Dull Skin – Five Causes and How to Fight Them

Dull Skin - Five Causes and How to Fight Them
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Dull skin is one of the top complaints of our clients, especially once the Summer months are over and Autumn is here. It’s something that affects people no matter their age, race, gender or skin type and can be tricky to reverse if you don’t know how. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to what causes dull skin and how you can throw off that dullness, revealing the luminous complexion of your dreams.

What causes dull skin?

There are actually several factors which can contribute to a dull complexion and you may find that you’re dealing with more than one of them. Let’s look at some of the most common causes for dull-looking skin:

Dehydration – The vast majority of people don’t drink enough water, so that’s got to be the first place to start when tackling dull skin.

Dryness – While it’s true that dullness can affect any skin type, it’s most often associated with dryness.

Buildup of dead skin cells – The skin is an organ which constantly renews itself and a lack of exfoliation can greatly contribute to dull skin.

Smoking – We know we’re like a broken record when it comes to smoking, but  dullness is yet another thing that’s caused by those nasty ciggies!

Ageing – As we age, our skin starts to lose the ability to produce certain things, which often contributes towards an overall dull complexion. 

What are the best products for fighting dull skin?

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset

A solution for dull skin, Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset improves the look of discoloration, visible pores and age spots without leaving the skin feeling dry or irritated.  Infused with nourishing birch sap and rebalancing porcelain flower microbiota extract, the Phase 2 Reset soothes post-peel skin with deep hydration

Murad Replenishing Multi-acid Peel

Murad Replenishing Multi-acid Peel combines multi-level exfoliation, youth-boosting treatment and intensive nourishment to take your skin from dull to glow in just one step—all while being gentle on skin. It contains a blend of AHAs, BHAs and TXA to exfoliate, moisturise and brighten dull skin.

Decleor Jasmine Eye Cream

The eyes are often prone to dullness, due to the thinner, more sensitive skin in this area. Delivering an instant brightening effect to the under eye area, Decleor Jasmine Eye Cream targets darkness and dullness in an area most prone to fatigue.

REN Clean Skincare Radiance Perfection Serum

REN Clean Skincare Radiance Perfection Serum is a luminosity boosting serum for all types of skin, designed to energise and even the skin tone. It’s perfect for anyone suffering from a dull complexion and contains a high dose of vitamin C to visibly brighten dull skin.

This Works Morning Expert Vitamin C Power Mask

This intensive mask treatment from This Works both exfoliates the skin and gives it a huge boost of moisture and vitamin C to hydrate and brighten your complexion. Water activated vitamin C granules exfoliate away dullness, reduce     uneven skin tone and tackle signs of premature ageing whilst jojoba and sweet almond oil nourish and cleanse.


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