Common Signs Of Dull Skin And What To Do

If you’ve looked in the mirror and noticed that your complexion lacks radiance, that could be a sign that you are experiencing dull skin. In the winter and colder weather months, this is especially common. Skin can appear lackluster, flat and make you look tired overall. There are a number of reasons your complexion could be lacking the glow you seek. To help regain the look of refreshed and healthy skin, it’s important to understand the signs of dull skin and then take the necessary steps to better help your skin recover its youthful glow.

Check out our roundup below, outlining six common causes of dull skin along with tips for your skin care routine and product recommendations you can use to help regain your glow, including face masks, facial cleansers, and moisturizers.

Cause #1. Dead Skin Cells 
As we get older, the skin matures and doesn’t shed skin cells at the same rate and its ability to produce oil begins to slow down. As a result, the skin can become drier and experience a build-up of those dead skin cells on its surface, which ends up covering the radiant looking skin underneath. To minimize dead skin cell buildup, be sure to exfoliate a few times a week. Sloughing away dead skin cells can help your skin appear brighter.  
Using products formulated with glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), could also help brighten the appearance of your skin, as it works to exfoliate the surface.
Cause #2. Aging
As stated above, dead skin cells can cover up the natural, radiant pink tone of the complexion as skin matures. This can leave the skin dull-looking and sallow, losing its natural rosy tone of youth.  We also recommend getting regular professional treatments done to help you get glowing skin, including facial massages to help stimulate blood flow—which adds radiance—and microdermabrasion to help remove dead skin cells and boost circulation.

Cause #3. You Have Dry Skin
During the winter, there is a lack of moisture in the air and this can leave you with dry skin. So it’s important that you moisturize frequently to keep your skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid also enhances your skin’s moisture-retention by holding in more water, making your skin look more plump and refreshed.

Cause #4. You Don’t Get Enough Sleep
Your skin has the chance to refresh and renew itself while you snooze. According to the Cleveland Clinic, while you’re getting a good night’s sleep, your skin cells work to repair damage, so it’s essential to make sure you are giving your skin the time it needs to work its magic! Make the most of your beauty sleep by getting anywhere between seven to nine hours of slumber, so you can wake up feeling and looking refreshed.
Cause #5. You Use The Wrong Skin Care Products
It’s important to use the best skin care products to address your concerns—and that’s definitely the case when you have dull skin. Steer clear of mattifying formulas and opt for ones that can help brighten and hydrate the look of your skin.

Cause #6. Too Much Sun Exposure 
Among the list of many harmful things the sun can do to your skin when you are exposed to it for too long is causing dull and dry textured skin. Excessive sun exposure can suck the moisture from your skin, so make sure you do your best to protect your skin from the sun. Always apply and reapply SPF as directed.

Taking care of your skin is essential to maintaining a radiant and healthy looking complexion, so be sure to include these tips into your skin care regimen to help get rid of any dull skin.  
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