Bye Bye Dull Skin!

Bye Bye Dull Skin!

You complained, we heard! While this monsoon season has a lot of pros, this rainy season comes with its share of skin problems. As the weather gets unpredictable and humidity levels rise, your skin finds it difficult to adjust to the changes and maintain its glow.

What are the reasons of dull skin?

As you age, your skin’s ability to renew surface cells decreases, and this makes it difficult for your skin to shed the dead skin cells from the surface. As a result, the dead skin cells buildup on your skin, covering up your skin’s luminous glow. Another common cause of dull skin is dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, it causes a decrease in the thickness of your skin, and this makes your skin look tired and lifeless. Other factors that contribute to dull skin are lack of sleep, stress, prolonged exposure to the sun without SPF, smoking, and a poor diet that lacks important skin loving anti-oxidants and vitamins.

Few tips from us for a healthy glowing skin this season:

  1. Hydrate

You didn’t think we’d skip the H2O, did you? Your skin needs major hydration to stay dewy and clear, so stock up. While you can drink 8-10 glasses of water in a day, hydration also comes from fruits, smoothies and vegetable juices. So make sure, they are included in your everyday diet.

  1. Wash your face daily

The pores of your skin tend to get clogged with dirt and pollutants during monsoon causing the outbreak of pimples and rashes. Therefore, it is imperative to wash your face two to three times a day to avert these eruptions. You can also use a toner in case you have dry skin to keep the pores clean.

  1. Exfoliate one to three times a week

    Since dead skin cell buildup is one of the most common causes of dull skin, an easy dull skin treatment is to use a gentle face scrub one to three times a week depending on your skin type. Scrubbing your skin helps get rid of the layer of dead skin cells and reveals fresh and glowing skin from underneath. You can use a physical, grainy scrub or opt for chemical peels depending on your skin type and sensitivity levels.
  1. Use moisturizer

A great remedy for dull skin is, using a rich and nourishing moisturizer is key for keeping your skin hydrated all day. Dry skin is dull skin, so make sure to moisturize every day (especially at night) to keep your skin soft, supple, and dewy-looking. Night is the time when the skin tries to repair itself on its own, therefore applying moisturizer helps in averting the wrinkles and maintains the glow of the skin. 

  1. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen

Please wear your sunscreen! Regardless of your age and your skin type, protecting your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun should be on top of your priority list. Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and premature ageing. Reapply your sunscreen every two to three hours when outdoors, even when it is grey and gloomy. Other ways to keep your skin safe from the sun is to limit your time in the sun, wearing a broad-brimmed hat or cap, and using UV blocking sunglasses.

  1. Eat your vegetables and fruits

Your skin reflects not only the benefits of the cosmetic products that you apply on it, but also what you eat. The benefits of eating green vegetables and fruits go hand in hand. Rich in antioxidants, they help in maintaining the luster of your skin.

  1. Masking

Masks that naturally exfoliate your skin and moisturize it well, are dull skins’ best friends. They can also help heal and lighten acne scars.

  1. Avocado honey yoghurt mask
  2. 1/2 avocado
  3. 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  4. 1 tablespoon organic honey

All the ingredients in this mask are incredibly hydrating. Honey is a natural humectant, which makes it perfect for renewing your dewy glow. Yogurt soothes and exfoliates the skin. Avocado, in addition to being moisturizing and rich in anti-inflammatories, also packs plenty of skin-brightening vitamin C.

  1. Papaya honey mask
  2. 1/2 cup mashed papaya
  3. 1 teaspoon honey

The enzymes in the papaya are a natural exfoliator, so they go to work sloughing off dead skin cells, while honey moisturizes the skin.

  1. Lemon olive oil sugar mask
  2. Juice of 1 lemon
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
Dewy, refreshed, and calm. That's what we're going for here. The sugar and lemon work together to exfoliate dead skin cells, while the olive oil hydrates and restores your skin to a healthy, fresher, happier place.
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