Glowing skin is one of the biggest beauty requests as trends move away from full-coverage, heavy makeup looks to more natural, dewy skin finishes. Less is more when it comes to our skin right now. If your skin’s looking dull, ashy or in need of a pick me up then our collection of skincare favourites will help you to get your glow on.
A clarifying cleanser helps keep the skin balanced while removing dirt, impurities and oil imbalances. It’s key to getting a glow without feeling greasy. The Nuhanciam Gentle Cleansing Clarifying Face Wash is the ideal soap-free plant based cleanser that illuminates the skin and reduces uneven pigmentation thanks to the Alpha-Melight it contains. Use this daily to help add radiance back into your skin.
Brightening face wash
Revive dull and lustreless skin with a facial brightening cleanser like the Bea Skincare Brightening Cleanser. This restores a more radiant complexion and removes uneven pigmentation by exfoliating dead skin cells away and controlling melanin production using Kojic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin. This leaves you with a smoother and brighter complexion.
Hydrating serums enhance your skin's hydration and replenish lost moisture in the skin. This nourishes the skin, preventing it from drying out and helping it to lock in that all-important hydration for a radiant glow. Using a serum before your favourite glowy moisturiser is the perfect combination for your face. We love the Evolve Organic Hyaluronic Serum - it’s filled with 200mg of hydrating hyaluronic acid per bottle, along with organic pomegranate extract to soften and protect.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s used in skincare to reduce hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen and support the skin’s natural health. It can help to brighten the complexion and maintain natural glowing skin. Try a vitamin C brightening formula like Dr. Barbara Sturm’s THE GOOD C Vitamin C Serum to brighten and protect your skin. The Allies of Skin 20% Brighten and Firm Serum is a next-generation daily serum that harnesses the cumulative effect of 20% Vitamin C with Orange Extract Complex to create an indispensable treatment for all skin types and forms a protective shield against pollutants while paving the way for a brighter, firmer skin appearance
Choose the right skincare
Not all skincare products are created equally. Some skincare products can cause irritation and inflammation, which is bad news when it comes to hyperpigmentation. Harsh scrubs, chemical peels and strong acids or active ingredients might not work well with your skin, so use gentle, effective ingredients on your skin - take a look at these skincare ingredients that work well for dark skin.
Exfoliator & Mask
Regularly exfoliating your skin, whether that’s with a physical scrub like the Nuhanciam Gentle Scrub or a chemical exfoliator such as the Dr. Barbabra Sturm Darker Skin Tones Enzyme Cleanser, is one of the easiest ways to slough away dull, dead skin. This reveals the fresh, new skin underneath for glowing, radiant skin. You should exfoliate 1-2 times per week to keep your skin glowing.
Incorporating a mask into your night routine like the Allies of Skin Retinal & Peptides Repair Night Cream will work on your skin while you sleep to boost your skin’s immunity and accelerate rejuvenation, giving new life to dull, sallow skin.
A daily moisturiser is essential for hydrated, glowing skin. The Freya + Bailey Reboot Incredible Facial Moisturiser with Blueberries + Hyaluronic Acid is an easy-to-absorb, anti-inflammatory face cream with Allantoin and fig extracts to nourish, protect and repair stressed skin. Healthy, hydrated skin means more natural glow every day.
Using a facial oil is a fast-track to beautiful, glowing skin. In the short term, they lock in hydration, smoothing and nourishing the skin. In the longer term, using a face oil regularly can mean plump, seriously hydrated skin with improved signs of ageing. We recommend the award-winning, nutrient rich Afro Hair & Skin Co. Flow - Perfectly Balanced Facial Oil to support, comfort and restore your skin, leading to serious radiance.