1. Hydrate, then hydrate some more
Always use a moisturizer after washing/cleansing your face. Choose a moisturizer based on your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a rich creamy formulation. On the other hand, oily or combination skin types should use a light oil-free, water-based moisturizer. Also remember to hydrate your body from within by drinking at least three litres of water every day. Water flushes out toxins from the system, giving you a healthy, glowing complexion.
|Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser SPF15||Olay Moisturising Cream Normal||Revlon Touch & Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Mattifying Cream||Lotus Herbals Wheat nourish Wheat germ Oil & Honey Nourishment Creme|
Step2: Skin brightening products
There is a huge debate when it comes to the efficacy of brightening/whitening products. While some maintain the buzz is nothing but clever marketing, others—like me—believe they actually work. They won't change the color of your skin because that is something you are born with. But they do contain agents that boost the radiance of your complexion, giving it a healthier, brighter appearance. The effects may wear off a little once you stop using them but adding a brightening product like the new L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Day Cream SPF 19 and L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Day Essence can definitely make a difference to the appearance of your skin. These products target areas of pigmentation and spots and also help banish dull skin.
Step 3: Exfoliate to reveal younger looking skin
The epidermis (top layer of the skin) is composed of millions of dead cells. When the layer of dead cells builds up, it makes the skin look dull and lifeless. This build-up of dead skin cells also slows down the cell renewal process. Using an exfoliant can help accelerate the skin renewal process. Once the dead skin layer is scrubbed off, new younger looking skin is revealed underneath. Of course, you have to treat skin gently and exfoliate with an appropriate product so that you don't injure your skin. Ideally, you should be using a scrub two to three times a week. Remember to moisturize your skin with a suitable product after exfoliation.
|Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant||Vichy Purete Thermale Detoxifying Scrub||Terrake Rich Exfoliating Softening Cream|
Step 4: Nutritional skin supplements
Sometimes deficiencies of certain vitamins, minerals, trace elements and fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6, 9 and primrose oil can cause skin dullness. Regular intake of nutritional supplements can boost skin elasticity, promote the generation of collagen and improve the skin's lustre and glow. Of course, eating a nutritionally balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein is important. However, occasionally taking a daily nutritional supplement can improve your skin's glow and shine. It is advisable to take these only after consulting a doctor or nutritionist.
|Natrol Fish Oil + Vitamin D 3||Natrol Ultimate Anti-Oxidant Formula||Nature's Bounty Multi-Day Women's||Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg of Biotin|