When it comes to your skin, having a bright-looking complexion is basically the ultimate goal. There’s just something so beautiful and youthful about how bright skin looks, isn’t there? The thing is, getting brighter-looking skin requires a tailored skin care routine. Have dull-looking skin? Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can incorporate into your skin care regimen to help you achieve your goal of skin that looks more radiant. Here, six hacks for brighter-looking skin.
Hack #1: Wash Your Face with a Clay Cleanser
Cleansing should be the first step in your skin care routine. Cleansing helps rid the buildup of impurities (like dirt, oil, and makeup residue) from the surface of your skin. For brighter-looking skin, the key is finding the right cleanser. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser is formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities without over-drying skin. Immediately, skin is purified of dirt, oil, and pollution and is left with a clean, clear look. Use after use, dull skin appears more radiant and luminous. Daily, squeeze the cleanser into hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage it onto your face using circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Hack #2: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
One of the easiest ways to help create the appearance of brighter-looking skin is by exfoliating. Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off dulling dead skin cell buildup from the surface of the skin. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser is formulated with gentle micro-pearls and glycolic acid. It helps exfoliate dullness and impurities. Every morning and evening, lather the scrub into wet hands, gently massaging it onto your skin in a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Immediately, skin looks brighter. Just one note: Alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher as directed, wear protective clothing, and limit your sun exposure after cleansing with this scrub.
Hack #3: Add Peel Pads to Your Nightly Beauty Routine
Upgrade your nightly beauty routine with a simple-to-use product. We’re talking about peel pads! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads, formulated with glycolic acid, help resurface the appearance of dull, uneven skin tone and rough texture. Immediately, skin looks brighter, clarified, and more radiant, while skin tone appears more even with continued use over time. Use nightly on clean skin. Gently apply in a circular motion to your face. Remember to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen as directed and take other sun protection measures in the morning.
Hack #4: Apply a Brightening Day Moisturizer
Just like cleansing, applying moisturizer should be one of the most important steps in any skin care routine—and that’s certainly the case if you have a dull-looking complexion. But what moisturizer should you use? Consider reaching for a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen, since sun protection is a daily must and this can help cut down on the number of steps in your routine. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 is a hydrating moisturizer formulated to help correct the look of dull, uneven skin tone. Immediately, skin looks brighter. Apply 15 minutes before heading outside, reapply at least every two hours, limit your amount of time in the sun (especially during peak hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), cover up exposed areas, and seek shade.
Hack #5: Use a Brightening Nighttime Moisturizer, Too
If you want brighter-looking skin, don’t skip out on applying moisturizer at night. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer is a dual-action brightening moisturizer that combines an exfoliating concentrate and a brightening infusion. This deeply moisturizing overnight moisturizer glides onto skin for a silky smooth overnight skin rejuvenation. The next morning, skin looks fresher and more radiant, while skin appears brighter with continued use over time. Every night, smooth it gently over cleansed skin—and be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen (and take additional sun protection measures) in the morning.
Hack #6: Invest in a Face Mask
Sit back and relax! Use a face mask to help brighten the appearance of your skin while you play spa day at home. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, reduce the appearance of dull skin and increase the appearance of luminosity. Immediately, skin looks brighter. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Use three times a week of best results.
Want to learn more about glycolic acid, which we’ve mentioned here? Check out our article, The Beauty Benefits of Glycolic Acid.