How to Brighten Complexion and Get Glowing Skin? Quickshop 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. Tip 1: Shed & Shine What’s our top skin care tip for glowing skin? 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 a scrub that is gentle on the skin will help your skin to unveil the glowing layer of new skin hidden beneath. However, exfoliating should only be done only once or twice weekly to preserve the skin’s natural protective barriers. 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 improve your 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 sap skin of its moisture. To remedy this, only use warm water when washing your face and apply a hydrating moisturiser such as Clarins’ Hydra-Essentiel Light Cream before proceeding with your daily makeup routine. 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 all off with some Mineral Loose Powder for an ultra-light finish that takes care of shine control and you’ll be ready to face the day with natural flawless elegance. 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 tends to impart an ashy, oily sheen 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 sunscreen, for example, gives you just the right amount of pigment so that you don’t have to worry about getting an ashy skin tone that is common with other generic sunscreens. To get sun protection even while you wear make-up, go for a foundation with SPF. Pat on a light veil of Bright Plus Cushion Foundation 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. Pamper yourself with a facial mask, then get ready for some overnight hydration with a moisturising lotion such as Clarins’ White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Milky Treatment Lotion or White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Aqua Treatment Lotion if you fancy a lighter texture. Follow up with a skin-brightening serum like the Bright Plus 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 White Plus Brightening Revive Night Mask-Gel 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. Try out these glowing skincare tips and your skin will thank you for it. You can thank us later.