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.