Why my face seems dull?
I want a bright face all the time?
I wish to have a smooth gliding texture on my face.
Let me try to explain basics of skin. Skin has 3 major layers Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. They are again subdivided into other layers. What you should know is that the epidermis is the outermost and hypodermis is the deepest layer. The stem cells of skin lie in the hypodermis and generate daughter cells which move upward to the surface.
This cycle of regeneration is 28 days to 42 days. When you are young the process of regeneration is faster but as you grow older this process is longer.
At any given time the outer layer of skin consists of mainly the dead skin cells that await shedding.
This is the reason you find dullness on the face. As far as roughness is concerned there are various other reasons.
Check the below causes and try to correct them if you feel you match few or all.
- You are not drinking sufficient water every day so you and your skin both are dehydrated.
- You are not exfoliating your skin with proper AHA or BHA serums or peels.
- You are not using a good moisturizer that too frequently.
- You may be overstressed or sleep deprived.
- You are over using make up products.
Adult male 3.7 liters and 2.7 liters for a female is what your daily water intake for hydration.
Use products containing Glycolic acid, Mandelic acid, Salicylic acid and lactic acid in your skin care routine.
Use cosmetic chemical peels of glycolic acid and Mandelic acid with pH lower than your skin pH you will have a bright face always. Normal skin pH is 5.5. Cosmetic peels pH should be 3.5.
Use water based moisturizer at least 3 times a day
Try to eliminate stress and get minimum 7 -8 hours of sleep every day.
Use exfoliators frequently so that need of makeup products goes down, remember that make up products are oil based and over use of them will make your skin dull and rough. Use bare minimum every day and keep all for events and occasions.
Wish you a healthy glowing bright face always.