Do you find yourself waking up with a sallow complexion and dark circles under your eyes? It seems like no matter what we do, it's impossible to achieve glowy, flawless skin. Most of us aren't blessed with naturally radiant skin, but a few extra steps in our skincare routine can restore the youthful and healthy vibrancy our skin has been missing. Here are four tips to help you nourish your skin and wake up looking radiant:
- Only use high-quality products on your skin
Makeup lovers know the struggle of buying high-quality products that don’t break the bank. However, your skin will thank you for the extra splurge. Cheap and poor quality makeup can be filled with parabens and harsh chemicals that wreak havoc on your skin. Low-quality makeup products can cause long-term damage, drying skin out and leading to the formation of spots and other skin conditions.
Quality shouldn't be your only concern in your beauty routine. Those looking to pursue a more ethical beauty routine should avoid brands that test on animals. It's estimated that more than 10 million animals suffer and die as a result of cosmetic testing every year.
Animal testing is not only inhumane but downright unnecessary. Since 2013, the EU has banned animal testing of the ingredients used in cosmetics. It’s possible to have radiant skin with ethical products, so consider investing in cosmetic brands that refuse to test on animals.2. Thoroughly cleanse your skin every night
No matter how tired you are, it's important to thoroughly cleanse your skin before you go to bed, especially if you wear makeup. After an entire day of wearing makeup out and about, the significant buildup can develop on your skin. If you aren’t regularly exfoliating away the dirt and makeup on your skin, spots could form on your skin and lead to a duller complexion.
Investing in quality facemasks can also help brighten a sallow complexion. Aim to use a facemask at least three times a week, and you’ll notice a significant improvement in your skin after a few weeks.
For truly radiant skin, invest in some facemasks infused with vitamin C, which has been proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles, roughness, and skin tone.3. Stay hydrated
We've all heard about how important water is for a healthy and glowy complexion, but it's surprising the difference hydration can make. Don't just take our word for it—numerous scientific studies have shown how consuming more water can increase our skin’s hydration.
Our bodies are around 60% water and our skin is often the last place to receive any moisture if we are dehydrated, so make sure you're drinking around 8 glasses of water each day.4. Moisturize your skin
Moisturizers are packed with nutrients that nourish our skin and make it appear more radiant. You should be applying moisturizer twice a day if you want truly hydrated skin.
If your skin needs a little extra TLC, you should also incorporate a quality face oil, such as Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil, into your skin routine if to banish a dull complexion. For best results, invest in a product with SPF included, as this will protect your skin from harsh UV rays and prevent premature aging.