We all go through patches where our skin doesn’t feel its best. It can feel and look a little blah from time to time, especially if you haven’t been lavishing it with the attention and love it needs. Here’s how to fix dry, dull skin.
Bad skin days (or weeks) are your body’s way of telling you that you’ve been neglecting one of your largest and most important organs. If your face feels dry, tight, and looks a bit grey and dull, read on to find out how to instantly perk up your skin.
Work from the inside out
What you put into your body can really wreak havoc on your complexion. If your skin is looking a little drab, increase your water intake and make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and veggies. Foods high in good fats like oily fish, avocadoes and unsalted nuts help your skin glow from within, while leafy greens provide essential skin-saving nutrients like zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
The next thing to focus on is getting some exercise, followed by a good night’s sleep. When you’re working all day and partying all night, less blood is flowing to your face and your body produces lots of hormones that mess with your skin.
Ready for some serious beauty sleep? Start with skincare.
You should follow a skincare regime morning and night to ensure your skin always looks its best. Not cleansing properly is another reason your skin may be suffering, so always start your night time wind-down by taking off your make-up - properly.
Facewipes won’t remove make-up that has sunk into your pores during the day, so be sure to double-cleanse with a good quality cleanser. It melts away makeup and grime to give you a radiant complexion. This is the first step to revitalising tired-looking skin.
Next, exfoliate the dead skin away. Dead skin cells make your skin look dull and flaky because they sit on the skin’s surface and clog pores. Gross, right? Use a gentle exfoliator to buff the scales away. This will leave you with baby soft skin that glows from its bottom layers, and gets your skin ready for the treat you’re about to hit it with…
Moisture is everything
After reawakening your skin’s natural glow, protect and hydrate your face with our Nourish + Hydrate sheet mask. This cult product uses Korean skincare expertise to provide spa-quality hydration, leaving skin supple, firm and plumped up with some serious moisture. You’ll feel instant moisture the moment you pop on this wonderfully cooling mask thanks to hero ingredients like Bamboo Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide. There’s also Lotus Seed, which has water-binding powers that strengthen your skin’s barrier. It’s like a hug for your face!
Sit back and relax for 15 – 25 minutes, while the mask works its magic. Hey, maybe you could even turn off your phone…
The best thing you can do for your skin is keep it clean and hydrated. If you cleanse, tone and moisturise in the morning and at night, and treat your skin to a deep moisturising treatment at least once a week, you’re bound to see a huge improvement in your complexion.
How much can you glow?