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Dull Skin

Dull Skin

Why it's Dermoi

At Dermoi, we want all of our shoppers to experience glowing, bright skin. When our body is healthy, our skin glows with vitality. Dull skin is easy to eliminate and that's why we're here to help.

The best way to treat dullness is to use brightening skincare. In regards to products, look specifically for skin brightening ingredients such as vitamin C, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid.

The Best Ingredients For Dull Skin

The best products for brightening dull skin utilise vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C helps fade skin pigmentation and helps to smooth the skin’s surface which reduces dullness. This leaves the skin looking brighter, with a youthful glow.

Glycolic acid improves dullness as its one of the most fast-acting chemical exfoliators. It works to loosen the bonds between old skin cells. This allows dull, dry skin cells to shed, revealing new radiant cells. It increases skin luminosity as it exfoliates the outermost dead layer of the skin to improve light reflection.

Similarly, salicylic acid works as a peeling agent to exfoliate dead skin cells. It also loosens the bonds between old surface cells, to accelerate skin cell renewal.

Furthermore, hyaluronic acid delivers intense hydration to brighten dull skin. It has the ability to effectively bind 1000 times its weight in water to restore dehydrated skin.

We've carefully, hand-picked a selection of the best science-backed products to treat dull skin. Browse them below!


What Does Dull Skin Look Like?

Dullness refers to skin that lacks radiance and brightness. It can often be ashy, patchy and/or dry. What’s more, dull skin on the face often isn’t able to reflect light well. This often causes uneven skin tone and texture, as the skin is less able to reflect light uniformly.

Causes of Dull Skin

There are several dull skin causes, let’s look at the most common.

Firstly, dehydration is a big factor. Hydrating face serums, as well as moisturisers will help restore skin moisture levels. Similarly, dryness can also cause dullness. This is particularly common in the winter months when the air is cold and dry.

As well as this, lifestyle factors, such as smoking, also affect the skin. Smoking can impair collagen production and degrade connective tissues in the skin. This leads to signs of premature skin aging, particularly dullness.

A build-up of dead skin cells also causes dullness. While the skin naturally sheds dead cells itself, sometimes they don’t shed as they should causing skin to look dull and flaky.

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