Glowing skin that has that ‘lit from within’ look like Miranda Kerr’s is a permanent fixture on our most wanted list, but in the winter our complexions are refusing to play ball. 

Freezing temperatures coupled with blasts of central heating make for a seriously lackluster visage. Although there’s light at the end of the tunnel as the darkest depths of winter are drawing to a close, we’re still keen to kick-start our complexion and get back our glow, pronto. 

To drag that undesirable shade of lackluster grey skin back to the bright side, Beauty Writer Jess Tibbits’ shares a celebrity facialist’s secret to getting radiant. And while we all know that getting perfect skin takes time, dedication to a cleansing routine and saintly diet, sometimes we just want instant results (like, now). Follow Jess’ simple facial massage routine to get glowy skin in minutes. Yes, minutes.  

Jess’ secret weapon in the battle against dullness is EstĂ©e Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. We all know it’s the indubitable go-to serum for when your skin needs that little something-something, and its status was reaffirmed this year when it was named as John Lewis’ Ultimate Beauty Icon in the InStyle Best Beauty Buys awards.

Jess isn’t the only person who hails facial massage as the key to a radiant complexion. Celebrity facialist, Nichola Joss is a long-time advocate: “The biggest recommendation that I give constantly, and always have done, is my easy tip of massaging your face every single night and really de-stressing muscles.” We’re joining the club.

Check back tomorrow when we’ll be revealing more secrets to get your beauty routine on point in our next tutorial video.

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By Catherine Scale