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What Helps with Dull Skin?
Tired of tired looking skin? Here you'll find easy, inexpensive solutions to help your complexion shine and glow in just minutes.
So what's going to help fix your dull skin? Well, that depends on what's causing it.
You look in the mirror and feel like something is off, but you're not sure what it is. You feel like your face could be brighter, shinier, and healthier-looking.
Good news, this is an easy problem to correct! There are only a few major factors that can cause a dull, lackluster complexion. We'll list the causes and solutions, so you can get smoother, brighter skin in no time.
5 Quick tips for glowing skin
Ok, so you take good care of your face. You make sure to drink plenty of water and get your share of beauty sleep. You practice good skin hygiene and use always use sunscreen.
But, there are 5 super fixes that can transform your complexion. Starting with the first and most important one...
1. Exfoliate away dull skin
Nothing dulls your complexion faster than dead skin cells!
As we age, our ability to eliminate old and damaged cells decreases. So we need to help this process along by exfoliating.
Exfoliating your face regularly helps get rid of dead cells, which can make your complexion look smoother. Additionally, this habit encourages new, plump cells to surface.
Regular exfoliation (2-3 times a week) has anti-aging benefits because it encourages collagen production.
It allows makeup to go on smoothly, helps keep pores clear, (less visible) and reduces the appearance of small fine lines. All this adds up to a smoother looking complexion.
Don't get hung up on which exfoliating process to use. Just switch it up and rotate using different methods and see how your skin reacts.
For example: A gentle scrub can be used a few times a week. Then once or twice a month add a chemical peel. Then the next month try a cleansing brush, and the following month an at-home dermaplaning facial.
Pay attention to how your face feels and looks, it will tell you what is working and what is not
2. Moisturize well
We use moisturizers out of habit. However, many women underestimate just how dry their complexion really is and don't hydrate enough. This is especially true as we get older.
Dry, dehydrated signs include :
a feeling of tightness (especially after cleansing)
noticeable fine lines
dull, uneven looking complexion
Choose your moisturizer carefully
Most common drug-store brand moisturizers contain preservatives and fragrances. Added artificial fragrance can irritate your skin and make it look worse.
If your moisturizer smells like perfume, switch to an additive, fragrance free brand.
Try using natural moisturizers at night, like organic coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Or, if you have a favorite moisturizer you're not willing to part with, consider layering face oils or hyaluronic acid under your favorite moisturizer. The extra layer can help increase hydration and prevent moisture loss.
Velvet Primer – a primer will almost always make your skin look great! Think of it as creating a smooth canvas on which you apply your foundation. There is only one primer that I use these days. It's so hydrating, you can also apply to your face alone and add some to the ends of your hair to smooth out frizzes or dryness.
Have more questions or need more help with your dull skin? Check out the frequently asked questions below.
Q: What are the signs you need to exfoliate again?
A: After you exfoliate, the surface of your face will feel "slippery" because it's clean and free from dead cells and junk. But, after a while it won't feel so slippery and that's one sign it's time to scrub up.
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