Our skin as the body’s largest organ will reflect what is really going on inside a.k.a our health and habits. When skin problems start showing even more noticeably, you may have to reflect on your lifestyle for a while for one (or more) of them may be the reason why. Problems like dull skin, dark circles, eye bags, and wrinkles will show up any time, especially if you don't take good care of your skin from a young age. Let’s dive into these 3 reasons that might be the main causes of this tired-looking skin.

1. Lack of Sleep

The first and most common reason for tired skin is lack of sleep. It usually occurs because of this habit: staying up late—whether playing gadgets or games, watching movies, or any other activities that make you lose track of time. Well, this is where your skin problems will start to emerge. Lack of sleep will increase hormone cortisol’s production in our body that triggers inflammation resulting in dull skin. If you keep doing this habit, it can trigger dark circles.


2. Too Much Caffeine

Are you frequently consume caffeine? According to Dr. Robyn Gymrek, a Board-Certified Dermatologist from New York, consuming excessive amounts of caffeine can make skin wrinkled, dull, and dry. This is because caffeine (coffee, tea, dark chocolate, energy drinks) can actually kill antioxidants that can protect skin elasticity.


3. Thinner Under-Eye Skin

The skin layers under our eyes have a very soft and thin texture. As you get older, this skin will become thinner and will increase the potential for dark circles and wrinkles to appear. That’s why extra care is undoubtedly needed to keep the skin firm and soft, as well as avoid eye bags and dark circles that can make your skin looks tired.


Then, How to Get My Glowing Skin Back in The Game?

As you get older, the greater the effort that must be made to maintain a bright, toned, and youthful skin. Apart from paying attention to nutritional intake through food and running a healthy lifestyle by exercising, the following ways will also be very helpful.

  • Get enough quality sleep time, which is about 7-9 hours per night for adults. Be punctual with your work schedule, so you have enough time to rest and exercise properly. Not only that, avoid the prone sleeping position as well, because at night our body will release water from the bloodstream to soft tissues, one of which is face skin. When sleeping on your stomach, this fluid can stop in the eye area and cause eye bags.
  • Limit your caffeine intake to a maximum of 400 mg (equivalent to 2 cups of coffee) per day and drink at least 2 liters of mineral water per day. Don’t forget to adjust it to your activities. The busier your activities are, the more mineral water is needed. The goal is to hydrate the skin to keep it healthy, bright, and youthful.
  • Always apply sunscreen as the final stage of your skincare ritual to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Clean your face and neck thoroughly before bed with a non-drying cleanser like ULTIMA II’s CHR Essentials Purifying Cleansing Gel which contains Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark Extract as anti-bacteria, as well as Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel Extract to keep skin moisturized. It is packed with Vitamin C too inside that acts as an antioxidant to brighten the skin and a good source of Collagen to make skin look younger.


In addition to the methods above, make sure to evenly apply Clear White Supreme Overnight Radiance Capsules to the entire face and neck at night before your moisturizer or night cream. This treatment capsules is the answer to dullness, pigmentation, fine lines, and other skin concerns. Reveal crystal clear skin overnight. Infused with LUMI-TONE, a potent active ingredient developed by ULTIMA II that is clinically proven to show impressive results as high as a 74% improvement in skin radiance and 54% on lightening effect on pigmented lesions (after 1 cause of treatment). It is 30 times more powerful than the regular whitening active Kojic Acid.

Another powerful ingredient is the Luxurious Diamond Powder or also widely known as the 'skin's best friend' designed to instantly restore elasticity, smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  This two powerful multi-active duos are paired alongside with Squalane, Power Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E creating a powerful regenerative formula perfected with encapsulation technology that promises to provide maximum potency when applied to skin delivering overnight radiance from within.

Apply this inside out self-care routine above consistently, and experience youthful and radiant skin in the morning!

ULTIMA II | The Ageless Expert Founded in New York