A build-up of dead skin cells can make one look older, cause blocked pores and prevent moisturiser reaching your new cell growth which is essential for a healthy glow. Stress can affect the appearance of the skin and can result in acne, or fine lines and wrinkles. And, as they say, beauty sleep is essential as this gives skin the time to renew and refresh itself.
Exfoliation is an important part of your skincare routine as it removes the build-up of dead skin cells and helps cell turnover so that the skin looks more radiant. Not only does exfoliation unclogs pores, increases circulation, and stimulates collagen synthesis (collagen production); it is essential at any age, but particularly as we age since dead skin cells accumulate due to our skin turnover slowing down.
Environmental factors contribute to dull skin. Air pollution, changes in the weather and exposure to UV rays can affect radiance and luminosity, so it is essential to keep your skin protected.
Dull skin is often also a signal that your skin is dry, so it is important to use moisturisers with ingredients like peptides, which boost natural collagen production and hyaluronic acid which plumps skin cells by attracting water to surrounding tissue.