Does your skin look tired and dull? There’s a good chance this is due to skin fatigue. Just like when you feel tired, your skin can feel and look tired too. It’s also brought on by the same internal and external factors.
The way your skin looks and feels is directly tied to your lifestyle and the environmental aggressors you encounter on a daily basis. A lack of sleep and exercise plus an unhealthy diet can directly impact the way your skin looks. Pollution in the environment, sun exposure, smoking, and stress are also some of the biggest offenders.
As a result, this can leave your skin looking dull and tired overall. To help you beat skin fatigue and get your skin looking and feeling its best, we’re sharing a few tips you can start implementing today. You’ll be looking refreshed and rejuvenated in no time at all…
Treat the Problem Internally First
If you aren’t taking care of your body on the inside, it’s going to reflect on the outside.
1. Make Sure You’re Getting Plenty of Sleep
It should come as no surprise that you need to get a good night’s rest if you want to beat skin fatigue. If your body itself is tired, your skin is going to look tired too. This is because during sleep, your body regenerates and heals any skin damage that occurred during the day. Without proper sleep, this damage persists and collagen begins to break down.
Your best bet is to get yourself into a regular sleep schedule by going to bed around the same time every night. Aim to get around seven to eight hours of sleep per night and figure out what time you’ll need to go to bed in order to get that many hours in. You can even set a little reminder on your phone 15 minutes before so you can start unwinding and preparing for sleep.
If you’re someone who has trouble sleeping, try diffusing some lavender essential oil and keep the room cooler than normal. That can help you drift off to dream land in no time at all!
2. Eat the Right Foods
Hate to break it to you, but those potato chips aren’t doing anything good for your skin. Instead of reaching for the junk food when you’re craving a snack, choose something that’s healthy, nutritious, and will actually benefit your skin.
For example, foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish and nuts) are great for your skin because they help build the skin’s lipid (fat) content, which keeps it looking smooth and plump. Omega-3’s also help bolster the skin’s barrier function, which acts like a seal that keeps moisture in and irritants out.
Next, Target the Skin Externally
Once you’ve addressed the internal issues, it’s time to start treating the skin externally. The products you use can play a major role in helping rejuvenate your skin.
3. Check Your Face Wash
If you’re experiencing any skin fatigue, it would be wise to take a look at some of the products you’re currently using. And a great place to start is with your face wash. Many times we find ourselves using cheap face cleansers that are stripping our skin of its natural oils, thus leaving it dangerously dry and tired looking.
You want to find a cleanser that’s going to help balance your pH. It should cleanse your skin without drying it out. The perfect options are Yon-Ka’s Lait Nettoyant and Gel Nettoyant.
Lait Nettoyant is a gentle cleansing milk that works to cleanse the skin as well as delicately remove makeup. Enriched with the purifying powers of borneol and the hydrating effects of plant-based cleansing agents, it balances skin’s oils and maintains the skin’s natural pH balance.
Gel Nettoyant, also a gentle cleanser and makeup remover, is perfect for slightly more oil-prone or combination skin. It is enriched with the purifying properties of iris root and red seaweed, leaving your skin feeling both refreshed and squeaky clean.
Keep in mind that it’s also smart to change your cleanser based on the season. In the colder winter months, you’ll likely need something more nourishing and hydrating to fight off the harsh, dry environment. While in the summer months, you want something that’s less heavy so it doesn’t leave you looking overly oily.
4. Don’t Forget to Apply SPF
One thing you absolutely cannot overlook is the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. It can do damage to skin without you even realizing it. If you’re going to spend any amount of time outside, make sure you apply sunscreen before walking out the door.
Yon-Ka has a full line of sun care products meant to both protect and nourish your skin while you’re exposed to UVA and UVB rays. Always remember to make sure you reapply thoroughly as needed.
5. Use an Antioxidant-Rich Moisturizer
Lastly, and most importantly, you need to be properly moisturizing your skin if you want to beat skin fatigue in the long-term. This is because it’s going to help revitalize dull skin and protect against harmful pollutants that can cause skin fatigue. A great moisturizer to use in warding off skin fatigue would be Vital Defense. Not only is it loaded with antioxidants, which will nourish your skin and leave it looking radiant, it creates a natural barrier to protect your skin in a variety of different environments.