From the skin care steps that make all the difference to the no-makeup makeup hacks that help give you a glow, here are eight easy ways to rev up radiance.
1. Exfoliate while you sleep
Gentle fruit-derived alpha hydroxy acids (a.k.a. AHAs) work the nightshift, sloughing off dead cells so you wake up to brighter skin. Bonus: Fortifying calcium and vitamins combine to reveal a healthy-looking complexion.
Origins HIGH-POTENCY NIGHT-A-MINS™ Oil-Free Resurfacing Cream with Fruit-Derived AHAs
2. Fend off dryness
A dry complexion is a dull one. That’s because skin needs to be hydrated to reflect light. This mask makes sure of it, delivering hyaluronic acid — known as the moisture magnet, along with energizing coconut, honey and ginger.
Glamglow THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment Mask
3. Stimulate cell renewal
An essential step in any routine, this serum visibly improves skin in just eight days, making it smoother and more even. It’s all thanks to thermal plankton, which soothes and defends while promoting cell renewal.
Biotherm Life Plankton™ Elixir Repairing Serum
4. Liven up your complexion
Feeling a little blah? This radiance-boosting cream is just what you need. The special pearl complex instantly makes you look more luminous while the revitalizing plant extracts keep skin firm and youthful.
Clarins Extra-Firming Energy Radiance-Boosting Wrinkle-Control Day Cream
5. Brighten your eyes
You deserve an eye cream that goes the extra mile. Not only does this vitamin-rich formula prevent premature aging, but as soon as you dab it on, it illuminates the eye area and reduces signs of fatigue.
Darphin IDEAL RESOURCE Restorative Bright Eye Cream
6. Choose a luminous foundation
YSL’s Touche Éclat foundation is better than ever. Now featuring an 86% skin care-based formula, the cult classic boasts an anti-fatigue complex that bathes skin in radiance and keeps it hydrated for 24 hours.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation
7. Look more awake
Makeup artists love using vanilla shadow to make eyes look rested and radiant. Steal their trick with this cream powder formula. It applies like a dream and the satin finish yields just the right amount of shine.
Lise Watier Dress Code Solo Eyeshadow in Dentelle
8. Make your lips shine
Ensure your lips look just as dewy as your complexion by slicking on this sumptuous oil. Enriched with orchid flower extract and rosehip oil, it relieves chapping and leaves lips soft and juicy.
Soap & Glory Treat My Lips™ Ultra Smoothing Lip Oil