No matter how well you apply your makeup, a dull complexion can quickly ruin your luck. Fortunately, with OROGOLD’s skin brightening tips, it is easy to keep this from ever happening.

Skin Brightening Masks
Whether you purchase one or make one at home, a skin brightening mask is an easy and indulgent way to brighten up your complexion. One of OROGOLD’s favorite homemade skin brightening masks is an aloe vera brightening mask, made from 1 teaspoon of pure aloe vera, a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons of rosewater. Mix the ingredients into a thick paste before applying it to your face and leaving it for 20 minutes, then gently washing it off. The aloe vera in the mask helps to soothe the skin and absorb any excess oil, making it an ideal mask for those with an oily complexion or prone to acne, while the rosewater and turmeric work by instantly adding a burst of radiance to your skin.

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Develop Better Lifestyle Habits
Alcohol and caffeine are extremely damaging to the skin, dehydrating it and causing it to look dull. Alcohol also increases the blood flow to the face, causing it to look flushed, which, after time, becomes permanent. Caffeine is often hidden in many foods and beverages, such as sports drinks and vitamin water, so keep an eye on the ingredients list. Your diet also plays a huge part in your complexion, with sodium in particular sucking moisture from your skin, leaving it looking dry and dull. OROGOLD suggests eating foods that are high in essential fatty acids, such as salmon and walnuts, as these will basically nourish your skin from the inside. These foods also help to boost the production of collagen, something that slows down as we age, encouraging the production of new cells and a brighter complexion.

Brightening Lotions
If you have already tried all of the above and still can’t seem to brighten up your complexion, a brightening lotion might be just what you need. Look for one that contains herbal nutrients, along with hydrating oils that will give your skin extra moisture, resulting in a complexion that looks much more luminous.

Exfoliating brush

Exfoliate
Often, the cause of a dull complexion is due to the dead skin cells that have built up on the face. An exfoliator is the best way to clear these, but use a gentle exfoliating product to begin with. OROGOLD also recommends that you never exfoliate more than two to three times a week, as this will actually end up causing more harm than good, stripping your skin of its essential oils.

Boosting your skin’s moisture levels while keeping away environmental irritants will all help to maintain a bright, radiant complexion. Whether you do this from the inside, by altering the foods and beverages that you consume, or on the outside, with nourishing facial masks and a gentle exfoliator, our tips will ensure that you will never again have to worry about a dull complexion.

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