5 tips for glowing skin


The most magical time of the year has arrived. While you are shopping for gifts for your loved ones, don’t forget to also put yourself at the top of your list. Whether you are slowly getting ready for the holiday festivities, or simply taking that time off to relax at home and reenergize before the new year, here are a few tips to prep your skin and have the most radiant glow for the festive season and for the year to come.

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!



It goes without saying, proper hydration is key when it comes to healthy, glowing skin. On top of drinking plenty of water throughout the day, make sure to also hydrate your skin. Don’t go a morning or night without applying moisturizer to lock in all the benefits of the products like your serum or concentrate applied prior on your skin, as well as to deliver optimal hydration to your skin. Make sure to choose a moisturizer that’s adapted to your skin type and condition(s). Learn more about skin type and conditions here.

At night, boost the moisture of your skin while you sleep, by taking the opportunity to use richer textured products that could be too heavy and leave your skin feeling oily during the day.

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2. Exfoliate religiously



Even if you religiously apply your daily serums and moisturizer, these skin-care steps can’t be optimal without first removing the dead cells that clog your pores. By eliminating those dead skin cells, exfoliation allows your skin to better absorb the subsequently applied products and, therefore, helps to refine the skin and improve its texture as well as illuminate the complexion and make the skin radiant.

Exfoliation should always be preceded by makeup removal and cleansing of the face, then followed by the application of a treating lotion, mask (2-3 times a week) and face cream. Whether you opt for a physical, enzymatic, or chemical exfoliant, we recommended incorporating this step into your skincare regimen one to four times a week, depending on the exfoliant and on your skin’s needs. Read more about exfoliation here.

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3. Take your vitamin C



Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is one of the most in-demand antioxidants that fight the damage induced by oxidative stress present in the environment. This multitasking ingredient harnesses free radicals to reduce their damaging effect on the skin, while it also assists in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation spots. It is one of the best ingredients to add to your regimen to even out the complexion, boost the skin’s brightness and improve its vitality.

Try VITAL C15 SERUM, a scientifically advanced and clinically proven formula that contains 15% VITAL C COMPLEX, a powerful synergy of ingredients such as vitamin C, ferulic acid and camu camu extract, as well as MATRIXYL® 3000 to visibly improve skin vitality and uniformity.

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4. Get your beauty sleep



Beauty sleep is no fairy tale. Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for overall health and well-being, inside and out. Science says that, while we sleep, our body goes into repair mode so that it can help fix damages caused by external stressors during the day. Our skin is also best able to regenerate itself at night.

Maximize your sleep by adding retinol to your nighttime regimen. Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A that is widely used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage. Retinol products encourage cell turnover. It, therefore, accelerates the skin’s natural exfoliation process.

Try RETINOL ADVANCED+ NIGHT CREAM, a must-have overnight treatment that contains encapsulated retinol and peptides to tone the skin and help diminish and prevent visible signs of ageing.

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5. Book an appointment with your aesthetician

We all know how beneficial getting monthly or seasonal facials is for the skin. Facials are a great addition to your at-home skin care routine to help improve the overall appearance and glow of your skin. G.M. Collin aestheticians offer specialized in-clinic treatments that contain a higher concentration of ingredients and in combinations that are not available for home care. These treatments provide exceptional results for all skin types and conditions. Your aesthetician will proceed with a complete analysis of your skin to suggest the best clinical treatments and home care adapted to your skin’s needs.

Plus, as the holiday season can be a stressful time of year, taking a moment for yourself to relax and take care of your skin should always be included on your to-do list.

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Last minute tips

Been running around and didn’t have the time to prep your skin or get enough sleep? No panic. Take 30 minutes, before you start getting ready to go out, apply these last-minute saviours, and off you glow!



Glow Mask

After cleansing and exfoliating your skin, apply Glow Mask for 15 minutes. Formulated with camu camu extract and a vitamin cocktail that provides a dose of vitamins A, C, B3, B5 and E to the skin, this deliciously creamy face mask decreases redness, revives tired-looking skin and leaves a radiant glow.



Instant Radiance Eye Patches

Tired, puffy eyes? Eye patches to the rescue. These hydrogel-textured eye patches provide comfort and a feeling of freshness to the eye contour, for visibly younger, relaxed, and bright eyes in just 20 minutes. Save a few minutes by applying the patches at the same time as your face mask.



Hyaluronic Filler Serum

Formulated with 4% of our hyaluronic acid filler expert complex, this innovative serum provides intense, immediate and long-lasting hydration, it improves the appearance of pores and helps to renew the plumpness of the skin. In just 60 minutes, its application can improve skin plumpness by up to 78%.*



CC Cream

This multitasking colour-correcting cream evens out the complexion, hides dark spots and imperfections, and provides a poreless finish while helping to maintain hydration levels all day long. A true all-in-one product you won’t be able to live without during the holiday season.



*Clinical study on 30 women (avg. age 57.7 years old). all skin types. The efficacy and tolerence were tested before and 60 minutes after 1 application.