Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought your faced look pale or grayish? Sort of dull and without its natural light or health?
That is sallow skin.
How did it happen? There are a lot of reasons. And how can it be fixed? There are solutions!
This article will discuss some of the main causes of sallow skin and how to fix them.
The skin all over your body is made of two layers. These are called the dermis and the epidermis. The dermis is the innermost part, closes to the fat and muscles. It helps your skin stay strong and elastic. The outer layer is the epidermis, which is constantly shedding old skin and growing new cells.
Sallow skin is usually a problem in the epidermis or outermost layer. It can be caused by several things.
Anemia is when there isn’t enough oxygen circulation in the body. It is normally a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your skin can suffer from lack of oxygen and turn pale or yellowish.
Normally, using products or supplements that contain vitamin B-12 can help clear up the anemia and thus brighten up your skin.
If the problem is chronic, it is probably due to kidney or other diseases. The doctor can help to treat these, and as a result, your skin will improve.
Taking a smoke can actually accelerate the aging process in our bodies. Tobacco smoke, for example, reduces collagen. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin firm and tight. Smoking also blocks off the oxygen to the skin, thus the skin may become very wrinkly and pale or yellow-gray.
The solution to this is to stop smoking. While it is easier said than done, it is possible. There are many products out there that can help you decrease your habit without quitting cold turkey.
If you’re not drinking much water your skin is one of the first things to notice. It’s important to both drink water and to hydrate the skin with products. Rely on the recommended amount of 8 glasses per day, and moisturizing once or twice per day.
Sodas with caffeine, coffee, and energy drinks can all dehydrate your skin, as can alcohol. So if you’re wondering what does having a sallow face mean? It could very well mean that you need to look into your hydration and drinking habits.
Poor Skin Care
This is a huge one. Not many people take proper care of their skin. This can lead to it quickly becoming sallow.
Washing your face twice a day will help to remove makeup, oils, dirt, and other things from your skin. Then, a moisturizer afterwards will help trap in the water you used to wash your face.
Once a week, you can exfoliate, which will take the dead skin cells off and make you look more radiant.
Always wear sunscreen, and look for makeups that are safe for your skin (look for oil-free and noncomedogenic).
After properly caring for your skin for a month or two, you’ll see excellent results.