Dull skin is a common problem amongst many. Dull skin can make you look, tired, worn out, ill and older than your age. In order to get rid of the lifeless skin, you need to make way for new skin cells. However this may not be achieved overnight as this will involve major changes in lifestyle which includes your diet, habits and routine! However, if even after these tips you skin looks no different, than this may be a cause of declining health, for which you should consult a doctor or dermatologist.
Exfoliating your skin is a very important step into relieving dull skin as this simple action is this may make way for new, fresh skin that is hidden beneath the old, dead skin. It is also the only and most efficient way to relieve and remove the old skin cells that stick so very closely on the surface of your skin, therefore by exfoliating you are able to retrieve the beautiful, fresh skin trapped underneath! There are many exfoliants available in the market and under many brand names; however, many believe that there is truly nothing like homemade exfoliants. You can use sugar mixed with honey and a little lemon. It is important to exfoliate at least once or twice a week.
Massaging your face with your fingertips also helps, as this encourages and stimulates blood circulation around your face muscles, making you look more fresh and youthful. Also, by massaging your face or getting it done by someone, your skin will be able to retain its moisture. Steaming your face every once in a while can also prove to be very beneficial in relieving you from dull skin as this helps moisturize your skin naturally and all the while, gives you a sweet rosy glow.
Moisturizing your face is a key aspect to healthy glowing skin. This is because once your skin becomes and dry; it creates fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections more prominent. Using moisturizer after your skin has been cleansed and exfoliated will be more effective as your pores will be open and cleaned therefore making way for the moisturizer to seep in easily. Moisturizer helps in giving your skin a fresh dewy appearance. Drink lots and lots of fluids and make sure you buy a moisturizer suitable to your skin type. There are also other efficient ways to moisturize your skin that can be done at home! For instance, you can take half a cup of almonds, soak them in water overnight then peel off their skin and put them in the grinder till they become of a powdery consistence then stir in a bit of milk till it becomes a paste, now apply onto your skin in circular motions and leave on for 30 minutes or even an hour.
The saying “you are what you eat” could not be any more true. It is important to take note of what you put inside your body as this comes out on your face and skin. If you drink too many carbonated drinks, energy drinks, eat a lot of fried foods, or even sugar, you are bound to have extremely unhealthy, dull skin! What you need to do is start having lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies contain abundance of important Vitamins and Minerals, not to mention the essential antioxidants that do wonders for your health and skin.
Smoking is lethal for your skin. If you really want glowing, healthy skin then you are going to have to put that cigarette out right now! Instead of smoking, try going to the park and getting fresh air and exercise.