Everyone wants brighter, healthier skin but it seems to be so much work to achieve. The summer months can take a toll on the skin’s brightness and texture from heat, dry air and increased sweat production—all of this creates the perfect storm for dull skin to take hold. Whether you’re struggling with natural forces or with the appearance of hyperpigmentation, we have a few easy ways to obtain brighter, clear skin without hassle.
A Gentle Everyday Exfoliation
First in our line-up is Sal-C Toner—in just one swipe, this toner is quite literally the easiest way to add a boost of radiance to your skincare routine. As the name suggests, the two main ingredients of Sal-C Toner make all the difference in building your glow at home. Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) is a well-known brightening powerhouse, but it also provides antioxidant support to maintain that hard won glow. Salicylic Acid delivers a gentle exfoliation (a critical step to brighter skin) and is a natural antiseptic to rid skin of unwanted bacteria.
Your Weekly Brightening Boost
Next is another one step wonder, the Brighten-C Mask! Brimming with brightening, clarifying properties like Vitamin C and Brightenyl®, the Brighten-C Mask improves and prevents the appearance of hyperpigmentation. There is a lot to love about this mask, but our favorite aspect is its multi-functionality. Not only can you slather a layer on your entire face for a relaxing 10-15 minutes of self-care and achieve real radiance. The Brighten-C Mask is quite potent; we recommend that you consult with an Acne Expert before use and that it is only used 1-2 times a week.
The Ultimate Brightening Routine
Our last tip requires a few extra steps to really hit the refresh button on dull skin, but the payoff is well worth it:
- Begin by cleansing with Ultra Gentle Cleanser for 60 seconds to gently cleanse and prime skin for a thorough exfoliation.
- After rinsing, exfoliate with the Antioxidant Scrub (scrubs should not be used on inflamed acne). Because of the initial cleanse, the Antioxidant Scrub can do an even better job of sloughing away dead skin and improve active ingredient penetration.
- To wrap it all up, apply a layer of the Brighten-C Mask after rinsing and patting the skin dry. Cleanse or wipe off after 10-15 minutes to reveal brighter, refreshed skin.
- Finish with the rest of your clear skin routine.
Now that you know 3 easy ways to work on your glow from home, check in with an Acne Expert to build your own radiance recipe for brighter skin!