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Some days, all the beauty sleep in the world won’t hide signs of fatigue from showing up on your face. But there’s no need to succumb to the tiredness; instead, borrow these three skin care tricks to give your complexion a wake-up call.
A lively glow stems from the way your skin reflects light. For the best bounce-off, a smooth surface is key—something that lingering dead cells can hinder. To help slough them away, start your day with an exfoliating wash, such as Jouviance Exfoliant Gentle Purifying Exfoliator, which scrubs dead skin away with finely ground organic olive seeds and bamboo.
Now that your fresh skin has been revealed, nourish it with some moisture. Hyaluronic acid is the Holy Grail for instant hydration, because its molecules can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water. Throw on a mask (try La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Mask) to give your skin a drink, and don’t forget your eyes (we love Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks), which can be the ultimate giveaway of tiredness. While you wait, give your face a light massage to help boost blood circulation.
Take your glow to the next level with an illuminating primer, such as Clarins Instant Light Complexion Illuminating Base, which comes in three shades to suit cool, neutral and warm undertones. This will not only lend your complexion a subtle shimmer, but also lock in moisture and prep your skin for makeup.