Brighten your Skin

As the temperature starts to drop and dining al fresco becomes more enjoyable than unbearable, it would appear that we are finally at the tail end of summer. We may be saying good bye to summer, but its effects on our skin might take a little bit more work.

Exposure to the intense summer sun and heat can leave your skin looking a little blotchy, dull, and rough. Not the best look. The good news is that with a little TLC, you can bring back your glow. Read on to find out how to brighten your skin for a red-carpet-worthy complexion.

They say ‘it’s what’s on the inside that counts’ and they are right. Great skin starts from the inside. Making sure you get the right vitamins and minerals will ensure your body gets all of the nutrients it needs for healthy, glowing skin.

Vitamin A, found in liver, carrots and green leafy vegetables, is particularly important for the skin as it strengthens skin cells, encourages cell turnover and aids with wound healing.

Vitamins C and E are full of antioxidant power, making them great for combating the effects of sun damage. Vitamin C can be found in bell peppers, citrus fruits and tomatoes, while nuts and vegetable oils are great sources of vitamin E.

Essential fatty acids will moisturize your skin from the inside out, keeping it plump and hydrated. Look for foods that are rich in Omega-3 oils, like flaxseed, salmon or sardines.

Don’t forget your water! Water will help keep your skin hydrated, as well as flush out any toxins. It’s essential for glowing skin, so make sure you drink at least eight glasses a day. Team these tips with enough sleep and exercise and you’re on your way to beautiful skin.

Now that you have the perfect skin-brightening diet, here are some of our favorite products for glowing skin:

1. Bioderma White Objective Moussant  – This double-action foaming gel’s targeted ingredients will treat hyperpigmentation and brighten your skin. You can use it as a cleanser or as a mask by leaving it on for five minutes before rinsing.

2. Derma e Skin Lighten Cream – Reveal fresh, brighter and smoother skin with this little multi-tasker. Licorice extract and bearberry help get rid of hyperpigmentation while milk thistle moisturizes and calms. This cream can also be applied to your body.

3. Murad Eye Lift Illuminator – The eyes are the windows to the soul, so make sure yours look their best. This illuminator instantly neutralizes any darkness for wide-awake eyes. It also depuffs, lifts and firms the eye area by 50% in just fifteen minutes.

Rebecca Harrison