When it comes to your skin care routine, you likely have the basics down pat. You know to use a facial cleanser and moisturizer morning and night. But there are certain upgrades you can make to your skin care routine that can also benefit your skin. These include using a face mask two or three times a week, dabbing on an eye cream to address the appearance of dark circles under the eyes twice a day, and using a peel pad formulated with glycolic acid before bed. You might also want to add exfoliating the surface of your skin a few times a week with a face scrub to the list! That’s because exfoliation can help create the appearance of glowing skin (which is the ultimate skin care goal, right?). Keep reading to learn about our best face scrubs for glowing skin, including how they work and how to use them.
FACE SCRUBS 101: WHAT IS A SUGAR SCRUB?
Sugar scrubs are a type of face scrub. But what is a sugar scrub, exactly? Nope, it’s not a sweet treat! A sugar scrub is a kind of face scrub formulated with sugar that you can use to exfoliate your skin. Our L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub line features four face scrubs that are formulated with three types of sugar to gently yet effectively exfoliate the surface of skin—on your face and on your lips.
HOW DO YOU PICK THE BEST FACE SCRUB FOR YOUR SKIN?
Now that you know a little bit about sugar scrubs, it’s time to pick the best sugar scrub for your skin. Get all the deets on our four sugar scrubs below so you can start making your decision! Each of these face scrubs effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the surface of skin and gently polishes away the look of dull skin.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub: Wake your skin up with this energizing face scrub! Formulated with real Kona coffee grounds and three types of sugars, this scrub leaves skin feeling smooth, energized, and invigorated. Tired skin is resurfaced to look awakened with reduced signs of fatigue.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub: Get your green on by using this green face scrub, which is formulated with kiwi and three types of sugar to gently yet effectively exfoliate the surface of skin and purify the look of your complexion. Immediately, skin looks smooth and glowing.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub: In addition to a combo of three sugars, this face scrub is also formulated with finely crushed cocoa, luxurious coconut oil, and rich cocoa butter. Immediately after use, skin looks more refined and feels softer, smoother, and comfortable. With continued use over time, skin looks smoother and has a glow.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub: This face scrub provides gentle yet effective exfoliation for glowing, baby-soft skin on your face and lips. It’s formulated with finely ground acai and nutrient-rich grapeseed and monoi oils along with three sugars. Immediately after use, skin feels smoother and looks glowing. With continued use over time, skin looks rebalanced with a more refined texture.
HOW DO YOU USE OUR FACE SCRUBS?
Using all of the face scrubs we just dished on is easy. With dry fingers, simply smooth a small amount onto clean, dry skin, avoiding your eye area. Then, massage the face scrub over your face with wet fingers before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use our face scrubs three times a week to exfoliate—and don’t forget you can use them on your lips, too! (Here’s How to Use a Lip Scrub Before Applying Lipstick.)
6 OTHER TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN
Now that you know how to put our face scrubs to use for glowing skin, you may be wondering if there are other ways to get your glow on. Check out our six tips on just that below!
GLOWING SKIN TIP #1: USE A SERUM
While you know that facial cleanser and moisturizer are musts in your daily regimen, you may be skipping over an important product: a face serum! More specifically, a vitamin C serum. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum is formulated with pure vitamin C to reduce wrinkles and boost radiance in your skin. Apply it morning and evening onto cleansed skin before moisturizing to increase your glow.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #2: REACH FOR A SELF-TANNER
What better way to get glowing skin than a faux tan? Get bronzed, tan skin by using a self-tanner, like the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #3: GRAB SOME HIGHLIGHTER
When in doubt, turn to makeup to fake the appearance of glowing skin. One of the most foolproof ways to do this is with highlighter. Pop the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, your cupid’s bow, and your chin for a radiant complexion.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #4: TURN TO YOUR PRIMER
The base of your makeup look—AKA your makeup primer—can play a large role in how glow-y you get. Use a primer with a radiant finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer, to ensure you really look radiant.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #5: CONSIDER YOUR FOUNDATION FINISH
Are you using a foundation with a matte or natural finish? While there’s nothing wrong with this, these finishes won’t help you reach your goal of glowing skin. Make sure to add a foundation with a dewy, glowing finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, to your makeup bag.
GLOWING SKIN TIP #6: REFRESH WITH A DEWY MIST
Lastly, add a glowing boost to your complexion throughout the day by keeping a dewy mist on hand. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist onto your face midday or whenever you feel you need a little extra radiance.
Okay, you’re officially well-versed in how to get a glowing visage. Not only that, you know exactly how to slough your face and lips. Ready to learn about exfoliating from your neck down, too? Read our article, How to Exfoliate from Head to Toe.