What exactly is skin fatigue and how to reverse its effects

Written by Urvi DalalJul 15, 2020

Let’s admit it: the modern lifestyle is fast-paced and quite stressful. It not only takes a toll on your mind and body, but also ends up affecting wreaking havoc on your skin.

The constant exposure to free radicals and environmental stressors, coupled with mental stress, can leave your skin looking tired and lacklustre, which is also known (quite literally) as skin fatigue.

Here’s how to tell if you’re suffering from skin fatigue and ways to tackle it.

What are the signs of skin fatigue?

The signs of skin fatigue are often quite noticeable, but we tend to ignore them. These signs include large pores, generally dull and sallow-looking skin, a lot of dry patches, premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, inflammation and under-eye bags and circles.

Sometimes, despite using the right kind of skincare products that are meant to target these particular issues, we still don’t see visible results. This is when you should know that it is time to inculcate a few lifestyle changes to provide your skincare products with the boost they need to work more effectively at combatting this issue. Here’s what you can do:

01. Try and manage stress

One of the best ways to deal with skin fatigue is to indulge in some activity that helps you release stress and channel it in the right direction. You could exercise, meditate, paint or simply talk to a loved one to de-stress and relax your mind and body.

02. Get enough sleep

Thanks to our hectic lifestyles, sleep is the number one thing that gets easily ignored and leaves you dealing with dark circles and lacklustre skin perpetually. To ensure that doesn’t happen, make sure that you sleep for a minimum of 7 to 8 hours a day without fail to help your body repair and replenish itself.

03. Increase your water intake

Not drinking enough water is proven to be an underlying reason for a lot of skin issues. Therefore, it is important to drink at least eight tall glasses of water every single day. This will help your body to function better. You will be surprised at how healthy your skin and body will start to look and feel when you fulfil your daily water requirement.

04. Avoid unhealthy food

What you put inside your body has a major impact on how your skin looks and feels on the outside. Therefore, ensure that you eat food that is high in nutritional value and avoid processed, sugary and fried foods as far as possible.