Dull skin: Causes and treatment
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Dull skin: Causes and treatment

Causes Of Dull Skin

Causes Of Dull Skin  

We all want to have beautiful, glowing skin. Our skin is an organ that protects us from airborne infections and germs. When our skin is healthy, it makes us look radiant and beautiful. But when it is unhealthy, it can cause us to look dull and unappealing.

So what exactly causes dull skin?

To know the causes of dull skin, it’s important to understand the components that make up the skin. The skin has three layers. On the outside, the epidermis is responsible for protecting us from germs and general environmental insults. It is usually in the form of a leathery shell. 

Underneath, the dermis is responsible for supplying nutrients and minerals to your skin cells. Atop this is the subcutaneous fat layer that helps insulate you from the weather.

There are many causes for dull-looking skin. For instance, when the body is dehydrated, the complexion looks dull because there are fewer amounts of blood flowing to the epidermis. Likewise, if blood vessels are blocked, this will prevent the nutrients from reaching the skin cells, making them dull in colour.

Dull and dry skin is common in cold weather and we all know how it happens. Cold weather causes the blood vessels and pores to shrink and prevents the essential nutrients and moisture from reaching your skin. This causes the pores to clog and causes your skin to feel rough and flaky.

One of the major causes of dull skin is aging. Ageing changes your skin as well as body as a whole. Only if you know what you are suffering from, can you do something to stop the suffering and live a better life.

Aging Effects on Skin

The ageing effect on the skin is caused by the natural process of the body. The levels of oxygen in the body decrease with age, which can cause one to age at a faster rate.

The parts of the body that are affected are the skin, hair, nails, bones and joints. 

Growth hormones are secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. They govern different aspects of growth in the body. As we grow older, our pituitary gland secretes at a very slow rate. The production of human growth hormone also slows down.

This decrease in the level of human growth hormone often results in many problems that can affect your whole body and cause a lot of distress and discomfort to a person.

Age is a number. It can be said that it is a mere label given to a phase of life and that we all age. Ageing isn’t just a process that cannot be avoided but is also a process that can be slowed down and reversed. Yes, we can slow down and reverse the effects of aging and we don’t have to accept the label of “ageing”. We can get rid of them and get back our youthful glow.

This is where Mars by GHC’s new anti-ageing serum comes in. Our anti-ageing serum, formulated with the goodness of natural ingredients can help you regain that youthful glow, radiance and makes you look more youthful and appealing.

Home Remedies to Treat Dull Skin

The skin is the largest organ of our body, but also the one that needs the most care. It needs moisture, protection and nutrients to be well-maintained.

The outermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis that protects the body against injury, dehydration, microbes and ultraviolet rays. It is made up of dead cells which are continuously shed by the process of desquamation.

Home remedies are always good to have in order not to waste money on expensive and chemical-based products that may not always deliver what is expected. With this in mind, here are some tried and tested home remedies to treat dull skin.

To begin with, consider incorporating these natural products into your diet or skincare routine:

Oatmeal - use it for your face daily as a mask. It helps remove dead cells and improves blood flow, preventing breakouts.

Yellow fruits such as mangoes and papayas - contain numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and A, which stimulate cell growth and strengthen the connective tissue of the skin.

Juices - they revitalize the skin by providing it with lots of vitamins and minerals.

Crush two aspirin pills and add half a teaspoon of lemon juice to make a paste. Apply this on your face for 10 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water. This mask will exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells.

If you have sunburned your skin, take an avocado, mash it up and apply it to your face for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold milk for the best results.

Mashed pumpkin mixed with milk is an excellent remedy for dry, dull or acne-prone skin.

In order to get rid of dull skin, you have to take certain preventive steps in order to avoid dry skin in the future. One way is to increase your water intake. Water flushes out toxins from your body and keeps your skin moisturized. Drink at least six eight glasses of water daily.

You also need to exfoliate your skin regularly. Although many lotions contain ingredients that slough away dead skin, it’s better if you do it manually a couple of times a week by using a loofah or a scrub.

Take Away

The skin is made up of layers, epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissues. This makes it look good. They are also responsible for fighting infections and regulating body temperature. You can take measures to treat the age spots on your face naturally at home with the help of the many available natural ingredients.