Are you tired of looking TIRED? Feel like when you look in the mirror and your skin lacks that luster it used to have?
Well, you are not alone! This is completely normal, but, that doesn’t mean you cant do anything about it!!
First, what could be causing your skin to look dull:
-As we grow older, our cells become weaker and signs of damage are more noticeable, we are also constantly exposed to the UV rays of the sun, so our skin starts to appear dry and dull. This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting excessive build up and is not exfoliated on a regular basis. Your skincare products aren’t working as well as they should because they aren’t getting anywhere past all of those dead skin cells laying on the surface. Then when you try to put makeup on, you are making the problem even worse because the makeup is emphasizing every nook and cranny!
Here are the main factors causing your skin to loose its natural glow…
-Stress – exhaustion, lack of sleep
-Build up of Dead Skin cells (our skin cells don’t naturally exfoliate as fast as they used to)
-Glycation- When proteins in our skin, mainly collagen, become glycated, skin becomes very vulnerable to the attack of aging free radicals. This naturally occurring phenomenon increases as we age. Glycation is a process that occurs throughout our bodies, including in skin tissues, when a sugar molecule bonds with a protein molecule. When this happens, the protein becomes a “glycated protein,” and it becomes weak, brittle or even fractured, making it extremely vulnerable to a free-radical attack.
BEST things to do about tired or dull skin:
1. Proper daily skincare regimen with:
-Energizing ingredients to bring new energy and radiance to the skin.
-Exfoliants (glycolic acid, salicylic acid) to do clear away dead skin cells.
2. Environmental protection from the outside
3. Proper diet and good nutrition, supplement may be needed for protection from the inside.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Sleep and stress management. Skin that is dull and lifeless needs to be emotionally treated as well as physically. Find out what is causing the biggest stress in your life and manage how you deal with stress; whether it be with meditation, therapy, prayer, or hobbies!
7. Seek Professional help
August is a great time to brighten and tighten your skin! Contact me if you are ready to give your skin that end of summer boost it needs!