How to Revive Dull Skin

If you think your skin is lacking in the glow department, you might want to make sure that you’re doing the right things to help your skin get there in the first place. Understanding why skin can look dull and lacklustre is a combination of a few things - there isn’t a magic pill that adds glow to the skin.

Okay, technically, you could simply apply a facial oil - but that just makes your skin more reflective and doesn’t actually give you a lit-from-within, youthful glow. Here are our best beauty tips for livening up your skin and restoring luminosity. 

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How to Brighten Dull Skin

There are a few reasons why your skin looks flat and tired. When all these culprits come together, it’s a recipe for skin that doesn’t have a radiance of its own. A good skincare routine is better than a makeup routine. Here’s our guide to revealing your skin’s true radiance!

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1) Regular Exfoliation

This is a critical one when it comes to reviving dull skin! One of the leading causes of dullness is a build-up of dead skin cells on the uppermost layer of your skin. If we think of your skin’s glow as its ability to reflect, we want to get anything that could affect that out of the way. 

If there’s a layer of bumpy, uneven dead skin cells on the surface, your skin will look dull and drab. Learning how to exfoliate the right way for your skin can go a long way to improving your skin’s glow! Facial peels and physical scrubs are great options for getting rid of dead, dull skin. 

Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser works hard to sweep away dullness-causing dead skin cells and reveal your skin’s natural radiance. Thanks to a blend of exfoliating acids and hydrators, this cleanser leaves your skin looking glowy but never dry and stripped.

2) Keep Skin Hydrated

Studies have found that skin hydration is key to improving your skin’s radiance along with exfoliation. Keeping skin well-hydrated reduces surface roughness. On a superficial level, this makes skin super-smooth and better able to reflect light - remember how we said smoother skin enhances glow? 

On a more functional note, making sure your skin is hydrated helps to boost its health in the long run. Well-hydrated and moisturised skin supports a healthy moisture barrier, warding off skin issues such as dehydration that could deepen the appearance of wrinkles and leave skin prone to premature signs of ageing. 

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3) Protect with Vitamin C

Another cause of dullness is lingering pigmentation in the skin. This pigmentation can be caused by sun exposure, as a result of acne, and even hormones. Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient that works well to lighten dark spots on the skin, lightening uneven skin tones and reducing dullness. 

Another reason to use Vitamin C to get rid of dull skin is the simple fact that Vitamin C also has protective effects on the skin. This effective antioxidant shields your skin from damaging molecules called free radicals. These harmful molecules literally damage the DNA in your skin cells, reducing collagen levels, causing texture issues, and triggering hyperpigmentation - all things that can make your skin look dull and tired.

A daily Vitamin C product wards off free radicals, helping your skin stay luminous - not dull.

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4) Get Enough Sleep

Beauty sleep is a genuine concept - don’t underestimate how important getting a good night’s sleep is for glowing skin! While you sleep, your skin takes this crucial time to rest and repair from the day’s exposure to drying environments, the sun, and even pollution. 

Not getting enough sleep can worsen skin issues such as surface dryness, reducing your skin’s luminosity. Now you have even more reasons to get a good night’s sleep!

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Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne is a passionate beauty writer with over 10 years of experience. She’s incredibly keen on all things skincare, makeup and cosmetics, with a fingertip on the pulse of the latest global beauty trends at all times.

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