We all have days when we look tired, and our skin looks dull. Your skin may look tired already, but it doesn't have to always look this way. Changes to your routine can freshen your complexion in no time, especially now that spring and daylight savings is upon us.
The culprit could be anything from too many late nights, stress, or even illness – but keeping up with a healthy routine can help minimise signs of tired and dull skin. So even if we’re about to lose an hour of sleep on March 13, here are some ways you can treat your tired and dull complexion:
Use a face roller regularly to improve circulation
Using a face roller, like our ultrasonic rose quartz face roller, Riya can help brighten up your complexion within minutes. The ultrasonic roller gently massages the skin to stimulate blood circulation and helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness. This roller will help restore your skin's glow by encouraging lymphatic drainage and circulation with regular use. Use it with your favorite serum, moisturizers, or facial oil either in the morning or at night before you go to bed. Don't forget to store the face roller head in the fridge for a relaxing and cooling effect.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated
Sometimes the most basic steps are often overlooked. Drinking water can help hydrate your skin, brighten your complexion and help maintain your skin's elasticity. Dehydration can lead to skin dryness, dullness, and premature wrinkles, so drinking the recommended eight glasses every day can help keep your skin soft and supple.
Make sure you're getting enough beauty sleep every night
Even with a solid skincare routine and a holy grail concealer for cover-ups, neglecting your beauty, sleep can still affect your overall appearance. Every night our skin repairs itself while we sleep, so it's crucial to give your skin the time it needs to rejuvenate and rebuild skin cells. In addition, plenty of research has proven that a good night's sleep can positively affect the appearance of your skin and reduce the chances of developing dark eye circles and a dull complexion. So make sure you get at least 5-8 hours of sleep every night (even when the clocks turn back!)
Exfoliate your face to wash away build-up
A good exfoliant is an essential step in your beauty routine. Dead skin cells can clog our pores, giving your complexion a tired and dull look. Many leading dermatologists recommend using an exfoliant on your face and body at least once a week to help deep clean your skin's surface. While there are a variety of facial scrubs for all types of skin, from normal skin to dry and oily complexions –some scrubs may be too rough for sensitive skin. Instead, you can use a damp face towel as a scrub or a cleansing brush like our own Petal 2, an ultrasonic cleanser that provides deep clean and gentle exfoliation in just a few seconds.
Prioritize stress management
Whether we like it or not, stress is a natural part of our lives. Even though there are many factors that we can control, some will always remain out of our hands. However, the way you process stress plays a major role in how it affects your skin, so it's crucial to be mindful of how you manage it. Meditating can help improve our physical and mental health by helping us feel calmer and focused. You can listen to a short, guided meditation whenever you feel the need to pause and breathe or incorporate it into your daily routine. Your mind and skin will thank you.
Keep up with a healthy diet and make sure you're eating enough skin-loving nutrients
A healthy diet can directly impact the appearance of your skin. There are certain foods you can eat that can help maintain healthy skin and reduce the appearance of dullness. Whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meat, and fish can help your skin's health. Nutrients like Vitamin C, which can be found in citrus fruits and berries, also work as a natural antioxidant to your skin and body's health.
Don't forget your moisturizer!
Moisturising is an integral part of any skincare regime. In addition to helping your skin feel smooth and soft, moisturizing your face is also vital for preventing dull and tired skin. There are different types of moisturizers, each with individual benefits. Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing your face is still needed for healthy-looking skin. So every time you wash your face in the morning and night, apply whatever treatment or serum you like to use, then finish off with a hydrating moisturizer.
Strip back on the heavy makeup
Although wearing makeup can help cover up your imperfections, wearing too much of it too often can make your face look even more tired and dull. In addition, thick heavy foundations and powder can clog pores when left on your face for too long. You can prevent this by wearing less makeup to allow your skin to breathe. Sometimes letting your natural beauty shine is one the best ways to reveal your inner glowing skin. However, if you are a makeup lover or need to wear makeup regularly, see if you can replace your current products with lightweight and breathable formulas. Also, don't forget to wash off your face properly, which you can do with our Hydrating Facial Cleanser!
Both lifestyle changes and a consistent skincare routine can help to brighten your complexion, even though we may be losing an hour to daylight savings. Since we're in the business of beauty, we want sure you get the most out of your skincare routine, whether it's incorporating a new beauty tool like our ultrasonic rose quartz face roller, Riya, or reading our tips and tricks in our blog. To learn more about our skin-loving tools and beauty tech, click the button below or visit our main homepage here.