Dullness & sallow skin
It’s just as important to address the root of these skin problems— stress. Carve out some time each day to do whatever makes you feel calm, whether that’s five minutes of meditating, a yoga class, or a chat with a friend. Trust us, your skin and mind will
Switching your face wash can be a simple and effective way to manage oily skin. Zeichner advises using a cleanser containing salicylic acid, which breaks up and dissolves excess oil before it can clog pores. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne
Wash ($7; walmart.com).
Use a moisturizer that contains ceramides daily. Think of your skin cells as tiles; ceramides are fat molecules that act like the grout between the tiles, ensuring that the skin barrier stays strong, healthy, and intact. Find them in CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
A consequence of chronic stress is that your body starts to send more blood to the vital organs and less to the skin. Decreased circulation means your skin gets fewer nutrients and less oxygen, leaving it looking dull, sallow, and generally lackluster. Stress also slows the rate at which your skin cells naturally turn over and ultimately slough off, Arch says.
“A facial massage can both boost blood flow and help you relax,” Zeichner says. Use your hands or a face roller on freshly moisturized skin whenever your complexion needs a little pick-me-up or you’re feeling extra stressed. Try Pacifica Crystal
Wand Rose Quartz
Be diligent (but gentle) about exfoliating. Clean with a mild scrub a few times a week to maintain a healthy glow.
Try Bioré Rose Quartz & Charcoal