Is your complexion feeling a bit flat? Is it lacking its usual radiance? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. The good news is, it’s easy to get brighter-looking skin in no time. Whether it’s lifestyle factors dulling your vibe or simply the wrong skincare products, we’ve got all the info for adding a glow to your complexion.
Before we delve into the skincare part, let’s make sure you’re ticking these lifestyle boxes:
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Try to get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night to give your skin ample time to plumpen up, preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen production works while you’re in dreamland – think of it as the repairing process. Sufficient shut-eye also reduces dark under-eye circles.
Drink your water. The recommended amount of water consumption per day is two litres. It plays a massive role in radiant-looking skin. Drinking water regularly throughout the day hydrates your skin and other organs, improves elasticity, prevent puffiness and enhances your complexion’s glow. That’s all the reason we need to get drinking!
Consume antioxidant-rich food. Antioxidants protect our skin from the inside out, fighting damage from pollutants and other environmental aggressors. Carrots, watermelon, avocados, squash, spinach, sweet potato and broccoli are all high in antioxidants, so be sure to include them in your daily dishes.
Ticking all the lifestyle boxes? Let’s look at your skincare…
Here's your Glow Kit...
Cleanser: The Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser With White Tea foams and detoxifies the skin after each wash, reaching deep into the pores to remove dirt and other impurities. It leaves your face feeling fresh, smooth and super hydrated. For maximum results, use twice a day, morning and night.
Toner: The Elemis Superfood Glow Toner certainly lives up to its name and delivers an undeniable glow. It contains mega radiance-boosting AHAs, such as apple vinegar, apricot and peach, to help gently exfoliate the skin with each use. Prickly pear extract found within the toner assists with extra nourishment and antioxidants. You’ll notice a distinct improvement in your skin’s texture and pore size too.
Serum: The iconic Clarins Double Serum formula contains 21 active plant extracts to help make your skin look more youthful and radiant. The hero ingredient, turmeric, is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent and the pump dispenser ensures you apply the perfect amount of product with each application. We love the way our skin looks every time we use this award-winning serum. ***adds several to cart***
Eyes: Vitamin C is the go-to ingredient for instant skin brightness. The Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum contains 10% vitamin C extract, tri-peptide and hyaluronic acid to help soften the fine lines around the eye area, lighten dark rings and reduce puffiness. Using your ring finger, gently dot the serum on your eye-bone socket all the way to the middle crease. Remember to let the product absorb properly.
Moisturiser: The DayWear range by Estée Lauder has the dreamiest products, especially the moisturisers, and always leave our skin feeling silky soft and looking brighter than ever. The antioxidant-rich DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant N/C Creme SPF 15 contains two of the most powerful antioxidants, vitamin E and C, to ignite your inner glow. It has a rich, luxe texture that melts into your skin.
Mask: Masks are a quick and easy way to achieve radiance in a flash; the Yuza Vitamin-Mask by Erborian can be used as a 10-15 minute time killer (apply the mask to clean, dry skin and then rinse with a warm water) or as an overnight treatment. This vitamin C-infused mask contains yuza, a potent ingredient, which helps to tighten the skin. This mask intensely nourishes and hydrates dry skin, resulting in a radiant, dewy complexion after use. A must for any glow-getter.