Let’s be honest, 2020 hasn’t been the ‘brightest’ of years, but that doesn’t mean that your skin needs to follow suit! To bring some much needed radiance into your life, we’ve teamed up with the experts at Nourished Life to review the best skin brightening products and organised them into a brightening skin care routine you’re sure to love.
Step 1. Remove your makeup properly
Every good routine starts with washing the day away properly. While you want to make sure you’re left without a stitch of makeup on your face, this step is still an opportunity to incorporate some top skin brightening products that will add to your glow.
So for that reason, kick start your routine with the Lash + Lid Makeup Remover which will lift even the most stubborn of mascaras while nourishing your skin and conditioning your lashes.
Step 2. Cleanser
Forever the essential step in any skincare routine, cleansing is one of the easiest ways to brighten skin because you’re likely already doing this step! All you need to do is trade out your cleanser for the Meyer Lemon + C Creamy Cleanser as it is crammed full of rich enzymes and antioxidants that will sweep away impurities and dull, dry surface cells for an uplifted tone and luminous complexion.
Step 3. Exfoliater
Many people shy away from daily exfoliation because they worry that it’s too aggressive for their skin, but the key is to go with a gentle exfoliator that buffs and polishes in a caring kind of way. Hence why our go-to is the Chia Omega + C Radiant Skin Polish that sits somewhere between a scrub and a cleanser in consistency and is a brilliant way to brighten dull skin.
Step 4. Mask
Let’s face it, masks went from an occasional treat to a regular staple when we all retreated indoors. So why stop that very helpful trend now? Weave a skin brightening option like the Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask into your routine for instant radiance. Seriously, you’ll be tingling while wearing this one (in a good way!), but then blown away by how fresh you feel straight after.
Step 5. Serum
The secret skin brightening serum ingredient you need to include? Turmeric. It seriously supports dermal vitality while targeting over-exposed surface cells for a lighter, tighter and brighter complexion. Opt for a turmeric and vitamin C-heavy formula like found in the Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum to boost brightness in a big way.
Step 6. Eye Serum
Yes, if you didn’t already know, you need to have a separate serum for your eyes. Why? It’s a thinner, more sensitive area that is more prone to dark circles and dull tone. Seek out the same wonderful ingredients found in your serum, but pair it with powerful doses of caffeine and goji to give you that, ‘Yes, I am awake’ look! Our favourite option has to be the Brightening Luminous Eye Serum.
Step 7. Moisturiser
The final step, and the one that will have you feeling oh-so luxurious is a skin brightening cream that is also deeply hydrating. The best formula to achieve those two skin goals is most definitely a healthy mix of vitamin C and a fruit stem cell complex - which can be found in the Probiotic + C Renewal Cream.
The best face cream for brightening skin while you sleep? Has to be the Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream that does all the brilliant brightening work for you while you catch some zzz’s.
We can’t wait to see you dive into all these exciting ways to brighten skin, but if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of steps? Have no fear, because you can reach for the Brightening Get Started Kit which has adorable mini versions of these so you can sample them at home!