitely lean towards moisturizing and brightening products!
Combo Skin- Combination skin types are both dry and oily. This skin type is mainly characterized as having an oily T- zone (forehead, down the nose) and dry around U- zone (cheeks and chin areas). This skin type can lean more towards the dry or the oily side, depending on the person. In this case, knowing what works for your skin is really important as you have to cater to both sides, the dry as well as the oily.
Oily Skin- An oily skin type is what it sounds like, your skin is probably oily throughout the day. This skin type is prone to clogged pores, blemishes, and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Oily skin types may tend to look shiny throughout the day and have visible pores.
Sensitive skin- Sensitive skin types tend to have more redness and can have a feeling of slight or severe discomfort. This is usually something you are born with, whereas sensitized skin (“reactive skin”) is a result of environmental factors and products. It’s important to take time to get to know your skin, especially if you have this skin type. Don’t force your skin and be very gentle and patient.
Q. How can I determine my skin type?
Cleanse and wait- Wash your face with a gentle/mild cleanser, pat dry, and don’t apply any moisturizer. Wait for 30 minutes to 1 hour and evaluate your skin. If it feels tight and you see visible try patches, your skin type is dry. If you see some shine on your nose and forehead but your cheeks are dry, then you have combo skin. If your skin feels oily all over, you have oily skin. And if your skin feels normal and comfortable, you have normal skin.
Use blotting paper- After you cleanse your face with a gentle/mild cleanser, wait about 1-2 hours. Take an oil blotting sheet and press it onto your skin. If you find that you have no oil on your cheeks but the t-zone is oily, then you have combination skin. If you see no change in the color of the paper, then you have dry skin, and so on!
Q. What are some common skincare mistakes?
1. Cleansing your face with products that are too harsh and/or cleansing it for a long time can dry out your skin and cause redness and irritation. Look for gentle or mild formulas to help cleanse your skin without that squeaky, tight feeling!
2. I know exfoliating products are super tempting to try but control yourselves! If you’re new to exfoliating, slowly incorporate it into your routine. Exfoliate based on how your skin reacts. Start with 2 twice a week and then adjust from there.
3. It’s common to ignore your neck and décolletage area, but it’s super important to bring your skincare all the way down! Yes, that includes your cleanser, toner, essence, serum, and your moisturizer! The first signs of aging show up on your neck, décolletage and your hands so make sure you’re treating those areas as well!
4. Moisturizing oily skin is just as important as moisturizing dry skin! Oily skin needs moisture. If you skip moisturizing, your skin can actually become dehydrated and cause an overproduction of sebum, and then hello oilier skin– don’t fall into that cycle!
5. Sometimes you just gotta listen to your skin. Overdoing it with products can cause your skin to freakout too. Figure out what works with your skin type and work your way from there. Slowly adding products in is the best way to help your skin adjust to new steps.
6. We’re all guilty. These surfaces are dirty and it’s easy to forget about cleaning them. If you find you’re only breaking out on one side of your face then it may be your pillowcases or phone.
7. Always use room temperature water when washing your face! Hot water or cold water can cause your skin to get dry, red, and irritated
Q. Other then using Glow, how can I fade dark spots?
Exfoliating your skin can help speed up your skin’s healing process because it removes the dead skin cells sitting at the top layer of your skin. Exfoliating is necessary for your skin's regeneration and healing process! Just make sure you're not over-exfoliating! Start off with 2x a week and adjust from there.
Q. Why and how should I patch test?
Comedogenicity: (if it is pore-clogging)
For any possible allergic reactions, test the product on the side of your neck, somewhere below your ear. This area is more reactive because it is thinner than other areas of your skin.
To test a product for comedogenicity and breakouts, apply it on either your T-zone or chin, as these areas have more oil glands.
To test for any skin irritations, apply the product in an area where you are most sensitive. This area will be different for each person but generally the cheeks, between the brows, and around the mouth.
Q. What reaction am I looking for while patch testing?
Severe reaction: Red, bumpy, splotchy, itchy, painful.
If you have a severe reaction stop use immediately.
Mild reaction: This can be tricky. Sometimes you will have a reaction to a product because your skin isn’t used to it yet or because the product is actually working to remove all the bad stuff! However, if your skin is feeling sensitive or breaking out in areas where it normally wouldn’t, stop use.
No reaction: Yay! You’ve found your go-to skincare item!
Q. What are different types of acne scars?
Hyper-pigmentation ( A.K.A PIH, or Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation) is caused by an overproduction of melanin and is seen as more of a discoloration of the skin with a black/brown color to the scar.
Redness (A.K.A PIE, or Post Inflammatory Erythema) is caused by the damage and dilation of blood vessels. Rather than a black/brown color, it is the pink/red discoloration of the skin.
Atrophic Scarring looks like indented scars. These scars are categorized as ice-picked, boxed, or rolling scars.
Hypertrophic Scarring is the opposite of Atrophic Scarring. So, these scars are raised and is caused by the overgrowth of tissue.
Q. How to avid blackheads?
Keep skin hydrated
Do not dry out your skin
Remove it yourself
Avoids pore- clogging products
Do not use blackhead strips