We’ve all been there: you have a pimple, and then another one, and another one. Before you know it, you’re covered in them and feel like a walking zit. Or maybe your skin has started to get dull and rough – or maybe even both! Don’t worry; we’ve got the solutions for your tired complexion right here.
1. The skin is dull and rough
If your skin is dull, rough, and dry, you may be dealing with a problem called dehydrated skin. This is when the moisture in your skin is lacking, causing it to appear dry and flaky. Dehydrated skin can also result in redness because of irritation from the lack of hydration and oils.
If this sounds like something affecting your face for quite some time now, consider trying a hydrating mask! These masks are designed specifically to supply moisture back to your skin. You can find these masks online at places like Sephora or Ulta Beauty (and even Target!) or even pick one up while shopping in-store at one of their locations.
2. The skin is sensitive and irritable
The skin is sensitive and irritable
If your skin reacts to certain products, ingredients, or temperatures, it’s likely fatigued. For example:
Sensitive to products: If you find that some products such as moisturizers make your skin red or burning, this is a sign that the skin has been overworked and needs some rest.
Sensitive to ingredients: A particular ingredient can be too harsh for the face and cause irritation, which in turn makes the facial muscles tense up with stress. The result? More wrinkles! So if this happens when using any new product on your face (especially eye cream), stop using it immediately and consult with a dermatologist instead of continuing to use something harmful to your sensitive skin type.
Sensitive to temperatures: Do you prefer hot showers above room temperature? If so, you are probably not giving yourself enough time for all those blood vessels under your skin surface to close back up again after being exposed/exposed too long/too often during showering.
This means increased inflammation from hot water exposure equals more inflammation caused by lack of oxygen supply from increased blood circulation into damaged tissue due to overexposure time spent inside enclosed spaces like showers where there isn’t enough ventilation.
3. The skin feels tight and dry
If your skin feels tight and dry, it’s time to give it a little TLC. Take care of your skin by using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer; this will help loosen the bonds between dead cells on the surface of your skin while hydrating deeply.
Look for products with hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid. These ingredients are great for gently exfoliating without drying out the skin, which can lead to irritation and redness. Try using an AHA or BHA exfoliator once or twice per week—just remember not to use any exfoliation products more than three times per week because they may irritate sensitive skin types (like mine!).