Flat and matte is out. Luminous, dewy skin is in. So what’s the best way to achieve a natural, healthy glow without the help of synthetic sparkles or pore-clogging powders? Alongside diet, exercise, and overall wellness, your skincare routine makes all the difference. Our favourite routine brings together the best skincare for dull skin that looks fresh and healthy – with or without makeup.
Step 1: CleanseThe first way to brighten skin? Remove all trace of makeup and impurities so that you’re starting with a fresh, clear canvas. Choose a cleanser that addresses dull skin, such as Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser Gospel clears impurities and reveals fresh, glowing skin, thanks to Kakadu plum, which has 100 times the Vitamin C of oranges, and the brightening antioxidant compound Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, made from sauvignon blanc grape seeds and the skin of kiwi fruit.
Step 2: Illuminate
For an instantly luminous, dewy complexion, apply a vitamin C serum to your face, neck, and décolletage. Vitamin C helps to brighten skin because of its ability to minimise redness, even out the skin tone, and protect skin from the effects of free radical damage. Apply Glow Vitamin C Daily Serum directly after cleansing, or mix a few drops through your moisturiser or liquid foundation for a brightening boost.
Step 3: Awaken
A brightening eye cream instantly wakes up tired eyes. Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream illuminates skin in an instant with ultra-fine 23K gold flakes. Meanwhile, Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi addresses pigmentation. Apply a few dots around the under-eye area and carefully pat into the skin.
Step 4: HydrateThe final step to brighten dull skin is a brightening moisturiser. Diem Vitamin C Pigment-Correcting Water Cream targets pigmentation, fades dark spots, corrects uneven skin tone, and brightens the complexion. Diem features Kakadu plum, plus the melanin inhibitor Melanostatine™5, a natural-origin peptide that helps reduce and prevent pigmentation such as age spots.
More ways to glow
Skincare for dull skin is just the beginning. For a glow that radiates inside and out, try to incorporate these simple daily habits into your routine.
Move your body
The fastest way to catch a glow? Get sweaty. Daily exercise does more than keep our bodies in tip top shape – it increases endorphins, which help us to feel happier and more energetic.
Protect your skin
SPF is not merely a nice to have – it’s a must. Using SPF daily helps to shield your skin from UV exposure and environmental pollutants, preventing skin from damage and dull skin. It’s never too late to start.
Eat a rainbow
You know the adage – you are what you eat. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will ensure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to function optimally and glow from the inside out.