2020 has been a pretty challenging year so far, to say the least, and many of us are already feeling exhausted. This tiredness can show up on your skin, making it look dull, lackluster and older than your years. Fortunately, there are several easy things you can do to rejuvenate and brighten up tired looking skin. Read on to learn more:
Never Go to Bed with a Dirty Face
Forgetting to wash your face at night before going to bed is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Leaving dirt, dust, oil and pollution on the surface of your skin overnight can irritate your skin or cause it to be inflamed. It can also disrupt your natural skin barrier, making you more prone to breakouts and common skin problems like dark spots and wrinkles.
Be sure to always cleanse your skin at least once a day and at the end of the day. Use a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser and steer clear of harsh ingredients and scrubs. For the best results, invest in organic beauty products that use high quality natural ingredients that won’t be too harsh or aggressive on your skin.
Keeping your skin well-hydrated and moisturized helps to keep it plump and balanced, which in turn can give it a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Look for a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer with nourishing ingredients that can help brighten and energize your skin. Antioxidants are a great ingredient to look for. They are powerful substances that protect your skin from harmful free radicals, and a good antioxidant moisturizer can give your skin a beautiful, radiant glow.
A common cause of tired looking skin is a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells and produces new ones, but as we get older, this process slows down, and dead skin cells left on the surface of your skin can lead to a dull, ashy or gray complexion. Slough off these dead skin cells by exfoliating regularly, either with a physical or chemical exfoliator.
Physical exfoliators like face scrubs and brushes can get the job done quickly, but there is more room for error with these. If you are too aggressive, you could end up hurting or damaging your skin. Chemical exfoliators speed up your skin cell turnover and get rid of rough, dull textures by penetrating deep into your pores. The best chemical exfoliators to use for bright, glowing skin include glycolic acid, lactic acid and Vitamin C.
Get Enough Sleep
Never underestimate the effect sleep has on your skin. Your skin repairs and restores itself as you sleep, so if you don’t get enough hours of sleep every night, you may not be giving your body enough time to fully heal and recover. Getting enough sleep also lowers your stress levels, so you don’t wake up looking tired and haggard.
Lack of sleep can very obviously show up on your skin the form of dark spots and circles, discoloration around your eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, and a blotchy complexion. Make sure to get enough sleep every night, and very soon you’ll notice your skin looking fresher and more radiant when you wake up.
Try these simple tips and practice them consistently for four to six weeks, and you should soon notice your skin looking brighter, more vibrant and more radiant.