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What is it?

Dull skin is one of the most common skincare complaints. It is skin that lacks radiance or glow like that associated with young, healthy skin. Dull skin tone is often the catch-all term used to describe related issues such as uneven skin texture or tone.

What are the symptoms?

It may take a long time before one notices the setting in of a dull complexion, especially in body areas such as the arms, legs and chest. The biggest symptom is a loss of brightness from the skin and the formation of a darker layer on the skin. Other symptoms that come together with skin dulling include skin damage and the beginning of conditions such as sun spots.

What are the causes?

Any triggers that deprive your skin of much-needed oxygen and nutrients will result in dull skin tone. Common factors include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration, poor diet, age, lack of exfoliation and moisturizing.

What should you avoid?

Moisturizing is a key ritual to avoid dull skin. Moisturizing involves the use of skincare products and drinking a lot of water (more than the recommended 8 glasses daily). Investing in moisturizing creams and regular professional chemical peels will hydrate and refresh the skin. Exfoliation is one of the most effective and safest techniques for treating dull complexion. The skin can be exfoliated using various home treatments, commercial cleansers and special exfoliating scrubs. Once the skin is exfoliated and the skin is rid of dead cells, the lighter skin beneath is exposed. Surprisingly, a professional massage can help to keep your skin bright and luminous. The massage oil used is highly beneficial in allowing the skin to remain bright. Additionally, a massage improves blood flow within the skin, which improves nutrition delivery to skin cells, making them healthier. Nutritional habits matter greatly in the fight against dull complexion. For the skin to be healthy, avoid fatty and sugary foods and minimize or eliminate alcohol consumption. Starting the day with vitamin C, either in form of a fruit, vegetables or supplements, will keep the skin bright and healthy for the whole day.

Who is affected?

People with dry skin types, overweight people, alcoholics, smokers, and substance abusers are especially susceptible to dull complexion. Older individuals will be affected, as ageing causes dull skin.

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