Expert tips on how to counteract dullness and get a radiant skin
  • 16 Oct - 22 Oct, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Radiant skin is the goal everyone would like to achieve. After all, you feel more confident and put-together when it looks like your complexion is on point. (In other words, you don’t need an Instagram or Snapchat filter to look your best.) However, your skin can start to lose some of its vibrancy as you age, which can leave you with dull skin over time. There’s no harm in thinking about following a radiance-restoring skincare routine if you’re over 40 or below. Whatever your age, if you’re game to revamp your radiant skin care routine, we’re here to assist. Follow along as we share seven tips to help you achieve the skin radiance you dream of.

Wash your face with a cream facial cleanser

No matter what skin goals you’re looking to achieve, you should always start with cleansing. Look for a cream facial cleanser formulated for mature skin, which tends to dull over time. A cream facial cleanser gently yet effectively removes traces of makeup and cleanses without overdrying for skin that feels soft and smooth. Apply it every morning and evening. Start by moistening your face, then lather the cleanser in wet hands. Gently massage the product onto your skin, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Don’t forget to use face serum

When it comes to dull skin, using a serum can help brighten the look of your visage. It’s all about finding the right one for you. A face serum tackles signs of aging like wrinkles and helps to smooth and brighten skin. Since it’s highly potent, it is essential to introduce it gradually into your skincare routine. During week one, start by applying two to three drops to clean, dry skin twice a week. Week two, use it every other night. Week three, use it nightly, if your skin can tolerate it. Follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen in the a.m. to protect the skin, which may become more sensitive to the sun.

Break out a face mask twice a week

Face masks aren’t only reserved for pampering your skin. The right pick can boost your skin radiance with consistent use. A good mask helps to renew the appearance of skin’s youthful rosiness via a fresh, cooling experience. Apply the face mask to clean skin and leave it on for five minutes. Gently massage the face mask over the skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use twice a week for the best results.

Use a brightening eye cream

Tired-looking eyes can easily bring down your visage – especially if they’re accompanied by dark under-eye bags. This is where an eye cream comes in. An eye cream reduces the look of dark circles, visibly brightens skin around the eye area, and provides an overall younger-looking complexion. Immediately the eye area looks smoother, brighter, and more awake. Every morning, pat around the eye area and smooth gently until absorbed.

Smooth on a moisturiser

No excuses! Moisturising simply must be part of your daily skincare routine – morning and night – after cleansing or using a face mask. A moisturiser effectively penetrates the skin’s surface layer and makes skin instantly feel more nourished and supple.

Fake a glow with makeup

Updating your skincare routine isn’t the only thing you can do to keep dull skin at bay. The right makeup can be useful, too. A makeup primer instantly boosts radiance while hydrating skin all day. It’s designed to moisturise and protect skin to leave you with a smooth, clean canvas for flawless makeup application.

Take off your makeup before bed

Before you hit the hay, make sure to reach for a makeup remover. One easy option is micellar water, which doesn’t require any rinsing. Keep a bottle stocked on your nightstand for easy access. Simply saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the pad across your face until clean.