How to get radiant skin

Taking care of number one (that’s you) is all you really need to do to help your marvellous mug rise to its beaming brilliance. That means using our radiance enhancing skin creams and exfoliators, plus a balanced diet, exercise and dodging anything that can tip your natural luminosity towards dull skin. Like, when you’ve burnt the candle at both ends, your normally radiant skin might look tired or uneven. Nah, thanks. Happy shiny faces are what we love to see – clear, even, bright, like sunflowers dancing in the wind. Help to maintain your most luminous-looking skin yet with our must-read tips.

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Your Radiant Skin Routine

If there’s anything your skin loves it’s consistency – you treat it right by washing and moisturising it morning and night. So what does that mean when it comes to upping your skin’s luminosity and helping ensure it remains even toned? Your skincare should revolve around our anti-dull skin products, naturally. Used in succession, they’ll level up your radiance-boosting routine. And over time? They’ll help your face have a more healthy-looking complexion. So follow our cleanse, illuminate and protect steps to help you see a radiant face beaming back at you when you look in the mirror. Glow, baby, glow.

STEP 1 - Cleanse

It’s a bright new day – what to do first? Cleanse, of course. Kick-start your radiant skin routine with Drops of Light™ Pure Clarifying Foam Wash to help clarify your complexion. Better yet, it doesn’t feel like the rich, creamy lather has done a runner with your skin’s moisture – your complexion will feel seriously cleansed, but also instantly smoother and strokably soft. Use every morning and evening for skin that looks more luminous with an improved texture.

STEP 2 - Illuminate

Massage 2-3 pipettes of our Drops of Light™ Pure Healthy Brightening Serum into your face at sun-up and sun-down. It helps to even out skin tone, diminish the appearance of dullness and get your complexion to luminous skin levels, as if pores are tighter and your face more translucent. Echoing this, but targeting the delicate eye area, our Drops of Light™ Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream absorbs quickly and helps the notoriously tricksy under-eye zone feel moisturised all day long. Gently massage around the eyes every day.

STEP 3 - Protect

Feel like you’re constantly coming a cropper against uneven skin tone on your face? Make use of our Skin Defence duo to help protect skin from the elements and UVA/B rays, known contributors to dull skin. Our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ is a radiant skin cream that helps skin feel re-plumped with moisture and look healthier. Top up on the go with our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF 30 PA++ – the lightweight makeup-friendly mist helps to keep skin feeling refreshed and looking luminous with an invisible finish.

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6 tips for an even skin tone

Tip 1: Healthy diet

You’re a clever clogs, so you know that there are more benefits to maintaining a healthy diet than just keeping your body in shape, right? Hotly recommended by not just your gym buddies and doctor, but skincare supremos too – making sure you eat a well-balanced diet including lots of fruit and veggies can help to keep your skin looking tip-top and more even toned. For help with that inside-out glow, think – healthy choices and regular mealtimes.

Tip 2: Stay hydrated

How to get even skin tone? You can only help your skin by drinking plenty of water, ensuring your hydration levels are right where they should be. After all, scientists say that if you’re dehydrated, you might see the signs of it in your face – skin dullness, and under-eye shadows and wrinkles that appear more noticeable. To help sustain a more even complexion, glug through roughly 6-8 glasses of H20 a day.

Tip 3: Exercise regularly

Like Tip 1, the benefits of getting your body moving are widely known, not just for your limbs and lungs, but your face, too. Biology recap – when you work out, your heart pumps more blood around your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells and removing the things your cells don’t need. Your skin also helps by pumping out your natural oils. And before you know it, you’ll notice a post-push-ups glow.

Tip 4: Reduce alcohol & caffeine

As tasty as they might be, alcohol and caffeine are renowned diuretics AKA radiance robbers. If you’re a science novice that basically means that they cause you to pop to the loo more often, which in turn leads to skin’s moisture levels being sapped as you’re less hydrated. That’s why it’s best to dial back on these drinks, or at the very least up how much water you’re sipping when you’re also drinking alcohol and/or caffeine.

Tip 5: Moisturise regularly

Applying moisturiser twice daily is a skincare cardinal rule, right? While there’s no miracle fix-all for dull skin, sticking to your routine is going to help prevent a surge of skin concerns, while helping to prolong your natural skin luminosity. Use a radiant skin cream that’s also targeted for your specific skin type and concerns. Even better if you can use a moisturiser with added SPF in addition to your primary sun protection – gold star for you.

Tip 6: Exfoliate regularly

Just think – if you let grime and skin cells build up on the skin’s surface, the chances of your skin looking more blah than brilliant are going to go up. That’s why you should aim for an exfoliating sesh 2-3 times a week to shove off old skin cells. How often is right for you? It depends on how much your skin likes it. To find the right exfoliator for you, explore our range of face scrubs, exfoliators and peels.

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Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++

When we’re out there in the world, our faces are contending with not just the elements and pollution, but harmful UVA and UVB rays – all contributors to watch out for in hindering your natural glow. Help put a spring back in your step and the radiance back in your complexion with our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++. Suitable for even sensitive skin, this lightweight daily lotion is enriched with red algae extract from the North Atlantic and vitamin C. Wear daily as part of your skincare for dull skin to help your complexion look healthier and more luminous.

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Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF45 PA++

How to get even skin when you’re on the go? Say hello to our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF45 PA++. This handbag-friendly little bottle is a bit of a knockout. A spritz of this vegan face mist whenever you fancy it feels fantastically fresh on skin. It’s super lightweight and non-comedogenic so you don’t need to worry about your pores getting clogged, and it’s even friendly on makeup. Enriched with red algae extract from the North Atlantic and vitamin C, the fine, cloud-like mist forms a protective layer without stickiness. Skin is left feeling moisturised, while looking healthier and radiant.

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Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

Don’t forget to ditch the dead skin cells building up on your skin, reducing your glow. How? Exfoliate with our Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask 2-3 times a week. Our much-lauded vegetarian creamy exfoliating face mask takes inspiration from Chinese traditions and is enriched with ginseng extract, rice extract and Community Fair Trade sesame seed oil. All you’ve got to do once you’ve smothered your face with this is lie back and enjoy the indulgent and invigorating tingle all over your face – yep, you can feel it working, helping your complexion to appear renewed and radiant by rinse-off.

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