Dull Skin?

No. 1 Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

Hav­ing dull skin can leave your face look­ing older and you look­ing gen­er­ally tired. A bright com­plex­ion makes you look in­stantly health­ier and more vi­brant.

CAUSES

As we age, the skin be­comes slacker, thin­ner, and drier all of which can make your face ap­pear dull. Spend­ing too much time in the sun can also play a part in mak­ing your skin ap­pear duller and can also in­crease your chance of wrin­kles. Sun ex­po­sure is known to dry out the skin, which is why it’s ab­so­lutely vi­tal that you wear sun­screen. If pos­si­ble, try to limit your sun ex­po­sure to a cou­ple of hours at most. Dead skin cells and a bumpy com­plex­ion con­trib­ute to­wards dull skin. Your skin re­gen­er­ates around ev­ery 28 days and as new skin cells rise to the outer lay­ers of your skin, some of the dead skin will fall off but some will stick – caus­ing your skin to look dull and worn-out.

TREAT­MENTS

Your skin looks more ra­di­ant when it’s smooth as then it can re­flect the light bet­ter. Ex­fo­li­at­ing two to three times a week will help smooth your skin by re­mov­ing dead skin cells – this will also re­duce the risk of clogged pores and the break­outs that could fol­low. The skin on your face is del­i­cate and should be treated with care; try to use gen­tle ex­fo­lia­tors that won’t ir­ri­tate your skin. Ex­fo­li­at­ing not only en­cour­ages smooth skin, but it will also al­low your skin to ab­sorb mois­ture more ef­fec­tively. There are many stud­ies that have found links be­tween dull, lack­lus­tre skin and sugar, salt and caf­feine. So if you re­ally want to see a dif­fer­ence and get the glow back in your skin, cut down on all three and try to stick with a healthy, nat­u­ral diet that’s not full of chem­i­cals or preser­va­tives. Also aim to keep your al­co­hol in­take to a min­i­mum as ex­ces­sive amounts will only de­hy­drate and dull your skin. Lastly, make sure you drink lots of wa­ter!

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