Skin Concern – Dullness

Dullness can happen to anybody, yep thats right know one is safe. Slow cell turn over and breaks in the moisture barrier result in dull looking skin. This can be caused by the environment, sun, ageing, hormones and lifestyle.

The science

New skin cells are produced in the basal (bottom) layer of your skin and work their way to the top before shedding. A pretty simple loop. In dull skin this process is slowed and as a result causes build up of dead skin cells, creating a dull appearance. The skins moisture barrier is as simple as the top layers of the skin, these layers lock in moisture. If you have a broken moisture barrier your skin will become dehydrated resulting in a rough appearance.

A little tip. Do not mistake Hydration for Dryness. Hydration refers to water not oil and can happen to both dry and oily skins.

How to treat 

Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week as this will encourage cell turn over. Exfoliating using enzymes or acids will break down the bonds in the dead skin cells and as a result cause the to come off.

Strengthen and repair your moisture barrier with serums or creams.

Protect your skin with an SPF. SPF is your best investment. It protects the skin from so much and prevents so many skin issues.

Products

A few products I am currently using to combat dullness. Hmmm a little REN and Clinique heavy. These are only a suggestion there are so many products that will help you.

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Happy radiant skin everyone 🙂

For other skin concerns you can read here, eyesenlarged poresoily skindry skin, anti-aging .

Rach xx

 

 

 

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