Spring is definitely the time for outdoor dates, when you can take off your beanies and wool scarves to enjoy the warmth and spring breeze. However, there is one thing that should not be missing if you want to fully enjoy this lovely weather: a glowing complexion. There might be tons of reasons standing between you and your radiant skin, but no worries! Here we have prepared several helpful tips to help you achieve your dream skin:
1. Don’t forget to cleanse and exfoliate your skin regularly!
One of the biggest reasons leading to dullness is dry and dehydrated skin. When you skin lacks water or moisture, your skin's surface will become rougher, creating the perfect condition for dirt, air pollution and dead skin cells to pile up on your skin. Cleansing your skin on a daily basis, as well as incorporating exfoliants in your skin care routine 2 – 3 times a week is an absolute must if you want to remove the layers of impurities, and achieve smoother and brighter skin.
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One tip: you should opt for chemical exfoliants containing AHA, the best ingredient for removing dead skin on the surface. The iUnik Lime Moisture Mild Peeling Gel is a great product containing natural sources of AHA – lime, grape, orange, apple, lemon for effective exfoliation and different plants extracts such as green tea, chamomile and licorice for soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.
2. Providing moisture into different layers of the skin
Another important step to gaining back that glow is moisturising. The loss of hydration and moisture will cause your skin to lose its plumpness, hence leading to tired-looking skin. However, patting on only your moisturiser to moisturise your skin's surface will not be enough, as the problem goes deeper than that. You should add a serum or essence with hydrating ingredients in order to provide and retain water content inside your skin as well, so that you can have that lit-from-within glow. We highly recommend the Huxley Essence; Grab Water, a lightweight gel product for tired skin containing a dose of hydrating ingredients and antioxidants such as Hyaluronic Acid, Sahara Cactus Extract and Vitamin E.
3. Adding brightening products into your skin care regimen
Besides nurturing the skin, adding ingredients with brightening benefits will also help you get rid of dullness and achieve the luminous skin of your dream faster. Vitamin C and Niacinamide are two of the most well-known ingredients for this category, and are used widely in skin care products. While Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals to the core, reduces hyperpigmentation and helps the skin to gain back its brightness, Niacinamide is hailed for its ability to decelerate the transfer of melanin to your skin cells, thus preventing the skin from dark spots. One of the best Vitamin C product you can try is the Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, which contains 5% Vitamin C to help even out and brighten the skin tone.
4. Using sunscreen on a daily basis
UV rays is forever our skin's top enemy, and the main cause of melanin production and free radicals on the skin, leading to almost all of our worst skin woes: dullness, hyperpigmentation, acne, dehydration and pre-mature ageing signs. Blocking the sunlight from attacking your skin is therefore one of the most crucial skin care steps that you should never skip, especially when you are already suffering from dull and tired-looking skin. If you are worried that mineral sunscreens can leave a weird white cast, you can opt for chemical sunscreens for better absorption and a more natural finish on the skin.
Do you know any other tips to fight dullness? Feel free to share them with us!