3 Skin Brightening Tricks for That Tired, Dull Skin

Whether you haven’t been getting that 8-hour sleep or you haven’t been committing to your skincare lately, it all translates to one thing: tired, sluggish skin. 

Here’s how you can reverse the damage: 

1. Conceal with benefits

At times like these, multitasking has never been so important. Reach for beauty products that double as skincare, so you can actually treat your skin instead of just masking it. Try Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles.

Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Instant Age Rewind Concealer, PHP 399, Maybelline

The cult-favorite has a cushion applicator, which delivers a medium-opaque coverage. Unlike liquid or cream concealers, the lightweight (slightly powdery) finish hides dark circles without looking cakey. Over time, it can actually fade dark circles as it contains a blend of Active Formula Haloyxl and Goji Berry, which absorbs excess pigment and firms the skin.

2. Spritz on a face mist

Face mists instantly make your skin look dewy and more refreshed, albeit temporarily. The best ones are those that come with skin-loving ingredients. Try Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, PHP 655, Mario Badescu Sephora PH

Its natural aloe extracts help soothe and perk up the skin. 

3. Treat yourself to a facial  

As cliché as it may sound, getting a facial works. When you’re already flooded with things to do, it’s easy to dismiss this step, thinking you have no time for it. But come to think of it, dedicating at least an hour or so for a skin-rejuvenating session is nothing short of relaxing (both for the skin and the mind). So to give your skin that much-needed oomph, we recommend trying out Skin Station‘s MaxiLight Facial with Diamond Peel. It’s a combination of a regular facial (e.g. getting rid of those blackheads and whiteheads) and an instant brightening treatment.


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From the massage you get when the cleansing cream is being slathered to the facial exfoliation that was done in a gentle, circular motion, the process itself is very relaxing. It felt like an art mastered by the attending therapist. You’ll leave the place feeling rejuvenated and with a brighter skin and tighter pores. The price of PHP 1,500 isn’t too bad, as you’re only supposed to get facials once or twice a month. 

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