Dewy, glowy skin is in. So, it’s annoying to look in the mirror and see a dull, tired complexion staring back at you. If you’re not sure why your skin is looking a bit worse for wear lately, here are some potential reasons.
Your diet is high in processed foods
Healthy, vibrant skin really does start on the inside out. So, if your diet is high in processed foods, with lots sugar, salty fare and trans fats, there’s a good chance your skin will start to suffer, too. Instead, load up on antioxidants, healthy fatty acids and lots of delicious fiber.
Are you stressed or angry?
Stress happens to everyone, but if you don’t cope with your stressors in a healthy way, it will make your skin look dull. That’s because stress increases the hormone, cortisol. Cortisol interferes with healthy skin cell growth and can lead to lots of dead skin cell build up – leaving with with tired looking skin.
You’re not sleeping enough
Beauty sleep might be an old adage, but it’s just as true today as it ever was. When you sleep, your body rejuvenates, restores and repairs itself – and that goes for the skin on your face. So, if you’re skimping on sleep, your skin is going to suffer, too.
You’re not exfoliating
It’s natural for dead skin cells to build up, so it’s a good idea to exfoliate regularly. This doesn’t mean you should exfoliate every day, or that you need to exfoliate with rough products.
Think about working with your skin type to find the perfect exfoliant to remove dull, dead skin and reveal the fresh new layer below.