What Causes Tired Skin?
There are many factors that can negatively affect your skin, some of which are linked to environmental effects, whiles others are related to your self-care habits.
1- Unhealthy Diet: If your skin looks tired all the time, it could be because you aren’t eating enough vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins and minerals. So, besides your daily concerns, you should pay attention to your diet.
2- Anemia: The low level of hemoglobin (a protein rich in iron) in red blood cells means that you are suffering from anemia which of course makes your skin look tired and dull.
3- Overlooking the Eye Contour Area: This delicate area often gets the least of your attention. Hence, it is directly affected by stress, lack of sleep and fatigue, which in turns show on your face and make it look tired.
4- Forgetting about Sunscreen: The sun’s UV rays are major culprits when it comes to dull skin, as they can damage the tissue and break down collagen protein responsible for skin elasticity. Therefore, do not forget to apply the appropriate sunscreen for your skin type to avoid lifeless pale skin.
In addition, not committing to your skin care routine is also considered one of the major causes that can stand between you and your healthy fresh skin.
How Can You Face This Problem Though?
The basic products you need are a cleanser, toner and daytime moisturizer, plus sun protection if you're outside or on holiday. Let your skin breathe at night, rather than loading it with a night cream, although you might stroke in a few drops of a lightweight oil, as I shall explain. Body wise, you shouldn't need much, except perhaps an occasional body scrub (useful for keeping skin smooth, so you don't get patches if you're self-tanning) and a body lotion if your skin is dry.
-Thorough cleansing is essential - even after the wildest night out, when you just want to flop into bed but don't strip your skin of its natural moisturizing oils. A minute's massage with a creamy cleanser (not soap: it won't shift oil or oil-base make-up effectively) wiped off with a clean muslin cloth or flannel, wrung out in warm water, is all you need. This will also keep your pillow clean - important, because debris-laden pillows can trigger spotty skin. Cleanse your face first thing in the morning too, to wipe away sebum produced overnight.
-Toners are useful just after cleansing, to remove any residue and brighten and refresh the face. You could use aloe vera juice, which is healing andsoothing, for spot prone, inflamed skin choose a brand that is sold fresh in the refrigerated section and store in the fridge to help preserve its vitamins and enzymes. For oilier skin (not dry) mix three parts rose water with one-part witch hazel.
-In the daytime, follow with a moisturizer based on lightweight but emollient plant oils, such as a mix of coconut and palm oils (look for coco-caprylate/caprate on labels). This mix has very good spreading power, yet a non-greasy - almost dry - feel. Also look for products with added antioxidant, such as beta-carotene and vitamin E.