Bright skin is often thought of as glamorous, but sometimes you may find that your complexion isn’t glowing or as radiant as it should be due to dull skin. Your skin appears flat, tired or lacklustre, and it doesn’t reflect that “inner you”.
There are a number of external factors that can contribute to dull skin. These can include city pollution, dehydration, stress, lack of sleep, dry or cold weather, or lack of appropriate moisturisation and exfoliation. Alternatively, tired skin could be part of the natural ageing process. As we get older, our skin’s renewal process gradually slows down. This means dead cells can gather on the skin’s surface, which in turn, might hide our natural, youthful tones of yore.
Antioxidants are molecules that protect your skin from free radicals in various ways. For starters, they shield the skin from harmful environmental factors such as UV radiation, which can cause dull, dry skin. Antioxidants like vitamin C, protect the skin from UV rays by neutralising free radicals and preventing them from causing dark skin tone marks, fine lines and a sallow appearance. Antioxidants such as vitamin c also penetrate the skin and repair damage that leads to dullness.
Fortunately, none of this is too much to worry about. Dull skin is a common issue for both men and women, of all ages, and at Vie Aesthetics, we offer a multitude of options and treatments for boosting your tones and leaving you once again with fresh, luminous and healthy skin.