Seven of the best skincare pick-me ups

From dramatic mascaras and rose-tinted cheeks to state-of-the-art face creams and masks that promise a lustrous complexion in no time, many of us are, quite simply, unable to live without our make-up bags. Why not try these skin care solutions to give you a radiant glow when you’re in need of a quick fix?

Face fresheners

If you feel that your skin is looking a little lacklustre, dull and in need of quick boost, choosing a product that wipes away dead skin cells is a must. Aside from brightening the skin, gentle stimulation improves the skin’s circulation, plumping the complexion to bring freshly oxygenated blood to the surface. If you have sensitive skin, choose a product that promises to clean without stripping, such as Kiehl’s Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser.

For an even deeper clean, apply the cleanser with a face brush. The soft bristles will work to buff the skin, leaving you with even more of a glow. As a once-a-week treat, follow your skincare routine with a perfecting mask, such as the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask from Fresh.

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A body boost

Many will cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturise their facial skin on a daily basis, yet despite this, they’ll forget to do the same to their body. Using the likes of a body polish will both exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Often described as a facial for the body, ingredients often comprise sugar, salt, coffee grounds, rice bran and pecan hulls. Although a popular spa treatment, there are a number of products on the market that will allow you to achieve the same effect in your own home.

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Once you’ve scrubbed every inch of your body, wash the scrub off in the shower and apply a moisturising body lotion. This process is especially beneficial to those who suffer from dull, dry skin and jetting off to a sunny location. The exfoliation will leave you glowing (a must for the beach) while promoting a deeper tan.  I’ve been using the Virgin Mojito range from The Body Shop.

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Face water

If you wish to control sebum secretion whilst boosting anti-inflammatory benefits, face water (which is a little like an intense toner) will keep facial skin soft and plump. This allows the skin to absorb a number of other skincare products with ease.

Wake up!

Regardless of how much sleep you’ve had, sometimes your skin needs a quick, pick-me-up boost. Lotions and potions that contain ginseng are said to boost the energy levels in our skin cells, whilst encouraging a faster renewal rate.

Once you’ve applied an energy-boosting moisturiser, follow this beauty regime with a BB cream or an illuminating cream. Both promise to hide blemishes, cover dark circles and perfect complexions without being too heavy on the skin. The end result: skin that, through the reflection of light particles, appears healthier.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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