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You may think that it could take weeks or even months to illuminate the appearance of dry skin or dull skin. Sure, you can spend some time fostering glowing skin, but there are also a few simple ways to boost your skin’s radiance in as little as one weekend alone. Of course, to maintain a beautiful, glowing visage you will need to keep up the TLC, but with the right skin care products, you’ll love adhering to your glowing skin care routine every weekend. In fact, you may find that you love the smooth, luminous results so much that you might find yourself wanting to incorporate them into your weekly skin care regimen, too. Here, we introduce you to five easy-to-follow skin care tips to care for your complexion like never before, including how to exfoliate skin with our best face scrubs.
One of the easiest ways to brighten your complexion is with a face scrub. Designed to slough away the buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities on skin’s surface, face scrubs can help brighten the look of your skin immediately. To see for yourself, try using the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub. All three face scrubs are formulated with three types of sugar for gentle, yet effective exfoliation.
The weekend is the perfect time to pamper yourself and pay a little extra attention to tired or dull skin. Look for a charcoal mas, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Face Mask, which can help detoxify and illuminate your complexion. This face mask is formulated with kaolin, montmorillonite + Moroccan lava clays and enhanced with charcoal. Immediately, skin looks more radiant.
Glycolic acid works to chemically exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface. This dead skin cell buildup can contribute to the look of dull skin. By removing some of the dead skin cells, glycolic acid can help reveal newer, brighter surface skin cells. Encourage glowing skin this weekend by following your daily cleansing with a glycolic acid peel pad, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads. These daily peel pads are a derm-inspired anti-wrinkle and skin brightening treatment. Formulated with glycolic acid, a gold standard in brightening, recognized by dermatologists, this formula can help gently yet effectively dissolve uneven skin tone and reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. The unique multi-ply textured pads physically resurface dead skin cells to reveal underlying, youthful looking skin, instantly unveiling a bright luminous, lit-from-within glow. By simply applying the peel pad in a circular motion, you can achieve more radiant-looking skin. Over time, your skin will appear visibly smoother, too.
Editor’s tip: Just keep in mind that glycolic acid can increase your skin’s sun sensitivity, so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher or a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, as directed and take additional sun protection measures like limiting your amount of time in the sun, seeking shade, and throwing on a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
It’s important to follow up cleansing, masking, and exfoliating your skin with moisturizer so that you can replenish your skin with any hydration it may have lost. One of our favorite glowing skin moisturizers is the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration and a radiant finish.
You may not be able to develop a natural tan over the weekend—but you can develop a natural-looking tan and it will be better for your skin too. Look for a quick dry, streak-free, self-tanning formula, like the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk Medium, which will last as long you work to maintain it—meaning you’ll need to make time to slather your self-tanner on well after just the first weekend. But hey, isn’t it worth it for a summery glow? You can use this self-tanner in place of your body lotion three times a week for a gradual tan.
So, you see, you don’t have to wait a whole season to have the look of glowing skin, simply make time over the weekend and you’ll be well on your way to a glow. For more weekend-centric skin care tips, here is The Best Weekend Skin Care Routine.