If you find yourslef struggling with a lifeless complexion, then there are options out there that can help fix it. Here's how..
In a world with a myriad of skin complaints, skin being dull and lifeless is quite far down the list of concerns.
You're not in pain - as you would be with acne, dermatitis or rosacea.
You're not significantly impacted regarding looking your best - something rosacea and wrinkles are the queens of.
So... what's the problem?
The problem is that we associate vitality with health. If your skin is dull, gray and not looking its best, then it can be difficult to like the reflection you see in the mirror. Just because it isn't a more severe issue doesn't mitigate from the fact it's still pretty unpleasant to have to deal with.
If you find yourself struggling with a lifeless complexion, then there are options out there that can help fix it. Some involve a change of old lifestyle and habits, or perhaps there's something new you should be doing?
1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
So necessary it needs repeating thrice. You may have heard some of the frankly alarming statistics about how many dead skin cells we shed each day; it's enough to make you want to take a hot shower. This constant shedding doesn't just happen on the body, but our faces too.
Simply washing - or even using traditional cleansers - isn't enough to shift it. You have to exfoliate the dead skin cells away and remove them completely. You can do this either manually with facial scrubs or use a new wave of chemical exfoliants.
2. Check your water
We are so used to associating water with nothing but good things that the idea it might be causing a problem is somewhat bizarre. Surely water is the thing that we utilize when we're trying to brighten our skin - how can it be the enemy?
It's not the water itself, as in the pure oxygen and hydrogen molecules, that are the problem. The water we wash with, drink from taps and surround ourselves with has a number of trace elements along with it. Most of these are picked up through the water refinement process, particularly magnesium and calcium from rocks that water passes through. As they are not harmful to internal health, they're not removed by public works.
What they can be harmful to is skin health. There are links now beginning to emerge that suggest particularly "hard" (i.e. mineral-heavy) water can worsen or even cause eczema. They do this by layering up on the skin. As they're not water disposable, you can't wash them off. If you have persistent issues with dull skin, then you can look here for some ideas on how to lessen the damage.
3. Fill your plate with avocados.
There are multiple reasons to eat avocados, but glowing skin is right up there with its most important powers. Avocados are rich in biotin (also known as B7), which is essential for cell repair and regeneration. You can supplement biotin should you wish to, but it will always be most effective eaten as part of a natural diet.
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