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What is skin fatigue?

 

When you don't take care of your body or expose yourself to poor conditions, it can take a hefty toll on how your skin looks and feels. Here's what you need to know about skin fatigue:

The signs

When your body is under stress, you can see the signs in your skin. Those include:

  • Dullness or sallow-looking features.
  • Dry complexion.
  • Increased pore size.
  • Premature aging.
  • Inflammation.
  • Dark circles or bags under the eyes.

 

The reasons

The visible signs of skin fatigue occur as a result of some unfortunate behind-the-scenes work: The adrenal glands release stress hormones that affect blood flow and cause damage to collagen. The skin feels like it's aging more rapidly because it loses the ability to rapidly and effectively repair the damage.

Skin fatigue is often directly linked to stressful lifestyle factors, such as poor sleep schedules, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diets or smoking, and environmental conditions, such as pollution, city emissions or sun rays. After a while, these factors begin to break down your skin's barriers, causing noticeable differences in how it looks and feels.

 

The solution

If you have the symptoms of tired skin, you can claim back your healthy and bright complexion with mindful lifestyle changes. Take time to practice self-care, addressing the biggest stress factors of your daily routine. Get a good night's rest, start a healthy workout routine and be mindful of the foods you're consuming. It will give you the immune system boost you need to get the blood flowing properly again. Plus, ELEMIS skin care products that are rich in antioxidants can help restore healthy nutrients and protect your skin from damage. The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, for instance, targets the areas of the face where stress is most noticeable to help restore the skin's natural balance.

Make sure to start taking caring of your complexion before the damage becomes irreversible. Here's to taking care of yourself and your skin!