Skin Care Concerns

How to Help Restore Radiance to Mature, Dull Skin

Glowing skin is the goal for most of us. After all, when your complexion looks like it’s on point (and you don’t have to think about using Instagram or Snapchat filters on every picture you post), it can make you feel more confident and put-together. The thing is, as you age, your skin can start to lose some of its vibrancy, making a radiance-restoring skin care routine something you might want to think about if you’re in your 40s or over. Below, we’re sharing the best ways to get more radiant skin, including using a gelee face mask twice a week and applying a face moisturizer formulated to revive the look of youthful skin. Let’s get into the tips!

RADIANT SKIN TIP #1: WASH YOUR FACE WITH A CREAM FACIAL CLEANSER

Your skin care routine should start with cleansing. Look for a cream facial cleanser formulated for mature skin, like the L’Oréal Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser. This facial cleanser gently yet effectively removes traces of makeup and cleanses without over-drying for skin that feels soft and smooth. Apply every morning and evening. Moisten face, then lather the cleanser into wet hands. Gently massage the cleanser onto your skin, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

RADIANT SKIN TIP #2: DON’T FORGET TO USE A FACE SERUM

When it comes to mature skin, using a serum can help brighten the look of your skin. It’s all about finding the right one for you. Below, we’re sharing three options for dull, mature skin.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum: Formulated with 10% pure vitamin C, this serum effortlessly glides onto skin to immediately restore skin’s radiance and reduce wrinkles. Morning and evening, apply a dime-sized amount onto fingertips and apply to face and neck, gently smoothing onto cleansed skin. Avoid the eye area.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Like we mentioned earlier, as we get older, our skin loses moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a potent hydration-attracting molecule naturally found in the skin that enhances skin's own moisture-retention for lasting hydration. This hyaluronic acid serum absorbs quickly to immediately replenish and reduce wrinkles for visibly plumped, youthful-looking skin. Every morning and evening, apply two to three drops to the face and neck and gently smooth onto skin. Avoid the eye area.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum: Formulated with golden micro-reflectors to help instantly illuminate the appearance of your skin, this serum maximizes skin's power of rejuvenation by stimulating surface skin cell renewal to reveal more youthful-looking skin. Going for the gold, indeed. Apply it morning and night onto cleansed skin.

RADIANT SKIN TIP #3: BREAK OUT A FACE MASK TWICE A WEEK

The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask helps renew the appearance of skin’s youthful rosiness via a fresh, cooling experience. Formulated with imperial peony, AHA, and a mineral exfoliant, this face mask intensely refreshes skin with a gelee texture to rejuvenate the look of a washed-out skin tone. Immediately, skin looks fresh and hydrated and skin is left with a rosy, radiant look. Apply the face mask to clean skin and leave it on for five minutes. Gently massage the face mask over skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use twice a week for best results.

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RADIANT SKIN TIP #4: USE A BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM

Your eyes can easily give away your age—especially if they’re accompanied by dark under-eye bags. This is where an eye cream like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener comes in. This anti-aging eye cream has a unique whipped texture that instantly blurs to help visibly correct dark circles. Formulated with imperial peony, it reduces the look of dark circles, visibly brightens skin around the eye area, and provides an overall healthier, younger-looking complexion. Immediately the eye area looks smoother, brighter, more awake. Dark circles appear diminished. Every morning, pat around the eye area and gently smooth until absorbed. You can use this eye cream on the under-eye and eyelid areas.

RADIANT SKIN TIP #5: SMOOTH ON A MOISTURIZER

No excuses! Moisturizing simply must be part of your daily skin care routine—morning and night—after cleansing or using a face mask. Need some recommendations for mature skin? Take your pick from the options below.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream: Formulated with manuka honey extract, this creamy face moisturizer envelops the skin with a soft, silky layer of comfort to replenish skin, effectively penetrating the skin's surface layer to restore comfort and nourishing moisture to mature, very dry skin. Use this moisturizer in your morning skin care routine.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm: The luxurious night balm face moisturizer is formulated with nurturing oils and manuka honey extract. The balm melts onto skin for incredible nourishing comfort while effectively penetrating the skin's surface layer to comfort and strengthen mature, very dry skin. Skin on the face, neck, and chest is firmer, stronger, and more resilient. Use this balm in your nighttime skin care routine.

L’Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer: This pink-toned moisturizer for mature skin, which is formulated with imperial peony extracts and LHA, gently exfoliates dull, sallow skin and stimulates surface cell renewal to revive skin’s natural rosy tone.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream: This night cream pampers skin with hydrating nourishment, while helping to stimulate surface skin cell renewal during sleep to reveal more youthful-looking skin in the morning. Instantly, skin feels nourished and supple.

RADIANT SKIN TIP #6: FAKE A GLOW WITH MAKEUP

Updating your skin care routine isn’t the only thing you can do to help your skin appear more glowy. The right makeup can be useful, too. Here are a few products for aging skin you can use to easily create the appearance of more radiant mature skin.

L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Radiance Booster: This skin care-based makeup primer instantly boosts radiance while hydrating skin all day. Designed to hydrate and protect skin, you’ll be left with a smooth, clean canvas for flawless makeup application. The formula is enriched with nourishing oils and iridescent pearls to leave your skin looking and feeling softer and more luminous. Bonus: the lightweight and non-greasy primer never settles into lines or wrinkles.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon: We mentioned earlier that mature skin and dark circles are a frequent pair. To even out your skin tone, make sure to have color-correcting crayons on hand. These creamy skin tone-evening concealers provide coverage that blends easily and is lightweight. Green neutralizes redness caused by blemishes and blotchiness, yellow hides blue and purple areas like broken capillaries and age spots, and peach, bisque, and orange disguise dark circles, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist: Of course, one of the quickest and easiest ways to add radiance to your skin is by using an illuminating setting spray. This mist primes, sets, and refreshes makeup for a natural, healthy glow in just one spritz. Formulated with quenching coconut water and brightening vitamin C, the mist will give your complexion a boost of healthy hydration.

RADIANT SKIN TIP #7: TAKE OFF YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE BED

Before you hit the hay, make sure to reach for a makeup remover. One easy makeup remover option is micellar water, which doesn’t require any rinsing! Keep a bottle—like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types—stocked on your nightstand for easy access. Simply saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the pad across your face.

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