As pollution, sun exposure, and aging take their toll, ‘my skin looks dull and tired’ has become a common refrain among those young and old. There is no denying that soft, glowing skin can make you look good and feel good! Yet we have little control over pollution or aging that cause dull and tired skin.
Fret not! For nature has its own solutions for how to brighten up a tired-looking face. Here is a curated list of nature’s own skin rejuvenation treatments. You can mix and match the suggestions below to create your custom plan and watch dull and tired skin make way for a ‘lit-up from inside’ glow!
The easiest way to fix a tired-looking face? Drink up! Dehydration, even a small shortfall, can affect your skin – causing it to look drab and dull. Hydrate your body with an adequate quantity of water or other non-caffeinated beverages and your skin will thank you.
Avoid hot water for cleansing
Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils causing your skin to look dull and tired. Use luke-warm water or give your tired skin a splash of cold water to get it going!
Lemon Juice + Sugar = Naturally bright skin
Use a mix of lemon juice and sugar twice a week as a scrub. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Let clean, radiant skin naturally shines through; however, it may cause redness and irritation to the skin for some.
Your skin is what you eat! Dull and tired skin can be transformed by nourishing it from within. Eat an antioxidant-rich diet with fruits and vegetables. Be sure to add zinc-rich items such as whole grains, nuts, poultry, and fish. Zinc plays a vital role in the healthy functioning of oil glands and adequate quantities in diet are required to repair skin damage.
Exercise gets your blood pumping, and the improved circulation does wonders for your skin by making sure a steady flow of nutrients reaches the skin and waste and toxins are effectively transported away. Exercise releases endorphins, a type of hormone, which keep the skin glowing.
Get a good night’s rest
While you sleep, your skin uses that time to rest and repair, replacing aging cells with new ones. Lack of sleep can contribute to dullness and dark circles. Get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep to allow the skin to restore and rejuvenate.
Give your matte make-up a second look
Matte makeup is designed to absorb natural oils released by your skin and can cause it to appear dry and dull.
How Long Does It Take To Brighten Dull Skin Naturally?
‘How long will it take to fix my tired-looking face?’ – Wouldn’t it be great to have instantly brighter, healthy skin? But the outer layer of our skin replaces itself approximately every four to six weeks. With patience and consistency, your formerly dull-looking skin should be ready for its new bright unveiling by then!
Note: Be sure to see a dermatologist if you have persistent skin conditions.