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.
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.
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!