Is it just me, or does anyone feel that with age, we tend to lose out on the glow our skin carries? When we were kids, our skin literally used to be at its best. With puberty, our face started welcoming acne, pimples and, like that was not enough, came the entry of dull skin!
It is a fact that with age, our skin becomes more dull, lacklustre, and gradually gives up its glow and vibrancy. Though ageing is an inevitable process, we can slow down the ageing of our face and make it look younger!
PS: it is super easy and your skin will surely feel glowing and flawless — just like some celebrities.
I wish I had known this earlier. A few skincare steps and some good diet can actually reverse the process of ageing. There is not a single dull moment in this journey of skincare (pun intended).
Dull skin comes with its own problems, including dryness, rough patches, and uneven skin. There is no one cause, but a host of factors that add up to this skin condition.
But fear not, it is one of the most common skin concerns and, with some diligent skincare habits, you are good to go.
- What does dull skin really mean?
- Reasons for dull skin
- How do we treat dull skin?
- Skintelligent range of hydrating serums
To know how to remove the dullness from your face, we must first understand what dull skin is, and how it occurs.
What Does Dull Skin Stand For?
Dull skin refers to a skin that is unable to reflect light uniformly and leaves the skin looking tired and listless.
You might probably wonder why even after a good nap or washing of face, the dullness of the face never seems to fade. One reason is this — dead skin cells that pile up hinder the process of creating new skin cells that are responsible for our fresh face.
Dull skin might appear dry, flaky, ashy or lacklustre. Additionally, it might be accompanied by uneven and bumpy skin texture, because of its inability to reflect light.
The Agents Behind Dull Skin
There is not one reason behind the creation of dull skin, but several factors which contribute to this skin condition. They include:
This is one of the most basic and natural factors that contributes to dull skin. Ageing causes skin to become dry, patchy and slowly lose its ability to reflect light — and boom, dry skin results. It is not the case only when one gets very old, but even when one crosses the age of 30. This is why it is very important to start skincare at an early age.
As we age, our skin reduces the production of collagen and elastin - the two important components required for a youthful skin. Additionally, ageing affects skin’s natural lipin production that keeps your skin soft and hydrated. All these factors together create the grounds for dull skin.
Lack of sleep
How many of us are guilty of not having enough sleep? Sleep is the hidden secret behind a clear and beautiful skin. This is because our skin repairs itself during sleep — rejuvenating and producing collagen that is responsible for the skin’s youth.
We all know that if we stay up till late at night, our skin will definitely be prone to dark circles, dull skin, and even wrinkles in the long run. Studies show that the overall radiance of the skin reduces significantly after just four days of light sleep! Make sure to sleep on time for the best skin results.
Polluted air and sun exposure
Both are enemies when it comes to the skin. The dust and other dirt particles from the air get deposited on the face, causing dull lacklustre-looking skin. Sun, on the other hand, has enough harmful UV rays to damage skin and induce the ageing process.
This is why carrying a sunscreen with a good SPF is a must!
Dryness and dehydration
Dry and dehydrated skin can both be the reasons for a dull-looking skin. While both terms are used interchangeably, they are different skin concerns. Dry skin is due to lack of essential oils on the skin, whereas dehydrated skin pertains to lack of water content.
So, what is the treatment for dull skin?
Goodbye, Dull Skin: 5 Easy Hacks
Apart from keeping yourself hydrated by drinking water, and following a healthy diet, you can use these hacks to shoo away dry skin!
Exfoliate: Three times a week
Exfoliating is a must in your skincare regimen. Using a good quality exfoliator keeps the skin healthy and fresh. It removes the dirt and other particles, along with the dead skin cells (the main reason for dull skin), and paves way for new skin cells.
Use a gentle scrub, preferably thrice a week, and scrub around the face — especially on the nose and under-eye regions. There will surely be a difference in the skin.
Hydration serum for the win
Treatment for dull skin is incomplete without a hydrating serum. A bright, hydrating face serum instantly increases your skin’s hydration levels. This, in turn, promotes radiance and glow. Serums are packed with active ingredients, which are behind this magic.
Hyaluronic acid, the much-talked about skincare product today, is the best option for a hydrating serum. It absorbs and locks in the moisture content, keeping your skin rejuvenated.
Salic acid, on the other hand, is a good alternative if you want bright, glowing skin. It accelerates skin renewal and refines your skin texture. Use 3-4 drops of serum in the morning and at night for clear and glowing skin.
If ageing skin is the problem, then anti-ageing serums are hands-down winners. They not only revive your dull skin, but also remove wrinkles, fine lines and other skin issues.
Pro tip: if you have dehydrated skin, then don’t forget to drink at least 3-4 litres of water a day.
Moisturising a day keeps all skin problems away!
It is the solution for all skin problems, and dull skin is no exception. For treatment of dull skin, apply moisturiser twice a day to lock all the moisture and keep the skin happy and fresh.
Moisturiser helps keep the skin smooth, soft, radiant and hydrated. For better results, moisturise right after a shower to trap the moisture on the damp skin.
Beat the heat with sunscreen
As much as we need Vitamin D from the sun, its rays are totally not needed for keeping our skin youthful (they are enemies of our skin). So, protecting our skin from sun damage is the need of the hour. This is where sunscreens come into the picture.
Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or above to protect your skin from dullness, dark spots and pigmentation.
Make (it) up
Good things take time. While you are treating your dull skin, there is nothing wrong in applying some light makeup to enhance the skin’s beauty. Go for a glowy foundation instead of a matte one for the natural look. You can even add a bronzer and highlighter to give a luminous look to your face.
Pro tip: end your makeup with a setting spray to give that extra glow!
Now that we have seen the different tips to get rid of dull skin, adding some skincare products to the regimen can fasten this process. If you are looking to go all natural, Tuco Intelligent is the right one for you. They are skintelligent® in their skincare range, free from sulphates and parabens.
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- Lactic Acid helps your skin stay elastic, smooth and more flexible
- Sodium hyaluronate has the magical duality to moisturise skin and reduce inflammation
To prevent recurrence:
- Squalene reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Turmeric acts as a powerful antioxidant to eliminate free radicals.
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We can beat dull skin with an effective skincare routine, along with a healthy diet and hydration. Don’t forget to drink sufficient water and also keep a check on your sleep. Avoid stressing and practise a healthy lifestyle to see the miracle happen on your skin!