7 Causes for a Dull Complexion
Have you noticed your skin lacking luster, radiance, and suppleness? If your skin looks dull, then perhaps it is not in prime health.
The fact is that skin is the largest organ of our bodies and can fall prey to an array of problems. The most noticeable signs that your skin looks tired are as follows:
You may have heard this often before, but one cannot stress enough the importance of water. When you do not drink enough water every day, your skin is likely to lose its radiance and health.Water also helps to maintain your skin’s moisture levels while also increasing your skin’s elasticity. The more elastic your skin is, the less wrinkles you will see.
You need to boost the hydration level within your skin daily and meeting your daily requirements of at least 8 glasses of water is important.
Most often, incorrect exfoliation practices turn skin dull and lifeless. It is essential to remove the dirt and dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin's surface at least once or twice a week to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
Exfoliating correctly is critical, as exfoliating too hard or too often can damage its protective layer. It can also cause the skin to lose its essential moisture, eventually turning it dull. Using an exfoliator without harsh scrubs or microbeads would be ideal as it does not thin or damage the skin.
Proper exfoliation should remove dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.
3. Sleep Deprivation
Do you know why every healthcare practitioner stresses the importance of adequate sleep? While sleeping, your body goes into restorative mode - revitalizing, repairing, and regenerating cells. When you do not sleep enough or on time, you cause your skin to lose its health, strength, and radiance.
You need an estimated 7-8 hours of sleep daily so that your body gets sufficient time to complete the therapeutic process. If you shorten this period or have interrupted sleep, this hampers the regenerative process of the body and can also contribute to dull skin.
4. Not Moisturising
When you fail to moisturise your skin daily, you could be causing your complexion to become dull. A good moisturiser keeps your skin well hydrated and balances your complexion. With the right ingredients it can protect the skin by strengthening the skin barrier and fight free-radical damage to our skin, preventing inflammation caused by pollutants and other environmental stressors.
If you do not moisturise daily, the skin will lose its smoothness and suppleness causing it to start looking dull. Before long you'll see cracks on your skin's surface. Ultimately, the skin's surface loses its smoothness and suppleness and starts looking dull and lusterless.
5. Tobacco Addiction
Tobacco is a permanent environmental factor that contributes to premature skin ageing. And if you're a smoker, then you can guess how seriously harmful your addiction is for your skin. Long-term Tobacco use equals long-term damage to your skin.
Tobacco contains carcinogenic substances that harm the structure and integrity of your skin. Each time you smoke a cigarette,you are causing a collagen breakdown in your body and depriving your skin of oxygen and nutrients. Ultimately, this makes your skin develop wrinkles, have an uneven skin tone, and turn waxy and sallow.
6. Not Using a Sunscreen
Did you know that more than 80% of skin ageing is caused by skin damage from UVA and UVB rays? The sun's UV rays damage essential proteins like collagen and elastin in your skin, while harming the skin barrier and worst of all, causing cellular damage.
When you repeatedly expose your vulnerable skin without sunscreen protection to UV rays, you cause it to turn dull, dark, and tired within no time at all.
7. Not Choosing the Right Skincare Products
You need to be well familiar with your skin type before you select makeup and skincare products. When people fail to do this, they purchase the wrong products and end up heaping piles of damage onto their tender skin.
The wrong product usage is one primary reason for dull-looking skin. Using harsh, chemical-infused face wash, soaps, etc., you cause the skin to lose its essential oils and moisture. If you're not sure of what skin type you have, you can always enlist a dermatologist's help or other beauty experts to help you figure it out. Only then should you purchase the right products for better skin.
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and undergoes daily wear and tear due to environmental and daily life stressors. It is essential to follow certain healthy practices and choose the right products to replenish our skin cells daily, revitalize them and counteract the damage.When you fail to follow skin-boosting daily habits, dull and lifeless-looking skin is inevitable.
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