1 SWEEP AWAY IMPURITIES.
Key to luminous skin: clearing your “canvas” by thoroughly removing debris like dirt, oil and pollution particles that can clog pores and cause dullness. Cleanse morning and night by massaging in a small dollop of face wash lightly with fingers in circular motions, working from the inside of the face out for full coverage, says GH Beauty Lab Senior Chemist Sabina Wizemann. (Lab Pick: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38, Sephora, our best-tested face wash for boosting radiance.) Do a deeper cleanse weekly by applying your face wash with a facial cleansing brush, like Lab test winner and GH Seal star ProX by Olay Advanced Facial Cleansing Brush System, $47, olay.com.
2 RESURFACE YOUR FACE .
“One of the best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow both immediately and long term is by exfoliating,” Wizemann says, yet nearly half of GH readers skip it, our survey found. “The process removes skin’s outer layer of dead cells so its surface is smoother and clearer and reflects light.” Apply either a face scrub two to three times per week or a peel once per week for sensitive or dry skin and three times maximum for other skin types, she suggests. (Try the Beauty Lab’s top-tested skin-brightening face scrub, Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, $10, acure.com, or peel, Philosophy The Mi