As we come into Winter your skin will inevitably start to feel the effects of the changing seasons. The combination of central heating and harsh winds can cause havoc on your skin and can lead it to start drying out and losing its radiance. Add that to all the after effects of too much alcohol at the upcoming Christmas parties and you have a recipe for disaster. So what can you do to keep your face looking radiant? Here’s some of my top tips which will help you get rid of a dull complexion.
Don’t forget to cleanse your skin
Cleansing may be the last thing you want to do when you’ve had a heavy night but it’s incredibly important. Dr Jackson’s face wash is great for both removing making and invigorating skin with lemon and mandarin. Kigelia extract and pomegranate work together to scrub away dead skin cells to renew your dull complexion and leave it looking soft and glowing.
Get it for £25 at Net-a-Porter
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
First things first, you need to ensure you’re using an effective moisturiser to replenish your skin with the moisture its losing through heavy nights and bad weather. The Fresh Peony Brightening moisture face cream has been proven to brighten the complexion and provides 24 hour moisture whilst providing protection against the environment. Key ingredients include peony, licorice root extracts and vitamin c glucoside.
Grab it for £62 at John Lewis
Reduce dark circles
One of the most obvious signs of dull or tired skin are dark circles. I’ve suffered with them all my life and know what a pain they can be, especially to cover up. Shiseido’s cutting edge White Lucent anti-dark circles cream uses cutting edge technology to help combat dark circles. It works by inhibiting melanin production or fading existing pigmentation in addition to improving circulation around your eyes.
Get it for £45.74 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Feed your skin
As well as moisturising it’s important to replenish vital vitamins. Time Bomb Complexion Cocktail is packed full of good stuff which will have your skin thanking you for how good you’ve made it feel. The cocktail uses B12 to reboot tired skin by speeding up the circulation in the tiny capillaries in your face and making you look more alert. High levels of vitamins B12, B3 and Brown algae will jolt your skin’s own energy production into gear and restore radiance to your complexion. Don’t forget the plumping effect you’ll get from the powerful blend of 12 amino acids and hyaluronic acid.
Get it for £24 at Fashion World
Use a primer that treats the skin
After washing and priming your skin it’s important to use a primer that will add extra radiance to your look. Tom Ford’s Complexion Enhancing Primer brings together the world of skincare and makeup by brightening your skin’s undertone and reversing the signs of dullness or fatigue.
Get it for £56 at Selfridges
Use a brightening foundation
After applying your primer you’ll want to complete your look with a foundation that is designed to brighten and illuminate your skin. Bareminerals Bareskin Pure Brightening serum foundation is a 2 in 1 skin serum and mineral foundation. It provides a natural finish and helps add a natural radiance to your skin.
Get it for £28 at Selfridges