Even as you drink an ample amount of water throughout the day, your skin can still suffer from a lack of hydration. Additional contributing factors include lack of sleep, pollution irritants, skipping sunscreen, poor exfoliation, dead skin cell buildup, and makeup residue left on skin, to name a few. These factors can lead to dull-looking, dry skin with little luster. Fortunately, Origins uses potent ingredients in our products designed to address dullness, so you’re ready to glow!
What are causes of flaky and rough skin texture?
When your skin is flaky, rough, or dry, it could be caused by the surface of your skin lacking adequate moisture. Skin can also feel rough due to a deficient or imbalanced skin barrier. Additionally, enlarged pores can also make skin appear rough. A healthy skin surface and barrier is composed of dead cells and natural oils or sebum that help keep your pores clear and skin silky and smooth. Typical causes of flaky skin include aging and various kinds of irritation. Irritation and aging can cause skin to dry out and dead cells to over-accumulate so that skin feels flaky and rough. Common irritating agents include environmental damage such as sunburn, harsh soaps, hard or hot water, and weather.
How to brighten dull skin?
Dull skin may lack radiance and/or showcase discolored areas on facial skin. If your skin lacks radiance or has dark spots caused by sun exposure or other factors, there are ways to improve its appearance. Try a brightening serum, such as Origins’ GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum or target uneven skin tone with Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum. GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum helps boost natural cell turnover, imparts hydration, and immediately brightens dull-looking skin thanks to its formula with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Retexturizing blend of AHA/BHA and Green Coffee Seed.
You may also want to use a resurfacing night cream, such as High-Potency Night-A-Mins™ Resurfacing Cream With Fruit-Derived AHAs. It pulls double-duty as a peel and a moisturizing night cream, and the product invigorates the senses with Valerian, Vanilla, and Neroli scents. Apply it nightly as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine.
In addition to healthy lifestyle choices, a good skincare routine will help you to achieve smoother feeling skin. Proper cleansing and exfoliation help remove dead skin cell build-up and promote smoother skin texture.
To start your skin routine, first cleanse your skin to purify it of dirt, makeup, and other pollutants that can clog your pores and cause irritation. You can double cleanse your skin to help ensure a deep clean. Then, exfoliate your skin with either a chemical or physical product to help promote natural skin cell turnover. For an extra deep cleanse and retexturizing, the Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay helps remove dirt and pollutants and exfoliate the skin’s surface. It also helps refine the surface of your skin and minimize the look of pores for a more polished appearance.
Next, balance your skin with the best moisturizer to suit your skin type and desired skin benefits. Moisturizing is important regardless of your skin type, as it helps to balance your skin. Suitable for normal to oily types, the Original Skin™ Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb helps minimize the appearance of pores for a soft and natural matte finish.
What are our top ingredients for dark spots and dry dull looking skin?
Hyaluronic acid in our formulations helps provide instant hydration for your skin. This ingredient also locks in moisture so it stays put and helps your skin maintain beauty throughout the day. Niacinamide helps by supporting skin barrier and evening skin tone for visibly radiant, glowing skin. Additionally, Vitamin C helps brighten skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, while AHAs help boost natural cell turnover with exfoliation that delivers smoother skin. Retinol in Plantscription™ Retinol Night Moisturizer also help promote skin’s natural cell turnover for a visibly brighter visage while reducing the look of pores.
Some of the best products for dark spots include day and night treatments that contain brightening ingredients. In the morning, apply Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright SPF 30 Moisturizer. The SPF protects against UV rays, which are a cause of dark spots and uneven skin tone. It hydrates all skin types and helps to visibly reduce discoloration and brighten and even the skin tone. At night, use Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Night Mask to hydrate, nourish, and visibly reduce dark spots and discoloration. This formula features a blend of Rosa Roxburghii, Vitamins plus Chestnut Seed so you wake up to a brighter complexion over time.
What should be a daily skin care routine for glowing skin?
Origins’ products help skin to look smooth and healthy. If you’re looking to achieve smoother skin, look for a facial scrub that exfoliates dull, dead skin cells, such as our Checks and Balances™ Exfoliating Face Scrub. For a special treatment, a facial mask, such as the Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, can be used 1-2 times per week to help create a more flawless look in just one step. It helps purify skin, minimize the look of pores, and polish skin texture.