While there’s nothing more satisfying than ticking off a bright, clear complexion, it can be tricky to achieve in winter. This chilly part of the year brings dry conditions that can strip your skin of its natural oils leaving it to look dull.
But we can also self-sabotage by not clearing out all those dead skin cells that can build up quickly. If you’re not already exfoliating, you need to start shedding old skin cells to help reveal a clear, bright complexion. But be careful which type of exfoliator you choose to use. If you’ve got sensitive skin and a weak skin barrier, stick to exfoliating no more than once a week with a mild scrub. If your skin’s normal to oily, then you can probably afford to exfoliate more than once a week and with a chemical version.
But what’s also important is keeping your skin hydrated. When you don’t moisturise your skin can look dull, so make sure you moisturise morning and night. But also turn to products that include ingredients such as hyaluronic acid that helps retain skin moisture.
Another detractor from a bright complexion is pigmentation. It creates an uneven appearance that can also make your skin look dull. The remedy? Applying vitamin C to your face is one way to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
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