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7 Ways to Brighten Up Your Complexion

If your skin has been looking a little lackluster lately, don’t worry. There are things you can do to restore your skin’s natural radiance. From popping on a sheet mask to eating skin-brightening foods, here are seven ways you can get your skin to glisten again in no time.

1. Stock up on sheet masks

There is a reason why beauty lovers go gaga for sheet masks. They are an easy and inexpensive way to give your skin an added boost in just minutes. Sheet masks act as a barrier that prevents the serums in it from evaporating so they can more deeply penetrate the skin. If they’re not already a part of your skincare routine, consider incorporating then, stat. 

2. Use products with vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerhouse of an ingredient that can help the skin go from dull and drab to glowy and gorgeous. It evens out your skin tone, brightens your complexion, repairs damage caused by the sun, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Need we say more?

3. Incorporate collagen into your skincare routine

Collagen is a protein in the body that makes skin look plump and youthful. Our body produces it, but as we age, it creates less and less causing signs of aging. Enter: collagen-rich products such as Rael’s Let There Be Bright Set. The set has your dull skin covered with a Collagen Sheet Mask and a Vitamin C Sheet Mask designed to make your skin glowier and turn back the clock on fine lines and wrinkles. So you get the best of both worlds in one handy set.

4. Exfoliate regularly

Dead skin can make your skin appear dull no matter how much moisturizer or hydrating lotions and potions you put on. That’s why exfoliating at least a couple of times per week is essential. It allows new, fresh skin cells to come to the surface. Plus, it’ll leave your skin feeling as smooth as a baby’s butt.

5. Eat more skin-brightening foods

Although all the topical products like serums and sheet masks will work wonders at brightening your dreary skin, they can only go so far. Your diet is also important. Remember: You are what you eat. If you’re serious about lighting up your complexion, then cut out junk food and processed foods that are robbing you of that coveted glow. Instead, nourish your skin from within with skin-illuminating foods such as citrus fruits, berries, carrots, and avocados.

6. Reach for products with hyaluronic acid

Dull skin can also be a sign that your skin is in need of some major hydration. If that’s the case, look for products with hyaluronic acid in it such as Rael’s Good Chemistry Kit. The kit includes the Good Chemistry Advanced Antioxidant Serum and the Moisture Melt Snowball which both contain H30 hyaluronic acid complex. Think of it as hyaluronic acid but better because it instantly hydrates the surface of the skin and simultaneously penetrates and hydrates the deeper layers of the skin.

7. Wash your face before bed

When you’re super tired and sleepy, it’s tempting to skip washing your makeup off. If you want a radiant complexion, however, it’s an essential ritual. Washing off the impurities at night prevents breakouts and clogged pores. It’s also a good idea to double cleanse to ensure that you really got all the makeup off.

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