Beneath that layer of dull, flaky tissue is radiant, healthy skin waiting to be revealed.
The brightness of your skin is closely tied to your level of rest, so strive for eight hours of sleep per night to keep your glow going. Adhering to a morning and evening skin care regimen every day will also help to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Combine with a balanced diet rich in essential fatty acids and six to eight daily glasses of water and your skin will have its best chance of staying bright.
To avoid dullness, focus on sloughing off dead skin cells on a daily basis. Gentle exfoliation is the key to continuously removing dead, dry tissue to reveal new, radiant skin. The Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System has a sonic oscillating head that lifts away cellular debris while cleansing twice as effectively as with your hands alone, making it the perfect way to begin your skin care regimen.
CLARISONIC Mia Sonic Cleansing System, White $125.00
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula $86.00
Moisturizing is essential to maintaining skin's radiance, so complete your daytime and nighttime regimens with formulas that brighten and soften. Products that contain vitamin C like Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating moisturizer for day and KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial for night are multi-taskers when it comes to dull skin, as they brighten while protecting the complexion from oxidative damage that can rob it of radiance.
DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Moisturizer $49.50
KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial $48.00
When your skin needs a brightness boost, revive it with a treatment designed for your skin type. An intensive alpha hydroxy acid mask or peel will resurface your complexion, reducing flakes and revealing your complexion's hidden glow. Joanna Vargas Skincare Exfoliating Mask plumps the skin and minimizes signs of aging, while addressing dullness with a combination of vitamin C and lactic acid.
JOANNA VARGAS SKINCARE Exfoliating Mask $75.00
For an instant glow, try a naturally-based formula like the ARCONA Raspberry Resurfacing Peel, Repair AM/PM. Mandelic, lactic and malic acids brighten and exfoliate while a cocktail of antioxidants protect skin from free radicals.
ARCONA Raspberry Resurfacing Peel, Repair AM/PM $68.00
Battling blackheads as well as dullness? A cleansing and resurfacing mask like the Seikisho Mask White liberates blockages from the pores while removing flakes from areas prone to dryness. This formula is the perfect secret weapon for treating a combination complexion.
SEIKISHO Mask White $30.00
When you wake to a complexion that threatens to tell a dull story all day long, fake a faux glow with a CC cream, a multi-tasking makeup miracle that leaves skin looking dewy and more even in coloration. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream does double duty as a skin care formula, promoting firmness, minimizing lines and providing broad-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. Apply it before your cosmetics, and it will even function as a primer.
JUICE BEAUTY Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream, Natural Glow $39.00
After applying your foundation, add a touch of radiance where you need it most with a cream-based illuminator like the It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Radiance Illuminator. This universally flattering shade is perfect for brightening skin along the orbital bone to pep up a drab complexion. Plus, the formula moisturizes to nourish dull tissue.
IT COSMETICS Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Radiance Illuminator $24.00