Anti Aging and Dealing with Dull Skin

By: Steve B James | Posted: 29th May 2009

Anti Aging and Dealing with Dull Skin

Anybody with dull skin, no matter how pretty the face, will always appear haggard, tired and old. Dull skin has many different causes and not many of them are attributed to heredity. Lifestyle, diet, habits and the misuse and unsupervised application of anti-aging treatments are a few of the causes. Of course there is also the issue of the genes but if we discount that for the moment, here are the following anti-aging treatments that address dull skin.
While aging causes skin to dull'due to the skin's slowing regenerative process, dull skin is also caused by fatigue and stress. Just as often the lack of vitamins and other essential nutrients, drinking alcohol, smoking, exposure to extreme temperatures, frequent sun and wind exposure, slow blood circulation and sickness cause dull skin complexion.
The anti-aging treatments to livelier skin
Drink plenty of liquids. The body is composed largely of water. It expels plenty of them every day and consequently needs a lot to keep it working properly. Plenty of water and juices will keep the body hydrated. Sometimes, sweating alone could lively up the skin.
Food choices. Foods that are rich in amino and other fatty acids like berries and nuts help restore the glow to the skin. Sometimes a'dull skin complexion is'a sign of the body's deficiency in fats and oils.
Moisturize. Applying make-up before moisturizing the skin will ultimately result in dull complexion. Applying a make-up that is yellow based only make matters worse. Avoid them.
Exercise. There is no better way to make the skin glow than to conduct a more lively life. Sweating cleanses the pores and removes trapped dirt and even old skin. Exercise also excites the oil glands in the skin. When the oil from the body is moved out to the outer skin layers, it will coat the skin rejuvenating it and making it healthier.
Exfoliate. Our skin is replenished yearly but why wait that long. Exfoliating twice a week does the job well. Not exfoliating regularly is allowing the skin to accumulate the dead and dying cells in its surface dulling the skin. Not exfoliating regularly causes pores to be plugged by old oils in the skin that may already have accumulated enough dirt; ultimately, this will lead to black heads and unsightly unevenness of skin texture not to mention an unhealthy pallor.
Massages. Massaging the skin improves blood circulation. Facial muscles benefit much from this. Massaging the face with facial creams and massaging oils will improve the skin color, improve unsightly fleshiness, and will tighten the tissues and facial muscles.
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are good to brighten the complexion. Not to be confused with skin peels and exfoliation, microdermabrasion contains aluminum oxide crystals that cleans and removes surface dirt and dead cells and are effective at providing youthful looking skin.
Use Steam. Done once a week will be a very effective method at cleaning deep seated dirt and in loosening up debris that has been imbedded into the skin. It also removes traces of make up that have not been removed well. The heat will also open the pores of the skin clearing away and flushing out toxins.
Apply brightening masks. Brightening face masks are good at correcting irregularities in pigmentation and prevent the development of decolonization. What results is brighter and a very pleasant skin tone.

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