What Is Skin Fatigue?
According to Rodrigo Diaz, founder of GOA Skincare, skin fatigue is mainly caused by a combination of lifestyle and stress-related variables (which were discussed in the last Anti-Vice Gazette); like lack of sleep and exercise, which are big issues most men face during high work volume. Smoking and an unhealthy diet, as well as environmental stressors like pollution and sun exposure, are also the main causes of skin fatigue. These have an impact on the blood flow throughout the body and damages the collagen in your skin. This speeds up the aging process and hinders your skin’s ability to repair itself, resulting in skin fatigue.
1. The skin mirrors the internal effects of fatigue.
When signs of fatigue start to become more pronounced, it’s your skin’s call-to-action, alerting you of potential concerns that you might have unintentionally ignored.
2. Certain lifestyle choices can make you susceptible to skin fatigue.
Exposed to frequent smoke and pollution? Do you travel often and live in a polluted city? You are more likely to develop skin fatigue, says Rodrigo. “Smoking from any source contains hydrocarbons and depletes the body’s natural supply of antioxidants, while pollution and smog from large cities can cause damage to the skin’s barrier over time. Skin fatigue becomes more prominent starting in the late twenties,” he adds.
3. Adjustments in your lifestyle can make a difference for your skin.
“Having a good night sleep with a little melatonin if you’re having some trouble doing so can help”, says Rodrigo. “Having a workout routine will also help in boosting essential circulation and in strengthening your immunity.”
4. Products with the right ingredients can neutralize the signs of skin fatigue.
“Antioxidants and retinol are your skin’s best remedies,” says Rodrigo. Antioxidants work by protecting the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals and are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. As for retinol, Rodrigo says it’s “one of the best things you can use on your skin.”
“It treats acne, pigmentation and wrinkles, speeds up cell renewal and refines large pores so skin looks less tired and more radiant,” he explains. Other ingredients to look for in your skin care products include l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), resveratrol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and nutrient-dense oils like argan, rosehip and acai oils, adds Rodrigo. Check out our Anti-Vice Face Serum which includes these high impact ingredients.