Dull, tired complexions can really take a toll on how you look. Harsh external environments like the weather, the air and even the humidity can affect how your skin looks, causing a mixture of problems like dead skin cell build up and pigmentation to ultimately rid your skin of it’s radiance. We love a bright complexion that looks like its glowing from within, so here is a little guide to help you on your journey to get your skin’s light back!

1: Cleanse
The first and most fundamental step is to cleanse the skin. Clearing the skin of dirt, impurities and makeup is going to ensure the rest of our steps work effectively and efficiently. Using a bubble cleanser like the Snow Shining Bubble Cleansing Mousse from Coringco that has a rich foam made of micro bubbles ensures a deep cleanse without irritating the skin. It’s also infused with horsetail plant extract to soothe your skin after a long, hard day!
How to use: Dampen the skin, then pump out a small amount and massage onto the skin in circular motions before rinsing off with water.
2. Exfoliate
Dead skin cells and sebum can build up over time, leaving the skin dull and full of blackheads. Instead of picking traditional gritty scrubs, how about an enzyme-based exfoliator like this one? Onsaemeein’s Yogurt Peeling is a gentle but effective exfoliator that sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, bright skin underneath while also evening out unwanted textures. Yogurt is also great for conditioning and soothing the skin, so you’ll be left with a healthy complexion.
How to use: Scoop out a small amount and apply onto dry skin. Massage onto the skin in circular motions for about 1 minute till residue forms, then rinse off with water.
3. Prep
Prepping with the right toner is important as it paves the way to how well the rest of your skincare products will be able to absorb into the skin. This means that even if the ingredients are super potent, your face won’t be able to absorb it fully without the right prep. A;t Fox’s Tea Cell One Step Clear Pads are soaked in a solution that whisks away any leftover residue and clarifies the pores while ensuring your skin stays hydrated. These pads are also infused with extracts from lemon and satsuma peel that help to brighten the complexion.
How to use: Pick up a pad and wipe onto the skin, starting from the center of the face and working your way out.
4. Treat
Boosting your skin’s radiance requires a product that can do a combination of things. Choosing a serum with vitamin C like Dear, Klair’s Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop will help with plumping up the skin, evening out the complexion, and most importantly, inhibit melanin production. This will help to break down pigmentation and prevent future dark spots from forming, allowing your skin to be even and naturally radiant. It also helps that a couple of drops of this serum will help to keep your skin hydrated too!
How to use: Apply a couple of drops onto the skin in an even layer onto the skin and gently pat in for better absorption.
5. Moisturize
Don’t forget to moisturize your skin after treating it! Pick a nourishing cream packed with skin brightening ingredients to add more radiance to the skin, while ensuring that your complexion stays hydrated and soothed. Goodal’s Green Tangerine Vita Cream is a moisturizer that seals it all in, plus it also adds a final boost of vitamin C to even out the complexion and add luminosity to the skin. 
How to use: Apply an even layer onto the skin and pat in till absorbed.
6. Protect
Ensuring your skin stays nice and bright requires a little protection too, Your skin may feel a little sensitive and can be prone to sun damage, so it’s best to layer up with an SPF if you’re going to be out and about during the day. The Saem's Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream is soothing sunscreen formulated with calamine powder that shields the skin from the sun with an SPF of 50, PA+++. It also helps smooth over the skin and controls sebum, leaving your face feeling fresh all day.
How to use: Apply an even layer onto the skin and allow to absorb into the skin before going out into the sun.
We hope this simple regime helps you on your quest to brighter, happier skin! You can find all these and other cool K-beauty products on Althea’s site, so be sure to check them out there. What do you think of these products? Are there some must-haves that we missed out to get radiant, bright skin? Let us know in the comments below!