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In this post, I will take you through some very quick and easy tips that you can incorporate into your daily skincare and beauty routine in order to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant all through the day. One of the most common problems that we face — especially during the warmer months of the year — is that our skin starts to look dull, tired and oily within a few hours of doing our skincare and makeup. With these handy tips, you can retain that fresh, radiant and youthful look on your face all day long. Let’s take a look at some ways in which we can keep our skin looking bright all day.
Start by gently cleansing your face
To look bright and radiant all day, you need to start your skincare right. Start by gently cleansing your face to pave the way for the other steps in your skincare routine.
Recommendations: Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron & Neem
Do a quick steam cleanse
This is an important step in the skincare routine. All you need to do is spend a few minutes taking steam in order to open up your pores. This will make it easy to exfoliate your skin and will allow the skincare products that follow to sink into your skin for maximum effect.
Exfoliate the skin
For this purpose, you could either take a physical exfoliator like a scrub or a gentler chemical exfoliator. Getting rid of all the dead skin cells is a crucial step to looking fresh and radiant for long hours.
Recommendation: Clinique Exfoliating Scrub
Apply a detoxifying or deep cleansing face mask
To prevent excess sebum production and to deep clean your skin for long-lasting brightness, you will now need to apply a detoxifying or deep cleansing face mask. A clay mask with charcoal is an ideal option. Leave it on for 10-15 mins and rinse off with cool water.
Recommendation: L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Purify and Mattify
Follow up with a hydrating face mask
Now, if you have some more time or if this is a pamper skincare routine, you may want to follow up the clay mask with a hydrating mask. This will help restore the plumpness and radiance to your skin. If you’re short on time, you could also try the multi-masking technique.
Recommendation: Bobbi Brown Radiance Boosting Mask
Use a brightening serum and moisturizer
Serum and moisturizer are the next crucial steps in your skincare routine. Use a fast-absorbing brightening serum and an oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated all day long. This will prevent excess sebum production, which often makes the skin dull. Make sure to give your face a quick massage while applying these products. This will promote blood circulation, keeping your skin looking bright all day long.
Recommendation: The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Serum
Apply an oil-controlling primer
An oil-controlling or pore-minimizing primer is a must-have in your makeup routine. It will prevent your makeup from creasing and breaking down through the day, which is essential to maintaining a fresh and radiant look.
Recommendation: Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer
Go easy on the powder products
For a fresh and radiant look all day long, you may want to use as few powder products as possible. Liquid or cream based products set with a finely milled translucent powder is the best way to go.
Finish with a makeup setting spray
A makeup setting spray that locks all your makeup in place is the key to looking fresh and bright for a long period of time.
Recommendation: Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Touch up with a radiance-boosting face mist
Finally, you will want to carry a radiance-boosting face mist with you to quickly spritz it on at regular intervals through the day. This will make a big difference in keeping you looking bright and fresh all day long.
Recommendation: Estee Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist, Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
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