Use a toner
Ensuring your skin is hydrated is a non-negotiable part of glowing skin and this can come in the form of a hydrating toner, which adds a new level of moisture to the skin. Best applied to skin that is freshly cleansed, spritz onto your skin before you apply your serum and then finish with lotion or moisturiser.
Strengthen your protective barrier
A nourishing face mask is another step which will aid in your skin feeling enriched and plump. Adding one to your routine as a weekly pampering experience will not only allow you to take some time for yourself, but your skin will reap the rewards of this luxurious addition to your regime.
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Use Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a wonder ingredient when it come to brightening the skin and promoting luminosity.
For this reason, there are a slew of serums and treatment products on offer, especially at this time of the year
as the cooler months are the ideal time
Look for Glycolic Peels
A skincare product which offers a thorough exfoliation is ideal for sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing a clearer, brighter complexion. While the word ‘peel’ can sound intimidating, at-home peels contain a lower level of active ingredient.
Not just a gimmick, cleansing tools are an amazing addition because they work to remove a higher level of dirt and grime, as well as buff away dead skin cells with ease. Team one of these with a gel or foam cleanser and allow the oscillating brush to work its magic – it’s a great way to bring the spa to your home.
It’s easy for our skin to become erloaded with dry, sluggish skin cells that don’t budge, and for this reason exfoliating your skin is essential. You can either pop into your local spa to have a microdermabrasion treatment, which gives a very thorough exfoliation, or try an at-home version – although it’s more gentle, your skin will still feel like a baby’s afterwards.
This is something that skin experts will keep saying until they are blue in the face: sunscreen is an absolute essential for keeping your skin in peak condition. Protecting your face from the harsh elements will keep dullness at bay. Arm yourself with an SPF that you can team with your morning moisturiser and remember that even a cloudy day can cause damage.
Collagen supplements have gained momentum lately, thanks to their ability to help rebuild the structure of your skin from the inside out. Collagen can come in a range of forms including bovine, marine or plant-based. Adding a supplement into a healthy diet can help to strengthen the building blocks of your skin.
A heavy hitter in anti-ageing, retinol (a derivative of vitamin A), is an amazing addition thanks to its anti-ageing qualities, as well as its effect on the texture and tone of your skin overall. Retinol is an ingredient that your skin needs to get used to, so you will often need to build up usage or slowly increase the strength of the formula to avoid sensitivity.