It can be a real mission to have radiant skin all the time. There are so many factors that can dull your glow (like pollution or the harsh weather zapping your skin of moisture) that it’s important to remain regimented with your skin care routine. It also helps to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve to save you from those dull, lacklustre skin days. From secret weapon ingredients that pack a real punch to using certain products at the *right* time of the day, these three simple steps will bring life back to your skin.
#1 / Treat your skin to super nourishing ingredients
We’ll let you in on a little secret: hydration is imperative for healthy, younger-looking skin. While you’ve probably reached for known hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the past, there’s actually a new ultra-nourishing ingredient that has just hit the market, which all skin types will love. Deer milk was discovered by New Zealand beauty brand kōtia, who uncovered that this type of animal milk contains more protein than any other milk and is packed with vitamins (like vitamin A to boost skin regeneration and vitamin B to help skin retain moisture), minerals (including zinc, selenium and calcium, which support skin health) and other nourishing ingredients that will ensure your skin is well-hydrated and plump. Basically, it ticks all the boxes for anyone suffering from dull, dry skin and is a top choice for restoring your skin’s natural glow. Add the kōtia Rejuvenating Serum to your morning and nighttime skin care routine - it’s great for energising tired and dull skin and topping up your moisture levels, STAT.
#2 / Massage your face
We’re not talking that quick two-second massage you do while you apply your face cream - we mean a full face massage that works your facial muscles. There are a lot of different massaging techniques that you can try, but one of the easiest is to use a jade roller. Start at the centre of your face and apply gentle pressure as your roll the massaging tool in upward and outward motions. A facial massage helps encourage lymphatic drainage (bye bye, puffiness), ease muscle tension, and increase blood circulation, which can boost collagen and elastin production and give you an immediate glow. Not to mention the whole process is surprisingly relaxing.
#3 / Put a face mask on in the morning
First thing in the morning is when we really need to perk up our skin, so swap your PM masking session for an AM one (a mask may be your go-to way to unwind before bed, but that gorgeous after-glow is wasted if there’s no one around to see it!). Look for a face mask that’s enriched with brightening ingredients like vitamin C and AHAs. You don’t need to do this step every day; try this trick whenever your skin is in need of a pick-me-up or apply a morning face mask once a week to maintain a radiant visage.
Want to know more about deer milk? We've got the lowdown on the innovative new ingredient here.
Do you suffer from dull skin? What are your beauty hacks for bringing back your glow?
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.