Did you Know ?
A dull, gray complexion is typically a sign of fatigue and can be attributed to dietary deficiencies, malabsorption of certain trace elements or vitamins, or even inadequate nutrition. Poor food choices can allow excess glucose into the bloodstream too quickly, particularly if you overindulge in rich foods that contain a lot of refined sugar and are high on the glycemic index (GI) (such as sweets, cereals, industrially processed starches like white bread, cookies, pasta, pizza, candy, pastry, french fries, soda, beer, and alcohol). They trigger the release of sebum, giving your complexion a shiny appearance that’s difficult to cover up.
What to do on a daily basis:
Make sure you consume a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods. If you notice that your complexion is dull and you look tired, go heavier on fruits and vegetables that are rich in natural vitamins! Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, the pigment that makes them red, which is also found in grapefruit, papaya, and watermelon. Deeply colored vegetables and fruits (like carrots, melon, mango, apricot, etc.) are rich in carotenoids that convert into vitamin A. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, starting with citrus (oranges, grapefruits, lemons) and also kiwis, cabbage, tomatoes (along with lycopene), peppers, strawberries, currants, and more. And be sure to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day—or 2 liters if it’s hot and humid.