How to Revive Dull and Lifeless Skin

As we age, everything tends to slow down in the body, including blood circulation and the natural exfoliating process of the skin. The result? Skin that feels and looks sluggish, lifeless, dull, and just plain “blah.” Also, since the amount of oil tends to lessen and skin cells dry out, the skin doesn’t look as smooth as it once did. At Renée Rouleau, we can get your skin looking fresh and glowing in no time!

What Your Skin Needs

Incorporate products containing vasodilators. This includes ingredients such as Peppermint and Ginseng that work to give the skin a pick-me-up! When applied topically, these ingredients dilate the blood vessels, allowing the skin to accommodate more nutrient-rich blood. With continued use, you can have beautiful skin that glows.

Renée Rouleau Recommended Products

Rosemary Mint Cleanser - This lightweight, greaseless milky cleanser works to gently dissolve makeup and dirt, while Rosemary and Mint extracts refresh your tired skin, leaving a youthful glow.

Mint Buffing Beads - Our #3 best selling product! This facial exfoliant uses tiny micro-beadlets to gently polish away surface dry skin cells to unclog pores, smooth skin, and refine enlarged pores. Your face will feel clean and revitalized without irritation.

Revitalizing Ginseng Toner - This invigorating alcohol-free, non-drying toner works to increase circulation, providing fresh nutrients to your skin as it also supplies essential moisture.

Glow Enhancing Cream - This repairs the moisture barrier of the skin to get beautiful, glowing and light reflective skin.

Ingredients To Use In Your Skin Products

Rosemary Extract – Rosemary extract is refreshing and stimulating.

Ginseng Extract – This increases blood circulation, giving skin a vibrant glow.

Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phophate) – This is a skin brightening antioxidant.

Ingredients To Avoid In Your Skin Products

Mineral Oil and Petrolatum – These can suffocate the skin.

SD Alcohol 40 – Commonly found in toners, it increases dryness which causes the skin to look dull.

Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate – These can suffocate the skin.

Recommended Renée Rouleau Facial

Oxygen/Vitamin Infusion Facial – We spray your skin with a mist of oxygen gas with 87 different vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to improve the skin’s health at the cellular level while brightening the complexion. Your skin will be glowing!

Skin Tips

Take the Skin Cream Test - Many creams are based with Mineral Oil or Petrolatum, which are too heavy for most skin types, resulting in dull, clogged skin. To see if your cream is right for your skin, apply it to the entire face and wait five minutes. If you can still feel the cream on your skin, it means that it didn’t all get absorbed and the rest is sitting on the surface of the skin suffocating and clogging the pores. Your skin acts like a sponge, taking in only what it needs. Lighten up your moisturizer and you’ll find that your skin will be healthier and more radiant.

Wear a sunscreen in your moisturizer daily, 365 days a year, rain or shine - Studies indicate that 78% of the sun exposure you get in a lifetime is incidental exposure. You may say, “I’m not out at all during the day.” Just walking to your car, driving in your car, and sitting in your house next to windows will give you unnecessary sun damage. Windshields do nothing to protect you from UV rays! And we know that sun exposure is the #1 cause of aging! A minimum of SPF 30 should be used every day.

Always wash your skin and moisturize at bedtime - The latest research indicates that the skin repairs itself most effectively at night, between 10 PM and 11 PM, indicating the need for night cream application before midnight. For those who are too tired to wash off their makeup at night, try this! Your nighttime routine doesn’t have to be done minutes before you hit the bed. Wash your face when you get home from work, or even after dinner. Do it earlier rather than later! Washing off the day’s dirt and grime and nourishing it with good moisture and nutrients will give your skin a chance to renew while you sleep! And remember, quality moisturizers that do not contain clogging ingredients will not suffocate your skin.

Read: How to Prevent Lines and Wrinkles from Forming

Read: Five Things to Know About Cleansers

Which products are right for your skin? Check out our nine skin types.

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