7 Easy Ways To Brighten Up Dull Skin (Without Using Makeup!)
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
Does your skin look lackluster and tired, and you have no idea what to do? You’re not alone, girl. You may feel like you’re too young to have such tired looking skin, but late nights, neglect and a hectic lifestyle can seriously take their toll on your poor complexion. As your self-proclaimed beauty godmothers, we give you a few ways to rejuvenate and freshen up your dull skin. Try these for brighter, fresher looking skin stat. What would you do without us, right? :P
1. Time For A Cold Shower
The quickest way to instantly wake up tired skin is by splashing your face with cold water or even running an ice cube across it. In fact, hot showers are basically your skin’s worst enemy as hot water dries it out. Cold water showers are great for bright and fresh looking skin. If you want, have a shower with lukewarm water and then stand under a blast of cold water for a minute before stepping out.
2. Slough Away Dull Skin
A buildup of dead skin cells is directly related to dull skin. If you haven’t paid much attention to us nagging you about the benefits of exfoliating, now is the time to start! We hate to say we told you so, but exfoliating away dead and dull skin will help make way for a clearer, brighter complexion.
3. Give It Some Love
Spend 10 minutes a day or as often as you can to gently massage your face to help boost circulation and rejuvenate your skin. Do this while applying your creams and moisturizers to help it get absorbed into your skin and make it more effective, and to accelerate circulation for that coveted glow.
4. Make A Nourishing Face Mask
Give your skin some much needed TLC by whipping up this super hydrating, brightening and nourishing mask in your kitchen. Just mash half an avocado and add some honey and yogurt to the bowl. Apply the mask to your face and kick back and relax for 15 minutes. Place cucumber slices on your eyes for a real spa experience and to brighten up your peepers too. Rinse with warm water. Do this every weekend for a softer, smoother complexion.
5. Stash Your Products In The Fridge
Yes, we know that sounds a bit odd, but keeping your creams and moisturizers in the fridge can be beneficial for your skin. The cooling sensation will give dull skin a boost and can help reduce puffiness when you apply your products. Trust us!
6. Time To Try A Night Cream
A night cream is basically heavier and more nourishing than your everyday moisturizer. That’s because your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so a night cream boosts the process to help you wake up to fresher skin. You may want to invest in one to maintain soft, supple skin and bring that much needed radiance. We suggestFabIndia Vitamin E Cream Night (Rs. 390) to help make the best of your beauty sleep.
7. Reduce Salt, Increase Water
Too much salt in your diet can result in puffy, tired-looking eyes and skin. Cut down on your salt consumption to reduce bags and help tighten your skin and make it firmer, especially around the eyes. Also, we’re sure you already know about the direct relationship water has with your complexion. Stay hydrated to keep your skin supple and fight wrinkles. And remember that sugary and processed foods dehydrate the skin and break down collagen, making your skin dull and prone to aging. Swap those fries for some nuts and that burger for some leafy veggies for enviable skin. And try catching up on sleep as much as you can.