One of the most common skincare problems is dull skin or in simple words skin that lacks shine or luster. This can be due to lack of nutrition or appearance of fine lines or wrinkles along with dark spots. Your skin can also sport an unhealthy and aged look. But don’t worry as all these problems can be taken care of by using some simple ingredients lying in your kitchen.
Lemon not only contains anti-oxidants but also anti-pigmentation properties as well which can aid you in having fresh and radiant look to your skin. Lemon also contains vitamin C or Ascorbic acid which helps in also exfoliating your skin but before application of lemon juice make to check that it does not cause any burning sensation. You can apply this twice in a week.
Honey is essentially a mix of fructose, glucose and some alpha hydroxyl acids which can help to decrease unnecessary pigmentation which can result in your skin looking radiant and soft. In order for honey to work its magic put 1 tablespoon of it in a cup of lemon juice and mix well before application. But as mentioned before use caution so as to you doesn’t experience burning sensation due to the high acid content in the lemon juice. You can use this mask two times in a week.
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3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera has a compound called as aloin which stops the activity of tyrosinase thereby reversing the effects of excessive pigmentation resulting in skin becoming radiant again. In order to prepare the scrub extract gel from a leaf and mix tablespoon of gel with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and leave it for 15 to 20 min on your face followed by washing with water. Use this mask two times in a week.
Yoghurt has L-cysteine which is also a tyrosinase inhibitor thus helping reduce pigmentation thus getting rid of your dull skin. In half a cup of yoghurt mix a tablespoon of honey and apply on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 mins after which you can wash it off with water. Use this mask two times in a week.
Pineapple is a sulfur compounds containing fruit where the bioactive compounds having sulfur in them can decrease pigmentation by block tyrosinase activity. After blending one or two pineapples in blender add two teaspoons of gram flour and apply this paste on your face and wait for it to become dry. Afterwards wash it off with water. Use this mask once in a week.
Neem has tyrosinase blocking activity thus making it an ideal agent for brightening your skin. Make the perfect recipe by mixing 1 teaspoon honey in 3 to 4 tablespoon of yoghurt in fine paste prepared by grinding a handful of neem leaves in the mixer. You can apply this paste on your face and leave it there for 15 to 20 mins and then wash it off with water. Use this mask once weekly.
Cucumber is filled with bio active compounds and also a storehouse of Vitamin C which stops activity of tyrosinase which translates into reduction in pigmentation and return of radiant and glowing skin. You can apply paste of cucumber prepared by cutting a cucumber evenly in half followed by grinding it in a mixer and then mixing 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel into it. You can use this face mask once in a week.
So as you have observed getting rid of dull skin is relatively easy by using simple ingredients present in your home. Using these in the recommended time periods can make a huge difference in your skin quality thus also rejuvenating your skin. Alternatively you can also try contacting our dermatologist at Allure Medspa if you are interested to know more about dull skin and more methods to treat dull skin.