Ever feel like your complexion looks blah and dull? It happens to all of us. Stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, and environmental factors can really take a toll on the health of your skin. You already know you should be eating healthy, getting regular facials. and using proper skincare products, but there are also a few things you can do to get instantly brighter skin in a snap. Here are our tips for perking up your skin instantly.
Have you ever noticed how your skin glows after a good workout? It’s because you have more blood flow and circulation running through your veins. Bodies need to move to look and feel their healthiest, so if you want to get glowing skin, make sure to get in a good workout or at the very least do a couple dozen jumping jacks to instantly brighten your skin.
Coffee scrub is one of the best kept beauty secrets. You can buy it premade or DIY it. The caffeine stimulates your skin while the coffee grounds exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. You can also use coffee scrub to reduce cellulite and exfoliate your body.
Avoid Hot Water
Avoid using hot water to wash your face -even when you’re enjoying a steamy shower. Hot water can dry out your complexion and make it look red and blotchy. Instead, use lukewarm or room temperature water to wash your face.
One of the biggest culprits of dull skin is dryness. Always make sure you’re using a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type. Even if your skin is oily, making sure your skin has proper moisture can help your makeup go on more seamlessly and help prevent your skin from producing too much oil.
Use A Brightening Primer
Brightening primers can work wonders on dull skin! After you’ve exfoliated and moisturized, use a brightening primer like Benefit’s That Gal Brightening primer to give your skin a glow. Brightening and correcting primers typically come in shades of pink, purple, and green, so pick one depending on your skin tone and what issue you want to correct. Here’s our starter guide to color correction.
Drink Plenty of Water
Dehydration can majorly affect the clarity and suppleness of your skin. If you feel like your skin looks sallow and dull, chug a couple glasses of water to help rehydrate your skin. Believe it or not, this does make a difference!
Like your body, your face contains many muscles that can be toned through exercise. Most of us don’t think of exercising our facial muscles, but it’s actually very effective for improving circulation and toning your complexion.