Five reasons your skin looks dull – and what you can do
Especially in the autumn, many people suffer from it: a tired appearance a dull skin. What is going on? Five reasons why your skin looks dull. And, more importantly, what you can do about it.
Dead skin cells that won't peel off
The cells of the skin are continuously 'refreshed' from the inside out. New cells are formed in the deeper skin layer, and these slowly slide upwards. And so the outer skin layer eventually consists of thousands of dead skin cells; we lose most automatically, but some tend to stick together. This makes the skin's surface 'messy' and gives it a dull appearance. In your thirties, you will suffer from this more and more.
➤ Exfoliate regularly
To help the skin get rid of the outer dead layer, it is good to use an exfoliant regularly. For example, based on salicylic acid or glycolic acid. These substances ensure that the dead skin cells are released more quickly so new skin appears again.
You may not realize it, but the air we live in also affects the skin condition. Air can be contaminated with soot or particulate matter or with exhaust gases from industry and traffic. Research shows that these 'dirty particles' ultimately even cause accelerated skin aging.
➤ Gently clean and protect firmly
To rid the skin of dirt and dust particles, it is essential to clean well in the evening. And good means mild. Do not scrub and avoid strong detergents; these damage the skin barrier, making damage 'blow in' more easily. The Cleansers from Dr. Jetske Ultee contain only mild caring ingredients. Give the skin extra protection (during the day). The Moisturizers of Dr. Jetske Ultee contain high concentrations of antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, and niacinamide.
Too much stress
Too much stress can ultimately be read 'literally' on the face. Stress hormone (cortisol) also affects the skin. The barrier function can be damaged, causing the skin to lose more moisture and dull and dry. Redness, irritation, and inflammation can also occur. Chronic stress also causes free radical formation. This damages the skin cells and makes us age faster.
➤ Relaxation and Sleep
Make sure you relax and have a good night's sleep, especially in periods of stress. This can be done with a book on the couch or actively with a pair of running shoes on in the park. Also, think about your sleeping hours. Because the sleep hormone (melatonin) also has a good influence on your skin. Melatonin is produced when it gets dark. This substance helps repair and protect the skin. Try using our Deep Sleep CBD elixir to help you get a good night's sleep.
Moisture is the magic word in your beauty routine. Low levels of humidity indoors and the lower temperature outdoors lead the skin to lose moisture faster and look duller.
➤ Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate again
Choose a cream, with extra moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, for example the I.D. Swiss botanicals deep hydrating serum. You can apply a coat of the I.D. Swiss botanicals night cream before going to bed.
Diet and lifestyle also leave their marks on the skin. The best-known example of this is smoking. This reduces blood flow to the skin, making it look dull and gray. And whoever thinks that a sunbed cure provides a beautiful glow, is wrong. The radiation in these devices ultimately causes an accelerated deterioration of cells.
➤ Protect your skin
Opt for a healthier lifestyle. The sun outside is of course okay but make sure to use UV protection.