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Glowing Grads: How to Achieve Radiant Skin for Graduation Day



Graduation day is a monumental milestone, a day you and your family will cherish forever. As you walk across the stage to accept your diploma, all eyes will be on you, and the photos taken will be cherished for a lifetime. Naturally, you want to look your absolute best. Here are our top tips from Redwood Medi Spa for achieving picture-perfect skin for your big day!


Step 1: Establish a Consistent Skincare Routine

  • Start Early: Glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight. Begin your skincare routine early, cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen daily.

  • Avoid Harsh Products: Choose gentle, non-comedogenic products suitable for your skin type.


Step 2: Use an Exfoliating Cleanser

  • Cleanse Daily: Use an exfoliating cleanser with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and aloe extract, morning and night to remove dead skin cells and brighten your complexion. Ensure it’s gentle enough for daily use.


Step 3: Customize Your Serum Routine

  • For Dark Spots: Use a glycolic acid serum at night to reduce dark spots and even skin tone. Follow up with SPF the next day.

  • For Hydration: Apply a hyaluronic acid serum morning and night to lock in moisture, especially if you have dry skin.

  • For Acne & Texture: Incorporate a retinol serum at night to smooth skin texture and brighten your complexion. Follow up with SPF in the morning.

  • For Radiance: Add a vitamin C serum to your routine to restore skin’s radiance and even out skin tone.


Step 4: Visia® Complexion Analysis

  • Personalized Care: At Redwood Medi Spa, we use Visia® Complexion Analysis for a comprehensive skin analysis. This advanced tool measures your skin's condition beyond the surface, allowing us to create a customized skincare plan tailored to your unique needs.


Step 5: Acne Treatments

  • Clear Skin: Consider gentle, effective acne treatments to reduce breakouts and clarify your skin without medication. Starting treatments a few weeks before graduation can help achieve clear skin.


Step 6: Chemical Peels or Deep-Cleanse Facial

  • Glow: Schedule a chemical peel or a deep-cleansing facial a week or two before graduation to polish away dead skin cells and reveal a radiant complexion.


Step 7: Moisturize

  • Hydrate: Use a lightweight moisturizer suited to your skin type. Look for options with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration.


Step 8: Avoid Touching Your Face

  • Prevent Breakouts: Keep your hands off your face to reduce bacteria transfer and avoid picking at blemishes to prevent scarring.


Step 9: Eat a Healthy Diet and Stay Hydrated

  • Healthy Skin from Within: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Foods high in antioxidants, such as berries and leafy greens, can help promote clear skin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to flush out toxins and maintain skin elasticity.


Step 10: Get Plenty of Sleep and Manage Stress

  • Rest and Repair: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your skin to repair and rejuvenate. Manage stress levels for overall skin health.


Graduation is a special day, a once-in-a-lifetime event that marks a significant achievement. By following these expert tips and establishing a consistent skincare routine, you can achieve glowing skin just in time for your big day. Wishing you all a beautiful and memorable graduation season! Congratulations on all your achievements!

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