Tired? Yep, us too.

Our mission for a perfectly dewy, glowing complexion can sometimes feel endless – especially when the weather starts to get colder, and we’re constantly exposing our skin to all sorts of conditions. Dull, tired skin can make us feel, well... a bit dull and tired – shocker! So it’s important to know how to kick the life back into your skin, even when you’re feeling exhausted. We've got the lowdown on how…

woman looking in the mirror and applying cream to her face

Cleanse with oil

Keeping skin fresh by washing it every day is extremely important. Use a gentle oil-based cleanser, like, B. Pure Micellar Oil 150ml,  to help your skin’s hydration levels and break down all those impurities (even if your skin’s oily – oil dissolves oil, remember!). It’ll melt off even the most stubborn of mascaras, too. Bonus!

B. B. Pure Micellar Oil 150ml £6.99 Buy Now

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is key if you want to maintain a glowing complexion, as it scrubs away any dead cells on your skin's surface which may cause your skin to look dull and drab. Dead skin has a hard time reflecting light, which means a freshly exfoliated base will appear brighter and more radiant. Opt for a cleansing scrub that’ll deeply exfoliate and get rid of any nasties at the same time (like Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub) or use a glycolic exfoliator once a week (try Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix).

Biore Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub 125g £7.99 Buy Now
Nip + Fab Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub 75ml £9.95 Buy Now

Keep skin hydrated

Keeping your skin’s moisture locked in is vital for an all-year-round glow. On top of drinking lots of water, a moisturiser can help to keep dehydration and dullness at bay. Go for an ultra-hydrating moisturiser or serum in the morning and evening. Something with hyaluronic acid in it is always a good shout.

Superdrug Superdrug Calm Skin Hydrating 2in1 Serum & Moisturiser 50ml £2.99 Buy Now

Brighten up

Sometimes, as much as you exfoliate and moisturize, skin still looks a little lacklustre. Hmph. But rest assured, a brightening mask is almost always certain to sort you out. Go for a treatment with brightening ingredients like vitamin C to boost your skin’s radiance.

Superdrug Superdrug Vitamin C Orange Peel Jam Mask 50ml £4.99 Buy Now

Fake it

When all else fails – fake it! With the unpredictable weather meaning we’re not always guaranteed a natural, healthy glow, we know we can always rely on our trusty fake tans and highlighters. Using a gradual face tan will slowly build up a streak-free faux glow, topped off with a touch of blusher and highlighter to wake your complexion up. Perfect!

Skinny Tan Skinny Tan Face Gradual Tan Moisturiser Medium 50ml £14.99 Buy Now
B. B. Blusher Make Me Blush £7.99 Buy Now
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