Move over! We've got Gonzalo here, and we're about to uncover what sparks his genius and makes him a true #Luminary. Buckle up, guys, it's about to get illuminating!
What makes you a Luminary?
I have been dedicating myself to skin care for many years, and after going through many products, I found in Lumin the perfect kits and products for my skin in terms of price and quality to be able to perfect my skin care routine at all times.
Tell us about one of your skin concerns, such as dark circles or wrinkles or breakouts.
In my teens, I suffered a lot from acne and my oily skin, which took me a long time to find the best products to treat it and to be able to maintain a consistent routine. Over time, as I've gotten older, problems with dark circles began to appear. Tiredness is something that most people suffer from, and it was also something I needed to start dealing with, and with Lumin’s advice and recommendations, I was able to find the best products that would give me the best results to improve the appearance of my skin.
Tell us about your current skincare routine.
My current routine varies depending on a few factors and how my skin reacts over time. Currently, it consists of Exfoliating Scrub and Charcoal Clay Mask every other day, then I move on to what would be my essential skin care products. I cleanse my skin daily and then use my Dark Circle Defense cream and finish with my Ultra-Moisturizing Balm to give my skin hydration throughout the day.
What’s your go-to Lumin product?
My top Lumin pick is definitely the Ultra-Moisturizing Balm. It adapts perfectly to my skin, giving me an incredible look each time I apply it, and it lasts a long time.
Tell us about your #GRWM routine?
Because of my work as a model, all my days are #GRWM haha, but my days start with a bath using my shampoo and exfoliant, which I leave on for 5 to 8 minutes to improve the result and appearance of my skin. Often, I start with my grooming routine in terms of cream for dark circles, anti-wrinkle serum, moisturizer, and finally my cologne. To finish, I start with what my outfit would be depending on how my work schedule is, but I always lean towards a more elegant casual style.
Tell us about a recent “lightbulb” or “ah-ha” moment you’ve had.
I learned from an older gentleman that taking care of your skin when you are young is crucial. Neglecting your skin can lead to wrinkles and other unflattering things as we enjoy the sun, beach and outdoor activities. However, starting at a younger age can make a big difference in the long run.
Tell us about one of your favorite life hacks. How would this help other guys?
A very important piece of advice that I learned and that many people often miss is that when we go to the shower after exercising or doing physical activity, it is essential to cleanse our body due to the accumulation of perspiration that can cause us to have more acne. A mistake that many people make is to shower, first exfoliate, and then apply the shampoo and conditioner to the hair. Since this contact with clean skin fills us with oils from these products, my advice would be to wash the hair first with shampoo and conditioner and then start exfoliating or cleansing the body so that the products do their job much better.
How do you help others? How do you show up in your community, online or IRL?
I started out with fashion advice, but now I'm all about grooming. My focus is skincare and hair, and it's had a great impact on my social community. I love sharing my experiences to help guys look and feel their best. It gives me purpose to help guide and boost their style and confidence.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
If I had to describe myself in 3 words it would be: Extroverted, persevering and a visionary.
What was the best advice you ever received and want to share with our community?
I have received many pieces of good advice, but one that I always remember to tell myself is that everything happens for a reason. Many times we go through situations in life in which we do not know how to cope, both positive and negative, and over time I learned that everything happens for a reason and that it helps us grow and develop as people. We have to learn to live more in the present moment and understand that each situation that happens to us in life makes us grow as people, helps us reach our full potential, and helps us evolve into the best version of ourselves.
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