Sallow Dull Tired Skin
The face you present to the world should reflect the healthy and happy you. A dull, sallow and ashen complexion suggests that you are tired, totally worn out and older than you really are. The skin is the most important feature of your face, which also is a window that portrays your overall, physical health. If your skin looks dull, sallow and tired, all is not lost, for you can restore your skin and bring back that glow to your face, with these tips.
- Drink water and stay hydrated; this is very important and the least expensive solution.
- Eating a proper diet comprising of foods rich in nutrients, helps strengthen skin tissues and cells.
- Vitamin A is necessary for a good complexion. It is present in vegetables with beta carotene and in low fat, dairy products.
- Antioxidants and Vitamin C and E are another source for rejuvenating your dull, tired skin. Antioxidants are present in fruits such as cherries, berries, red grapes, oranges, lemons and limes. While vitamin C is present in citrus fruits and Vitamin E rich foods are oils, cereals, nuts and sunflower seeds. Tea also contains antioxidants and antioxidants help prevent damage of skin from free radicals.
- Garlic has quite a few unrealized benefits. Eating garlic helps your skin cells last longer and it gives you a more youthful look. Garlic is also said to prevent the growth of cancerous cells.
- Add Omega-3 to your diet. Fish like salmon and mackerel are rich in Omega-3, so also walnuts and olive oil.
- Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells, impurities and excess oil. Use a cleanser and gently massage your skin to remove the oil and to improve the flow of blood in your skin. Rub a toner over your skin to remove any residual dirt.
- To hydrate your skin and to get that dewy look, apply a moisturizer that contains natural oils in it, such as rosemary or almond oil. Chose moisturizers in tune with the weather; in summer chose a lighter moisturizer and in winter, user a heavier and thicker moisturizer.
- Avoid long hot showers as this strips your skin of the essential moisture. Your showers should not be longer than 10 minutes and the water should be lukewarm, or else, especially in winter, your skin will dry out.
- Facial cleansing creams make for good protection when used on your neck and chest, as these areas are also prone to developing wrinkles, and will show signs of aging and dryness.
- Avoid using soaps with heavy perfumes, rather use soaps that contain more fat. Use soaps containing more fat, as this helps your skin stay moisturized.
- Moisturize the skin on your hands and feet and use cotton gloves and socks to cover your hands and feet, to allow the moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
- Shower, using a Loofah, as they help exfoliate your skin and prevent unwanted bumps from forming due to ingrown hair. Moisten your Loofah with a few drops of alpha hydroxy acid, to make your skin as smooth as silk.
- Avoid perfumes and scented products if you intend to spend a day out in the sun. Perfumed products and the sun could result in a blotchy skin.
The Finishing Touch
How you apply your make up on is also important. To get that smooth, dewy, flawless look, you will need to use a primer, some base foundation, a concealer, mineral powder, high-lights or contour combos, and blush. Voila! A radiant and glowing "You".