How to Achieve a Bright Complexion and Glowing Skin

Dehydration, poor diet, sun exposure, late nights and excessive alcohol consumption can cause even the best of complexions to turn dull. However, lacklustre skin isn’t something that you need to put up with. While the adage of “Beauty comes from within” is true, there’s more than one way to regain your youthful radiance and brightening your complexion is the first step to achieving that ageless glow.

Ready to find out how your skincare routine can help you regain that glow? Take a peep at our tried and tested beauty tips for gorgeous glowing skin.

Tips to Get Brighter Complexion & Glowing Skin

Tip 1: Shed & Shine

What’s our top skin care tip for brighter complexion? Exfoliate! Dull skin is generally caused by a build-up of dead skin cells which are usually shed every two weeks. However, our bodies slow down as we age, resulting in less effective shedding of these dead skin cells and subsequently causing dull-looking skin. Exfoliating with SCRUB THAT IS GENTLE ON THE SKIN will help your skin to hidden beneath. However, exfoliating should only be done only once or twice weekly to avoid damaging the skin’s protective barriers to get brighter skin.

Tip 2: Drink Up and Hydrate!

Up to 60% of the human body is composed of water, so it only makes sense that we require ample hydration both on the outside and inside to maintain a radiant complexion. We recommend drinking approximately 2 litres of water per day to solve your internal hydration needs, which also helps to achieve a brighter complexion. In addition to that, your skin still requires a little help to keep moisture levels up. Dry air is a common yet inevitable cause of dry skin, often brought on by air conditioners or hot weather which deplete the skin’s moisture. To remedy this, only use warm water when washing your face and apply a hydrating moisturiser such as Clarins’ HYDRA-ESSENTIEL LIGHT CREAM – ALL SKIN TYPES before proceeding with your daily makeup routine to combat dryness and enhance your skin complexion.

Tip 3: Flawless Foundations

With the right skincare and makeup, dull skin can be easily fixed. Signs of fatigue showing on your face after one too many late nights? Apply a thin layer of Beauty Flash Balm to give your skin that instant boost of radiance if you don’t have time for a full facial routine. Infused with Olive and Witch Hazel extracts as well as the youth-restoring Bisabolol, the BEAUTY FLASH BALM will brighten your complexion, tighten your facial contours and cover fine lines to create the perfect canvas for makeup application. You can also prime your face with a skin tone-correcting primer, such as the SOS PRIMER in Universal Light or Rose for a more radiant complexion. Top it off with EVER MATTE LOOSE POWDER infused with peach and mattifying properties, to reveal flawless skin that goes well with your makeup while keeping your skin hydrated. The Ever Matte Loose Powder is infused with the best of both milk and peach powder, which helps brighten dull skin and leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed after each application. It also helps in maintaining hydration for your skin.

Tip 4: Stunning Under The Sun

You may wonder how one gets glowing skin with a climate as sunny and humid as ours. One can never have enough sun protection. Light and solar energy isn’t very kind to skin and while slathering on sunscreen helps to keep out most of the harmful UV rays, it can leave a greasy or dull appearance that certainly isn’t welcome. Thankfully, there are a number of UV PROTECTION PRODUCTS FOR THE FACE that also offers colour-correction for skin tones, which also makes them great as a make-up base or even as a standalone sun protector. The UV PLUS [5P] ANTI-POLLUTION TRANSLUCENT, for example, gives you just the right amount of pigment so that you don’t have to worry about experiencing an ashy complexion that some generic sunscreens may cause.

To get sun protection even while you wear make-up, go for a foundation with SPF. Pat on a light veil of BRIGHT PLUS BRIGHTENING CUSHION FOUNDATION SPF 50 / PA +++ which comes with SPF 50 PA+++ for a glowy, radiant look. With a texture so light, comfortable and natural-looking you would hardly know it was there. This cushion foundation does double duty by evening out your complexion while protecting your skin which is a make-up win in our books.

Tip 5: Beauty Sleep

Ever seen those selfies with the hashtags #nofilter #nomakeup? You can do that too with a simple pre-snooze beauty routine. The dark spots on your face are not a part of your essence; luckily, with the BRIGHT PLUS DARK SPOT-TARGETING MOISTURIZING EMULSION, you can finally rid yourself of these unwanted dark spots. This miracle cream made out of organic sea lily and apricot is suitable for all skin types, including people with sensitive skin. It helps your skin to form a protective shield against agents that cause dark spots such as UV rays, pollution or blemishes while keeping your skin moisturized and supple. Follow up with a skin-brightening serum like the BRIGHT PLUS ADVANCED DARK SPOT-TARGETING SERUM, which provides skin-brightening double oxygenation action with its Rose Myrtle and Acerola extract. For an added boost of hydration, gently smooth on a layer of Bright Plus Dark Spot-targeting Moisturizing Gel-cream before bed. Not only will you wake up with plump, dewy skin that looks illuminated from within, these treatments will help to soothe your skin, even out your skin tone and calm redness.

Tips 6: Incorporate Antioxidants into Your Routine

Antioxidants play a vital role in maintaining skin health and fighting free radicals, which can accelerate aging and damage the skin. Look for skincare products like Clarins Double Serum or Double Serum Light Texture, which contain 21 active botanical extracts including Teasel, Green Banana, Oat, Kiwi, and Turmeric extracts, among other antioxidant-rich ingredients. These have proven anti-aging benefits, helping to stimulate regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration, and protection, leaving your skin instantly glowing.

Tips 7: Promoting a Healthy Complexion By Managing Stress

Chronic stress can negatively affect the health and appearance of your skin. Combat this by incorporating stress management techniques into your daily life. Practice meditation, deep breathing exercises, or engage in activities you enjoy to help reduce stress levels and promote a healthy complexion. Consider products specifically designed to enhance stress-management habits, such as Clarins Tonic Body Oil and Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate. These products are formulated to promote relaxation and relieve tension.

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