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Anyone can develop or experience dull skin, for one: It’s common for skin to take on the look of overall dullness as you age. As time passes and you enter your late 40s and early 50s your skin’s natural oil producing glands are likely to create less and less oil. With less natural oil, mature skin can become drier and, in turn, appear dull; this can contribute to the loss of the look of a natural youthful glow.
Another common reason why anyone of any age might experience skin dullness can involve a pile up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Once a new cell journeys to the outer layer of your skin, it has reached its destination and dies. If not regularly removed these dead cells may pile up on skin’s surface. The pile up can hide newer, younger cells and contribute to the look of overall dullness and the feeling of rough skin.
If you have rough-looking skin that’s also dull and lackluster you may think that there’s not much you can do. Thankfully, though, in this case there is a number of skin care steps you can take to help. It may just take introducing a few smart skin care products into your regular skin care routine so that you can help refine the appearance of your dull skin revealing a smoother and brighter complexion.
First of all, when addressing dull skin, you can consider incorporating skin care products that are formulated with glycolic acid into your everyday skin care routine. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves away dead skin cell build up on skin’s surface. Many skin care products are now formulated with glycolic acid including cleansers, pre-soaked exfoliating peel pads and day and nighttime moisturizers.
Vitamin C is another skin care ingredient to look for when trying to find skin care products that can improve the appearance of dull skin. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that can help protect skin against further oxidative stress and photo damage that can dry skin and contribute to the look of dullness.
You can also refine the appearance of rough skin and slough away dullness from skin’s surface by looking to an exfoliating mask. Some clay mask formulas are created to not only help purify skin, but exfoliate and refine too. You could incorporate a clay mask into your skin care routine two to three times a week, to give your dull skin a much-need boost.
Refine your skin care routine to better address your rough skin and dullness so that your skin can look more beautiful and bright.