Instant Radiance For All - Beauty Balms.By: Linda Buttle
We all have our favourite moisturiser that we feel happiest with, but from time to time our skin can still seem dull and lacklustre. The winter months in particular are responsible for drying and dulling skin, so this is when we tend to need a little extra help. Whilst the classic routine of exfoliating and using a regular mask can help, more and more of us are turning to radiance balms, or so called 'face brighteners' as the quick-fix option.
Whilst a regular skincare routine and facials can be time consuming, the appeal of radiance balms is that they take no time at all. Simply apply to the skin after cleansing on top of your usual moisturiser, leave a few minutes to allow the balm to be thoroughly absorbed, then you can apply your make-up as usual.
The other great thing about these skin brighteners is that the effect is immediate and they also make applying your make-up easier, as they provide a good base for cosmetics and help your make-up stay fresh looking all day. Many such balms can be used on a daily basis, but even used occasionally they are the perfect way to ensure your skin looks its ultimate best for a night on the town. So what are you waiting for? Go and try one out today!
Four i4beauty FavouritesClarins Beauty Flash Balm (£21.50)
This little beauty is one of the original radiance balms and remains one of the best. It smells wonderful, goes on easily and leaves skin both soft and radiant. What's more, it can be applied in a thick layer and used as a rich moisturising mask.
Boots Botanics Radiance Beauty Balm (£8.50)
A little of this fragrant balm goes a long way, making it a quick and affordable way to add an immediate glow to your complexion.
Guinot Mini-Lift Eclat Beaute (£10)
Make-up artist Sinden claims Madonna has become a huge fan of this product, thanks to its ability to give skin a noticeable appearance of added sparkle for several hours.
Clinique Total Turnaround Visible Skin Renewer (£21)
This product has both a dry/delicate to normal version and one designed especially for oily skin, so whatever your skin type you can benefit from the instant and continuous effect of this gently exfoliating formula, to achieve smoother and softer skin.