Skincare for Dull Skin: Our Top Tips

Before looking at professional skincare treatments, it is important to master skincare for dull skin. If you are skipping the basics, your skin will be tired and lacklustre. With our top skincare tips, you can kick-start your journey to glowing skin. 

If you have dull and tired skin you may be wondering where to begin with skin rejuvenation. Before looking at professional skincare treatments, it is important to master skincare for dull skin. If you are skipping the basics, your skin will be tired and lacklustre. With our top skincare tips, you can kick-start your journey to glowing skin.

 

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Skincare for Dull Skin

Cleanse 

Properly cleansing the skin daily is the most basic step you can take to keep it healthy. Removing any makeup, dirt or bacteria from the skin, particularly at the end of the day, is key to keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy. Use a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have dry skin, opt for a cream or oil-based cleanser that will help to hydrate your skin. If you have oily skin, choose a foaming or gel-based cleanser to help remove excess oil and dirt. The SkinBase Exfoliating Cleanser with AHA is a fantastic foaming cleanser for an extra clean feel. A double cleanse in the evening is a great way to ensure your face is properly clean before applying any other skincare. If you do choose to double cleanse, try to use a water-based cleanser second to deep cleanse the pores.

Toner

If you are not following up with toner after you have cleansed, it is no surprise that your skin may be feeling dull and tired. When curating a skincare for dull skin routine, toning is a great opportunity to infuse the skin with an extra boost of hydration, and prepare it for any other ingredients. The SkinBase Soothing Toner is suitable for all skin types, and a great skincare staple to incorporate into your routine.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin is essential for removing dead skin cells and revealing the brighter, smoother skin underneath. A lack of exfoliation is often the reason for dull skin, so ensure you are consistently exfoliating at least once a week. If your skin needs it, you may wish to exfoliate more often. Build this routine up slowly to avoid irritating the skin. A SkinBase Microdermabrasion is proven to abrade away up to three times as much dead skin and debris than other exfoliators. Find your nearest SkinBase Therapist here. Be careful not to over-exfoliate, and take note of your skin’s sensitivity, as over-exfoliation can damage your skin and cause irritation.

Serums

Serums are highly concentrated formulas that target specific skin concerns, and are particularly effective skincare for dull skin. Look for a serum that contains vitamin C, which is known for its brightening and antioxidant properties. Apply the serum after cleansing and toning, and before moisturising, as they are often thinner.

Moisturise

Moisturising your skin is crucial for maintaining hydration and preventing dryness, which can contribute to dullness. Choose a moisturiser that is appropriate for your skin type, and apply it every morning and night after cleansing and toning. When choosing skincare for dull skin, look for soothing, hydrating ingredients to help further moisturise and plump the skin. The SkinBase Hydration Max is specifically formulated to complement microdermabrasion exfoliation, and contains bisabolol for extra hydration.

SPF

Sun damage can contribute to dullness and premature ageing of the skin. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen after moisturising, and reapply every two hours if you are spending time outdoors. If you would rather combine the moisturise and spf stages of your skincare for dull skin routine, you can use the SkinBase Daily Repair and Protect Cream. A best seller, the cream contains argan stem cells and vitamin E for extra nourishment while protecting.


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