How to Brighten Dull Skin
Do you want to know how to brighten dull skin? In this article, you will learn how to brighten your skin. If your complexion is looking lifeless, dull or blotchy than its most likely you have a lot of dead skin cells attached to your skin both face and body. Before you decide to brighten dull skin with a brightening serum or cream it’s a good idea to first remove the dead skin cells that have attached to your face and body otherwise your brightening serum or cream won’t work as it should.
The best way to brighten up your dull skin is to exfoliate. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and at the same time it “sands down” your skin, making your skin softer and smoother; think of your skin as a rough piece of wood and the exfoliator as fine sandpaper, it smooths the rough wood. Exfoliating will remove these dead skin cells and make your skin feel and look good. Exfoliating will also help with clogged pores which can turn into pimples or bumps on your skin. If you have never exfoliated before I recommend you start today and this is how to brighten dull skin.
At what age can someone start to exfoliate? Ages 13 and up is what I recommend.
To exfoliate you will need to get two different types of scrubs, one for the face and one for the body and also a brightening serum for your face. Below are the ones I recommend.
How to Brighten Dull Skin
ORGANIC Exfoliating Body Scrub – 12 oz. How to Brighten Dull skin Baebody Coconut Milk Body Scrub 12 oz. How to Brighten Dull SkinMicrodermabrasion Face Scrub & Facial Mask in One 4oz. for Dry Skin & Acne sActivated Charcoal Scrub 10 oz. – For Deep Cleansing & Exfoliation – Pore minThe BEST ORGANIC Vitamin C Serum – [BIG 2-OZ Bottle] – Hyaluronic Acid, 20% C + E Pro -2 ozAmara Organics Vitamin C Serum for Face 20% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E, 1 fl. oz.
How to Brighten Dull Skin –
For first-timers, start off by exfoliating two times a week for two weeks both body and face. After two weeks exfoliate once a week for two weeks after that you can exfoliate once or twice a month.
*If your face is oily, only exfoliate once a month even if it’s your first time exfoliating. If you have acne don’t exfoliate when you have a flare-up, only exfoliate when your acne is under control. Read here.
How to Exfoliate the Face –
What you will need:
- Face exfoliating scrub (listed above)
- Hair tie (if you have long hair)
- Face brush
- Brightening serum(listed above)
- Hydration mask or cream click here for the one recommend
- Eye cream: no wrinkles, some wrinkles, wrinkles and crows feet around the eye area.
- Lip conditioner
I would suggest exfoliating your face before you go to bed because the exfoliant can make your face a bit red, and irritation might occur. ** If you have a sunburn, acne or irritation on your skin do not exfoliate. **If you shaved the same day you plan to exfoliate I would recommend exfoliating the next day. **
Steps for the face:
- Tie your hair back and wet your face with warm water. Start to gently massage the exfoliating scrub in circular motions for 30 seconds, with hands or face brush (if you have makeup on, scrub for an additional 10 to 15 seconds) avoiding your eyes and lips. Then rinse off the scrub and pat dry with towel
- Apply the toner with a cotton ball or a face pad, avoid your eye area. Wait for the toner to dry.
- Next, apply the face brightening serum, I would recommend one with vitamin C. *If you are using Differin Gel skip the gel on the days you will be exfoliating your face.*
- Give your serum a few seconds for it to sink into your skin.
- Now apply the overnight hydrating mask Not a moisturizer. Your skin will dry out after exfoliating, so it’s very important to hydrate your skin after this.
- Apply your eye cream and lip conditioner and off to bed.
In the morning do your usual face cleansing routine.
How to Exfoliate Body –
What you will need:
- Body scrub (listed above)
- Washcloth or exfoliating glove
- Body loofah back scrubber click here for the one I recommend *so you can reach your back (I don’t recommend a back brush)*
- Body oil, or a hydrating body lotion
- Foot Cream
This is done in the shower, so wash your body as you normally do. Water temperature should be as warm as you can handle it but not hot. After you’ve rinsed your body then you can start the exfoliation process. **If you shaved the same day you plan to exfoliate I would recommend exfoliating the next day. **
** If you have a sunburn, acne or irritation on your skin do not exfoliate.
Steps for the body
- Put body scrub on the washcloth or glove and begin scrubbing in circular motions, starting at the neck, working your way to the arms, underarms, chest, belly and the belly button as well, when you get to the bikini area/private parts scrub very gently then continue working your way down to your legs and feet. If you feel at some point your scrub is not scrubbing, just add more of the exfoliating scrub to your washcloth or glove and pick up where you left off.
- Now your back, add the body scrub to the back scrubber and scrub as best as you can, either circular motions or up and down, whichever works.
- Once done with the whole body, rinse.
- Dry your body with a towel and apply your choice of body oils or hydrating lotion and the foot cream.
You have now exfoliated your body. You will feel the difference right away. Like I mentioned above for first-time users, start off by exfoliating two times a week, for two weeks for both body and face. After two weeks, exfoliate once a week for two weeks, after that you can exfoliate once or twice a month.
You will see the difference in the morning. Your skin will look brighter and feel smoother. Don’t forget to drink at least four water bottles a day this keeps your skin hydrated and looking good throughout the day.