As the skin ages, circulation slows down resulting in dull, tired-looking skin. Renée Rouleau offers tips to get your glow back.
Does Your Skin Feel And Look Tired?
Has it lost the glow it once had? As we age, everything tends to move more slowly. Circulation slows, skin metabolism slows, cell turnover slows, and oil production diminishes. As a result, a cut won’t heal as quickly, bruises last longer, dry skin cells don’t naturally slough off as easily, the skin starts to look rough and sluggish. What can you do?
You want to manipulate the skin in a way that will cause pinkness. Pink skin means that we have stimulated blood circulation, bringing fresh blood and new nutrients to the skin cells and resulting in an overall healthier skin color.
When washing the skin, use very warm water since heat acts as a vasodilator to expand blood vessels.
Use a facial scrub three times a week. Avoid scrubs containing apricot kernels or walnut husks, as they can be too irritating to the skin. Instead, use micro-beadlets (like those found in Renée Rouleau Mint Buffing Beads) as a gentler way to polish away dry skin cells. Use products that contain the ingredient Ginseng, a plant extract with stimulating abilities to help the skin’s natural repair process. If the product contains a lot of Ginseng (the higher up on the ingredient listing, the more of the ingredient), the skin can actually turned flushed within five minutes of using it. Try Renée Rouleau Revitalizing GinsengToner.
Avoid smoking. Cigarette smoke is a major contributor of toxins to the body, and can deplete oxygen, slow down circulation, and decrease the amount of fresh blood supply that can get to the skin.
A few times a day, gently pinch your skin! Notice how it gives your skin an instant glow!
Use Glow Enhancing Cream to get your skin looking bright and glowing.
When choosing makeup colors, always select colors with cool undertones (pinks, mauves, plums, and blues). If you use colors with warm undertones (peaches, browns, khaki greens, and golds), this will enhance yellowness, making the skin appear more sallow. The same guidelines apply with clothing colors.
Which products are right for your skin? Check out our nine skin types.