Dull and Tired Skin - Everything You Need to Know
When you are tired, skincare is not always considered a priority. You might see fit to get to bed fifteen minutes early instead of taking time to cleanse and care for your complexion. We understand completely! But you must look after your skin, especially when you are super-busy. Pollution is everywhere and it can have a dulling effect on skin’s healthy complexion.
What does dull and tired skin look like?
Dull and tired skin can appear grey and ashen in colour and it may have a flaky texture or feel rough to touch. In comparison, healthy skin is dewy and radiant – think about that afterfacial glow. In order to feel revitalised and remarkable, check your skin for signs of dullness and use professional treatments to get your glow back!
Why does my skin look dull?
Your skin can appear dull in texture and tone for many reasons.
Skin Therapist, Nicola, highlights “pollution” as the number one cause of lacklustre skin. Nicola explains, “Pollution can have quite a damaging effect on the skin’s cells. It can cause cell stress which will accelerate ageing, cell damage.” In fact, “free radical damage” is what happens when cells are not protected from pollution.
Simply put, free radicals are destructive chemical molecules that destroy skin’s proteins such as collagen and elastin. When collagen and elastin are destroyed, skin loses elasticity and firmness. The process that creates a free radical is called “oxidation”. This is the same process that turns an apple brown when left in the open air. As you can imagine, if your skin is left in the open air, it also undergoes the same browning, dulling effect as the apple! So, while “free radical damage” is one of the leading causes of wrinkles and loss of elasticity, it also triggers a dull and tired skin texture.
Treatment for dull and tired skin
The great news is, so much can be done in order to prevent skin from becoming dull and tired in appearance. In fact, you can start simply by combatting the dulling effects of pollution for your skin by using “antioxidants.”
Antioxidants - Prevention
Antioxidants are ingredients that prevent the production of free radicals on your skin. Ultimately, skin will be protected from external irritants that can make skin tone appear grey. Skin Therapist Nicola comments that “all Guinot products contain antioxidant ingredients.”
She particularly recommends Guinot’s Serum Bioxygene which will really help to revive the complexion by boosting the oxygenation and removing toxins from the skin’s cells. In order to get a beautiful, radiant appearance – use a face masque! All professional face masques contain a cocktail of active and concentrated ingredients that will brighten your skin and correct any dulling tones.
Masques are helpful in removing toxins from the skin’s many layers, so any damage done by pollution during the day will be completely cleansed away! It’s important to remember that pollution affects every skin, no matter where in the world you live!
Toxins are frequently attempting to damage skin’s structure and tone, so make sure you choose a skin-refining face masque at least once a week.
Your third go-to treatment for skin that looks dull and tired is essential oils. Essential oils can go where not many other products can! They can penetrate the skin’s deepest layers due to their tiny molecular structure. This means that they can repair your damaged, dull skin at a deeper level.
Essential oils will work to simulate collagen and elastin production, soothe a tired skin and body and heal skin, ridding it from toxins through the bloodstream. Extracted from plants, essential oils also smell divine and will lift your mood in an instant. Try this detoxifying treatment for dull and tired skin.
Our Top Tips
- Look for products that contain antioxidant ingredients in order to protect against dulling skin.
- Use a face masque for an extremely radiant complexion. Face masques are potent cleansers that come in sheet or bottle form, so find a masque that suits you and apply for 10 minutes weekly.
- Grab essential oil treatments and apply to dull and tired skin for an instant healing boost.