What Is Dull Skin?
Dull skin simply lacks radiance. Your skin may look flaky, dry, or lackluster. Some other symptoms of dull skin include an uneven skin texture, skin that feels rough to touch, and a tired-looking face.
To understand how to get rid of dullness, you first need to identify the causes that are leading to dullness on your face. Read our next section to figure out the exact cause of your skin dullness.
What Causes Dull Skin?
People generally associate dullness with old age. While dullness is a common symptom of aging skin, anyone can have a dull skin tone regardless of age and gender. Many factors including your skincare routine and your lifestyle choices contribute towards dullness. Let's try to understand these causes in detail here.
#1. Lack Of Moisture
A2015 study found strong links between dietary water and skin hydration. Drinking enough water boosts the hydration in your skin from inside. If you just keep putting hydration boosting serum on your face, but your internal skin is not hydrated enough with dietary water, your serum wouldn't work as effectively.
Lack of moisture is an active condition that makes your face look dull. To get your glow back, drink plenty of water in addition to applying a good quality natural serum that boosts hydration in your skin pores.
#2. Dehydration And Dryness
A cold and dry climate is responsible for making your skin dry and lifeless. Dry skin is also common in people who have inadequate production of lipids while dehydrated skin simply lacks water.
Both of these are responsible for making your skin look dull and lackluster. If your skin is dehydrated, it may easily get wrinkles and fine lines as well. Using a good moisturizer along with a hydrating under-eye cream can make your dull skin problems fade away.
#3. Buildup Of Dead Skin Cells
Your skin regularly sheds dead skin cells in a natural process to renew itself. Sometimes these dead cells do not shed off and instead cause a build-up of skin cell wastes along with leftover makeup products on your face.
This leads to your skin looking flaky and dull. To get rid of patchy skin caused by such buildup, you should use a natural exfoliating agent that removes the build-up of dead skin cells. This will restore your natural glow.
#4. Use Of Tobacco
Dermatologists have found smoking to be a key factor in making your skin look dull. Tobacco may impair the production of collagen and degrade the connective tissues in your skin. It increases the oxidative stress in your skin as well.
All of these contribute to making your skin dull and age faster than usual. Getting rid of smoking not only keeps your lungs healthy but also makes your skin look younger and glowing.
You cannot change your aging process. Your skin will inevitably start looking dull as you age. What you can change is your lifestyle choices and skincare routine to give extra nourishment to your skin. This will make your skin glow naturally.
Use a good anti-aging serum and moisturizer that suits your skin type. Natural skincare products are more suitable for aging skin as they used natural ingredients to nourish your skin without damaging your sensitive skin tissues.
Your diet plays a key role in making your skin healthy. Healthy skin glows naturally. You might have heard people using Vitamin E, C, and B complexes on their faces to get naturally glowing skin. But all these vitamins also need to go into your diet to supply your inner body with the dietary supplement it needs.
Your immune system needs the strength to fight off diseases. When you get ill, your skin looks dull and tired. A balanced diet containing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals can supply your skin with the fodder it needs to glow.
In today's time, one of the most critical reasons causing dullness on your face is stress. There is workload from the office, problems at home, or fights with friends, and the results are visible noticeably on your face in the form of dull-looking skin.
Stress also leads to sleepless nights that give you a dull-looking face the next morning. When you feel happy from inside, it shows in the form of radiance and glows on your face. To eliminate stress from your mind, practice meditation and yoga as suggested by the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda.
#8. Environmental Causes
Pollution and continuous UV exposure lead to your skin looking dull, dry, and dehydrated. To save your skin from the harmful effects of environmental causes, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and a good moisturizer that forms a barrier for your external skin.
Pollution also consists of certain allergens that may trigger an unnecessary reaction on your skin causing it to become photosensitive or saggy. Pigmentation is another problem associated with sun exposure.
Skincare Routine For Dull Skin
If you are someone experiencing dull skin, it is very important to follow a proper skincare routine to address the said concern. We have tried to summarise all that you would need to take care of your skin and get your natural radiance back.
The most important step of any skincare routine is cleaning your face. There is no doubt that when your face is free from impurities and dirt, it glows naturally.
Nourish Mantra brings to you the best natural cleanser for dull skin. Use our Green Tea Tatva Scrub Cleanser is a 2 in one formulation to clean your skin. It is enriched with Green Tea Extracts, Aloe Vera Leaf Extracts, and Niacinamide which cleanses the face of makeup, dirt, and other impurities while gently exfoliating dead skin cells.
Just after you wash your face, give it a hydration boost by using a moisturizer with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid. It makes your skin plump and soft. This helps you get rid of tired-looking skin and nourishes your skin to make it look brighter.
Nourish Mantra Urban Rani Youth Preserve Cream is a natural moisturizer for dull skin. Enriched with the rarest and most powerful ingredients including Okra, Gotu kola, Hyaluronic Acid is highly known for its ability to hydrate and revitalize the skin, it makes your skin feel comfortably moisturized. It also works as a great ayurvedic anti-aging cream.
If your skin is looking dull and dry, just using a moisturizer won't be enough to restore your natural radiance. You need extra moisturization and facial oil is your best bet for it.
Nourish Mantra brings to you a powerful combination of ayurvedic ingredients and scientific formulations in the form ofVedic Elixir Facial Oil. The moisture-rich essence of Hemp Seed, powered by 8 luxurious oils, is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to protect your skin from pollutants, and visible signs of aging.
This nutritive healing elixir richly nourishes, hydrates, and delivers exceptional radiance to the skin.
Using a face mask every week can rejuvenate your skin for what's to come in the week ahead. They work like a mini at-home spa and give your skin the much-needed nutrition to look and feel good.
Orange & Saffron Ananda Glow Mask from Nourish Mantra is the best face mask for dull skin. It contains real orange peel powder, a natural herbal powder, that can make your skin clear by providing mild exfoliation.
Saffron is a perfectly gentle and natural ingredient that provides glowing skin. Rich in Vitamin C and Citric acid, this mask effectively fights free radicals and helps you jumpstart your day with impeccable radiance.
Another great product by Nourish Mantra is a set of 3 face masks specially designed to treat dull skin. ThisMask Mini Trio is carefully crafted with blends of natural ingredients, vitamins, and fruit extracts to deliver a refined complexion with a healthy glow.
The set contains Holy Basil & Neem Vardaan Mud Mask, Exotic Black Turmeric Mud Mask, and Orange and Saffron Ananda Glow Mask. All of these power-packed masks effectively deal with free radical damage and strengthen the complexion by deeply nourishing the skin.
Your dull skin just doesn't remain on your face but it is visible all over your body. To get your natural skin radiance back, you need a good natural body oil that rejuvenates your skin to give back its natural glow.
Nourish MantraCinnamon Divya Body Oil is a great choice for people suffering from dull skin. The natural warm aroma of cinnamon oil fights mental fatigue. You will feel stress-free and that reflects in the form of natural radiance on your body.
Hemp seed oil reduces wrinkles and fine lines including stretch marks early in pregnancy.
Sea buckthorn oil has anti-inflammatory properties and olive oil deeply nourishes your skin. All these botanical oils fight off your skin's dullness to give you a natural glow.
Moisturising the skin of your body is as important as moisturizing your face. Use a body lotion that has natural ingredients. It will help you get rid of dullness without damaging your skin cells with chemicals.
Mystic Indian Rose Body Lotion from Nourish Mantra contains Gotu Kola, Moringa, and Indian Ginseng extracts, whipped into the buttery base of Shea Butter creating a perfect skin potion that nourishes your skin and combats skin dryness.
Soft Nirvana Body Lotion delivers essential hydration and evokes a luminous freshness layered with notes of mossy midnight rain. It contains therapeutic botanical ingredients like Tamarind, Gotu Kola & Indian Ginseng that nourish, hydrate and buff the skin.
Dryness is not just a skin problem. Your hair may also feel dry and frizzy. This makes it unmanageable. You need a good hair oil to give extra nourishment to your hair follicles. This will make your hair shiny, frizz-free and also lessen your hair fall problems.
Cosmic Sutra Hair Oil from Nourish Mantra helps revive and nourish dry and damaged hair. It adds shine and luster to dull hair. It also has a mesmerizing aroma for therapeutic head massages.
Why Choose Nourish Mantra
Beauty is a process and we at Nourish Mantra understand that hence each of our creations is tailored to rejuvenate and recuperate the skin with utmost care and sensitivity, without the rush.
We lead with a simple thought — when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.
The market is filled with brands who will make empty promises of delivering you natural products. But we have evidence of our "clean" beauty work spread all through our website. We offer the following benefits over other brands.
- We are a PETA certified vegan, cruelty-free brand
- We offer a "clean" promise: our products are formulated without Parabens, SLS/SLES, Phthalates, Formaldehydes, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Talc, and Phenoxyethanol. Synthetic Fragrance (if any) is below 1% concentration.
- We are transparent about our ingredient list. What you see is what you buy. Everything is well listed in our product description.
- Our products come in sustainable plastic-neutral packaging
Tips To Get Rid Of Dullness
- A balanced diet and a stress-free mind go a long way towards making sure that your face looks bright and radiant.
- Your skin requires its breathing space. Make sure to remove all your makeup before hitting the bed. Makeup can clog your pores and make your skin look uneven.
- Exfoliation is a required step in your skincare routine to get rid of dullness. However, if you are someone with sensitive skin, choose a mild exfoliating agent.
- Add a serum to your skincare routine. It contains potent ingredients that make your skin glow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my skin not glowing?
Your skin might be going through a dull phase. This could be the result of several causes including pollution, stress, lack of sleep, unbalanced diet, etc. Try to find out the underlying cause of your dull skin, so you can eliminate it.
What deficiency causes skin dullness?
People with deficiencies of Vitamin C experience skin dullness. However, people who lack other vitamins like vitamin A and B complex may also have dull skin. You need a balanced diet to get all the vitamins and minerals for healthy glowing skin.
What to eat for glowing skin?
Eat plenty of fruits and green vegetables. They not only keep your immune system healthy but also promote a higher cell turnover which keeps your skin cells healthy. Drinking enough water also promotes radiance as it boosts hydration in your skin.
How can I hydrate my skin to remove dullness?
Drink water to hydrate your skin internally. For your external skin surface, use a good moisturizer. A humectant serum containing active ingredients like hyaluronic acid can boost hydration in your skin to make it dullness-free.