It may be safe to say that no woman rejoices when they see a new line or wrinkle appear. Wrinkles are one of the big issues of skin aging and yes, these lines make us look older. But another skin aging issue are dark spots and patches that often appear on the face. This skin discoloration is another thing that makes us look tired and older.
A study made by the company Procter and Gamble revealed that many usually think of people having these dark spots and patches as someone older. In this particular study it was found out that the skin tone is also looked at by people in perceiving old age. The culprit behind these pigmentation issues is usually exposure to the sun through the years.
Do you want to know Hollywood’s secret when making a character age fast? If you said brown spots painted over the character’s skin then you got the secret right! Indeed brown spots on the skin can make one look way older but dullness can also render the same result. The skin can become dull because of dead cells that have gathered on the surface of the skin.
At Home Solutions
So what can you do to address dullness and skin discoloration or pigmentation? One of the first things you should do is to carefully look at your skin right after cleaning it. Check for uneven tone. To make discoloration or pigmentation less noticeable use a scrub packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin A. These two nutrients have the ability to make the skin shed off old cells faster and reveal new and live skin cells at a faster rate as well.
It would also be a great idea to use a scrub made with natural ingredients as they are without harsh chemicals that can do damage not just to the skin but to your overall health. You can find many ready made natural facial scrubs in the market or you can whip up one at home.
Here’s a recipe for a great facial scrub.
- Strawberries – You’ll need about a quarter cup.
- Sugar – You’ll also need about a quarter cup.
- Argan oil – You’ll need about 2-3 tablespoons. This oil is packed with skin loving nutrients such as Carotenoids (a precursor of Vitamin A), Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Polyphenols and Sterols. All of these nutrients help skin cells regenerate therefore revealing a more youthful skin. It’s also packed with numerous antioxidants therefore protecting the skin from sun damage.
Crush the strawberries and then mix in the sugar and oil. Keep mixing until you arrive at a paste-like consistency. Once done wash your face with warm water then apply the scrub on your face gently with the tips of your fingers using a circular motion. Leave it on for a few minutes then rinse off with tap water.
Daily Sun Protection
Using sunscreen lotion everyday will also help prevent the appearance of discolorations.
Banish dull skin and minimise spots with these tips! Don’t forget to share these ideas with your friends!