WHAT CAUSES DULL SKIN?
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to your skin looking old and dull. The city lifestyle exposes your skin to a lot of dust and pollution, which settles on your skin and gives it a dull appearance. In addition, the stress caused by a taxing job and the city lifestyle could also be contributing to your less than perfect outlook. A lack of sleep could also be to blame and is often the cause of dark eye circles, eye bags and even early wrinkling.
You don’t even have to be living a hectic lifestyle to suffer from dull skin. Overexposure or even underexposure to the sun may affect your skin – be sure to use a high SPF cream if you are going to be under the sun for long periods of time, although it is best not to be under the sun for too long. You may also consider reducing your intake of coffee and tea as it dehydrates the skin and may lead to wrinkles. Another factor might be not removing makeup foundation before going to bed, as this prevents your pores from breathing.
HOW CAN DULL SKIN BE TREATED?
Dull skin can be treated using a new technology known as Fractional Laser Resurfacing (Lux1540, non-ablative). This treatment utilises laser energy micro beams to penetrate and break down skin tissue, leaving behind your old skin to be replaced by new, healthy skin that grows over the treatment area. The results are similar to that of deep chemical peels or ablative laser resurfacing, but does not come with the discomfort or the regular downtime. As your skin heals naturally, the new layer will be glowing and much more radiant than its dull predecessors. No visible wounds are left on your skin during the procedure and you are free to apply make-up immediately after it.
HOW OFTEN I NEED LASER TREATMENT?
Your doctor will consult you on the optimum number of treatment sessions but depending on your skin, treatments are generally about 1-4 weeks apart and come up to a total of 4-5 treatments. Furthermore, a healthy skincare routine consisting of facials and products should help you to maintain your glowing complexion as well.