We all want glowy skin all year round, but especially at the biggest party of the year. Although, with a month of partying during the festive holidays in the lead-up to New Year’s Eve, our skin has definitely seen better days. We might have started December with a radiant complexion, only to look in the mirror now and see nothing but dullness staring back at us.
With most beauty clinics fully booked until the new year, achieving brighter skin for your New Year’s Eve party seems impossible without their help. But fret not, we’re going to let you in on how to get glowy skin at home.
1. Cleanse Every Day
Even on the days you don’t feel like cleansing, cleanse. Dirty skin has a greyish tone that’ll only dim your shine at your New Year’s Eve party when we’re aiming for the centre of attention.
A layer of dirt, oil, and bacteria will create a barrier and limit product absorption, so all the skincare products you slap on to get glowy skin can’t effectively do their thing. Cleansing every day, morning and night, will create a beautiful blank canvas ready to absorb all the goodness for a radiant complexion.
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If you’re short on time, our Clear Skin Cleanser will remove impurities for instantly brighter skin, a perfect pre-party ritual. Strawberry, watermelon, and chlorogenic acid work together to turn up the glow for your New Year’s Eve party as if you’ve been following skincare 101 all year – we won’t tell if you don’t!
2. Use a Face Mask
Speaking of quick fixes, face masks are practically made for brightening the skin for last-minute plans. They’re rich in potent skincare ingredients that get to work on a radiant complexion in as little as 10 minutes – valuable time you can spend shaving your legs or picking an outfit for your New Year’s Eve party.
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We can’t talk about how to get glowy skin at home without mentioning pink clay and its purifying qualities that’ll leave the skin free from toxins and hella radiant. ZenaSkin Pink Clay Regenerating Face Mask will press reset on your skin just in time for the new year, and how satisfying is that?
Now, you might not want to hear this but it’s a good one for brighter skin. High-intensity exercise that makes you look like the very definition of a hot mess, especially cardio, gets the heart rate up and improves blood circulation. This helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin for a healthy glow, which is totally worth getting your sweat on for. Whenever you lose motivation in the gym, think about a radiant complexion and you’ll be smashing your skin and gym goals in no time.
4. Exfoliate 2-3 Times a Week
Every 24 hours our skin sheds millions of dead skin cells as part of the cell turnover process, and while this sounds kinda gross (or extremely disgusting), it’s essential to glowy skin as they’re replaced by newer, healthier skin cells.
But here’s the thing, if they aren’t removed properly, you can say goodbye to a radiant complexion as they begin to gather on the surface of the skin, making it more dull than dewy. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week will help to avoid the build-up of dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin.
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ZenaSkin Vitamin C Cleansing Scrub brings out the natural beauty of your skin by gently exfoliating dead skin cells, making exfoliation possible for even the most sensitive skin types. You can thank us later.
5. Cut Back on the Booze
Don’t worry, you can make up for it at your New Year’s Eve party and drink the night away, but you might just want to go completely t-total once you see how glowy your skin is with less alcohol.
Drinking alcohol like every night is New Year’s Eve will undo all the hard work you’ve done to brighten your skin. How? Well, vitamin A speeds up the rate of cell turnover, whilst alcohol slows it down as it deprives the skin of vitamin A. Put simply, alcohol basically prevents newer, brighter skin cells from reaching the surface.
So, if you’re serious about achieving a radiant complexion before your big night out, cut down on the booze until then – nothing tastes as good as glowy skin feels.
6. Don’t Forget to Moisturise
When the skin is moisturised, it reflects light and appears brighter (did anyone else get disco ball vibes?). If you let your skin get dehydrated, you’re looking at a fast-track ticket to dullness. But with the right moisturiser, glowy skin is only a stop away.
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