Dull Skin gives an impression of an aged appearance. There is an absent of glow on the face–the snow-white and pinkish glow.
The dull skin problem is by far the commonest complain among all the aesthetic issues.
The definition is that the skin is lacking of luster, radiance and glow. The skin looks rough and its texture is not smooth. The skin color tone is not even.
The entire reason of a dull skin tone is due to the slower turnover rate of the skin cell. When this happen, the cell renew at a much slower rate causing the older skin to remain and clutter for a longer time. In so doing, the older skin/Dull Skin normally looks old and rough and uneven.
If only the skin cell division can be a little bit faster, the new younger skin will definitely looks more healthy. It gives the radiance and the glows due to more delicate and thinner skin where you can see through the yet to be cornified skin. The closeness of the underlying blood flow also adds to the glow.
The normal skin/Dull Skin usually shed in every 2 weeks. Younger skin renew and exfoliate faster giving some degree of translucency and hence looks more youthful. The good blood flow beneath the skin gives a pinkish appearance through the youthful skin.
Skin decreases the renewal rate by 7% every 10 years.
Dull Skin has a number of causes.
Whatever that cause the delayed skin turnover or a decreased blood flow under the skin will brings about a dull looking skin/Dull Skin. Some of them is listed here:
UV light treatment for medical reasons or for tanning purpose will definitely cause dull skin. The frequent sunlight exposure will also cause not only the darkening of the melanocyte but also the skin thickening. Thus,this brings about skin lost of radiance.
Dull Skin can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle. This is one of the worst factor. This is because it causes the small capillary to constrict and causing a decreased blood supply. When this happens, the skin looks very listless and dull. Consumption of excessive alcohol and poor diet will also cause the dull skin.
Dull Skin can inherited characteristic or expression, the phenotype, from the parents. The characteristic passed on from your parents also indirectly affect you. It is no stranger that skin radiance and dullness is also determined partially by the gene you carry. As you age, the skin thins and the connective tissue such as the collagen and elastin fibers also becomes scanty. It holds less water and hydration. The skin will definitely looks more haggard and dull.
Dull Skin may even be caused from internal problem instead of from the outside environment. The abundance of the hormone level in the youth brings about youthful radiance skin. As the person age, or in certain disease state, the hormone is decreased or lost its balance, the skin will tends to look dull.
Dull Skin can be caused by factor from the external environment that the skin comes into direct contact. A harsh external environment will affect the skin dullness. It is easy to understand. Living in a hot, dry environment will cause the skin to keeps its dead skin layer for longer period. The purpose is to protect the skin. This causes the skin dullness.