Spring is here and yet you still feel that dull complexion has not left you?
Skin is the biggest organ in your body and it will be also the first one to show you that your body does not operate effectively. Dull skin is a skin condition that should not ignore especially if it lasts for a long period of time.
There are a number of reasons why you are still missing the glow. These reasons can be related to your skin care or lifestyle. Check our list of the biggest enemies of radiant skin and take some actions.
So here it is:
- You love matte make up
Mattifying and long-lasting makeup contain ingredients that reduce natural glowy look. If used frequently, it will impact your skin condition and will create dry patches on your skin or if you have oily skin will prompt it to overproduce sebum and you will start heaving breakouts. We recommend using lightweight formulas. Try BB creams as their textures do not clog pores and give a natural glow.
Dr G Radiance Dual Essence BB SPF50 PA +++
- You do not wash your skin effectively
The biggest crime in the evening is to go to bed with your makeup on. The amount of bacteria your skin collects during the day, through makeup, sweat, pollutants landing on your face is disgustingly high.
Make friends with your cleansers and under no condition do not forget about them. You will eliminate not only the dull skin but also risk of breakouts, premature ageing and dry patches.
Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser
- You do not exfoliate your skin
Dullness can be created by slow dead skin cell turnover. Exfoliating will help remove dead cells and will reveal the new skin cells. It is worth using gentle exfoliators. If this is your first experience with exfoliators, I recommend using an exfoliator designed for sensitive skin.
Dr G Crystal Deep Peeling
You do not moisturize
In Western countries, especially those of us who have oily or combination skin, get goosebumps when we hear word “moisturizer”. For a very long time, I used to think about moisturizer as heavy, thick and greasy in texture cream that will lock my pores and create a massive amount of breakouts on my face.
However, as everyone’s skin has to be cleansed and exfoliated, it also needs moisture. Skin barrier needs support. Moisturizers filled with lipids, ceramides, humectants and any extra ingredients which mimic skin’s structure will provide the skin with natural fats and will seal the skin, giving it a smoother, healthier look.
While you apply the moisturizer on face and neck, perform a gentle massage of the skin to improve blood circulation and oxygen.
Dr G Aquasis Water Soothing Gel Cream
Not only skin care but your daily habits have an impact on your skin’s condition.
You do not hydrate your body from inside
Skin is composed of mostly water. Dehydration is actually a long-term problem when you fail to deliver to your body a consistent amount of water. Your skin is the largest organ and yet when you deliver water to your body, it will deliver it first to the internal organs and at the very end to your skin. The longer the skin is dehydrated, the more sensitive it becomes and can result in premature ageing and more chronic skin diseases.
You are stressed out & do not get enough sleep
Stress is one of the biggest concerns of wellbeing and health. It releases cortisol, the stress hormone. Very often stress is related to sleeplessness. Few days after you are exposed to stress you may get skin breakouts and in the longer term, your skin may lose permanently radiance and glow. If you can not sleep your skin will not have time to recover and blood circulation changes as well. Skin is losing its hydration. It may become flaky and dry. Those who have combination or oily skin may suffer from sebum overproduction.
You live in a polluted area
Do you live in a big city where air pollution is high? In such environment, unprotected skin can be damaged easily. I will not tell you to move out or lock yourself indoors. Instead, focus on increasing blood circulation through exercise. Faster blood circulation and sweat will speed up the process of eliminating toxins from your body.
Wellbeing: Dr G Brightening Up Sun SPF42 PA+++
Smoking has negative implications for our health and therefore on our skin. It promotes premature ageing, breaks down collagen. Smoke makes skin dull and sallow. With time not only wrinkles around your mouth are visible but also your entire face and body lose its firmness, radiance and age faster.