Truth be told, we don’t always make the best decisions for ourselves. While it may seem fun at the time, small choices like skipping on an hour of sleep to finish binge-watching a show, opting for the starchy pasta instead of the nutritious salad, and reaching for another glass of rosé instead of that much-needed glass of water can start to take its toll on the skin.
For all those with busy lifestyles, it’s common to experience some of the following skin concerns:
- Dark spots
- Grayish skin color
- Uneven skin tone
So What Can Be Done About Lifeless Skin?
Exfoliate 1-2 Times A Week
Don’t let dead skin cells get in the way of your natural glow. Help shed away the excess skin and boost your blood flow by using a gentle exfoliating product one to two times per week. Your skin will instantly look brighter and healthier.
Do a Facial Massage
With a facial roller or with your fingers, performing a massage during your skin routine will improve circulation and naturally depuff to reveal a bright, contoured complexion. Doing this with a potent serum (like this one) will enhance product absorption and take the results to another level.
Use Products with a High Moisture Content
Fatigued, stressed skin needs a pick-me-up. Often times, a deeply moisturizing ingredient can do the trick to nourish, revive, and transform the complexion. Continue reading for the best ingredients that can improve the skin.
The Top 3 Ingredients to Reenergize Lifeless Skin
What are the Benefits of Caffeine?
The same way a cup of coffee offers an instant energy boost to your body, applying caffeine on your skin can provide a much-needed wake up call to a tired complexion. In Caffeine is a brightening, rejuvenating, and reenergizing ingredient that can enhance all skin types.
Why it Works
Serums that are infused with caffeine are able to increase circulation and reenergize skin thanks to its oxygenating and circulation-boosting properties. With each application, caffeine brings the color and life back to dull skin. The cooling, reviving effects of caffeine are immediately visible. You can see and feel your skin perking up and looking healthier. With the rapid boost in microcirculation, you might notice a natural blush brightening up your complexion.
The caffeine in Ampersand serums are sourced from black tea kombucha, simulateously supplying the skin with pH-balancing probiotics that deeply enhance the health of the skin microbiome.
2. Avocado Oil
What are the Benefits of Avocado Oil?
When it comes to skin that’s tired, dealing with the symptoms of stress, or overexposed to the environment, a heavy supply of nutrients are arguably much-needed. Thankfully, avocado oil has intensely nourishing properties that allow it to penetrate the surface of the skin to provide deep moisture. Applying this oil to the skin allows its lipid based oils to deliver a healthier-looking, brighter complexion.
When infused in serums, avocado oil can promote increased collagen production and decrease inflammation, enhancing the skin’s firm, youthful contour.
Why it Works
Avocado oil can revive unbalanced, stressed skin thanks to its bioactive molecules like beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and essential fatty acids. These potent antioxidants and nutrients are capable of protecting skin from the effects of free radicals, which can include dullness, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging.
Also, while the idea of steroids might bring up images of professional athletes, avocado oil contains a naturally-occuring steroid called sterolin that’s highly beneficial for the skin. Studies show that sterolin can boost collagen levels, soften the skin, and diminish the appearance of age spots.
Avocado oil is also abundant in fatty acids like lecithin, which helps deeply penetrate invigorating nutrients into tired, lifeless skin.
3. Shea Butter
What are the Benefits of Shea Butter?
Shea butter is the go-to ingredient to reduce puffiness, restore moisture, and revive fatigued-looking skin.
This highly-prized fatty ingredient is extracted from nuts of shea trees (aka Karite trees). Its bright beige, creamy consistency is a skin superfood that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It’s known to make skin supremely soft, smooth, and better equiped against the effects of stress and aging.
Why it Works
Since shea butter consists of 60% fat that’s similar to the lipids in your skin, it’s easily able to penetrate the skin barrier to revive tired or dry skin.
Its abunance in oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids supplies moisture that’s packed with important vitamins and minerals that repair the signs of sun damage, aging, dehydration, and stress.
This rich tree-nut butter can instantly soak into your skin, creating an incredibly soft skin barrier that seals in moisture and invigorating nutrients.
The Ultimate Balancing Serum
When you’re stressed, your diet is lacking nutrients, or you’re feeling fatigued, Revive supplies the nutrients necessary to bring your skin back to life.
This popular Ampersand serum is ultra-nourishing, rejuvenating and restoring for stressed and fatigued skin. Its star ingredients like caffeine, avocado oil, and shea butter improve elasticity, and boosts circulation to awaken a naturally healthy glow. Each application reenergizes skin, increases microcirculation, and brings life back to skin with a visibly brighter,radiant appearance.