This post is all about skincare that works…immediately. A lot of skincare is preventative – I’m the biggest advocate of this – but once in a while you want something to work right away. Here are 4 things you can do for immediate results:
- Steam Your Face. If you’ve ever gotten a facial, you know that this is usually what everyone starts with. Warm water, in general, opens up your pores and gives you this glow, so whatever you’re going to put on after is really going to sink in because your pores are open and ready to absorb whatever you apply. I always make sure I cleanse, then I steam, and then I go ahead and apply the next products. But just the steaming process alone will give you a dewy, warm glow- your cheeks will get a little bit rosy, almost like a pretty flush, so it’s a great thing to use for immediate results. Just turn it on, give it a few minutes to heat up and steam away.
- Apply Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask. I specifically want to recommend this mask because it’s known to work right away. It’s a combination of vitamin C and squalene. Vitamin C is naturally brightening. I have so many vitamin C serums, but a lot of them are gradual. This mask has a really great active form of vitamin C (sorbic acid). **There are different forms of vitamin C, but the quality of it really matters, and this one is great. There’s a cool technology behind this product- when the vitamin C hits the moisture in your skin, it activates. As soon as it goes onto your skin, you get this instant luminous effect, and it’s mixed in with the squalene, which is super super hydrating.
Apply a thin, even layer to clean, dry skin, and leave it on for 5-15 minutes. You can even use this mask as a makeup primer. I think skincare before makeup is HUGE and makes all the difference in the world. So doing something that’s going to really hydrate, plump or brighten your skin before you apply makeup will give you more of a glowy look, so you can put on less makeup.
I love that this product stays active for the lifespan of the product. There are so many products that lose stability, and this is not something that’s talked about in the label. I also like that this is light-protected and that it’s a pump – In general, I like pumps better than jars you open because the product stays more active.
- Facial Massage. Doing this can completely manipulate your face, TEMPORARILY.. If you’re doing it every single day consistently, I do think it has long-term benefits, but if you want something right away to feel more lifted and sculpted- this is 100% going to be effective.
I always like to do facial massage with an oil, so you have a smooth surface to work off of. You could also do this with a jade roller or gua sha instead of your hands. You can focus on areas that you want to be more lifted- I like emphasizing the nasal labial folds and cheeks (upward motion).
Remember, this is different from lymphatic drainage (when we’re trying to detox the skin). For this purpose, we’re just talking about sculpting the face, so you can get right into the massage.
- Diet: Drinking Water. I can’t stress enough how important this is and how quickly it works. My makeup looks terrible when I don’t drink enough water and looks amazing when I do- I can tell immediately. It’s one of those things that can work right away, so take advantage of it. You should always be drinking water, but If you have something important that night, definitely focus on it.
Those are my 4 tips for skincare that work right away. We’ve got the steamer, we’ve got the Biossance mask, the facial massage and drinking water. I hope you guys enjoyed this :)