YOUR PATH TO GLOWING SKIN
WHY CAN SKIN BECOME DULL?
Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays
The UV rays from sun extract moisture from your skin and can leave it feeling rough and flaky. Excessive exposure to the sun will not only mute your skin tone, but speed up the ageing process as well. Always remember to protect your skin with sunscreen when you head outside.
Stress shows up first in your skin. When you go into stress mode, your body releases stress hormones. These hormones trigger a number of responses in your body, including sending your organs and glands into overdrive which can cause breakouts and slow down the skin’s natural regeneration process. We can also get stressed from lack of sleep. Regular and adequate sleep helps promote the production of our natural growth hormones for our cells and collagen levels.
Too many dead skin cells
One of the simplest ways to brighten up your dull skin is to give it a good buff and polish.
Dead skin cells can build up on your face and become a nuisance. Excessive dead skin cells will also diffuse the light around you and make your skin appear dull.
Make sure you exfoliation regularly to gently remove any dead skin cells and reveal the healthy, light-reflecting skin underneath.
Smoking isn’t good for any organ in your body, but it causes many internal and external issues with your skin. Smoking impairs your circulation dramatically. It prevents oxygenated blood from reaching your skin supplying it with nutrients it needs to regenerate.
Other problems such as broken blood vessels, dark circles under the eyes and an overall unhealthy-looking complexion are common in smokers, due to an overload of toxins in the body.
HOW TO COMBAT DULL SKIN
Hydrate your skin
There are so many reasons why you should drink more water, and brighter skin is one of them. Drinking lots of water increases the blood flow to your skin, creating pinker cheeks and an overall healthy glow.
Minimise your makeup
Why would you do all this work to make sure your skin is bright and healthy, only to dull it with a layer of makeup? Go as light as you can on makeup so you can keep that glow shining through. Instead of a heavy foundation try using a tinted moisturiser, like NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream, with light-reflecting pigments to even out skin tone and naturally brighten your complexion.
De-stress where you can
Stressed and dull skin needs extra care to restore it back to its naturally healthy state. It also needs physical and emotional help.
Consider indulging in a nourishing facial or body treatment to help shake the stress from your week and replenish your calm and energy levels. When you have time, look into taking up a new hobby or physical activity. Dedicating time to activities that you enjoy will help to significantly reduce your stress and get you back on track for getting your healthy glow back.
BEST PRODUCTS TO FIGHT DULL SKIN
Look for two key ingredients when identifying skincare products for glowing skin:
1. Anti-ageing Q10 & Creatine
Q10 and creatine are powerful actives found naturally in the skin. As we mature, our levels of Q10 and creatine decrease, leaving the skin with less energy to regenerate.
The products in NIVEA’s Q10 Plus anti-wrinkle skincare range help fight existing lines and wrinkles and increases the skin's own Q10 level. The intensely hydrating line of Q10 Plus products works in harmony with the skin to provide effective moisturisation and glow.
2. Hydrating Hyaluronic acid
In skin, hyaluronic acid is known to increase our cells’ ability to bind water, giving our skin a plumper and firmer appearance.
NIVEA’s Cellular Anti-age range of products helps to reignite your natural healthy glow. The formula helps to reduce fine lines and dull skin, increase firmness, and improve skin renewal with hyaluronic acid and magnolia extract.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.