The loss of collagen is caused by decreased production due to aging, but this process can be accelerated by excessive exposure to sunlight, air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress and high sugar intake.
Elasticity and the skins ability to renew itself gradually deteriorates due to the reduction of collagen.
Loss of elasticity causes skin to sag and wrinkle. This can strech the pores, making them look larger. As the cellular turnover slows and dead skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, clogging and stretching the pores.
The loss of collagen causes slower cellular turnover, which means that dead skin cells doesnt shed, but accumulate on the surface of the face.
if your skin feels uneven, looks tired and dull and lacks that healthy glow, a major contributing factor may be that the skin is not renewed optimally. This means that dead skin cells are stored on the skin, creating an uneven surface and prevent the light from being reflected in a healthy way.
The skin produces less lipids and does not bind moisture as effectively, which further contributes to dull skin that looks aged.
An uneven skin surface reflects light rays in all directions, making it look less radiant and smooth.
* Younger skin can also look lifeless due to dryness. The dryness can in turn be due to genetic, climate, …
* Improper, harsh and overly advanced skin care routines, which irritate and dry out the skin. Paradoxically, an over-exfoliated skin can also lead to dry and dull skin because it deprives the skin of its protective, moisturizing oils.