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Dull to Dazzling: A K-beauty Guide to Banishing Dull Skin

by Haruka Jifuku 23 Feb 2024 0 Comments

Dull to Dazzling: A K-beauty Guide to Banishing Dull Skin

Dull to Dazzling: A K-beauty Guide to Banishing Dull Skin

Ever look in the mirror and feel like your skin could use a little extra oomph? That lack of brightness and radiance might just be your skin waving a flag for some TLC to kick out the dullness. In this blog, we're diving into what dull skin is all about, the major causes behind it, and how you can tackle it head-on with some innovative Korean skincare. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive right in! 

What is Dull Skin?

Dull skin means your skin looks tired, lacks brightness, and may seem uneven or flat. It's like your skin has lost its natural glow and appears dull or lifeless. When your skin is dull, it doesn't have that healthy, radiant appearance, and it might feel rough or dry to the touch. 

Major Causes of Dull Skin

Dull skin can result from a variety of factors, both internal and external. 

  • Dead Skin Cells

The accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin's surface can lead to dullness. Without proper exfoliation, dead skin cells can build up, causing the complexion to look lacklustre and uneven.

  • Dehydration

Lack of hydration can leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. When the skin is not adequately moisturised, it can appear dry, rough, and less radiant.

  • Environmental Factors

Exposure to environmental pollutants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, can contribute to dull skin. These pollutants can damage the skin's barrier function and increase oxidative stress, leading to a dull and tired appearance.

How to Improve Dull Skin by Skincare

  • Regular Exfoliation

Add exfoliation to your skincare routine to remove dead skin cells and uncover fresh, glowing skin. Pick a chemical exfoliant with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) or Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) to improve skin texture and tone gently. If your skin is sensitive or if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, consider using Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) for a safe and effective option.

SOME BY MI AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Truecica Clear Pad (70pcs) - £22.00

SOME BY MI AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Truecica Clear Pad (70pcs)

These gentle exfoliating pads effectively address current acne breakouts and prevent future ones using naturally-derived AHA, BHA, and PHA. Designed with dual functionality, one side clears dead skin cells and impurities, while the other side soothes and calms the skin.

  • Boost the Moisture Level of the Skin

Keep your skin well-hydrated by using a moisturiser that suits your skin type. Hydration helps maintain skin elasticity and plumpness, giving it a healthy glow. Look for products containing moisturising agents like Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture.

NACIFIC Uyu Cream Ampoule (50ml) - £19.99

NACIFIC Uyu Cream Ampoule (50ml)

 Enriched with 150,000ppm of Jeju Milk Extract, this deeply moisturising ampoule instantly replenishes dry skin, elevating its moisture levels. The added HyalCcta Complex and 5 types of Ceramides, it deeply penetrates the skin, nourishing, hydrating, and gently exfoliating for a luxuriously supple complexion.

HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice 10 Hyaluronic Cream Unscented (50ml) - £19.00

HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice 10 Hyaluronic Cream Unscented (50ml)

Revitalise and soothe sensitive, irritated skin with the HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice 10 Hyaluronic Cream Unscented, an updated rendition of the brand's popular Hyaluronic Cream. Now formulated without essential oils and fragrances, it features fermented Korean-produced Black Rice Extract to brighten the complexion and address signs of ageing, while providing effective nourishment to the skin.

  • Sun Protection

Protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. Sunscreen helps prevent premature ageing, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, which can contribute to dullness.

SKIN1004 Centella Air-fit Suncream Plus SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml) - £16.00

SKIN1004 Centella Air-fit Suncream Plus SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml)

A perfect daily-use physical/mineral sunscreen shields against harmful UV rays while nurturing and illuminating the skin! Enhanced with Centella Asiatica, celebrated for its anti-inflammatory traits, the sunscreen alleviates and calms irritated skin. Paired with Niacinamide, it enhances complexion radiance and diminishes post-acne scars and dark spots.

  • Utilise Antioxidants

Incorporate antioxidants into your skincare routine to combat free radical damage and environmental stressors that contribute to dullness and premature ageing. Look for products containing Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract, or Niacinamide to help brighten and revitalise your complexion.

MIXSOON Vitamin C Powder (8g) - £12.50

MIXSOON Vitamin C Powder (8g)

Elevate your skincare routine with MIXSOON Vitamin C Powder, a potent form of vitamin C in powder format that preserves its potency without dilution by water. Simply mix it with your preferred skincare products like toner, essence, or serums to stimulate collagen production and  rejuvenate tired skin.

ISNTREE Green Tea Fresh Toner (200ml) - £17.50

ISNTREE Green Tea Fresh Toner (200ml)

Crafted with EWG green grade ingredients, this invigorating toner boasts an 80% Green Tea Extract sourced from Jeju island. Packed with minerals, proteins, and amino acids, it effectively moisturizes and revitalises tired skin. 

AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum (50ml) - £19.00

AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum (50ml)

Introducing the ultimate brightening serum, proven to effectively diminish dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Infused with 5% Niacinamide, Rice Bran, and plant-derived Squalane, it brightens, softens, hydrates, and imparts radiance to the skin.

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