3 Simple Techniques to Brighten Up Dull, Tired Skin

The changeover from winter to spring to summer often leaves many people with a worn-out-looking, blotchy complexion as the humidity increases, temperatures go up, and we make other lifestyle changes that forces our skin to adapt to new conditions. People can often have inflamed acne flare-ups when the seasons change suddenly and rapidly. More water is lost from the skin during warmer months, resulting in irritation and dryness, but the skin also increases its production of sweat and oil, causing acne breakouts to be more likely when you’re exposed to hotter, sunnier weather. Additionally, increased sun exposure may cause hyperpigmentation on the face and body. While we have no control over the weather (other than moving to another location), we can take steps to calm our skin throughout the year. If you’ve noticed your skin is flaky, dry, discolored, and acne-ridden; you’re getting dark under-eye circles; or your skin is just not looking it’s best, you can book an appointment with us to find a solution. Microneedling from our Milwaukee-area team is one of several methods that can help you rejuvenate your skin. 

1. Microneedling 

To give your skin a complete makeover, try microneedling. The treatment that involves creating tiny channels in the surface of the skin promotes overall tone and texture renewal while reducing sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scarring. 

2. Exfoliating Regularly 

If you want a glowing complexion, make exfoliation a part of your routine. Dull skin is often caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells. You need to increase skin cell turnover and polish away the dry, dead stuff on the surface so that new, brighter skin can be revealed. Exfoliate one to three times per week with a gentle physical scrub or appropriate chemical exfoliate. 

3. Keeping Your Skin Hydrated from the Inside and Outside 

Your skin needs plenty of moisture to make it supple, soft, and radiant. Moisturize your skin more often with products that protect the skin barrier, pull water in, and prevent water loss—such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin, and petrolatum. You can apply a serum before using a moisturizer to optimize the effects. 

Want to put an end to dull skin? For more advice on aesthetic treatments and remedies, talk to our team at Parkins Plastic Surgery. Give us a call at (262) 269-1050, or fill out a contact form to request a consultation. 

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