1. Cleanse your skin on a regular basis. Removing oil and dirt, which can clog your pores, will keep your skin luminous. Ideally, wash your face in the morning and evening with a small drop of cleanser applied in circular motions. One example of a cleanser which can be used on a daily basis is La Roche-Posay Tolerane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser which may be obtained at ULTA for $14.99/13.50 oz.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin – One way to brighten your skin is via exfoliation. It is the process of removing the outer layer of dead skin, that makes the skin’s surface smoother and cleaner, and it also reflects light. You should use a physical exfoliant, such as a facial scrub, two to three times a week or maybe a chemical exfoliation, like a peel for dry/sensitive skin, once a week. One top physical exfoliant is Dermalogical Daily Microfoliant. This gentle exfoliant works wonders on all skin types. The scrub contains ingredients that work together to balance pigmentation and dead skin cells and impurities. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant may be obtained via Wal-Mart for $38.95/2.6 oz.
3. Vitamin C Serum – A few drops of Vitamin C serum every morning will help lighten brown spots, target free-radical damage, and even your skin-tone. In addition, Vitamin C serum will reduce the appearance of under eye circles and hydrate your skin. To use, take 3 to 5 drops on your fingertips and rub across your face. Start with using the serum every other day to everyday. One of the better Vitamin C serums is Revolution Skincare 12.5% Vitamin C Super serum and is available at Ulta for $14.00 for 1.0oz.
4. Moisturize – If your skin lacks hydration, it will make your complexion appear dull and accentuate any and all wrinkles. The best type of products to hydrate your skin are face lotions and creams. Why? Creams and lotions are emulsions that carry hydrating ingredients that deliver those ingredients into your skin’s top layer, allowing it to hold moisture. One of the better moisturizers on the market is Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. This cream increases the skin’s hydration by 50% over a 24 hour period. You can purchase this Olay for $22.84 for 1.7oz at Wal-Mart.
These are just a few ways to help your skin look radiant. And the hydration from the products will help slow down the appearance of aging. So make an investment into your skin and enjoy that glowing output.