If your skin is looking dull, there’s no need to stress. Rejuvenate it!

Do you ever look in the mirror and notice that you’re not looking your best? Something is a bit off but you just can’t seem to put your finger on what it is. It could be that your skin is looking a bit dull. But, no worries, rejuvenate it!

What is dull skin? By definition it simply means that your skin is lacking in brightness. It looks tired. And no matter what you do in that moment it just looks dull. Is this something that can be fixed with a good night of beauty filled sleep? Not necessarily. But there are definitely reasons why your skin may have lost its brilliance.

There are things that you can do to help bring back that youthful looking glow to your skin. But first, let’s identify some reasons why your skin is looking tired and dull to begin with.

Neglecting Your Diet
If there’s one thing most of us know, it’s the importance of a healthy diet. Proper nutrition benefits the entire body and is responsible for helping us look and feel our best. Your skin is a direct reflection of everything that is going on inside of your body. And, when you aren’t getting proper nutrition the negative signs will show up on your skin. Your complexion will be void of that healthy glow that we all strive for. Everything you put into your body can impact the appearance of your skin. Next time you have a fun filled weekend and maybe drink or smoke too much, take a good, long look at yourself in the mirror in the morning. You will definitely recognize a significant change in the appearance of your skin.

Forgetting to Cleanse Your Skin
Proper cleansing is the first step in any skin care regimen. And, to be effective, should be done every evening before bedtime and every morning when you wake up. It’s important to choose a gentle cleanser that is designed to meet the needs of your skin type, be it dry, oily, combination, etc. Your skin is exposed to many impurities throughout the day. Just coming into contact with plain old dust and pollution on a daily basis can be detrimental to the appearance of your skin. When dirt, oil, makeup and pollution are not properly washed away, your skin may start to look dull and drab. But it doesn’t just end there. Over time, you could also experience clogged pores, blemishes and breakouts.

Unprotected Sun Exposure
Boy, can the sun sure cause damage to unprotected skin. The damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun can definitely age and burn the skin. Have you ever taken a good long look at yourself after your skin has started to tan? It probably looks a bit dry, rough and wrinkled. Over exposure to the sun can dull your skin’s appearance and even make you look older then you are. Never go into the sun without applying an effective Broad Spectrum sunscreen. Everyone’s needs differ, but for ordinary sun exposure during the day, we recommend at least SPF30.

Working Too Hard
Well, it’s not exactly working too hard, but more about the long hours spent at the office. You’re most likely sitting indoors, exposed to forced heat or air-conditioning all day long. What you really need is some nice, fresh, non-recycled air to keep your skin from looking dull. The environment, coupled with the day-to-day stresses of commuting, meetings and short deadlines can result in dull, drab skin. So it’s important to give your skin (and yourself) a much-needed break. Get some fresh air, break away from your computer screen and make sure you have plenty of moisturizer on your skin to keep it hydrated and protected.

Not Getting Enough Exercise
Your skin benefits from daily exercise and its benefits can turn dull, drab skin into beautiful, glowing skin. When you exercise and your heart is really pumping, it helps deliver oxygenated blood directly to your cells. Your circulation is improved and your skin takes on that healthy, more youthful post-workout glow. It’s a win-win for your body and your skin. So, try to get some exercise every day. Even it’s just a brisk walk after work to help you unwind.

There’s no reason to look in the mirror and see dull, drab skin looking back at you. Follow these easy steps to turn your skin around so you can experience vibrant, glowing and more youthful looking skin each day. After all, the healthiest skin is always the most beautiful!

Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter – Director, Worldwide Outer Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife.