How-to: ditch dull skin forever
As we age, having dull, greyish skin seems inevitable, but we at bh HQ are on a mission to combat sunspots and pigmentation in their tracks. Why? Well, considering a wrinkled but even-toned, glowy complexion looks more youthful than a wrinkle-free, sun damaged one, we feel it’s an ideal worth chasing.
Here’s the 101 on uneven skin and how you can combat it at home…
THE CAUSES OF DULL, DISCOLOURED SKIN
Ageing is the key cause of dull skin – mainly because our cells turnover at a slower rate – however, sun damage is another major cause. When you subject your skin to regular sessions in the sun, your skin increases its melanin production as a way of protecting itself, which overtime means an increase in sunspots and freckles. Skin discolouration and dullness can also occur during pregnancy, as a result of skin inflammations, acne and other scarring, and due to dehydration.
TIPS FOR PREVENTING SKIN DULLNESS
Living an all-round healthy life and taking good care of your skin is the best thing you can do to promote clear, glowing skin. So, make sure you do the following to help prevent skin discolouration and dullness from settling in:
• Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure.
• Drink at least two litres of water each day.
• Each healthily. Plant-based, calcium-rich and wholegrain foods are best.
• Cleanse your skin twice daily and exfoliate at least once a week.
• Wear a broad-spectrum 30+ sunscreen every single day.
• Don’t smoke. This may mean quitting, or not starting to begin with.
• Avoid ultra-dehydrating overheated rooms.
A HERO, GLOW-INDUCING PRODUCT YOU NEED TO TRY
Already following all our preventative measures but finding your skin’s still looking a little dull? A brightening skin care product is your best bet. We currently love the new L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Luminosity Day Serum because of its awesome glow-inducing talents. Applied to the face after cleansing and toning and before moisturiser, this fast absorbing serum boosts even-toned skin and smoothness, while giving the skin a youthful, luminous appearance. Use this wonder product in conjunction with the L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Luminosity Day Cream and you’ll be well on your way to radiant, Camilla Belle-esque skin.
Do you suffer from skin dullness and discoloration? Are you interesting in using skin brightening and lightening products?