10 Products That Will Completely Reboot Your Complexion

Our skin can be super-temperamental. Miss a few hours of sleep? Bam! Dark circles appear. Forget to drink enough water? Hello, dull complexion. Run out of exfoliator and wait too long to replace it? Get ready for the dry patches, people. But there's good news: All of these issues are easy to fix, so long as you're using the right products.

Reboot your skin by packing on the hydration, taking advantage of its nighttime repair process, and treating it like a queen-for-a-day, every week or so. Ahead, the 10 products that will give you your softest, smoothest, glowiest skin — without it feeling like a chore.
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If your skin looks tired every morning...
Reach for an overnight treatment to work while you sleep. This two-step system comes with a serum and a super-thick moisturizer that locks hydration in. You'll wake up looking like you've been getting eight-hours-a-night for eight years.

Glamglow Dreamduo Overnight Transforming Treatment, $59, available at Glamglow.
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If your skin is dull...
Pat a few droplets of this oil on your face in the morning for a light glow and dewy finish that stays even after you apply foundation.

Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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If summer brought out some unwanted dark spots...
Some find the word 'peel' a bit intimidating, but this one is nothing to shy away from. In fact, it's gentle enough to use every night. Quinoa husk extract is the real star — it exfoliates and accelerates cell turnover for a brighter complexion by the end of the bottle.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, $54, available at Kiehl’s.
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If your skin is breaking out...
Don’t scrub your skin with a harsh exfoliator. Instead, swap in a charcoal mask. This one pulls out all the grime — without drying you out.

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask, $15.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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If your skin needs a good buff & shine...
When you’re not in a rush, settle in and give your skin a deep resurfacing treatment like this one. The results are as close as you'll get to a spa peel at home — we swear! First, apply the vitamin C crystals like a mask. Massage them in for a minute, then pat on the activating gel over them. When it turns to a foam, keep it on for two minutes before gently washing it all away.

Philosophy Resurface The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel, $72, available at Sephora.
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If your regular cleanser isn't doing the job...
Switch to this one, which can double as a mask if you're not running late in the morning. Note: Dry skin won’t get along too well with this acne-fighting formula, but oily types will love it.

Neutrogena Cleanser/Mask, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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If your skin is dry and flaky...
Put on a light layer of this rich mask before you hit the pillow — your skin will feel like butter in the morning. Word to the wise, though: Don't use a silk pillowcase because it takes forever for this formula to sink in.

Lancôme Énergie De Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask, $65 available at Sephora.
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If your skin is sensitive...
This ultra-gentle exfoliator will get off only the dead skin cells and never leave you red or stripped.

Chanel Gommage Microperlé Eclat, $45, available at Chanel.
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If your skin feels rough...
This mask will go a long way toward making it feel baby-soft and baby-plump.

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, $70, available at Charlotte Tilbury.
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If you're ready for the big guns...
This water-activated mask heats up within seconds of massaging and gives the most invigorating sensation you’ll probably get from a skin-care product. In fact, you might get a little red as a result, so use it sparingly.

Origins Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub to Detox and Smooth, $35, available at Sephora.
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