Tired? Yep, us too. Our mission for a perfectly dewy, glowing complexion can sometimes feel endless – especially when the weather starts to get colder, and we’re constantly exposing our skin to all sorts of conditions. Dull, tired skin can make us feel, well… a bit dull and tired – shocker! So it’s important to know how to kick the life back into your skin, even when you’re feeling exhausted. We’ve got the lowdown on how.
1. Cleanse with oil
Keeping skin fresh by washing it every day is extremely important. Use a gentle oil-based cleanser to help your skin’s hydration levels and break down all those impurities (even if your skin’s oily – oil dissolves oil, remember!). It’ll melt off even the most stubborn of mascaras, too. Bonus!
Exfoliation is key if you want to maintain a glowing complexion, as it scrubs away any dead cells on your skin’s surface which may cause your skin to look dull and drab. Dead skin has a hard time reflecting light, which means a freshly exfoliated base will appear brighter and more radiant. Opt for a cleansing scrub that’ll deeply exfoliate and get rid of any nasties at the same time or use a glycolic exfoliator once a week.
3. Keep skin hydrated
Keeping your skin’s moisture locked in is vital for an all-year-round glow. On top of drinking lots of water, a moisturiser can help to keep dehydration and dullness at bay. Go for an ultra-hydrating moisturiser or serum in the morning and evening. Something with hyaluronic acid in it is always a good shout.
4. Brighten up
Sometimes, as much as you exfoliate and moisturize, skin still looks a little lacklustre. Hmph. But rest assured, a brightening mask is almost always certain to sort you out. Go for a treatment with brightening ingredients like vitamin C to boost your skin’s radiance.
5. Fake it
When all else fails – fake it! With the unpredictable weather meaning we’re not always guaranteed a natural, healthy glow, we know we can always rely on our trusty fake tans and highlighters. Using a gradual face tan will slowly build up a streak-free faux glow, topped off with a touch of blusher and highlighter to wake your complexion up. Perfect!