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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 moisturizing 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 Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish to help clarify your complexion. Better yet, it'll remove dull skin cells and reveal radiance – 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 Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother into your face at sun-up and sun-down. It helps to enhance dull, tired, grumpy skin and makes your skin look instantly radiant. Antioxidant vitamin C brightens skin, encourages collagen production, improves elasticity, and works along with skin-softening vitamin E to protect skin from environmental aggressors.

STEP 3 - Protect

Feel like you’re constantly coming a cropper against uneven skin tone on your face? Make use of our Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 to help protect skin from the sun and enhance it's natural radiance. With UVA and UVB protection, this lotion will help hydrate and protects your skin, while giving it skin a brighter, more radiant appearance.

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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: Moisturize regularly

Applying moisturizer 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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Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30

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 Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 . Suitable for even dry skin, this lightweight daily lotion is enriched with vitamin C to hydrate and smoothe your skin. Wear daily as part of your skincare for dull skin to help your complexion look healthier and more luminous.

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Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist

How to get even skin when you’re on the go? Say hello to our SVitamin C Energizing Face Mist Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist . This handbag-friendly little bottle is a bit of a knockout. A spritz of this 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 Vitamin C rich camu camu from the Amazonian rainforest, the fine, cloud-like mist forms a moisturizing layer without stickiness. Skin is left feeling hydrated, 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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