The face is not only the reflection of mind but also reflects the personality which results in a long lasting impression upon meeting anybody. A brightened face represents the confidence and gives a smarter look and it doesn't matter always whether the face is wearing a make up or not. Everybody hates to see a dull face at the start of the day and this dullness can be attributed to various factors. But, instead of feeling depressed it is better to start some beautification steps that will help in wiping out the dullness. Not only the face, also the body complexion can be brightened up by following the simple steps.
The general condition of the health can be reflected through the brightness of the complexion. That needs to be checked first. Other factors are -
1. Too much stress and fatigue
2. Sudden climatic changes
3. Deficiency of essential nutrients and vitamins
4. Poor blood circulation
5. Drinking and smoking
6. Humidity, change in temperature, harsh winds
1. Exfoliation of the skin is very important in removing the dullness of the skin. Dead skin cells build up suppressing the glow and the radiance of the skin and exfoliation removes the dead skin layers bringing back the glow. It cleans the pores, removes the blackheads and the whiteheads and prevents the acne and pimples. Scrubbing of the facial skin with good herbal exfoliating agents with gentle circular movements of the fingers improves the blood circulation as well as brightens the skin complexion. Over scrubbing may cause tearing of the soft facial skin leaving behind scars.
2. Scrubbing the body skin by adding some bathing salts in the water or applying herbal powders on the body during shower also works in brightening the skin complexion. After that, application of oil or moisturizer gives a perfect finish of the skin treatment.
3. Microdermabrasion is another way to remove the dullness of the skin. This can be carried out in home with the help of various microdermabrasion kits available in the market. It works better than exfoliation and the kits come in the form of creams, lotions, moisturizers containing micro crystals of chemicals of aluminum oxide. This can be performed once or twice in a month depending upon the skin conditions.
4. Application of brightening face masks also helps in removing the dullness and these are available in various herbal and chemical formulations.
5. Drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep and rest must be included in skin brightening steps.
6. Including food rich in fatty acids like almond, salmon, tuna etc. in the diet reduces the dullness of the skin.