Your skin is much more than just your body’s largest organ
It is also the most important feature of your face.
Your skin also directly reflects the overall state of your health:
- Glowing and blemish-free skin is a sign that you are doing well all over
- Dull and sallow skin often signifies the opposite
So, before you apply another layer of makeup, take a step back and look at what the causes of dull skin might be.
THE TOP FIVE CAUSES OF DULL SKIN
1. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UV RAYS
The sun’s UV rays extract moisture from your skin and can leave it feeling rough and flaky. Excessive exposure to the sun will mute your skin tone, while speeding up the aging process.
Always remember to protect your skin with high SPF sunscreen when you head outside.
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2. STRESSFUL SITUATIONS
When you’re stressed, your body releases stress hormones. These hormones send your organs and glands into overdrive which can:
Slow down your skin’s natural regeneration process
Dull your skin tone
3. LACK OF SLEEP
Regular, adequate sleep helps promote the production of your natural growth hormones for your cells and collagen levels.
Without enough sleep your skin cells won’t regenerate as quickly and efficiently as usual, leaving you with rough and dull skin.
4. TOO MANY DEAD SKIN CELLS
When dead skin cells build up on your face they diffuse the light around you and make your skin appear dull.
Remember to exfoliate regularly to gently remove any dead skin cells and reveal your healthy, light-reflecting skin underneath.
Among other issues, smoking impairs your circulation dramatically. This prevents oxygenated blood from reaching your skin, meaning it isn’t getting the nutrients it needs to regenerate and maintain its glow.
Other problems such as broken blood vessels and dark circles under the eyes are common in smokers. This is mostly due to an overload of toxins in the body.
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