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Has your skin lost some of its former radiance? Radiant, luminous skin is a timeless beauty trend that will always be in style and demand!

Whether you’re tired of dull, lackluster skin or want to get your skin in good condition before summer, there are plenty of ways to boost your skin’s radiance. The first step is identifying what’s causing the dullness. Learn about some of the most common reasons that can lead to a dull complexion. 

Reasons for Dull Skin Tone

Dryness: Using the same skincare routine throughout the year may be less effective during seasonal weather changes. Hot showers can dry out your skin, so limit your time in the shower. Apply moisturizer immediately after showering so moisturizer sinks into your skin. 

Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can dehydrate your skin, weakening your skin barrier. Keep track of your water intake so your skin doesn’t become dehydrated. 

Dead Skin Buildup: Not exfoliating skin can cause a buildup of dead cells on the top layer of skin, which causes dullness. Skincare products sink in better when the dead skin gets exfoliated from the surface. 

Pollution: Whether you live in a city or the country, it’s hard to avoid pollution. Pesticides and smog can cause pollution, which can cause premature aging and loss of collagen. 

Lack of sleep: Sleep is one way our body recharges, repairs, and rejuvenates, especially our skin. To get a good night’s sleep, try to create a calming environment before you sleep. 

Stress: Stress can affect the skin in various ways, including inflammation and other skin issues like psoriasis flare-ups. 

Aging: Our skin produces less collagen as we age, impacting our skin’s elasticity and firmness. Some factors that cause aging are environmental, and some are genetic because the effects of aging vary from person to person. The effects of aging on the skin are apparent when deeper lines start to show and signs of hyperpigmentation are noticeable. 

How to start making changes

The good news is that you can revitalize your skin and bring back its natural radiance with the right products! 

The secret to radiant, smooth, healthy, youthful-looking skin combines exfoliation and hydration. Start with these products:

Recommendations

Idyllic Cleanser with 3% Mandelic Acid¬†will help rid your skin of impurities like pollution, makeup, and oils and gently exfoliate it. It also controls acne-causing bacteria, exfoliates, evens out, and brightens the skin’s complexion. I recommend this product because it’s suitable for all skin types.¬†

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin. Dead skin accumulating on the skin surface can clog pores and leave dry patches. 

Hydrating your skin with a masque or moisturizer will work to hydrate it, leaving your skin barrier feeling restored and radiant. 

Moisturize your skin with a high-quality cream that will replenish your skin.

Protect your skin from damaging UV rays with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Sunscreen protection will stop the breakdown of collagen, which can leave your skin looking and feeling dry. 

Replenish your skin with antioxidant-rich ingredients that will protect your skin from environmental damage.

As a licensed esthetician, I can create a personalized skincare routine that meets your skin concerns and lifestyle and restores radiance to a dull complexion. 

Have questions? I’m here to help! 

Teresa

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