As we grow older, our cells become weaker, they do not regenerate, repair and hydrate themselves as efficiently as before. As a result, signs of wear and tear become more apparent in a number of ways. Our metabolic rate slows down, and if vital nutrients are not being delivered efficiently to where they are needed, the processes critical to metabolism and development are further impaired.
Constant exposure to the uv rays of the sun over a period of time result in the proliferation of free radicals that causes a slow down in cellular turnover and deprive skin of vital moisture, and consequently, dry and dull-looking skin.
Long hours at work, polluted and stress-filled environment, sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and excess consumption of caffeine, alchohol and nicotine – these are common conditions that introduce toxins into your body as well as deplete energy from it, and gradually take their toll on your skin.
Improper skincare also contributes to the problem. Makeup like foundation is being absorbed into the dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin surface. When this buildup is not thoroughly removed, they form a barrier over your skin that impedes hydration and oxygen absorption, leaving it looking dull and lifeless.